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i.d. Professionals: Holiday Fitness

We often need some extra motivation to achieve our fitness goals, especially in the off season, so we brought together our panel of "i.d. Professionals" to give us some tips and tricks for staying on our fitness course.

We asked our i.d. professionals a simple question: how do you stay fit during the holiday season? Here's what they told us.


jennifer mcgowan

Keep your workouts short. During the holidays, when time is limited, make your workouts short and sweet. Here's a great strength and conditioning workout you can complete in less than 20 minutes.  Complete three rounds of the following six exercises, resting as little as possible between exercises.

  • Weighted reverse lunge, right leg (10 reps)
  • Weighted reverse lunge, left leg (10 reps)
  • Burpees (10 reps)
  • Kettlebell/dumbbell push press, right arm (6 - 8 reps)
  • Kettlebell/dumbbell push press, left arm (6 - 8 reps)
  • Evil jumps (squat jump, split jump, split jump), (10 reps)

When to find Jennifer: Kettlebell Challenge, Sundays at 9:30 am; Fat Shred, Wednesdays at 6:15 am


tim iberle

I try to stay consistent. Obviously there are extra temptations around the holidays, but sticking as close to my routine is key for me. If I'm traveling, I'll use Google and find gyms in the area and make sure they're open for the holidays. Always try and keep working out at the same priority level as enjoying yourself!

When to find Tim: Bootcamp, Sundays at 12:30 pm; Insanity Workout, Wednesdays at 7 pm

angie sorrentino

The way I stay fit during the holidays is inviting my family to workout with me. It's a great way to catch up and have accountability during visits back home! 

When to find Angie: TRX Suspension Training, Tuesdays at 6 am; Cardio Core, Thursdays at 6 am


kris michel


I stay fit during the holidays by not straying from my workout routine. If I have to miss a regular day/time, I make it up so that I keep the same number of workouts per week. I also let myself enjoy the holidays! I know I will be eating a few things that I normally don't. I allow myself that, and I enjoy it guilt-free. I just don't go bonkers with it. Quality over quantity is my motto: I hold out for the good stuff rather than eating everything that crosses my path. I also know that after all the holiday hoopla, I will be back on track with clean eating in January -- and I actually look forward to that! 

When to find Kris: High (Impact) Noon, Tuesdays at Thursdays 12 noon


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