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26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout

26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout

The treadmill is far from being a “dreadmill” with this 26-minute boredom-busting workout.

26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

Seriously though. If you think 26 minutes is nothing, you’re in for a surprise. The first half of the workout includes a seriously difficult speed pyramid. Then you finish off strong with speed intervals.

In other words, you’re testing both your speed and endurance in one workout. More bang for your workout buck if you ask me.

Complete this workout by itself if you’re short on time, but feel free to complete 15-30 minutes of strength training before or afterward. I like to do upper body work because my legs are pretty much JELL-O after a treadmill workout like this one.

Let me know if you give it a try. I’d love to know what you think. 🙂


  1. Do you like or dislike treadmill workouts?
  2. How often do you train with intervals or pyramids?

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Quick Cardio Tabata Sets

Quick Cardio Tabata Sets

I’ll be the first to tell you I’m no cardio queen (a.k.a. you’ll NEVER find me trudging away on an elliptical for an hour.)

Take a look at my weekly workout page and you’ll see I much prefer strength training. I lift at least three days per week. Sometimes I even count lifting as cardio . . .



Rather than torture myself with long runs, I stick to quick and efficient cardio workouts like HIIT or the tabata sets you’ll find below.

If I’m not doing strength training circuits that include cardio, I’ll complete a workout like this one before or afterward.

Quick Cardio Tabata Sets from Hungry Gator Gal

Video demonstrations:

Although I’m not a huge fan of aerobic exercise, I know it’s important, which is why I took the time to find types of cardio I love, including tabata sets. The variety of exercises you cram into a short period of time make tabata workouts far from boring.

In addition to the pace, this 16-minute workout and most tabata sets don’t require ANY equipment. In other words, you could wake up, hop out of bed and do this workout in your pajamas. You’ll be DONE with cardio for the day before you’re even awake.

Sounds like a good deal to me. Let me know if you give it a try! 🙂

P.S. I’m linking up with Katie of “Katie Did What” for Healthy Habits this week. Learn how other bloggers lead healthy lifestyles by visiting this post on Katie’s blog.


  1. Which do you prefer: strength training or cardio?
  2. What is your favorite type of cardio? <— I also like cycle/spin classes!
  3. How many cardio sessions do you typically complete in a week?

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peerFit Passport + Weekly Workout Plan

peerFit Passport + Weekly Workout Plan

Guess who’s trying CrossFit for the first time today?


I can’t even begin to tell you how pumped I am to try this class. I’ve been building strength and endurance since May, so I’m excited to really challenge myself. I’m a bit nervous, but I know I’ll be O.K. once I arrive at the gym. There’s no turning back once you see the WOD

Before I share the weekly workout plan, I want to thank peerFit, a Gainesville-based health technology company, for giving me the opportunity to try CrossFit through the its passport program. The passport, which costs only $30, allows you to try a variety of classes at various gyms with no membership fees or commitment required.

In other words, you can find the gym, program, personal trainer or fitness class that’s right for you for only $5 per class.

The company gave me a complimentary passport to use during the next 60 days. Thus, I will be taking six classes at gyms throughout Gainesville and writing about my experiences for the company’s blog. I plan to attend and write about one new class every week, so be on the lookout for links to my reviews and pictures on the peerFit blog.

If you’re a reader in the Gainesville or South Tampa area, check out more information about the passport program on peerFit’s website.

On that note, please remember that my schedule is a bit hectic this semester. I’d like to do a weekly workout post, but things happen. If I don’t post workouts on a Wednesday, just check my Fitness page to see what I’ve been up to. 

I hope this provides motivation. Have a wonderful, active week! 🙂

Weekly Workout Plan (09/11/13 – 09/17/13)

Wednesday: Vinyasa Yoga class + Health class at CrossFit Gainesville

Thursday: Off/Rest

Friday: 45-Minute Cycle class + 30-Minute Core class

Saturday: 100 Legs Workout + 20 to 30 minutes of steady-state cardio

Sunday: Off/Rest

Monday: Puma Shoulder Burn Workout + 45-Minute Cycle class

Tuesday: Treadmill HIIT Workout + All-Star Abs 

P.S. More info to come about my first cycle class experience. Hint: I’m in love with this class!


  1. Have you tried CrossFit?
  2. What’s your favorite arms workout? I’m in need of new ideas, so links are appreciated!

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