The Christy

the-christy-workout

This is a pretty brutal HIIT workout that I created in honor of my good friend, Christy. Christy and I were roomies in college, and so when I moved to NYC, we got to pretend to be roommates again for a couple weeks. I crashed on her couch (as well as another friends' couch) while I was looking for a job and an apartment. 

Christy is such a sweetheart for letting me stay with her. We had a blast -- so much giggling!

While I was staying with her, we were able to workout together a bunch, which was super fun. One day, I ran her through a HIIT workout in Central Park that had lots of burpees. 

I have fondly named this workout after her because she LOVES burpees. And yes, I am saying that sarcastically. Christy, my dear, this one's for you. 


Warm up before you start. You can just walk to a nearby park as a warmup or do like 25 jumping jacks.

The workout contains 4 circuits. You will need to set a timer on your phone for 8 minutes. Go through the first circuit for 8 minutes-- starting back at the beginning and repeating the circuit until 8 min is up. Rest for 1 minute, and then continue on to circuit 2. You will do the same amount of time for each circuit, resting for one minute in between each. 

The whole workout should take you 35 minutes.

Circuit 1:

  • 25 burpees
  • 50 (25 each leg) mountain climbers
  • 2 min jump rope (you can fake it if you don't have a jump rope)
  • 20 squats

Circuit 2:

  • 50 high knees
  • 25 burpees
  • 10 push ups
  • 20 lunges (10 each leg)

Circuit 3: 

  • 20 jump squats
  • 50 bicycle abs (25 each side)
  • 25 burpees
  • 20 jump lunges (10 each leg)

Circuit 4: 

  • 20 sumo squats
  • 20 reverse crunches
  • 1 minute plank
  • 25 burpees

Let me know if you give this workout a try!