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Sara Fletcher

About Sara Fletcher

Sara is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with 6 years experience and holds certifications in Cancer Exercise Specialization, ACE Nutrition, and Schwinn Indoor Cycling. She cares most about helping every person take control of their health and achieve lasting strength and confidence. Her personal passion is competitive cycling, which she has been doing for 8 years, including two in Europe. She also enjoys fitness writing and spending time with her husband and daughter.

9 Minute Workout in a Time Crunch


Cycling Interval Workout Works
Cycling Interval Workout Works

Find your schedule too full to fit in your regular workout today? Playing on the floor with your kids? Or maybe the only time you have to work out is while the leftovers for dinner are heating up in the microwave. No sweat! You can do this short workout that still packs a burn and even carries your fitness forward.

In teaching boot camp classes, I call this a “Triple Threat”-style circuit. It’s 3 exercises, for 1 minute each, 3 times with minimal pausing. Building up a sweat is inevitable, although, depending on your sweat level, you might be able to skip the shower and save even more time. My 5 month old daughter enjoys it when I incorporate her into this workout.

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3 Reasons to Take Advantage of High Intensity Interval Workouts (HIIT)


Intensity Interval Workouts
Intensity Interval Workouts

Imagine: You’re tying your workout shoes, and the thought crosses your mind that you really should start doing high intensity workouts. That thought quickly turns to doubt that you can even push yourself hard enough to make it worth it.

But it’s not just driven athletes or crazy exercise enthusiasts who can do these high intensity workouts and reap the benefits! Studies are telling us that everyone’s fitness improves with workouts like HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).

Since we want to enjoy these great results, how can we also enjoy the actual workouts that get us there?

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Why This 30-Minute Cycling Interval Workout Works


woman in spin class
woman in spin class

Are you looking forward to cruising on your bicycle this summer through a silky warm breeze? Imagine having even more strength and energy this year and cruising up those hills.

It’s no secret that interval training is a smart way to increase your fitness. And if you’re a cyclist, it prepares you for a great outdoor cycling season. A good half hour of sweating indoors on rainy days pays off when the weather improves and you set out on the open road.

So what is the next step? I recommend making a plan [can hyperlink your cycling plan here]. Look at one month at a time. Each week slightly increases the length and difficulty of the workouts. I recommend 1-2 days of interval workouts (structured high-intensity) per week.

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