12-Minute Indoor Power Walking Workout


By: , – Jessica Smith, Certified Personal Trainer
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Short on workout time? Need a quick energy boost? Trying to rack up a few more steps today? Join me for this quick, powered-up walk that is easy to do at home (or even at the office!) in a small space. I've included a few fun intervals to help mix up your steps and get you sweating for this short burst of activity. 
Oh, and be sure to look out for Peanut the French bulldog who joins us for this walk (well, in her own way)! 

Like this walk? Be sure to check out our professionally produced "Walk On" 3-DVD set available now on DVD.
Leave me a comment below and let me know if you tried the walk!
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About the Author
As someone who struggled to lose weight for years, Jessica found that the key to her own 40-pound weight loss was making small, healthy lifestyle changes that led to big, lasting results. Now, as a certified wellcoach, fitness instructor and personal trainer, she has spent the last 15 years helping students and clients reach their goals in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami, and now reaches millions online through her YouTube Channel and home exercise DVD series. Please visit jessicasmithtv.com/shop to learn more about her fun, results driven programs for all levels of exercisers.

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  • 51
    I love her videos! - 1/26/2018   12:17:15 AM
  • 50
    Another good video! - 9/26/2017   3:51:19 AM
  • 49
    Going to start doing this this week! - 9/16/2017   12:58:07 PM
  • 48
    thanks - 9/13/2017   3:02:17 PM
    Love this.................Thank You. - 7/5/2017   7:23:14 PM
  • 46
    This is a great work out! Thanks - 6/17/2017   6:14:20 AM
  • 45
    thanks. - 5/31/2017   9:08:28 AM
    I enjoyed this - just wish that there was a way to record these videos / exercises on our fitness tracker - 4/21/2017   2:44:45 PM
    Love it! Will be looking out for your other videos as this is perfect to boost my step count and for active rest days. - 1/4/2017   12:59:23 PM
  • 42
    Good workout when I want to add a little extra to my normal Tuesday trek to the library! Gives me just a bit more exercise as well as burning those extra calories and doesn't take long to fit in! For those who want to save it, click on the MORE icon above and you'll see an option to "save" the workout. - 11/1/2016   9:57:36 AM
  • 41
    Love to walk my house, up and down stairs. I live to walk outside at least 3 times a week. - 10/2/2016   8:37:26 AM
  • 40
    Very good and powerful short workout. - 9/28/2016   12:05:37 PM
  • 39
    Good quickie but powerful. Thanks! - 9/11/2016   10:18:43 AM
  • 38
    I don't know how to save this to my sparkpeople fitness nor how many calories were used. I want to be able to get back to this Jessica Smith 12-min Indoor Power Walking Workout again. Help! How do I do this?
    - 8/28/2016   12:31:23 PM
  • 37
    You would go into Other and add it as Moderate exercise. I wish this could be added to our tracker! I love JS workouts!! - 8/23/2016   2:50:15 PM
  • 36
    Can anyone tell me how to put this workout video into my fitness favorites? - 4/19/2016   11:06:05 AM
  • 35
    This was great! it's raining outside, and I needed another 1000 steps or so to my daily goal. This was the perfect fun solution! Thanks! - 3/10/2016   10:32:58 PM
  • 34
    I began walking indoors after a friend recommended Leslie Sansone, and I really enjoyed her workouts. Then I reached a point where I was ready to try something new and add some variety, and I found Jessica Smith...love her. Check out her playlists on YouTube, extensive and truly impressive...such great options for those who want to workout at home. If you are ready to up the intensity, then try Shelly Dose, also on You Tube...she takes working out to a different stratosphere. Even now I am not sure why I felt I could work to her level...she is some kind of fit, and STRONG. I think her spirit and energy enticed me enough to believe anything is possible...it sure is! I have found another level of fitness, built muscle and lost inches of me...amen! - 3/10/2016   6:43:55 AM
  • 33
    5 Star ***** Rating!! Did this walk in between working and loved it. I have done Leslie Sansone, but I think she is my new favorite. Easy to follow and Great Pick Me Up at work!! - 3/9/2016   12:01:40 PM
  • 32
    Great walk when I don't have time for a full walk. - 1/12/2016   8:31:55 AM
  • 31
    Love this great short workout. I can see me doing this maybe twice, after I get through the starter stage. - 9/30/2015   5:22:06 PM
  • 30
    Love this! Today was my easy day, but I'm so motivated I have to do this now!

    Peanut is adorable! - 8/15/2015   12:28:31 PM
  • 29
    I LOVE Jessica Smith!!! Subscribe to her YouTube channel. Her workouts are great!!! - 7/15/2015   4:31:50 PM
  • 28
    Love it! Have added to my favorites on my computer at work for those 100+ degree days or for when winter is here and I can't go outside to walk! - 6/22/2015   1:54:37 PM
    It's me again. I have a SP activity tracker, so I went & checked what it said after doing this. It is .58 miles, 1,164 steps & burns 89 calories. If you have a tracker you need to go on your tracker page & reclassify this from a walk activity to a low impact aerobic workout. Hope this helps:) - 4/30/2015   5:05:18 PM
    I love this video. I like to break my workouts up into 3. I do 2 outdoor walks & this video. It gets you sweating & is the perfect length. I usually do Leslie Sansone tapes & really like them, except I get sick of her talking. It was nice to just hear a different voice. (Sorry Leslie) - 4/30/2015   4:56:23 PM
  • 25
    Both of these ladies put the whammy on ya! I love them both. I have 3 of Leslie Sansone's DVD's and love them. - 1/30/2015   7:12:58 PM
  • 24
    Anyone who likes this will also enjoy some of Leslie Sansone's Walk at home DVDs...see "walkathome.com" - 11/23/2014   10:04:25 AM
  • 23
    Love this one too! - 11/12/2014   2:09:25 PM
  • 22
    Loved this. - 11/7/2014   8:02:28 AM
  • 21
    Thanks for getting me to move this morning! - 8/21/2014   7:21:13 AM
    Love your workouts!! Thanks, and I had a dog named PEANUT too, a poodle!!
    Tried it and keep doing it again and again!!! - 8/15/2014   12:57:49 PM
    This is a great video but if SparkPeople is going to post it why not give us a calorie conversion as well. - 8/13/2014   6:26:42 PM
    Great work out. Short but effective. Completed before work today. Looking forward to having a wonderful day. Thank you. - 8/13/2014   6:08:34 AM
  • 17
    Great workout! Jessica is very energetic and keeps your momentum up! :) - 8/12/2014   9:59:44 PM
  • 16
    Love the workout. It's perfect for those days when you can't go outside because of the weather (no excuses). I especially loved Peanut! :-) - 8/12/2014   1:41:27 PM
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    Those of you who are asking how many calories you burn doing this workout - the answer is likely less than 100. If you have a lean muscle mass of about 100-110 pounds and you ran a mile in 12 minutes, you burned about 100 calories. - 8/12/2014   1:33:20 PM
  • 14
    wow...I have a heart...and it is beating away and hopefully some calories too...the time went by quickly...

    Loved it and already I did 12 mins. of exercise... :) My day is started on a positive mode..thanks to you! (and me for doing it...huff puff ) - 8/12/2014   11:31:57 AM
  • 13
    I like the exercise, but dislike the high pitched whistling, I was going to subscribe to the YouTube version, but it has the whistle sound as well. - 8/12/2014   10:44:13 AM
  • 12
    Love Jessica's enthusiasm! - 8/12/2014   9:19:32 AM
    mot sure if someone posted this question or answer, but how many calories do we burn doing this for 12 minutes. - 8/12/2014   8:46:39 AM
    I did do the walk--for only 12 min. that's quite a work out!
    - 8/12/2014   7:30:10 AM

    how to you add to fitness tracking? - 8/12/2014   5:34:56 AM
    It was fun and good. Now how do I track it - 8/12/2014   3:28:23 AM
  • 7
    I have been following Jessicasmithtv.com for well over a year. She is personally one of my very favorite work out instructors! - 8/11/2014   4:58:10 PM
  • 6
    Much like Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home. I'll check out more of these workouts on Youtube.
    - 8/11/2014   2:57:00 PM
  • 5
    I did this and feel great! - 8/11/2014   11:42:15 AM
    My dogs aren't as well behaved as Peanut. They had to be put outside since all they wanted to do was play while I was trying this out. It's nice to be able to workout in private with a wonderful coach. I only ran into my desk (not other people) and when I was off sync I didn't get embarrassed. This is a good day starter (before a shower!). Thank you. By the way, how many calories are burned with this workout? - 8/11/2014   10:30:44 AM
  • 3
    Jessica Smith has become my new all-time favorite! Do-able exercise for all ages - even me! - but a great heart-pounding workout. Plus she doesn't lose track of where she's at by too much talking. Just love her pleasant disposition and sweet smile. I'm going to purchase the 3 DVD set, no question about it! A 5-star ***** rating from me! - 8/11/2014   8:23:05 AM
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    Jessica is sooo energetic. I loved this exercise. Went to her website and am ready to start my day! Thanks for the workout!! Loved it!! - 8/11/2014   7:42:57 AM

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