12-Minute Indoor Power Walking Workout


By: , – Jessica Smith, Certified Personal Trainer
8/11/2014 12:00 AM   :  29 comments   :  137,416 Views

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
Jessica Smith is co-author of the Thin in 10 Weight Loss Plan (Sunrise River Press, 2012), and a certified wellcoach, personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Having started her own fitness journey more than 40 pounds ago, Jessica knows how challenging it can be to lose weight (and keep it off). Recently named one of Sharecare's Top 10 Online Influencers, she loves finding and sharing the latest info on weight loss, fitness, and healthy lifestyle habits. The star of several best-selling exercise DVDs, Jessica has over 13 years of experience in the industry, and holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from Fordham University.

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  • 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
  • 27
    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
  • 26
    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
  • 15
    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
    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
  • 2
    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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    Too fast for me at this stage, but love the Frenchie!
    - 8/11/2014   4:33:20 AM

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