30-Minute Indoor Walking Workout

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By: , – Jessica Smith, Certified Personal Trainer
9/27/2013 6:00 AM   :  49 comments   :  65,053 Views

You already know some of the amazing benefits of walking: It’s good for your heart, great for your bones and perfect for weight control), but some days the weather outside can be frightful, and the treadmill can be well, less than delightful.

If you are in need of an indoor walking buddy today, join me for this full length, low-impact workout you can follow along with at home! This 30-minute power walk is easy to follow, fun to do, and it doesn’t require much space to move around. Plus, it's appropriate for all fitness levels.

Let’s get walking!


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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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Comments

  • 49
    JRUTH43 you just gave me the boost I needed to try this out!!! :-) - 9/17/2014   1:43:59 PM
  • JRUTH43
    48
    I did it! I can't believe I did it! I can't believe I did the WHOLE thing! I felt SO good while doing it! No embarrassment, no getting up and down off the floor, no "I can't keep up". PERFECT!!! I'm sweating, but didn't overdo it. This may be the answer for me! No gym, no embarrassment, not even "I can't do this"! You're all by yourself in your living room, doing what you can do! I impressed MYSELF! - 9/10/2014   12:08:41 PM
  • 47
    This was quite a workout! Can't wait to do it again tomorrow! OMG!! I'm totally sweating to death! LOL Great workout!!! I wish the calories burned was posted someplace! - 9/5/2014   9:49:06 PM
  • JCOOPER47
    46
    Why can't all the videos have the calories burned like Sparks People does? - 8/26/2014   4:43:27 PM
  • 45
    Just watched this workout and I'm so doing this as my workout in the morning before church looks like fun... I wish I knew how many calories it burned.. - 6/14/2014   10:34:09 PM
  • LINMAR2004
    44
    Another great workout but why can't these interface with our fitness tracker please???????????? - 4/23/2014   7:25:39 AM
  • 43
    Great workout! - 3/28/2014   3:05:29 PM
  • 42
    this was awesome!! I found it last night and just completed it. Jessica is awesome, this is the second of her video workouts I've followed. This will be great for the next few days while it's snowing (yes - at the end of March! *shakes fist at New England weather*) or too cold to walk outside. Going to check out her YouTube channel for more fun stuff. And her little dog Peanut is so cute! I hope he (she? I forget whether Jessica mentioned) is in more videos! :) Definitely made me giggle when he looked up occasionally and looked at her like she is crazy then just went right back to snooze-ville!! - 3/25/2014   10:44:14 PM
  • 41
    That was awesome! Just what I needed on a windy, snowy March afternoon! Thank you. - 3/17/2014   5:22:59 PM
  • TOMALLE
    40
    Wow! I really enjoyed this one!! - 3/6/2014   9:39:26 PM
  • MDDAUGHTER
    39
    This was great. I also like Leslie Sansone and have been working out to her walk program for years. I like this one as a change. I wish sparks would tell how to track it. - 3/6/2014   12:59:13 PM
  • 38
    Thank you Jessica. I just subscribed to your YouTube channel. I appreciate you! Great workout! - 3/4/2014   10:33:17 PM
  • 37
    It would burn approximately 215 calories for the 33 minute exercise program. Again, it can vary with the amount of weight you're carrying and also the effort put in. - 1/30/2014   4:50:37 AM
  • 36
    How many calories does this burn? - 1/29/2014   11:32:43 AM
  • BARBARANNE7
    35
    how many calories does this workout burns - 1/23/2014   7:08:43 PM
  • 34
    It's a good workout - but with back/knee issues I had to adapt to just walking most of the time. I did work up a sweat though! - 1/16/2014   1:16:49 PM
  • MONKEYS7MOM
    33
    How can I access this workout? I can't seem to find the link?!? - 12/27/2013   2:33:21 PM
  • 32
    I liked this a lot, and it was more of a workout than I expected. I like how it keeps it low impact yet still made me sweat and burn some fat. thanks! - 12/10/2013   7:25:04 PM
  • LOVELYMARY82
    31
    RENEETC1 if you go to Jessica's youtube channel you will find that she has a few 10-min walking workouts on there too. - 11/4/2013   11:21:48 AM
  • 30
    this is totally off topic but i love how her doggy lays there being lazy for the whole video in his various positions. Made me giggle through the video. - 10/23/2013   12:29:48 PM
  • 29
    I love both Jessica Smith and Leslie Sansone! I subscribe to both on YouTube because they are free. I also love FitnessBlender for weight and strength-training. I like variety and between all three, I have everything covered. - 10/13/2013   8:32:54 PM
  • KKB501
    28
    I did not expect to work up a sweat - but not even half way through, I did. Great video! I wish that it was added to the fitness tracker though. - 10/9/2013   8:02:18 AM
  • 27
    It would be nice to help us log this into the fitness tracker. - 10/7/2013   10:51:04 AM
  • 26
    Great idea! I've pulled it up on YouTube and plan on doing it! Thank you! :) - 10/6/2013   11:46:39 PM
  • ARNIEMC
    25
    What a great walking program. Thank you, Jessica! - 10/6/2013   4:00:22 PM
  • 24
    Great workout! It really brings up your heart rate!! - 10/4/2013   12:01:03 PM
  • KIMBERLY081867
    23
    For those of you feeling like it's too high intensity or you don't have the endurance to last the whole 30 minutes.........that's ok. If you were able to find a 10 minute workout, it would usually be pretty high intensity. 10 minutes workouts are for people with little time just trying to fit a workout in that will amount to something. For those of you who have not yet built up your endurance, don't get discouraged by a 30 minute workout. If you have the 30 minutes, stay for the length. Go at your own pace for the entire workout. If you have to move slower, or take a short break every few minutes, then do just that. This is how you will be able to get the warm up, workout and cool down all in, because they are all important. Doing this every day or 3 to 4 times a week, at your own pace, will allow you to build up your endurance and not get frustrated and quit. You can do it! - 10/2/2013   9:22:57 AM
  • 22
    checked out her videos on youtube and they are excellent. - 10/2/2013   7:12:45 AM
  • SAKARNESKY
    21
    I saw a complaint from someone about this being too long a workout for those who are out of shape. Well, I count myself among those, but I went ahead and tried this, and made it through 20 minutes (was really pushing myself for the last 2 or 3 of those minutes). I then sat and did just the arm portions of the exercises for a few more minutes, before calling it good for the day. Something is better than nothing! The weather the day I tried this had me wanting to stay in the house, and this was a better workout than I would have gotten by going outside, anyway. Thanks for providing this. I hope it stays available, so I can come back to it (winter is coming, so there will be more days that I won't want to venture out ahead). - 10/1/2013   9:27:39 PM
  • 20
    Love her videos. Love to go to them when I get bored with what Im doing for something different!
    - 10/1/2013   5:09:02 PM
  • MAMABIRD13
    19
    Thanks for a new workout! - 10/1/2013   4:24:40 PM
  • JAZZERAZZ
    18
    I enjoyed this; wish I could track it in my fitness tracker. - 10/1/2013   2:05:10 PM
  • 17
    It looks like a good workout if you're in good shape. But why do all these people do 30 min. workouts? Some of us can't maintain for 10 min., let alone 30. So we're left out in the cold. I guess I could do just the warm-up and forget the rest. - 10/1/2013   10:39:12 AM
  • JAWALKER3
    16
    What a great walking workout! - 9/29/2013   7:56:54 PM
  • 15
    Great fast paced walking workout - 9/29/2013   7:52:41 PM
  • 14
    This was fabulous. I've posted the link on my walking team!! - 9/29/2013   12:38:00 AM
  • 13
    This was a great workout! I just subscribed to your YouTube channel Jessica! - 9/28/2013   8:12:11 PM
  • 12
    I just love Jessica Smith - so encouraging yet not artificially cheerful. Just right. - 9/28/2013   5:46:31 AM
  • 11
    OMG!!! I did it....here and there a little slower, but I did it!!! Fantastic video!!! Do it if you can. :D Love the cooling down stretches...SO important. Thanks for hi-lighting this for us SP! Thanks to author too. :) - 9/28/2013   12:00:00 AM
  • 10
    WOW! What a workout! I also do Leslie Sansone. But this was a great alternative. I am totally exhausted. Love it. - 9/27/2013   8:15:55 PM
  • DELLMEL
    9
    When it rain I always walk in the house until I do my minutes. Thanks. - 9/27/2013   6:31:14 PM
  • 8
    Great on rainy days........ - 9/27/2013   5:12:52 PM
  • 7
    thanks it raining out side! good plan - 9/27/2013   3:45:53 PM
  • ST3PHSM0M
    6
    Absolutely loved this workout;) Its getting colder out and well a treadmill is boring sometimes plus I feel like this is better for me. Its more than just walking. Love her too, shes so motivating. It really helps to be doing it with someone (even if it is a video). And lastly her doggie is ah -adorable! Thanks sooo much for this and all the videos. - 9/27/2013   3:34:02 PM
  • 5
    What a GREAT workout for indoors!! Thank you Jessica!! - 9/27/2013   3:11:55 PM
  • 4
    Thanks for sharing this info! Winter is coming... - 9/27/2013   12:42:20 PM
  • 3
    Love, love, love Jessica! I regularly use her workouts and I have recently purchased her Walking and Wellness DVD. Love, love love Jessica! Peanut is cute too. =) - 9/27/2013   8:48:04 AM
  • FEI83PUPPET
    2
    I love this workout, I love Jessica Smith!! - 9/27/2013   4:21:43 AM
  • 1
    This is great! I've been walking with Leslie Sansone for a long time, so this is a NICE change of pace. Thank you, Jessica! I also just subscribed to your YouTube channel. I'm pumped! - 9/27/2013   2:08:23 AM

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