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10-Minute Jump Start Cardio Workout

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About this Workout
After many requests from our members, Coach Nicole has created an easy-to-follow cardio workout that you can do anywhere, without any equipment. This video will lead you through a short warm up, cardio workout, cool down and stretching routine in about 10 minutes, making it easy to fit into your day. Free of complex choreography, this workout is appropriate for people of many different fitness levels and abilities.
  • Length: 10 minutes
  • Equipment: None
  • Type of Workout: Cardio (aerobic) & flexibility
  • Fitness Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Impact: High-impact
  • Safety Precautions: Wear proper footwear and pay attention to your footwork to avoid tripping or slipping. Exercise at your own intensity level, using tips provided to lower your intensity if necessary. Only complete as much of the video as you can, taking a break to recover (by marching) when necessary. Never stop abruptly--if you get tired, try to stay moving, even if you're just walking in place. As you progress, try to finish the entire video.
  • Extra Tip: Keep those arms moving! Moving your arms will help you to keep your heart rate up and burn more calories during this cardio workout.
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Member Comments

  • I did the stepping and that was all I could manage. Hopping and jumping? I tried them but my knees hurt badly almost immediately. I think I'll stick with walking. :( - 4/13/2014 10:25:10 AM
  • I just did stepping over back and forth . when I started looing I thought I will be able to do it how wrong I was. I guess I didn't try to jump in a long time So sad. I like exercise very much . I have a bicycle so I am trying to strengthen my muscles so I can ride it.
    - 4/9/2014 10:34:52 AM
  • sorry I couldn't do the hopping - 4/9/2014 10:28:39 AM
  • sick of all these ads for food. that is why i quit spark before. dont' need constant reminders about food - 4/3/2014 6:21:56 AM
  • This video and others are very helpful and motivational. The brevity is great! Just long enough to get me moving, but not overwhelmed by a full hour of exercise at this time! (But, Coach Nicole, please get a tissue, you drive me a bit crazy hearing you sniffle all the time.)
    Thanks! - 4/1/2014 9:59:41 PM
  • I knew I wouldn't make it through this video, but I tried it anyway. Way too much jumping for me. Even trying to do it slowly was too much. I just basically did side to side steps over the rope like a walking video. I've got too much weight on me at this time to be jumping, but I will come back to this video in the future. - 3/29/2014 11:17:14 AM
  • This was a good workout but her sniffles were really annoying - 3/28/2014 1:43:01 PM
  • Could really feel this in my Gluteous Medius and Minimus muscles (side of hip.) Just did the low impact version. Need to really strengthen my muscles before I can start doing the high impact version. Still a really fun workout. I look forward to being able to do all of those jumps as I become fitter and healthier. - 3/16/2014 6:26:15 PM
  • This was a great workout to start my day when I don't have a lot of time. I am just getting back into working out and it sure feels good!! - 3/4/2014 8:48:33 AM
  • My knees killed me after a few minutes. If this is low impact I am not sure I will ever even attempt a higher level. I will stick to water aerobics.
    - 3/2/2014 12:21:52 PM
  • Would love to see youmake another video like this only low impact and consideration for those that are unable to bounce? Knee issues :( God bless and thank you!

    - 2/24/2014 3:45:23 PM
  • Wow! I kept it at a minimum impact level, and still got a great workout! - 2/24/2014 12:55:48 PM
  • I am house bound need exercise more so in a chair or with chair support - 2/23/2014 3:03:11 PM
  • Please think more about safety and do not show unnecessary items on the floor in videos! She stepped and jumped on the band/rope several times and it was an accident waiting to happen! That's the last thing folks on here need to happen, but not everybody is thinking safety when following these videos. Thanks for future consideration.

    This is a good moderate (not starting) workout if the hips/knees can take the jumping. Side to side is the hardest for me, so I had to fully warm up first so the hips would behave and this was a challenging bit of m workout today. Thanks! - 2/19/2014 8:26:35 AM
  • Love it and I keep going to get more in ........ :) - 2/16/2014 10:21:11 AM