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Tomorrow is April 15th—Tax Day—the day we all love to hate, and one that looms over us as soon as the clock strikes midnight on December 31st. So if you’re like millions of other Americans and have waited until the last minute to crunch all those numbers, here’s a tax day twist on our 9-Minute Missions workout to get you all warmed up and ready to go!

Taxes already done? Then let’s celebrate…by working out! The best part? You can add this workout into your current exercise regimen and do it any day of the year – not just on Tax Day!

One caution: Since this a total body workout, make sure to rest at least one day before performing it again. 😉

This entire workout (excluding warm up and cool down) takes only 10 minutes. Just a heads up, this one might be hard to follow! I packed it FULL of fun moves in hopes of taking your mind off of your taxes for a bit :). Now don’t worry if you can’t perform one of the moves in the suggested time…just do your best for the entire period of time, and you’ll get the calorie burn we are looking for.

TIP TO STAYING ON TRACK – write the workout on a piece of paper with a marker. Set it in front of you to follow while you are working out :).

Now, find a stopwatch and let’s go!

Warm up: Do some all over body stretches, walk in place, and spend a few minutes just moving!

1040 EZ:

  • Bench Dips (10 seconds)
  • Marching/jogging in place and/or high knees (aim to get your knees to 90* )(40 seconds)
  • Knees to Elbows (10 seconds)
  • Marching/jogging in place and/or high knees (aim to get your knees to 90* )(40 seconds)
  • Air Squats (10 seconds)
  • Marching/jogging in place and/or high knees (aim to get your knees to 90* )(40 seconds)

Repeat twice = 5 minutes

Planks

Plank

1040 Long:

Repeat twice = 5 minutes

Cool down: It only takes a few minutes—go for a short walk, walk in place, do some stretching.

Now get back to your taxes!!!!