New Class- Fit it in 20

The Fit Co.’s Take on the One Minute Workout: Launch of The Fit Co.’s “Fit it in 20”

Research shows that a one minute “all out” workout is more effective than 45 minutes of moderate exercise.  What does this really mean?

At The Fit Co, efficiency is the name of the game.  The number one reason people don’t workout is time; our mission since we started was to strip away all the obstacles preventing you from working out.  Our workouts are total body, time efficient (you are done in under 45 minutes), you can be barefoot, and we don’t use a lot- if any- equipment nor do we need a lot of space.  Yet you will feel fully worked.

Now, however, it seems that if you are REALLY pressed for time, we can get you in and out in even half the time (so 20 minutes).  Here’s how:

The Fit Co’s Fit it in 20

  • What: We will give you four two minute cardio intervals where you do as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) of four cardio focused moves.  In between these four intervals there will be either a two minute weighted interval, a two minute ab interval or a two minute glute interval.  

  • Why: Doing intense exercise early on in a workout sustains your heart rate for the entire workout.  You will notice as you do the rest of the workout that the early push will make later efforts more challenging

  • When: we will launch Fit it in 20 on Wednesday, May 25th at 430 then 5pm.  For further updates please look at our schedule thefitco.nyc/schedule or email laura@thefitco.nyc

How this Was Developed

Five weeks ago, when I was diagnosed with a stress fracture, I promised I would use that time to be effective.  It started with me writing again; a skill that had been dormant for a while.  Then, once I started to heal, I started to want to workout hard again, but I still needed to watch myself and monitor my injury.  

I was missing the HIIT (high intensity interval training) I was so used to doing; usually this encompassed impact exercises.  Three weeks post injury I felt comfortable doing some impact so I started doing 2 minute AMRAPS (as many rounds as possible) of four different cardio exercises.  My heart rate was definitely at its max.  Then, to “cool down” I added weights.  The weights kept my heart rate up, but I found that the AMRAP just beforehand sustains the heart rate at a higher level than it would have been.  I did this three more times through and found myself tired at the end. I looked at my watch and saw I had been working out for 20 minutes.

My additional thoughts: How important is time?

The more difference in your workouts; the better for your body.  If we had all the time in the world, I would recommend interval training one day, steady state cardio the next day, yoga a third day and strength training another.  

But for most of us, reality sets in and we are often battling a time crunch.  If your goal is to maintain or increase your fitness level, finding a workout that is time efficient, total body and challenging with cardio intervals is the way to go.  

If You Can’t Make it into The Fit Co….

We are developing The Fit Co’s Fit it in 20 program online with mini videos supplemented with the workout written out.  For more information please contact laura@thefitco.nyc