20 Minute Boot Camp Workout

I have a fast-paced workout to share with you guys today!

20 Minute Boot Camp Workout

After working through the morning, it was time for my own workout! I first warmed up with 20 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical with a magazine before it was time to kick things up a notch. 

On the agenda for today was this 20 minute boot camp workout:

20 Minute Boot Camp Workout

It’s one that can easily be done at home in your living room if you have access to a set of dumbbells. (You’ll just need to modify some of the exercises that require equipment you may not have on hand. For example, you can easily use a dumbbell in place of a kettlebell and mimic jump roping in place if you don’t have a jump rope at home.)

Here are links to demos of some of the exercises:

If you give it a go, let me know! The workout can easily be doubled if you’re looking for a 40-minute boot camp workout as well. And please don’t forget to rest as needed and listen to your body!


After my workout and a client training session, it was time for lunch.

I hurried home to let Sadie out, type up this blog post and quickly blend together a smoothie for lunch before I have to head back out.

Healthy Smoothie

Today’s lunchtime smoothie didn’t look too appetizing but it included some nutritious ingredients and tasted good. That’s all I need!

  • Cherry Greek yogurt
  • Frozen cherries
  • Frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • Fresh spinach
  • Fresh kale
  • Almond butter
  • Light coconut milk

Black Cherry Smoothie

Gotta run!

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!

Question of the Afternoon

  • Have you made any stellar smoothies lately? Any must-try flavor combinations?


  1. says

    I love teaching boot camps! Of course, training clients is my #1, but sometimes it’s nice to just put someone through a workout, and not have to have all of the program design work to do beforehand 😉


  2. Lillian says

    Thanks for this great workout!!! What “dips” are you referring to? There are tons of variations out there and I’m not sure which body part to target.


  3. says

    That looks like one tough workout! What do you do at the gym in mornings? I know you mentioned a training session later on, but what do you generally do there? Front desk, training, tours?


  4. Allyssa says

    I also had a smoothie for lunch today!! I have been loving matcha green tea powder in my smoothies lately! I’ve been mixing cantaloupe(I’ve also done honey dew), banana, matcha green tea powder, vanilla protein powder, spinach and almond milk!


  5. says

    Great workout! I always loving having some at-home workout options on tap, so thanks for the workout addition! 😉

    Mmmm, I always forget about frozen cherries. I need to try that! I’m sure they’re amazing in a smoothie. Lately, my favorite combo has been banana, blueberries, spinach, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, & Amazing Grass Vanilla Spiced Protein Powder. So refreshing and tasty!


  6. Rebecca says

    I haven’t gotten into smoothies yet – do you just make them in a blender, even with the spinach and kale? Does it have a grainy texture? I am very sensitive to texture and worried that might be a deal breaker with the smoothies!


  7. says

    Julie, have you ever tried indoor rock climbing? You should try it some time to mix up your workouts! I can’t go today because my husband has my car, so I’m off to the gym, perhaps to do this workout you posted (if I’m not too lazy)


  8. Allison says

    I’ve been hooked on Peach mango smoothies. Throw in some vanilla protein powder, almond milk and greek yogurt…so I guess we could call it vanilla peach mango. 🙂


  9. Rhonda Cat says

    Love your blog–always puts a smile on my face. We have smoothies every morning for breakfast on the go. Base is always a handful of fresh spinach, a carrot or two (depends on size), almond milk, and a generous teaspoon of flax chia blend for extra fiber and omega3. Add ins are whatever fruit choice we have: frozen banana chunks, berries, melon–whatever floats your boat! Our Vitamix makes for extra smooth smoothies! YUM!


  10. Lindsey says

    Hi, Julie! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I was wondering if you could include a few pictures of some of the workout moves you post. I am fairly new to working out and I’m not sure what skaters, supermans, mountain climbers, or sumo squats are. Rather than Google every workout move I’m not familiar with, I thought maybe you could do a fun post on them 🙂


  11. says

    I just just about to scour my pintrest board for a good, quick, at home workout. This totally fits the bill! I love that there are other moves mixed in with the burpees and squat jumps – call me a wuss, but a minute of straight squat jumps or burpees does NOT sound fun.

    What do you suggest doing in place of the bosu ball jumps? Thanks for another stellar workout!


  12. Jenn says

    I would love to do this as an at-home work out. I’ve got dumbells, but I’m kind of stumped on what to do in place of a step (couch? coffee table? i’m in a one story) as well as the bosu ball. Any suggestions? Thanks so much!


  13. says

    I just finished this workout! A 20 minute workout with 20 different exercises is perfect for my exercise ADD 🙂

    I do have to say it was tougher than I thought it would be. Its always slightly less miserable though when you know someone else did it too 🙂



  14. Pua says

    I’m all about mango smoothies right now! Mango season is in the summer and I cannot wait to indulge myself in anything with my fave fruit. 🙂


  15. says

    Hey Julie!

    How do you make your workout routine images? I posted a workout today and made mine on pic monkey: http://www.lakeshorerunner.com/2014/05/29/sweaty-full-body-workout/

    It turned out alright but yours are always so creative and easy to read. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    I love love love this PB Oatmeal Chocolate Smoothie: http://www.lakeshorerunner.com/2014/04/29/core-power-chocolate-pb-oatmeal-smoothie/

    I don’t think I will ever get sick of it!


    • says

      I use picmonkey, too!! I think your image looks great! I just try to pick two or three colors to focus on and use a white background most of the time.


      • says

        Oh great, well I need some work. Maybe the more I do it the better I will get. good to know I am using the right site though. Thanks for the feedback!



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