Heartfelt Holiday Fitness: A Joyful Total Gym Cardio Workout

PART 2 of 4: Radiate JOY | Cardio Bliss

Maria Sollon, MS, CSCS, PES

Jingle all the way into a cardio wonderland, where JOY is the name of the game!

In a world bustling with activities, joy is the true essence that lights up our spirits. Keep your energy high with a cardio-packed Total Gym routine that is designed to bring pure JOY into your holiday season.


If you’re just tuning in now, this is Part-2 of a holiday series- JOY-ful Cardio. Refer to part 1 to connect to the strength of your LOVE.

The workouts in this mindful movement series include:


Part 2: JOY | CARDIO



WORKOUT #2: En-JOY Cardio

Your Total Gym workout becomes a celebration of exhilarating moves and heart-pounding fun. Remember, It’s not just about breaking a sweat, it’s about dancing with JOY through mindful movements. Get ready to let the joyous festivities infuse every beat of your heart!

Intention: Focus on the word JOY.

Set Up: Medium – High level | Squat Stand


• Determine in your body, what brings you JOY. Make this your intention for the workout.

• Perform each exercise in circuit format, (all three exercises consecutively with no rest in between)

• Aim for 10-15 reps / exercise

• Repeat as many rounds as your time permits.


J: Jack squats

O: one leg hops

Y: yin yang hops

J: Jack squats (J)

• Visualize: Jump into the festivities with Jack Squats. Feel the rush of joy with every jump as you engage your legs and elevate your heart rate.

O: one leg hops (O)

• Visualize: Like Santa on rooftops, hop through this workout with the agility of one-legged jumps. It’s not just cardio; it’s a joyful dance in mid-air.

Y: yin yang hops (Y)

• Visualize: Embrace the balance of Yin and Yang with hops that take you in all directions. The joy lies in the fluidity of the movement, a harmonious celebration of energy.

Be sure to check out the video to see a demonstration of how these exercises are performed on your Total Gym.

Light up your spirits and ignite your JOY, especially during the holiday season. Stay tuned for Part 3 where you will embrace PEACE within yourself to radiate serenity to others.

Sending Joy to You,


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