April Week 1 workout plan

Hi friends! I’ve loved reading about your April plans. I’m also loving all of the blog April Fool’s jokes… Young House Love FTW – I’m still snickering about it.

What’s on the agenda for fitness this month? I have something fun coming up that I’ll announce later this week, but in the meantime, here’s a weekly workout schedule to follow along if you’d like. (Of course, check with a doc before making any fitness changes.)

All of the workouts and info are below to make it easy to find in one spot. Sunday was counted as an off day, but if you got in a workout, consider it extra credit or add in another off day throughout the week. As always, shuffle and modify as you see *fit* πŸ™‚

April week1

Sunday: OFF

Monday: APRIL FOOLS WILD CARD! Anything you like.

Tuesday: HIIT and Steady

Hiit and steady

Wednesday: Walking workout + Booty burner

Walking workout1


Thursday: Arm burner + Six pack in a sweater ab burner + 20 minutes easy cardio

Arm burner2

Ab burner2


SATURDAY: Monster circuits + 15 minutes of HIIT

Monster circuit1


Monster circuit2

Here’s a challenge for you: take a couple of minutes today to write down your fitness plan for the rest of the week. You can post it in the comments if you’d like, or just keep it in a visible place at home as a reminder!

Hope your April is off to a great start. I’ll have lots of Easter pics to share tomorrow, too πŸ™‚



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  1. Nichole on April 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks for the workout plan ideas! I cannot believe it’s April already! Below is my plan for the week πŸ™‚

    Monday – Fitnessista Jump Rope Strength Workout

    Tuesday – Hill intervals on the treadmill and power yoga

    Wednesday – Z-Cut workout and BodyPump

    Thursday – Off

    Friday – BodyPump and BodyCombat

    Saturday – Spin

    Sunday – Active rest

  2. Lucie@fitswisschick on April 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Oh thank you for that love it!! I did interval-Cardio-Strength-Circuits with the Jump Rope today plus 2 of your ab burner videos absolutely love them I do them almost every day. I will do some heavy weight lifting tomorrow and in Friday and will do the HIIT on Wednesday! Totally want to try the booty burner too.

  3. Tory on April 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Monday- total body strength (aka strength moves while catching up on The Walking Dead)

    Tuesday- HIIT and abs

    Wednesday: legs

    Thursday: arms

    Friday: HIIT and abs

    Saturday: off or circuit

    Sunday: runday!

  4. April on April 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks for the awesome workouts and ideas!!!!
    Mon – planned on Body Pump class, but was canceled…did elliptical + weights instead
    Tue – Boot camp class
    Wed – Spin class
    Thu – One of these workouts – the Monster Circuits are calling my name!
    Fri – walk
    Sat – off
    Sun – off

  5. Melissa on April 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    M- hike
    T- bouldering
    W- 30 min swim, tabata, 20 min yoga
    Th- bouldering
    F- walk, tabata, 20 min yoga
    Sa- bouldering, yoga, walk
    Su- hike, yoga

  6. Rose on April 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Monday: off
    Tuesday: tough all-body workout (heavy weights) with my PT
    Wednesday: Zumba
    Thursday: legs, lower back, abs, easy cardio
    Friday: arms, shoulders, upper back, 20 min HIIT
    (Maybe I’ll switch Thursday and Friday around, depending on how sore my legs are)
    Saturday and sunday: I will be working, so no gym-time for me, maybe I’ll go for a 3-4 mile run outside if the weather is okay

    Yaay, thanks for the motivation!!

  7. Allison @ Train Eat Repeat on April 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I’ve got a busy month ahead! got to get my butt moving with this training stuff πŸ˜› working on a good schedule

  8. Harsha @ Healthy Cooking 'N' Fitness on April 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    This is my weekly workouts plan.

    Monday : 30 Day Shred Level 1 – Day 8, Pyramid Pushups
    Tuesday :30 Day Shred Level 1 – Day 9, Triceps Tuesday
    Wednesday : 30 Day Shred Level 1 – Day 10, Biceps Blast
    Thursday: 30 Day Shred Level 2 – Day 1, Tabata Thursday
    Friday: 30 Day Shred Level 2 – Day 2, Friday Five
    Saturday : 30 Day Shred Level 2 – Day 3, Zumba @ Home, Abs / Cardio @ Home
    Sunday : 30 Day Shred Level 2 – Day 4, Zumba @ home, Abs/ Cardio @ Home

  9. Grace @ PracticingGrace on April 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Run, weights, and yoga today! I need to get that booty burner back in my life πŸ™‚

  10. Jeannie on April 1, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Great workout for the week. I am on my last week (week 12) of James Wilson’s plan. After that I plan to follow along with your workouts.
    I miss the meal plan for the week post. Can you fill us in tomorrow on that? Xo

    • Jessica on April 2, 2013 at 11:31 am

      What did you think of the James Wilson plan? I’ve heard good things and am thinking of purchasing it.


  11. Ashley @ Life and Fitness on April 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I like the treadmill workout! I’m always on the hunt for new ones. My fitness looks like:
    Monday- shoulders &hamstrings, 30 min intervals on stair master
    Tuesday- off
    Wed- chest & back, steady cardio on the treadmill
    Thurs- spin time
    Fri- quads (hate leg day lol)
    Sat-interval cardio
    Sun- off

  12. Lisa (at Home) on April 1, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Oh my gosh thank you for linking YHL… that was amazing!

    And thank you for the amazing fitness inspiration.. I’m in a bit of a funk (truth be told, I’ve been in a workout funk for 2+ years!) and this is what I need to slowly get back into it. Thank you!

  13. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on April 1, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks for all of the great workouts, Gina! It’s nice to find a variety to try all in one place! πŸ™‚

  14. Mandy M on April 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I love love love when you post workout plans like this. I love working out but lack serious creativity to make up a weekly plan for myself with enough balance. Thank you!

  15. Christa on April 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm


    I love your blog! I was wondering, do you have your hump day booty burning video written down? I just want to make sure I am doing the right amount of lunges and squats or did you do it by seconds?

    Thank you!

  16. Christy L. on April 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I love your booty burner! I usually do it at least twice a week.

    Monday: Lower body strength, Yoga
    Tuesday: I think I’ll do your HIIT and Steady!
    Wednesday: Shoulder strength, Yoga, Booty Burner
    Thursday: Easy 2 mile run
    Friday: Upper body or back strength, Yoga, Booty Burner
    Saturday: Swim and Step
    Sunday: Easy 1 mile run

  17. Lauren H. on April 2, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Hi! This is my first time checking out the blog (I asked google a question about a Polar Heart Rate Monitor and your page was one of the links!) Anyways, I love the recipes and your workouts and advice!! I’m a native Arizonan (Tucson) and Its awesome to come across blogs where were from the same place!

    • Fitnessista on April 2, 2013 at 10:25 am

      i love when that happens, too! nice to meet you πŸ™‚

  18. Hayes on April 2, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Thanks for posting the workouts in this format-very helpful!

  19. Tracy on April 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Awesome! Love your workouts and plans as usual! I’m able to jump right in today and follow the rest of the week because Sunday was my rest day and I did Chest/back/legs Monday.

    Thanks, Gina!!

  20. Susie on April 3, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Thanks for the Booty Burner! I did that plus the Upper Body HIIT Blitz from last month. Great workout all while my baby is napping! πŸ™‚

  21. Melissa on April 3, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I did the arm and ab burners after my cardio last night…wow! My arms were seriously shaking (that bicep combo is deceptively difficult)—I’m waiting for the DOMS to settle in!

  22. Megan on April 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I did the HIIT and Steady workout this morning. I was literally dead by the end of it. Love it when that happens πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  23. Cara on April 5, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Have to say this is my favorite way you have organized the weekly workouts! So easy to go back to this and reference the ideas for the week! Thanks:)

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