Fit Tuesday! Total Body Circuit Workout

Happy Fit Tuesday! (I like that a little better than the *other* name for today) To celebrate, I have a Fit Tuesday Workout for ya below.

Yesterday included more succulents (I think I have a problem), 


I was originally going to make a quiche for dinner, but was really craving some soup, so we got La Parrilla.

Weight training was in the base gym πŸ™‚

Every time I go to the base gym, it fills me with happy nostalgia. It was my main gym when I was newly pregnant (and we lived closer to base), and I’d walk around the indoor track reading about pregnancy and childbirth. My Kindle stays at home now, and I’ll usually head to the weight room to lift some heavy things, since my weights stash at home is fairly limited. 

Here’s a little Fit Tuesday total body circuit workout I put together. In between each strength set, you do the cardio blitz in the middle. Hope you enjoy!!

Fit tuesday workout

Fit Tuesday Workout Moves

Fit Tuesday Total Body Workout Moves

Fit Tuesday Form Cues

Overhead press: make sure to exhale as you raise the weights. Avoid clanking them together overhead and endeavor to keep your shoulders down.

Walking lunges: watch your front knee so that it doesn’t extend past your front toes. Sink down instead of forward.

Weighted squat: sit your booty down and back, keeping your chest lifted. You can go below parallel if you have the flexibility. Baby squats are ok too; go as low as you feel comfortable.

Bent-over row: keep a nice flat back with abs pulled in. Squeeze your shoulder blades together as you row.

Triceps extension: keep your elbows framing your face instead of sticking out.

Lateral lunge: sink your booty down and back as one leg stays straight. As you step out, place the weight in your heel first.

Pushups: any variation you *like*

Back extension: try to reach up as well as out. Create some length with the movement. The tighter you make your core, the higher you’ll be able to lift.

Hip raise: squeeze your booty to lift your hips off the floor. For an extra challenge, do one leg at a time.

Side drops (not pictured): on your back, place your arms out to your sides in a capital “T” position. Raise your legs up (so your toes are above your hips) and carefully drop to one side. Exhale and come back to start, then drop to the other side. Make sure to keep your shoulders glued to the floor.

Leg raises (not pictured): on your back, hands either under your low back or at your sides. Lift your legs up (toes over your hips) and lower as close to the floor as you can without touching. Exhale to come back up.

Frog crunches: try to get your elbows to touch your knees before extending legs out in front of you. Pull your core in for the entire movement.

Plank: any variation!

Are you celebrating today? I think Liv and I may need to make some of these cookies πŸ™‚

See ya later <3



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  1. Brynn on March 4, 2014 at 10:41 am

    This looks like another great circuit! I love these because it is currently four below outside and I can crush this in my house, no need for the gym. Thanks!!

  2. Jackie on March 4, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Your workouts are the best!

  3. Nicole on March 4, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Holy perfect timing!!! I’m leaving on a trip for a couple of weeks & I kept wondering what I was going to do! (I take group classes at my gym). This is totally perfect!!!!!!!

  4. Alex @ Kenzie Life on March 4, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I totally forgot what day today was so I guess I’ll be celebrating by going to Pure Barre after class and work! Oh, well I did make mashed potatoes but blended in baby spinach so it’s green (and high protein because of the beans I blended in there)…so does that count? And I’m wearing purple so I’ve got some festive elements πŸ™‚

  5. Harsha @ Healthy Cooking 'N' Fitness on March 4, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Oh gina thanks so much for this circuit. I am looking for different ways to incorporate weights to my workouts and this is perfect. Should definitely do it this week.

    • Fitnessista on March 4, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      :)! enjoy!

  6. Becky@TheSavedRunner on March 4, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Love this workout! I am pinning it now! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  7. Taylee @ twist me fit on March 4, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Looks like a great circuit! πŸ™‚

  8. lauren alysse on March 4, 2014 at 11:38 am

    excited to DO this body weight workout today!

    • Fitnessista on March 4, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      let me know how it goes! πŸ™‚

  9. Amber Schumann on March 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Awesome circuit! Can’t wait to give it a try. I have pretty limited time for my workouts, and I’ve been trying to make sure I incorporate more strength training (and get out of the “cardio burns fat” mentality).

    • Fitnessista on March 4, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      it’s an easy trap to get into. i always remind myself that i notice a physical difference when i strength train, not when i do a ton of cardio

  10. Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} on March 4, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Great workout! I just finished up with my workout but I will be sure to try it out tomorrow!

  11. Cheri @ Overactive Blogger on March 4, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Ha! I’m celebrating by catching up on paperwork I’ve been needing to catch up on at work!

  12. Megan @ The Skinny-Life on March 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Seriously those must be the prettiest cookies I’ve ever seen! I want to see pics of yours!

    • Fitnessista on March 4, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      they didn’t have the sprinkles at the store :/ womp womp

  13. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork on March 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Whew! Looks like a thorough and challenging workout! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Tracy on March 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Looks like a kick-A workout for sure!!

    I bought a King Cake for us to have fun with tonight! It’s always fun to see who gets the trinket hidden inside πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 4, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      i’m on a mission to find one now! haha

  15. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on March 4, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Looks like a great workout!

    Today is my husband and I’s 9 years dating anniversary. It will be low key for sure but I am looking forward to spending some time with him!

    • Fitnessista on March 4, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      happy date-iversary!! <3

  16. RavieNomNoms on March 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Great workout!

  17. Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit on March 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Another awesome circuit to pin! I’ve been adding the burpees in between sets like you mentioned previously! Love it. And I will not be celebrating – I’ve actually never had a paczki and don’t intend on starting – this way, I don’t know what (if anything) I’m missing!

  18. Melodie on March 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I’ve been focusing on running/cardio so this was just the challenge I needed! Honestly I skipped the final cardio blast and ab circuit. But it wad a great 25 minute circuit and got my heart pumping.

    • Fitnessista on March 4, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      awesome! so glad you liked it!

  19. Livi on March 4, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I love a cardio blast strength workout- get strong and keep that HR up at the same time. The best!

    • Fitnessista on March 4, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      same! my favorite type πŸ™‚

  20. Julie on March 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Hi Gina,

    Just wanted to thank you for your maximizing March post. Went to the gym to do my strength training, and was inspired to up my weights on some of the exercises. You were right: I could do it!! Thanks for pushing us safely

    • Fitnessista on March 4, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      that is awesome!! glad you were able to challenge yourself πŸ™‚ xo

  21. Rhiannon @ Bound to be a Buckeye on March 4, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I love mixing Fit and Fat Tuesday! I think if I partake in the fit part, I won’t feel so bad about indulging in the food to go with it πŸ™‚

  22. Cassie on March 4, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    It’s been a LONG time since I’ve been in a post gym.

  23. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on March 4, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Looks like a great workout! Bookmarking for later πŸ™‚

  24. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance on March 4, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Succulents are the BEST for Arizona because it’s almost impossible to kill them! haha! I currently have a pot of them on my patio as well πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      that’s the only reason why they’re still alive πŸ˜‰

  25. Mya on March 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    OMG!! I loved this circuit! Challenging and fun. I’m a sweaty mess. Can’t wait for my post workout snack!! Woo!!

  26. Cady @ This Is The Moment on March 4, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I did your “2,4,6,8,10” treadmill workout today and I thought I was going to die! In the best way of course πŸ™‚ Did a run/walk combo because I couldn’t run the whole thing, but I sweaty enough that I may have possibly frightened the Jamba Juice employees on the way home πŸ™‚

  27. Cara's Healthy Cravings on March 4, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I am going to take this circuit with me to the gym in the morning, thanks for sharing!

  28. Kelly on March 4, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I’m SO glad you posted this! I was just deciding what I was going to do for my workout when this popped up this morning! I ran a slow-moderate mile to start, completed the workout (though I did deadlifts instead of back extensions and side plank hip taps instead of side drops), and then ran a final mile quicker than the first! Great sweat session, thanks Gina!

  29. Priya on March 5, 2014 at 1:59 am

    this looks like a perfect circuit for me! i bookmarked it for when i have a free evening!

  30. erin on March 5, 2014 at 7:05 am

    this was an awesome total body workout. took me just about an hour to do it all! (i did 3 rounds of the ab circuit…just cuz!)

  31. Monique @ burpees to bubbly on March 5, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Fun looking circuit! I love doing mini sets with cardio bursts in between… one of my favorite teaching formats!

  32. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on March 6, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Love circuit workouts! I’ll definitely be trying this next time it’s a whole body strength day for me!

  33. Kristi on March 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I’m currently laying in the floor sweating. Great at-home workout! I cursed you during the burpees and v-ups. Hurts. So. Dang. Good. Loved it!

  34. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on March 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Did this workout today! It was great–Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on March 10, 2014 at 12:49 am

      happy you liked it!

  35. angie on November 6, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Which base gym did you go to in SD? I work on North Island but havent gone to the base gym yet..(its huge) i love going to 24hr by my house.

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      i never checked out the base gym there. i avoided that bridge at all costs haha. i worked out at point loma sports club

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