Is This The Fastest Way To Work Out?

Need a quick-and-dirty workout routine that can help get your heart rate up and your body toned, all in under 30 minutes flat? Crunch and R29 have partnered to create an epic 29-minute, 29-move workout to get you flexing, fit, and out the door. Interested in checking out a class for real? We'll be showing off a R29 x Crunch class on Saturday, February 1 at select Crunch locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, greater California, New York, and Miami. Come by — it's free!
So, RSVP for your class at any of the links below.
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RSVP for the class at the following Crunch locations, here: Chelsea, Fort Greene, Los Angeles, San Mateo, San Francisco, Blackhawk, and Miami Beach.
And, just because we know you want to keep your fitness goals throughout February, we've partnered with Crunch to give R29 readers a free one-week trial membership and one free personal training session at select Miami, SF, LA & NY locations (does not include Essential clubs). Pretty great, huh? Just use your email address to sign up in the box below and you'll immediately see a link to sign up and access your free gym time. And, then get on it! Your free pass and training session must be redeemed within two weeks of signing up.
In the meantime, we're walking you through an exclusive six-move class preview. Click ahead to get started!
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Plié Squats

Start with your legs wide apart. Your feet should be turned out as far as it feels comfortable.

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Engage your core and with a controlled motion, come into a squat position. Keep your hands on your hips and your back straight. For the highest impact, you should sit so your hips are almost level with your knees.

Hold your squat at the lowest point for one beat.
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Then return to your starting position. Accomplish as many squats as you can in one minute. It doesn't seem like long, but we promise that you'll start to feel that burn.
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Standing Oblique Crunches

It's important to stretch out before beginning this movement. With your left hand, reach your right arm above your head and to the side. You should feel a stretch through your right side. Hold here for 10 to 15 seconds.
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With your left leg firmly planted on the floor, bring your right knee up towards your elbow. Engage your abs and your arms throughout the movement.

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Come back to the stretched position. Repeat 10 time on your right side.

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Then switch to your left side, beginning with a overhead stretch.
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With your right leg firmly planted on the floor, bring your left knee up towards your elbow. Engage your abs and your arms throughout the movement.
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Return to the starting position and repeat 10 times. Then, switch back to your right side, completing as many repetitions as you can in one minute.

Standing crunches are an amazing way to work more muscle groups than simply doing ab work on the ground. Here, you're engaging your quads in the leg's upward motion, your arm in its downward motion, and your hip flexor as you stretch. And, (of course) you're crunching those abs.
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Jive Kicks

Begin with your legs together, standing in a neutral position. Then kick your left leg forward, keeping the leg straight and kicking as high as comfortable.
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In a fluid motion, bring your left leg in and then to the side. Your leg should be parallel with your body, knee extended. Only raise your leg as high as is comfortable.
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In a fluid motion, bring your left leg back behind you.

Repeat this move 10 times, then switch to your right leg. Complete as many jive kicks as you can in one minute.

Jive kicks are a fantastic move for targeting multiple muscles in the leg. You're working your quads on the forward kick and your glutes on the side and back kicks. Also, since there's no resting, you're using your calves throughout for balance.
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Cross Crunches

Begin on the mat with your arms out to the side and your legs apart.
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Raise your right leg up and across your body while lifting your left arm up and across to meet it.
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Come back to a neutral position, keeping your head slightly off of the ground.
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Then, repeat on the other side. Bring your left leg up and across your body while reaching your right arm towards it. Alternate sides, right to left, for one minute.

This move will target both your upper and lower abs as well as your arms and quads. It also offers a nice stretch through the hamstrings.
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Dead Lifts

Begin with pair of weights on the heavier side of what you would normally use. You'll need to use at least 7 1/2- to 10-pound hand weights for this exercise. Begin with your wrists turned in, your legs slightly wider than your hips, and weights parallel with your body.
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Slowly move down with the weights. Make sure to keep your shoulders and arms engaged. If you simply let your arms dangle like noodles, the weights could cause injury.
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Come all the way down (still keeping your shoulders and arms engaged). You'll want to keep your neck and back in a straight line (stare down at the floor). Your back should be at a 90-degree angle to the mat.
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Keeping your core engaged and your back straight, come back up to your starting position. Complete as many dead lifts as you can in one minute. But, remember, form is VERY important with this move. It's better to do fewer, more controlled movements here.
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Mountain Climbers

Begin in a starting push-up position with your legs slightly wider than your hips and your arms straight and engaged.
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Bring your left knee straight forward under your body.
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Come back to your starting position. Then...
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Repeat with your right knee forward. Alternate sides, right to left, for one minute. This move provides a great, full-body workout.

Now that you're done, make these moves your own! You can repeat this sequence as many times as you'd like to tone your bod and get your heart rate up. And, don't forget that you can come check out this moves IRL. Just RSVP at the Crunch location near you!
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