Full Body Circuit Elliptical Workout

///Full Body Circuit Elliptical Workout

Full Body Circuit Elliptical Workout

Before we get to my super fun super effective full body circuit elliptical workout, I just have to show you something…

My puppies last week:


Happy dogs!

My puppies this week:


Not so happy dogs…

I think they blamed me when the crazy winter that will never end kicked in again. So much for spring! They are not fans of the snow and cold.  Neither am I, so to add some heat back into my life I created this seriously sweaty full body circuit elliptical workout.

This workout is a perfect mix of weights and cardio.  The best part is the time flies because you are not JUST doing the elliptical for 30 minutes straight.  The elliptical gets your heart rate up so the circuit exercises burn more calories and are more effective.  I added exercises that work both legs and arms at the same time to get more bang for your buck!  I don’t know about you, but I have to use my time to the fullest.

To do the workout you will need a small area near your elliptical for the circuits and a set of 2-8 pound hand weights.  A mat is optional for the weighted bridge and the planks.

It’s called the Full Body Circuit Elliptical Workout! GO!  Don’t forget to tell me how you did!



Crank the elliptical up to a high level!  I use at least 10.  You should be able to get in at least 2 miles in after all 3 sets.

If you have never done planks, start with the lowest time and work your way up.

An extra challenge is to rotate from front, side and back planks without coming back to the ground or taking a break!

Don’t forget to stretch!

If you aren’t familiar with the exercises, here are some links to show you what to do…

Squat with Shoulder Press 

Lunge with Biceps Curl

Deadlift with Hand Weights

2 Arm, Bent Over Dumbbell Row

Weighted Bridge Lift

Front Plank

Side Plank

Reverse Plank

Have a wunderful workout!

Your turn!

What is your favorite gym workout?

How do you feel about spring snow? love or hate?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:26-04:00 March 28th, 2014|Fitness, Workouts|5 Comments


  1. Heather @Fit 'N' Cookies April 1, 2014 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    This looks like a great workout! I have a hard time staying on the elliptical for a half hour without being totally bored, but this will make it fly by!

  2. Susan Greene March 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Hey Julie!
    I have purchased the st Ives timeless skin moisturizer. Hope it works! I have been using the Josie Maran argon oil but it’s pretty expensive!
    Love the pics of your babies, keep them coming. I have a standard poodle that is my baby.
    I lived in Asheville for 11 years. We moved back to Greer 11 years ago but I still miss seeing my mountains in Fairview! We lived off of Emma’s grove road. Keep the running in a skirt coming!
    Sue Sue Greene

  3. Angela March 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    This is a great post! Thanks for sharing your workout secrets, Julie! This winter has been so brutal so I’ve found myself doing lots of at home youtube workouts. I’ve recently started a squat challenge. Happy Friday!

  4. Lisa Frohock March 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your blog! Whether it’s puppies, fashion, vacations, new babies, or work-outs it always makes me smile. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  5. [email protected] March 28, 2014 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Julie, I literally almost spit my smoothie when I saw the puppy comparison shots. So funny! Great workout idea. Pinned!

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