A 10-Minute Core Scorcher Workout With Trista Greco
  • February 7, 2018
  • Trista Greco, Chicago-based Nike Trainer and Barry’s Bootcamp Founding Instructor, is known to lead her classes through workouts that result in participants recounting their workout  with the hashtag, #DeathByTrista.

    But if there’s one 10-minute circuit you won’t regret doing, it’s abs. And when it’s an core series by Trista, you know you’re in for a doozy of a workout.

    That’s a big reason why the SweatWorking app was born – with individual workouts and workout programs created by trusted coaches. You know you’re getting a workout worth your time, even when you don’t have a lot of it.

    Catch a sample of Trista’s Sore To The Core workout with this circuit that will get you all of the planks and crunches. One round will take you less than 10 minutes, but if you’re feeling ambitious, go through the circuit twice and you’ll be feeling the burn for the rest of the week.

    Find Trista’s full Sore To The Core workout with even more movements, a full warm-up and a cool-down on the SweatWorking app. And, if you really want to experience #DeathByTrista,  take on her “Longer in 30” 4-week challenge, which is packed with barre, running and HIIT – a uniquely Trista combination.

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    Here’s your 10-minute ab circuit:

    Start with planks:

    • 60 sec: Forearm Plank Dips, Right
    • 60 sec: Forearm Plank Dips, Left
    • 30 sec: Forearm Hip Dips
    • 30 sec: Forearm Plank Hold

    Then, take on this core series:

    • 60 sec: Sit-ups, 1 count up, 4 counts down
    • 45 sec: Shallow crunch
    • 15 sec: Legs up pulse
    • 60 sec: Leg lifts, 2 counts up, 2-count hold, 2 counts down
    • 45 sec: Low leg ankle crisscross
    • 15 sec: Low leg ankle crisscross hold
    • 60 sec: Rope climb, straight legs
    • 60 sec: Straight leg sit-ups

    Optional: Rest for one to two minutes, then repeat the circuit for a full 20-minute workout.


    (Disclaimer: This workout is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor is it a replacement for seeking medical treatment or professional nutrition advice. Do not start any nutrition or physical activity program without first consulting your physician.)

    About Maggie Umberger

    Maggie moved to Chicago in 2014 from North Carolina, a proud Tar Heel at heart. She began her career in advertising but was equally passionate about her fitness endeavors, and ended up spending as much time instructing yoga and other types of fitness as much as in her advertising job. Now she works full-time with aSweatLife to continue to grow our community of amazing fellow fitness junkies in Chicago. And when she’s not running around with Jeana making #Sweatworking happen or instructing corporate and private yoga classes, you can find her leading bootcamp classes at ENRGi Fitness and vinyasa classes at Bare Feet Power Yoga and Yoga Six.