A 10-Minute Core Scorcher Workout With Trista Greco

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.)

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About Maggie Umberger

Maggie moved to Chicago from North Carolina in 2014 with a degree in Journalism and Spanish, a 200-hour yoga certification, a group fitness cert and a passion to teach and to sweat. It wasn't until she found aSweatLife that she really started to feel at home. Here, she's incorporated her passion for health and wellness into her career as she helps to build the network of Ambassadors, trainers and fitness enthusiasts that exist within the aSweatLife ecosystem. You can also find her coaching at CrossTown Fitness and teaching yoga classes at Bare Feet Power Yoga, Yoga Six and exhale.