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The 2015 Christmas Cookie Crusher Workout

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve!

Last year I shared a Christmas Cookie Crusher workout that ended up being a huge hit among my clients, friends and blog readers. Many of you have shared that you’ve used the workout all year long!


If life’s been looking a little like this lately…I’ve got a workout for you!

I train a small group of friends at 5:30 a.m. once a week. (They are the only 5:30 clients that I have kept in my effort to sleep more!) They were eagerly anticipating this year’s Christmas Cookie Crusher after last year’s extravaganza. I texted them late last night that we would meet outside at the top of a hill near the gym instead of on the treadmills. They ran a mile (I went along with) while trading a 12-lb wall ball off as they went. We went on a little tour of pretty Christmas lights down one of Charlotte’s most festive streets. You can find a short video of it on SnapChat! (follow me @jendecurtins)

Once we got back into the gym they did a team workout where one person pushed the sled, one rested and the other did sets of 25 reps of various exercises to end with 150 box jumps, 150 kettelbell swings, 150 single arm snatches, 150 sit ups and 150 wall balls. They rotated every 25 reps until they reached 150 (so it was twice through for each person).

I wanted to make the blog version of the Christmas Cookie Crusher a little more friendly for those working out solo and/or with minimal equipment since I know so many of you travel during the holidays or may have a hard time getting away to workout.

A total body workout to combat those Christmas cookies that features bodyweight exercises that can be done anywhere!

So here it is…your 2015 Christmas Cookie Crusher! I stuck with the 25 reps theme (you know, to go with the December 25 date) and alternated movements that would get your heart rate up with ab/active rest/strength type of movements so that you get all the cardio and strength that you need in one simple workout! One time through should do the trick for a short but effective workout but if you’re really feeling ambitious, you can always go for a second round!

Let me know if you have any questions and as always…I love hearing your feedback if you give it a try!

Happy cookie eating…and sweating! 🙂



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  • Lisa @ TechChick Adventures December 23, 2015, 11:56 am

    Thanks for the workout guide! I was sidelined from running this morning (stupid hip bursitis!) and was looking for some sort of other workout. I’m not so good at just “winging it”! And yes, I’m enjoying *all* the cookies at this time of the year!
    Merry Christmas!!

    • Jen DeCurtins December 23, 2015, 4:59 pm

      Oh no! I’m glad it came at a good time!

  • Grace December 23, 2015, 2:42 pm

    Hey Jen! Thanks so much for sharing; I always look forward to your workouts and have built a following for your blog among my friends LOL! Your older Cookie Crusher is one of my favorites and I’ve done it through this whole year. I was wondering, what is a prisoner jump squat?

    Merry Christmas to you, your family and pups!

    • Jen DeCurtins December 23, 2015, 2:48 pm

      Hey Grace! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy my blog and THANK YOU for referring your friends to it. I’m so grateful! Prisoner jump squat is just a jump squat with your hands behind your head.

  • Natalie December 23, 2015, 5:26 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Jen!! I also loved the cookie crusher 2014 and it’s actually a favorite in my photo roll and I use it when I travel!! I wanted to say, I am still loving your Thanksgiving workout from this year. I have done it 4x since T-giving!! Thanks for being inspiring and Merry Christmas!!

    • Jen DeCurtins December 25, 2015, 11:33 am

      I’m so happy to hear that! I hope you like this one!

  • Tori December 24, 2015, 2:15 am

    My husband and I tried this workout this afternoon and it was tough! And much-needed after indulging in a few too many Christmas cookies. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Jen DeCurtins December 25, 2015, 11:36 am

      I’m so glad you liked it! I hope you’re having a merry Christmas!

  • Jenna September 25, 2016, 12:31 pm

    Just stumbled upon this workout and LOVED it! Thank you for sharing this circuit; I’m always looking for new ideas for the gym.

  • Hannah January 16, 2017, 6:27 am

    I can’t believe I’ve only just discovered your blog! so excited to get working out.

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