To say Kristin Strom, regional Pilates manager at Fitness Formula Clubs, has a busy schedule would be an understatement. She has little time to sleep, let alone burn a ton of calories! In addition to managing the Pilates program and teaching classes, she also runs the brand new Classical Pilates Formula at FFC training apprenticeship program (included in the Pilates Method Alliance registry & one of very few of its kind in Illinois!)

Needless to say, she doesn’t have a lot of time to do her own workouts. Kristin shared how she balances work & family life and still finds time to stay fit with this quick 45-minute workout to burn a TON of calories & get bikini ready:

“With 3 kids and a very demanding full time job, I don’t have a ton of time to do my own workouts, but I know that it is important to take care of myself and put the time in to keep my body healthy so I can take care of my family.

When I workout consistently I feel better and I have more physical energy to keep going when life gets tough. Plus I have more creative energy to troubleshoot tough situations and come up with creative solutions to complex problems!”

Kristin’s 45-Minute Workout to Burn Calories

  • Run: 1 mile
  • Lift: 5 pull-ups, 20 push-ups, 15 walking lunges (3 rounds)
  • Run: 1 mile
  • Lift: 15 deadlift and rows, 15 triceps dips, 25 Spider-Man planks (3 rounds)
  • Run: 1 mile

“I like this mix of strength and cardio because it keeps me from getting bored on the treadmill – more than 1 mile at a time is SO boring! Plus, with 1-mile treadmill intervals, I can perform stronger for the shorter duration. Breaking up the strength segment keeps me focused. Jumping on the treadmill gives a very active recovery between supersets!”

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To learn more about workouts, or to set up a Pilates consultation, email Kristin at! Do you have a go-to 45-minute workout? Share it with us in the comments or tag it with #FFCChicago! Want another efficient, quick workout? Check out this lower body calorie burner!

Post written by FFC Regional Director of Pilates Kristin Strom.

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