Mythbuster: 15 min workouts, good or bad?

March 18, 2020

Who doesn’t love Jason Momoa?

I'm a huge fangirl when it comes to his movies.

However, I am not a huge fan of this 15-minute workout promising to drop 10 lbs.

A workout can be a great start towards a weight loss goal; even if it is only 15 minutes.

However, there is a lot of other information missing here.

For a workout like this to actually work there have to be other factors taken into account.


If your nutrition is not on point, weight loss most likely will not happen. 15 minute workouts can’t negate the Chinese food from the night before. (ugh, now I want crab rangoon.)


If you don’t sleep enough, losing fat becomes extremely hard. When you are sleep deprived, it affects your brain, especially the frontal lobe. That’s the decision-making center.

So when you wake up after a crappy sleep and you are stopping at Dunkin Donuts for your morning coffee, it will be much much harder to say no to a donut or a muffin. And no 15-minute workout can work that off.

Actually expending enough energy

15 minutes seems great because who doesn’t have 15 minutes? But how much work can you actually get done in that time? It would take 3-4 days of this workout to get the amount of work of one 1 hr session.

To actually lose weight with a 15-minute workout, it may take doing it 6-7 days a week if you aren’t starving yourself.

Going to the gym 2-3 times a week for an hour will get you closer to your goals of weight loss in much less time. Just put in the work and get the most out of that hour.

So what should do you?

Luckily, we have the solution. Our hour-long fitness coaching and cardio classes give you the right amount of exercise and movement to attain your fat and weight loss goals.

If you are interested in speaking to a trainer (like me) about optimizing your workouts, give us a call.

-Coach Bryan


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