Get trainer Eric Jordon’s 30-day easy workout challenge

t’ll be Jan. 1 before you know it, and guess what? You’re going to post that same old Facebook status on New Year’s Day like you always do (“2017 is MY year! No more games!”) and make that mental checklist to start eating better and get (back) in shape. The beginning of the year is when gym membership spikes – but also drop off, because people never get in the habit of eating and exercising regularly.

So why not get in the habit before the New Year? We asked Eric Jordon, a personal trainer who operates EnerJFitness, or advice on starting a routine before that big holiday meal.


Simple exercises can help you ease into a workout routine without joining a gym right away, and get your body used to physical activity. Eric Jordon’s 30-day challenge adds small increments to each workout. “It takes 30 days to make something a habit,” he says, “so keep going!”

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4
50 squats
40 crunches
10 leg raises
20-second plank
15 tricep dips
55 squats
50 crunches
15 leg raises
25-second plank
20 tricep dips
60 squats
60 crunches
20 leg raises
30-second plank
25 tricep dips
Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8
70 squats
70 crunches
25 leg raises
35-second plank
30 tricep dips
75 squats
80 crunches
30 leg raises
40-second plank
35 tricep dips
80 squats
90 crunches
35 leg raises
45-second plank
40 tricep dips
Day 9Day 10Day 11Day 12
90 squats
100 crunches
40 leg raises
50-second plank
45 tricep dips
95 squats
110 crunches
45 leg raises
60-second plank
50 tricep dips
100 squats
120 crunches
50 leg raises
70-second plank
55 tricep dips
Day 13Day 14Day 15Day 16
110 squats
125 crunches
60 leg raises
80-second plank
60 tricep dips
120 squats
130 crunches
70 leg raises
90-second plank
65 tricep dips
130 squats
135 crunches
80 leg raises
100-second plank
70 tricep dips
Day 17Day 18Day 19Day 20
150 squats
140 crunches
90 leg raises
110-second plank
75 tricep dips
160 squats
145 crunches
100 leg raises
120-second plank
80 tricep dips
170 squats
150 crunches
105 leg raises
130-second plank
85 tricep dips
Day 21Day 22Day 23Day 24
190 squats
155 crunches
110 leg raises
140-second plank
90 tricep dips
200 squats
160 crunches
115 leg raises
150-second plank
95 tricep dips
210 squats
165 crunches
120 leg raises
160-second plank
100 tricep dips
Day 25Day 26Day 27Day 28
220 squats
170 crunches
125 leg raises
170-second plank
110 tricep dips
225 squats
174 crunches
130 leg raises
180-second plank
120 tricep dips
230 squats
180 crunches
135 leg raises
190-second plank
130 tricep dips
Day 29Day 30
240 squats
190 crunches
140 leg raises
195-second plank
140 tricep dips
250 squats
200 crunches
150 leg raises
200-second plank
150 tricep dips


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Click here for Detroit nutritionist Dr. Velonda Thompson's tips for eating healthy before the big holiday meal

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