The BeWOW Breakdown: This 30-Minute Workout Will Leave You Drenched in Sweat

This Week’s Workout: Tone Your Abs and Butt in 30 Minutes Flat 

The Breakdown
Total time commitment: 30 minutes
Difficulty (out of five): 3.5
Soreness Factor: It was a tough workout, but we shouldn’t be too sore.
Overall Grade (out of five): 4

Our first impressions:

Emma was off on vacation, so Alon and Rebecca did the workout together. Emma got to do it on a beach, while Alon and Rebecca did it at the boring gym yet again. Either way, we all were excited for the workout, but knew that a lot of the moves were likely going to be tough. Alon and Rebecca guessed they’d make it through the circuit three times.

How we felt afterwards:

Alon and Rebecca underestimated themselves and actually made it the circuit 4.5 times in 30 minutes! But they ended it drenched in sweat and ready for a nap. The workout was aimed at core and glutes, but it still worked other muscles like our shoulders and our arms. It was a quick workout and we were able to push knowing we only had to do it for 30 minutes. Those knee-drive hops were killer, but what a great move. Another week, another great workout from Audie!

About our testers: 

Rebecca Barber is the founder of the Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run, a just-for-fun 50K run that follows Rocky Balboa’s footsteps in Rocky II. She’s a 19x marathoner and 17x ultra marathoner, having started running when she was a kid. She’s an active volunteer with Back on My Feet Philadelphia, where she works to help the homeless community use running as a means to better their lives and find stable employment and housing. When not running all the miles, she is the social media coordinator for The Wharton School.

Alon Abramson is the founder of the West Philly Runners, the creator of – a web resource for running in Philadelphia – and the organizer of a number of running events in Philly, including the annual 26×1 Mile Team Marathon Relay, Beat the Bus, and Beat the Commute. Running since high school, Alon is an on-again, off-again runner with ebbs and flows to his mileage and commitment. More recently however, he’s taken a new approach to training, emphasizing cross-training and speed work as much as building up mileage and this has dramatically improved his running performance. When he’s not organizing and running, Alon works as a research project manager at Penn’s Institute for Urban Research, studying energy efficiency best practices. He’s on a number of non-profit boards and works on his whole-home retrofit project whenever there’s free time.

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