How to work off

Just the thought of consuming thousands of calories on Thanksgiving Day can make your pants feel tighter. But not everyone can sneak away to the gym before or after the meal.

Stephanie Martin, nutritionist and personal trainer with Martin Nutrition & Fitness, has some thoughts on how to help.

While Martin is hosting a “Turkey Burn” class in their Center Grove-area studio at 9 a.m. today, she said there are some easy moves that can be done anywhere.

“This is a quick, 20-minute workout that people can do at home without any equipment before you go and feast,” she said.

Turkey Tabata 20-Minute Workout

For each of the four groups, do the first exercise for 20 seconds, then rest 10 seconds before doing the next move in the group. Repeat for eight rounds, for a total of four minutes. Rest one to two minutes before moving onto the next group of exercise.

First set



Second set

Air squats


Third set

Chair dips

Chair step-ups

Fourth set

Jump squats


Ryan Trares is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2727.