Thrive in 5 - Stay happy and healthy in 5 minute intervals

Ahhh "exercise.."

Where do we have time to fit that in?

The WHO recommends adults between 18-64 years do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week. This can be in short bursts. 

150 minutes is a lot of minutes! It is overwhelming just thinking about it. But what if we broke it into smaller more digestible chunks, that you could even do with the little ones at home or outside in a balcony or backyard?

We have been a huge fan of Samantha Montpetit-Huynh -  a core and pelvic floor rehab coach with almost 18 years in the fitness and wellness industry. She has agreed to share with us a simple way to maintain health (and sanity) during this time.


Thrive in 5 
by Samantha Montpetit- Huynh

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Don’t have time to get fit? What if we told you that 5 min is all it takes?

You heard right…5 minutes. If you can carve out 5 minutes in your day (5-6 times throughout the day) you are a closer to complying with what the World Health Organization recommendations for healthy living than doing nothing at all. Ideally 10 minute intervals is best, but we all know as busy moms, this can be a challenge. 

We are living through some seriously trying times that are not only trying our physical health but our mental health too. Regular physical activity has been show to not only improve our health i.e. lower blood pressure (reduce stress), lower blood sugar levels (diabetes), improve cardiovascular health (live longer) but also releases similar chemicals in our brains, that are found in anti-depressants.

We all know that we feel so much better after we get outside, go for a walk or have a great workout but carving out 20-30 minutes at a time can be a challenge, especially now! This is why I started Thrive in 5 in my private Facebook Group. 

For our Q for Quinn readers I have put together a video of 5 minute workouts for an ENTIRE WEEK - that's 1 for every day of the working week. 

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The reality is although it can seem like you’re burning the candle at both ends, who knows what our new reality is going to look like. You might never have another opportunity like this again, to really make a dent and start doing something that you have always put off.

Every morning at 9am, from Monday – Friday, I go LIVE and show you how you can get moving and start your day off right!

I invite you to join my free Facebook Community, SCT for Ladies Only and join other women, just like you and make your health a priority!

And for those of you who need just a bit more because you know health and fitness is more than just going through the motions I will be running my next health and fitness challenge on May 11th so be sure to join my group so you don’t miss all the exciting details because in addition to the “prize” of good health, there are other pretty awesome prizes too!

I’ll see you in the group!

Facebook Group, for Ladies Only: here

Facebook Page: @samcoretrainer.


About the Author:

Samantha Montpetit-Huynh is the mother of two beautiful girls, a core and pelvic floor rehab coach with almost 18 years in the fitness and wellness industry. Samantha helps women take back control of their health, get off the hamster wheel of dieting so they can re-connect with their bodies, feel strong and build confidence once and for all at

Samantha is also one of the co-founders of Bellies Inc., the creators of the AB Tank Complete System, the most comprehensive, holistic system that combines restorative exercises and abdominal wrapping to help women build core confidence from pregnancy through motherhood.

Samantha is known extensively in her field and has appeared on Breakfast Television, CTV News, Canada AM, CHCH and Rogers Daytime. She was also the resident fitness expert on the Marilyn Denis Show, a national award winning lifestyle show across Canada, from 2013-2017.


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