We get it. Not everyone can work out at the gym. Maybe it’s out of your budget, or you’re intimidated to go as a beginner. Maybe you can’t leave the house…or just don’t want to! Not to worry – we’ve put together three simple workouts you can do for great results, from the comfort of your own home.
Bodyweight Circuit: Perfect for beginners and those short on time, this workout starts with a few minutes of cardio, like jumping jacks or jogging in place. Next, perform each of the following exercises for 30 seconds, resting for 30 seconds in between. Repeat the circuit for 3 to 5 rounds.
- Push-ups (on the floor or against a wall)
- Lunges (alternating legs)
- Chair dips (using a chair or bench)
- Leg raises (lying on your back and lifting your legs up towards the ceiling)
Cardio Blast: For something more intense to work up a sweat, a cardio blast could be just the thing. It starts with the same warmup (a few minutes of jumping jacks or jogging in place) and utilizes the same structure as above (each exercise is done for 30 seconds with 30 seconds’ rest in between, and each circuit is repeated 3 to 5 rounds).
- High knees
- Mountain climbers
- Plank jacks
- Jump lunges
Yoga Flow: A yoga flow is perfect if you’re looking to relax and strengthen your body at the same time. Start with a few minutes of deep breathing to help you focus and get into the right mindset. Next, move through a series of poses such as downward-facing dog, warrior II, and child's pose. End with corpse pose – lying on your back and embracing stillness – for the ultimate relaxing finish.