The Best 10-Minute Online Workouts You Can Do Anywhere
The best 10-minute workouts
Thinking about when to squeeze in your workouts can be daunting, especially while juggling a jam-packed schedule. Most adults should aim for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio plus two strength-training sessions a week–but some weeks it feels like there simply aren't enough hours in the day. Luckily for anyone (everyone?) who sometimes feels too busy for the gym, more and more research suggests you can meet your 150 minutes in smaller sweat sessions.
Studies have found that short, high-intensity workouts of just a few minutes can produce many of the same benefits as longer, less intense exercise. So-called "microworkouts" can improve heart health, endurance, and fat burn–big wins in little time! To make the most of your shorter workouts, pick from the free online videos below. You can do these 10-minute workouts anywhere–even when you could have sworn you didn't have the time.
The 10-minute bodyweight workout
Fitness expert Lauren Williams demonstrates a five-exercise circuit you really can do anywhere, even if you're traveling and out of sync with your regular workout routine. No props, machines, or weights needed for this full-body plan. You'll perform each of the five movements for 45 seconds with a 15-second break in between, then you'll repeat the whole shebang.
The 10-minute core-strengthening workout
Tired of crunches and planks but committed to strengthening your core? You might be surprised by how ab-centric a workout you can get with a total-body plan. Try this routine from Mahri Relin, founder of Body Conceptions, which sneaks core work into every move–even those disguised as arm exercises.
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The 10-minute cardio workout you can do at the office
Hitting the gym in the middle of the workday sounds nice, but it often isn't all that easy to make happen. With this quick routine from fitness expert Lauren Williams, you can squeeze in a little cardio without ever leaving your desk. She cleverly puts office furniture, such as your desk chair, to good use in this five-exercise circuit that you'll perform twice. Grab your co-workers and try this one together!
The 10-minute HIIT workout
A high-intensity interval training (HIIT) routine burns calories and fat in record time. This sequence from Nike trainer Lauren Williams will leave you breathless–in a good way. You'll sweat through 11 movements, performing each for 45 to 60 seconds, until 10 minutes are up.
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The 10-minute butt-blasting workout
Trainer to the stars David Kirsch is here to make all your perky-booty dreams come true with his signature butt-blasting workout. The quick routine focuses on seven heart-pumping lower-body exercises that will lift and strengthen your backside with some cardio benefits too. You'll do 12 reps per side for each exercise during your 10-minute sweat session.
The 10-minute ab-sculpting Pilates workout
Sculpt the deepest layer of your abdominal muscles with this beginner-friendly Pilates sequence from Health contributing editor and celebrity instructor Kristin McGee. Focus on keeping your core muscles tight and engaged: Imagine you're wearing a wetsuit that sucks every inch of your torso inward, McGee says. This quick routine might look simple–but you'll feel those abs tomorrow!
The 10-minute Pure Barre workout
Sarah Wingo from Pure Barre shares a 10-minute routine that'll deliver full-body burn. Your heart will be pumping as soon as the warm-up starts, and you'll finish with stronger arms, abs, and glutes. The best part? No barre required, so you can do this quick workout anywhere.
The 10-minute partner workout
Mother-daughter fitness duo Denise and Katie Austin lead a perfect partner workout you can do anywhere. The routine may be quick, but it's not easy; from arm extensions to side lunges to reverse planks, you'll get an all-over workout with the support of your favorite workout pal. (Moms included!)