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
If you’re traveling or don’t have time to get to the gym, you can still get your sweat on. Just clear some space on the floor and throw on comfortable clothes and press play. Watch the video and follow along for a fantastic 10-minute bodyweight workout—no props, machines, or weights needed.
The 10-minute core-strengthening workout
Planks are great, but there's more to developing a solid core. Here's a full-body workout to get you on your way to a stronger core.
The 10-minute cardio workout you can do at the office
You don’t need to go for a long run or bike ride to get your daily dose of cardio! Watch this video to see fitness expert Lauren Williams bust out an awesome 10-minute, heart-pumping routine you can do anywhere, even while you’re at work. She cleverly takes advantage props you’ll find at your office—like your desk chair—to work your entire body like a boss. So go grab your co-workers, a chair, and get your heart rates up with this fun and effective cardio routine.
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
Who doesn’t want to build a more toned, sculpted, and perky backside? Luckily, we’ve got the butt workout you need. David Kirsch, celebrity trainer and author of Ultimate Family Wellness has trained countless stars over the years, from Kate Upton to Jennifer Lopez, so he knows the best booty-boosting exercises. However, he points out that rather than strive for a body like your fave celeb, focus on becoming your best self instead.
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
Ready for a full-body burn? In this video, Sarah Wingo from Pure Barre demonstrates a 10-minute barre workout that will strengthen your upper body and abs. The sequence begins with warm-up moves that get your heart pumping, then targets your arms, abs, and glutes.
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!)