March 06, 2012

Too busy to exercise? Can't afford a gym membership? Don't have the right equipment? No more excuses! Just put on your sneakers and do one of these workouts at home. All you need is a little bit of space and some motivation—no equipment required!

Consult your doctor before starting a new exercise program.

Instructions: After warming up with five minutes of light cardio (i.e. jogging in place), repeat the circuit of your choice as instructed with 0-60 seconds rest between each. The less time you rest, the more challenging the workout.

Exercises: If you're unsure how to do any of these exercises, please click on the following links for a video of how each is properly performed. If the Squat Jumps are too challenging, perform Squats as an exercise substitution. For more of a challenge, combine multiple curcuits for one seriously butt-kicking workout!

Modifications: Most of these exercises are intended for intermediate and advanced exercisers, but many can be modified for beginners. Check out the modification videos for a plank and push-up below.
How-to videos:

  • Curtsy Squats
  • Lunges
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Plank
  • Plank (modified)
  • Push-ups
  • Push-ups (modified)
  • Reverse Fly
  • Squats
  • Sit-ups
  • Squat Jumps
  • Triceps Dips
  • Wall Sit
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