5 Simple & Effective Routines to Do When You’re on the Go
We’re busy people. These days it seems like everyone is on the go and fitting in exercise is not realistic. It’s easy to convince ourselves that a 10 minute workout isn’t worth doing, but I want to remind you that every workout counts. Even if you only have 10 or 15 minutes, you can still get in a great workout.
Somedays I have so much to do and I feel like there’s no time to exercise. This is when a quick, heart-pumping routine is so helpful. I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite workouts to do when I’m short on time. These may be short, but they are super effective, and I always feel so good once I finish them.
Whether you’re starting school, heading back to work, or just always on the go, here are five of the best workouts for busy mornings.
1. The 7 Minute HIIT Routine
The other day I knew I had a lot to do and I really didn’t have time to go for a run or head to the gym. At first I thought I’d just skip my workout for the day. Then I remembered that Tone It Up had a great 7 Minute HIIT routine. I love the Tone It Up workouts and do them all the time. When I can fit in a longer workout, I’ll do a routine from their DVD, or I’ll take one of their printables to the gym. But on a busy day, this routine is perfect. It got my heart rate up, and a good sweat going. The best part… it only took me 14 minutes! I did this routine twice through and I was done.
2. 15 Minute Cardio and Total Body Toning Boot Camp Workout
I love Kelli and Daniel. This husband and wife are an amazing duo that create awesome workouts. Fitness Blender has hundreds of FREE workouts available on their YouTube channel and website. Their workouts are simple, effective, and many are rather short. If you don’t have much time, try one of their 15 minute routines. Another great feature of their workouts is that their is no music. This means you can follow along while listening to your favorite jams. Next time you’re in a hurry, do a Fitness Blender workout. 😉
3. Sarah’s Ultimate Booty Boot-Camp Workout
I’ve been following Sarah Dussault for many years. She is passionate about promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, and shares her wealth of knowledge through her blog and YouTube channel. Her workouts are really effective and super quick. If you’re looking for some serious burn in a short amount of time, give this booty boot-camp a try. I was shocked at how sore I was the next day. This workout may only be 15 minutes, but it is no joke. You can also check out her new book, Get Skinny Again, for more workout ideas.
4. Train Insane HIIT Workout
How many of you have heard of Blogilates? Cassey has definitely been growing in popularity and no wonder! She’s talented, passionate, and bursting with life. I’ve followed her blog for quite a few years, and love watching her YouTube videos. Cassey is super creative and driven and she really makes working out fun. She has tons of free workouts available on YouTube, and she even offers a free workout calendar on her blog. This is one of my favorite HIIT workouts from Blogilates. It’s short but… insane. Give it a try next time you need to get a quick sweat in.
5. Intense Ab Workout
Well, I’ve shared all of my favorite YouTubers and fitness instructors, but now I want to share one of my own routines. I made this up one day when I wanted to do a really intense ab workout. I think it’s safe to say that most people want nice abs, so if you’re looking for a challenging workout to sculpt that six pack, give this routine a try. Start at one and work your way down. On the last circuit hold your plank for 30 seconds, then do a 30 second side plank on either your right or left. When you repeat the circuit be sure to switch sides. I hope you love it and please let me know if you’d like to see more of my personal workouts. I love following DVDs and printable routines, but it’s really fun to just do my own thing. Sometimes the workouts you “make up” are the most challenging of all!
Please give these workouts a try, I know you’ll love them. Also, comment below with your best workouts for busy mornings. How do you fit in a workout when you’re short on time?