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Get fit with these quick workouts

One of the most often cited reasons for not exercising is not enough time. With everything that we need to do in a day, fitting in exercise can be challenging. However, it doesn’t have to be! Whether you have 5, 10 or 30 minutes, we have workout ideas for you!

5-Minute Workouts

A 5-minute workout you can do anywhere – This workout will have you perform five simple moves for one minute each to get your heart pumping!

5-minute full body blast workout – Perform this routine to add some resistance exercises into your day.

Hit every muscle in 5 minutes – Warm up all of your muscles in this full body routine that will have you feeling energized and ready to start your day. Bonus: You can do many of these exercises before you even get out of bed!

4 crucial exercises you can do in 5 minutes – Not only will your work all of your major muscle groups with these 4 moves, but you’ll also raise your heart rate, work on your balance and burn calories!

10-Minute Workouts

10-minute home cardio workout – Find yourself with a few minutes of down time before your favorite show? Try this workout to get a boost of energy and avoid getting sleepy on the sofa.

The ultimate 10-minute workout – As the name would imply, this workout can provide you with a high-intensity blast of exercise in a circuit-training fashion. Proceed with caution and be sure to exercise within your health and physical limitations.

The quick 10-minute core workout you’ll want to do every day – Many bodily movements depend on the strength of our core. This workout focuses on building strength in this important part of your body.

30-Minute Workouts

The easiest 30-minute, equipment-free, workout everIf you’re just starting to exercise, this is a good workout for you. It will help build your endurance and strength over time to go from beginner to intermediate.

30-minute full-body circuit routine Similarly, no equipment needed for this routine! However, this one will test you a bit more than the previous. Try it out to improve your balance, endurance and strength.

Lean legs 30-minute body-weight workout – If your goal is to focus on strengthening your legs, you’ll want to check out this workout!

30-minute perfect mix of cardio and sculpting – We know 30 minutes of exercise can seem boring. That’s why we suggest checking out this workout video to help you have fun.

Additional Workout Ideas

  • Devise your own routine. Consider your goals for working out and develop a personal plan. You can use our Workouts of the Week as a guide for picking moves to include.
  • Maximize every minute of exercise with the 7 Minute Workout app. Click here to learn more!
  • Don’t underestimate the power of walking. Take a 5-, 10-, 30-minute or whatever-you-have-time-for walk.
  • Take time to tabata. Tabata training helps you get a cardio and resistance workout in 4 minutes. Learn more here.

Remember, any exercise is better than no exercise! Always talk to your doctor prior to beginning a new workout routine.