You don’t need fancy equipment for an effective at-home workout.
Bodyweight workouts allow you to keep up your fitness routine when you are unable to get to your local gym or fitness class. Bodyweight exercises work nearly every muscle in your body!
From squats and pushups to core workouts, there are plenty of ways to break a sweat. Bodyweight workouts are not just for strength building. When you incorporate high intensity moves like circuit-style training, you challenge yourself with a cardio workout too.
Here are 3 workouts to try from the comfort of your own home:
1. Beginner Cardio
With just three simple moves, you can modify and build up as you get more comfortable with exercising. Work for 30 seconds, and take 30 seconds of rest to complete one circuit, and do the entire circuit 3-5 times.
1. Skater: Simulate a skating motion by jumping side to side.
2. Three-Point Toe Touch: In a half-squat, tap your right toes directly in front of you and return to start. Then, immediately tap them to the far right and return to start. Then, tap behind you and return to start. Complete one side then repeat on the other side.
3. Flutter Kick: Lie on your back with your arms at your side. Prop yourself on both of your arms, engage your core and lift both legs about six inches off the ground. Kick your feet like you are swimming.
2. Core and Arms
Work the muscles in your midsection with this 15-minute workout that will leave you feeling good from head to toe. Perform each exercise for one minute, resting 30 seconds after each move.
Moves: Plank to Dolphin, Push-Up, Plank Tap, Forearm Side Plank, Bicycle Crunch, Plank to Downward Dog, Push Up, Lateral Plank Walk, Hollow Hold.
3. Lower Body
Glutes are responsible for powering through long runs, strength workouts or a simple flight of stairs. This workout is also a great add-on with an outdoor run! Choose 2-3 moves and complete 2-3 sets for each one.
Moves: Squats, Lunge to skip, Forward-Backward lunges, Side Lunge, Wall Sit, Jumping Jack
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