A common complaint I hear from clients is that they never have enough time to work out or eat healthily. There’s not enough time to meal prep or maybe there’s not enough time to go to an exercise class or even get to the gym. Yes, we’re all busy. However, time is a human creation. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. The difference is how we prioritize and make use of the time we have. But it’s possible to get a workout or some form of movement into every single day. Here are ten 10-minute workouts you can do nearly anywhere to get your blood pumping and reap the positive benefits of movement.
I love using apps and YouTube videos to mix up my routine. That’s why I’ve selected some of my favorites that you can bookmark, add to your Pinterest account, or just give a whirl when you’re ready.
1- 10 Minute Workout – Tabata
Tabata workouts are a really quick way to make sure to get a work out into your day. They consist of rounds of a set of exercises(eight to be exact). You work intensely for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. Recover. Repeat. It’s a high interval training technique that can get you results quickly and efficiently.
Here’s an awesome Tabata workout from Pop Sugar that will have you sweating and feeling really great in a little over ten minutes!
2 – Every Minute on the Minute Workouts to Maximize Cardio Burn
An Every Minute On the Minute (EMOM) workout is exactly like it sounds. Perform a different exercise every minute on the minute over a designated amount of time. The goal is to do a certain amount of reps as quickly as possible before your minute is up.
Work harder/faster at first, rest longer. Work longer/slower, and get less rest time.
Set a goal of 10 – 20 minutes to complete your routine. Decide on 10 different moves you’d like to do such as jump squats, push-ups, jumping jacks, and then set an amount that you’re going to accomplish per minute (say 10 to start).
I love to pair this routine while I’m making dinner. Pop the chicken in the oven, set my timer, and the work out for the duration of the cook. I know. It’s kind of crazy, but sometimes this is the only way I can get in some cardio.
Here’s a great 10 Min EMOM Workout:
10 Jumping Jacks
10 High Knees
10 Lunges right leg
10 Lunges left leg
10 Mountain Climbers
Repeat the order if you’d like to make it a 20-minute workout. And if you get through it fast enough you may still even have time to shower and get dressed while the rest of your dinner cooks!
Here’s a handy timer from Fit At Midlife if you’d like to skip the part where you figure out how to time your workouts and just dive in:
3 – Here’s Another Awesome EMOM 10 Minute Workout
This video will get your heart rate really going and maximize your busy schedule:
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Body Weight Workouts
When we were traveling this past summer we decided to work out in our hotel room. We took to our own body weight to get our workout in. (We even used luggage to increase the exercise options!)
With the TRX (link), resistance bands, and all the bodyweight workout apps and videos (link below) there really is no reason not to work out on vacation! Being able to improvise a workout can make it super fun and push your body to get through what it would otherwise experience as muscle fatigue from the introduction of new workouts/muscle groups.
4 – 50 Bodyweight Workouts You Can Do Anywhere.
These workouts require absolutely no equipment making them perfect to do anywhere that’s convenient for you!
5 – This Bodyweight Workout is Intense, but it’s WORTH IT.
I love that it’s just the workout and fun music that’s playing. They don’t take time to explain the moves so make sure to consult with a professional or at the bare minimum do the workout in front of a mirror to check proper form.
Take it easy and be sure to modify to your fitness level.
6 – Tabata Bodyweight Workouts
Let’s combine the best of both worlds here where we combine body weight with the high intensity of a Tabata workout!
Here’s a really good one from Get Healthy U that will get your heart rate up without using anything but the resistance of your own body weight!
7 – HIIT Workouts at Home
Using your body weight and alternating between high-intensity moves along with rest breaks is a really fantastic way to increase your body’s fat-burning metabolism for when you’re done with your workout.
I love this YouTube video from Group HIIT because you can play your own music. The instructions are written so it’s a really great video. Be sure to check proper form and to listen to your body.
8 – Another HIIT Workout Video
This one brought to us by www.momsintofitness.com is a great beginner HIIT workout if you’re new to high-intensity workouts.
9 – 10 Minute Workout – Yoga Flow
Yoga is one of my favorite ways to wake up my body and feel grounded so naturally, this list should include a quick and effective yoga flow to get your body feeling lengthened and strong.
This workout is surprisingly difficult but still simple enough for a new yogi.
I promise you’ll be dripping in sweat when you’re done.
10 – Ten Minute Abs
No workout is complete without a bit of work on that all-important core. Your core helps to control your posture and support your back so it’s ideal to include some form of strength training to that area whenever you can.
Check out this Ten Minute Ab Workout you can do anywhere:
Caution for Workouts At Home:
Because you’re working out without the watchful eye of a trained professional it’s possible that you could injure yourself from not using proper form, or lacking control (or just trying to do too much too soon). Be sure to consult with a medical professional or a qualified trainer before beginning any new exercise routine.
It’s also helpful to use a mirror to check form as described in the workout routine.
Did you workout yet today? What are you waiting for? Oh and if you loved this and thought it was helpful please pin it to share the love. Thanks for being here!