No Time? Three 10-Minute Workouts You Can Do Today

Let’s face it: Not everyone has the time to make it to the gym every day. But what if you could sneak in just a few minutes at a time? Think of how often people take a smoke break from work. You can fit in a workout!

Everyone can spare 10 minutes every couple hours, and no one said you had to do your workout all at once. Here are a three workouts you can do in ANY environment in 10 minutes or less.

10am: 10-Minute Workout 

The first workout is done using the tabata timing method. Perform 20 seconds of one exercise, break for 10 seconds; perform the second exercise, break for 10 seconds. Repeat for three more minutes. Each tabata circuit takes four minutes, while the whole workout is nine minutes.

One minute rest

One minute stretching

1pm: 10-Minute Workout

Do this every minute, on the minute, for 10 minutes:

The idea is to finish fast so you have time to rest before the next minute starts. If you can’t complete it in a single minute, do as many rounds as you can for the rest of the 10 minutes.

3pm: 10-Minute Workout

For this circuit, do four solid minutes of ab exercises, rest for 90 seconds, and then do four MORE solid minutes. Make sure to transition quickly into each exercise and give it your best! Most of these exercises can be done either on a yoga mat, or if you don’t have one at the office, on carpet.

One minute each:

If you’re using your time wisely and cranking out these exercises at your best effort, you can rest easy knowing that you did all you could on a busy day.

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Luke Andrus is a certified personal trainer, ACE health coach, writer, folk music drummer, husband, and a father. Most of his writing experience is in poetry and fictional short stories, and he also proposed to his wife with a self-published children's book. He is a Narnia nerd with a degree in History, a minor in English, and a semi-obsession with the French language. He believes that fitness is not just about vanity, but about lifestyle, integrity, and the ability to take control of your life.