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.
- Tabata high knees
One minute rest
- Tabata triple kick
- Mary Katherines
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:
- Bicycle crunch
- Back extension (a.k.a. Supermans)
- Heels to heaven
- 90-second break
- Leg raises
- Side plank hip drops
- Pick pockets
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.