Everyone is looking to reach their New Years’ fitness goals. However, not having enough time during the day is a common issue that gets in the way of achieving those goals. We want everyone to be able to get healthier and happier this year. Here is a quick and easy 30 minute workout for anyone struggling with setting aside time in their day for fitness. This full-body 30 minute workout will get you started on the right path in reaching whatever your fitness goals are.
What you’ll need for this 30 minute workout: Just yourself!
This 30 minute workout consists of 3 rounds of 7 exercises. 45 seconds per exercise, followed by 15 seconds of rest. Complete all 7 exercises and then repeat two more times.
Exercise #1: Push-ups
Starting off with the classic push-up. This exercise will focus on your chest muscles and triceps. In your first round, have a goal in mind you want to get in 45 seconds. Then for the next two rounds, try and beat that number each time.
Exercise #2: Squats
Next up, squats. You do have an option to incorporate some weight while doing these squats, but just doing air squats will get the job done for the sake of time. These squats will focus on your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and abdominal muscles.
Exercise #3: Butt kicks
After squats, you’ll go right into another leg exercise, butt kicks. This explosive move will also work your glutes and hamstring muscles. An extra step in this workout is pumping your arms. This will also get your core and arms a workout.
Exercise #4: Tricep dips
Now back to working out your upper body with some tricep dips. You will need some sort of elevated surface to do these dips. A chair, bench, or couch will work fine. This exercise will, of course, work out your tricep muscles and strengthen your core.
Exercise #5: Side lunges
Up next are side lunges. This exercise will help with your stability and balance. Your quadriceps, hips, and glutes will get a nice burn from these side lunges.
Exercise #6: Jumping jacks
Your whole body will then get a jolt with the trusty jumping jacks. This exercise really does work out an abundance of muscle groups. 45 seconds of jumping jacks will have your legs, core, and shoulders feeling toned.
Exercise #7: Sit-ups
Finally, the last exercise in this 30 minute workout circuit are sit-ups. Sit-ups, of course, target your abdominal muscles. By now, your body will be feeling toned all over. Try your best to bang out as many sit-ups as you can within 45 seconds.
Your new go-to 30 minute workout!
This quick and easy 30 minute workout is the perfect way to start your day. Set your alarm 30 minutes earlier than usual and try this workout in the morning.
Start incorporating this routine 3 days for one week. Then add a fourth workout day the following week. Followed by adding a fifth workout day the next week. As you enter that fourth week, this 30 minute workout should be fully integrated as a 5 times per week routine. You’ll be well on your way to reaching your fitness goals!