Working out at home is appealing for so many reasons; it’s convenient, affordable, allows for privacy, and doesn’t need to be rescheduled due to poor weather or rush hour traffic. BUT when you’re working out at home, it can be hard to know exactly what to do. What moves will incorporate both cardio and strength training to give you the body you want? Where do you begin?
We’ve taken the guesswork out of at-home workouts with this 20-minute routine that combines both cardio conditioning and strength training. It’s a well-rounded routine that tones, tightens, and gets your heart pumping all at the same time. What’s even better? Once you’ve mastered this workout, you can try our instructor-guided video for a more challenging workout of the same format!
You don’t need any equipment for either of these workouts, just a little space and a timer—your smart phone works just fine.
Here’s how it works:
- 8 Exercises listed below
- 1 minute each (have your timer ready!)
- No break in between exercises
- Quick break at the end and then repeat.
Strengthen your legs, improve balance and stretch your hip flexors with this baby. Switch legs after 30 seconds.
An oldy but a goodie—get your heart rate up with this tried-and-true move.
Do it on your toes or do it on your knees; this move works!
Related: 20-Minute No-Running Cardio Workout
Boost your cardio and strengthen your legs with this power move.
The first few seconds will be easy. One minute will produce results!
A low-impact version of the burpee-great for upper body, cardio and legs!
Stronger legs, glutes and inner-thighs! Alternate right and left for 1 minute.
Time for a tighter tummy! This move will do the trick.
That’s eight! Now take a 1-2 minute breather, get some water and go through it one more time! Once you master this workout, the next step is to try our GetHealthyU TV SUPER 8 workout. It’s the same format as this one with different exercises, motivating music and someone to workout with and guide you through the moves.