20-Minute No-Gym Workout

Fitness, Workouts

By: // September 19, 2016

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.
  • Done!

Kick Through Lunge

Strengthen your legs, improve balance and stretch your hip flexors with this baby. Switch legs after 30 seconds.


Click here to learn how to do a kick-through lunge.

Jumping Jacks

An oldy but a goodie—get your heart rate up with this tried-and-true move.


Click here to learn how to do jumping jacks. 

Push-Up T

Do it on your toes or do it on your knees; this move works!


Click here to learn how to do a Push-Up T. 

Related: 20-Minute No-Running Cardio Workout


Boost your cardio and strengthen your legs with this power move.


Click here to learn how to do skaters.

Tricep Dips

The first few seconds will be easy. One minute will produce results!


Click here to learn how to do tricep dips.

Plank To Chair Squat

A low-impact version of the burpee-great for upper body, cardio and legs!


Click here to learn how to do a plank to chair squat. 

Side Lunges

Stronger legs, glutes and inner-thighs! Alternate right and left for 1 minute.


Click here to learn how to do side lunges.

Sweeping Scissors

Time for a tighter tummy! This move will do the trick.


Click here to learn how to do sweeping scissors.

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.

20-Minute at home workout that allows you to skip the gym but till tighten, tone, and get that heart pumping!

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on January 23, 2017 at 6:28 AM Reply

I was wondering do you DVD/cd for low impact? I am a diabetic and I try and watch what I eat, but I need a good work out, so please let me know which or if you a workout that would help me out! Thank you, Mrs Judy Caldwell

    on January 24, 2017 at 8:53 AM Reply

    Hi Judy! We have several low=impact workouts at GetHealthyUTV.com - my online streaming workout website! Definitely check it out :) I recommend the program "Walk and Tone" for beginners!

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