If five minutes is all you have, fit in one of these quick workouts.
Life gets busy, but all you need is five minutes a day to make a positive impact on your well-being.
Studio 5 Fitness Contributor Emily Nelson shares five different quick workouts that you can seamlessly add in to any part of your day, erasing every excuse in the book.
Find more fitness advice from Emily on Instagram, @highfitnessemily.
5-Minute Quick Workouts
1. Full Body Power in Five
First up, a full-body workout that’s simple, yet incredibly effective. In five minutes, you can do five push-ups, five squats, five sit-ups, and five half burpees (jumping feet behind you and back). Repeat this circuit as many times as you can in the allotted time. It’s a good introduction to quick and efficient workouts, and great for all fitness levels.
2. Cardio Kicker
If you’re craving some cardio, Emily’s “Cardio Kicker” is the solution. In five minutes, transition through squat jacks, boxing moves, side leaps, butt kickers or high knee runs, and finish with a minute of plyometric exercises. This routine not only gets your heart rate up, but also brings a dynamic element to your workout.
3. Arm Toning with Music
Emily’s third workout involves moves like slaps and reaches that synchronize with the rhythm of the music. No fancy equipment needed – just your body weight and your favorite tunes. It’s a fun and effective way to engage those arm muscles while listening to your favorite music.
4. Standing Core Challenge
This routine includes exercises like standing bicycle twists, side lunges with twists, high knees, and leg lifts for balance. These exercises not only target your core, but also contribute to improved balance and stability.
5. Compound Weights for Double the Impact
This routine engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously, making your workout more efficient. Compound exercises are excellent for building strength and burning calories in a short amount of time.
No Excuses – Just Five Minutes!
Emily emphasizes that these workouts are adaptable to your fitness level and require minimal to no equipment. Whether you lack motivation, time, or a clear starting point, these five-minute workouts eliminate all excuses. Remember, the key is to move. As Emily puts it, “Movement creates more movement,” and even a short burst of activity can have a positive impact on your overall fitness.
Ready to take on the challenge? Head to our website to find the complete guide and get ready to kickstart your fitness journey in just five minutes a day. You’ve got this!