This blog was written by Lori Griffin. Meet our blogging fitness specialists at the NIFS website.
With the start of a new year, work schedules can begin to take over. Try as we might to make a permanent slot in our schedules for gym time, appointments and assignments seem to pop up at the most inconvenient times. Often times people tend to believe that just because they don’t have a whole hour to spend at the gym, there is no use in working out at all.
However, that is very far from true. Even if there aren’t enough minutes in the day to make the trek to the gym, don’t forget about the power of your body weight. There are countless exercises that involve no equipment and are quick ways to fit your workout in anywhere.
When thinking of a circuit away from the gym, think in large movements. Try to involve as many muscle groups as possible and incorporate total body movements to maximize your caloric burn.
Next time you find yourself deleting gym time from your calendar, try this circuit of exercises to stay fit. This is also a great workout to take with you when traveling, whether for work or for pleasure.
- 10 push-ups
- 20 high knees
- 30 squats
- 20 jumping jacks
- 10 lunges
- 30-second plank
Repeat this circuit three to five times. Whenever you're short on time, you can use this workout to keep active without having to take time out to hit the gym or corporate fitness center.