While I’m not usually one to make New Year’s resolutions, I do understand the desire to have a fresh start with some new intentions as the calendar changes over.
This year I’m wanting to focus on getting healthier and that means exercising more. It’s been especially highlighted this year since the pandemic has kept me at home more.
Working out for you might be with the intention to lose weight, to build muscle, or to improve your overall health. If you’re like me and you’re starting from scratch, my list in this post are all easy, equipment free workouts for you to try.
As an added bonus, all of these workouts are short! So if you don’t have a lot of time, these workouts are perfect for you. These are easy workouts to fit into a busy schedule.
Remember, exercising can come with risks so be sure to consult with your medical professional before embarking on any new routines.
Equipment Free Workouts
These workouts are a great place to start because you don’t have to invest in any equipment to get started. Having an exercise mat might make things more comfortable for you, but I’ve done a number of these workouts without one.
Equipment free workouts mean there is no cost to you to get started and you don’t need to have a lot of space to store items–a win win! And that’s a couple less excuses to getting going.
Epic Life 7-Minute Workout
This is a great workout that you can do at your own pace by following the graphic or with some guidance by following the video. And it’s only 7 minutes! That’s a fairly easy chunk of time to find in a day.
If seven minutes seems like too long of a workout, how about four? One of the reasons I gave this video a try was that it was short. But let me tell you, it was effective!
The video takes you through a variety of exercises: squats, mountain climbers, push ups, lunges. There is a commentator giving instructions and a countdown clock to take you through the exercises.
5-Minute Ab Workout
This video is titled a “high intensity workout that replaces cardio” but that is scarier than it seems! This video takes you through a series of plank exercises that target your abs. It’s a challenge, but one that you can tackle in stages.
It is done by the same people who made the 4-minute video above and has a similar structure with a commentator giving instructions and a countdown clock to take you through the exercises.
For some at home, no equipment, arm workout exercises, check out this list of 8 arm exercises:
8 No Equipment Arm Exercises You Can do at Home
If you’re looking to target your arms and you don’t want to watch and follow along with a video, this list has a great variety of exercises you can work through.
For some at home, no equipment, leg workout exercises, check out this list of 9 leg exercises:
9 No Equipment Leg Workout Exercises You Can do at Home
This is a great option for a no-video, no-equipment workout for your lower body. I love being able to watch a TV show as I go through some exercises in the list as a way to make my workout more enjoyable.
Full Body Stretch
Cooling down and stretching is just as important! I often neglect the stretching portion of my workouts, but feel so much better when I take the time.
This 15 minute stretching video is so relaxing. It takes you through a full body stretch without any talking from the teacher. Just easy to follow demonstrations and relaxing music.
Is exercising more one of your new year’s resolutions? What are your favourite ways to exercise at home?