At this point, you know that getting an awesome workout doesn’t mean you need lots of expensive equipment or fancy gym machines. (You can work out at your office desk or on the stairs in a park if you had to.) And if you pump up the intensity, it doesn’t require a ton of time either. For proof, check out this 25-minute high-intensity circuit workout you can do at home.
What makes it worthwhile is the circuit setup. With just 8 moves that are repeated multiple times, it’s easy to memorize the routine and do it just about anywhere. Plus, the more you do it, the stronger you'll get. So if you can’t quite master it at first, just go at your own pace. The instructor will offer modifications, and you can continue to bump up the intensity each time.
Get more details on the circuits below. All you need is a towel before pressing play.
To recap: Do 4 circuits of two exercises each. Perform the first exercise (A) for 30 seconds, rest for 15 seconds, then perform the second exercise (B) for 30 seconds. Repeat for 3 rounds per circuit (do each exercise three times). Take a 1-minute recovery between circuits.
- Downward Dog Walkout
- Air Squat
- Chest-Opener Jumping Jack
- Mountain Climber
- Power Skip
- Tasmanian Devil Towel Whip
Circuit 4 (Countdown):
- Blocker Wall Jump
(Countdown is 10 push-ups, followed by 10 jumps, then 8 push-ups, 8 jumps, 6/6, 4/4, and 2/2)
Cool down for 4 minutes.
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