If you’re just starting to work out, you’ve probably heard you should strength train. Or was it resistance train? Or lift weights? Ack. It’s all a little confusing, but it’s easy to get started with a beginner home workout like this one.

In this 25-minute class, you’ll perform beginner strength exercises that work multiple muscle groups at once. The result? A more effective strength-building workout that requires less time. Plus, the instructor will explain why strength training is important for bone density, body composition, metabolism, and overall health. So it’s kind of like a workout and a 101 class that explains the basics all wrapped up in one. Hand weights are optional for this class. Just press play to get started.

To recap: Hand weights are optional for this video. If you don’t have weights at home, you can use soup cans or water bottles to add resistance.

Leg Swing, Both Sides
Squat With Tap Back
Side Leg Lift
Chest Opener
Arm Pull-Down
Reverse Lunge

Standing Overhead Crunch
Chop Down
Standing Side Crunch With Curl
Reverse Fly
Lunge With Press
Sumo Squat Hammer Curl and Press
Lateral Raise
Single Heel Tap

Hip Stretch
Chest Opener
Back Opener
Overhead Stretch
Quad Stretch
IT Band Stretch

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