There’s no need to suffer through a snoozefest of miles on the dreadmill treadmill just because you think that’s the easiest way to do cardio. News flash: There are plenty of other ways to get your heart pumping that are way more fun (and don’t require a trip to the gym). Take this 20-minute bodyweight workout for example.

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It focuses on common cardio exercises like jumping jacks and jumping rope, but the instructor throws in some killer strength moves like burpees to challenge your body and keep your mind busy. The dynamic moves will also build strength (something you won’t get on a treadmill) so you get more bang for your buck here. As you get stronger and faster, up the intensity and perform fewer modifications. You just need an exercise mat to get started. Then press play.

To recap: Each move is performed for about 30 seconds. No equipment is needed.


Jumping Jack

T-Spine Stretch

Cat Cow

Arm Circle


Side-to-Side Hop

Butt Kick

Side Lunge to Tap

Jump Rope

Single Leg Side Hop


Standing Toe Touch

Wide Inchworm

Step Out Plank Jack

Diagonal Toe Tap

Bicycle Crunch


Shoulder Stand to Toe Tap

Modified Burpee

Run in Place

Reverse Lunge

Knee Plank Roll