Whether you are travelling or just can’t make it to the gym because of Black Friday shopping, at home cardio workouts are the perfect solution for moving the body after the glutton of Thanksgiving. Even if you are reading this at some other time, I’m sure we can all agree sometimes we just need a quick workout to reset our mindset back to a more healthy, balanced outlook.
I’m a firm believer that all you really have to do is start moving your body. Once you have your workout clothes on, shoes tied and have a workout in your hands ready to go, you are through the hardest part. Now all you have to do is move your body. Sometimes motivation is the hardest part of exercise and healthy living.
I hear this all the time from my clients actually. They tell me how they didn’t want to get out of their warm bed and come train with me, but knew that as soon as they walked into the gym they would find the energy. Well sometimes I get like that about my home cardio workouts. There are so many distractions and I always feel like there are a thousand other things I should be doing instead of my workout. But I get dressed and show up just like I’m walking into the gym. I don’t let these excuses and distractions keep me from my goal. However I do have a confession, it’s not always easy.
That’s why I have a set of go-to workouts that I go to for these days when it feels tough to get motivated. They don’t require any equipment and are under 20 minutes. I love the variety and I guarantee you I never get bored. Workouts like this can make the difference between meeting my goals and feeling like I didn’t give it my all at the end of the week. Although I’m a huge believer in balance, the days I have a workout scheduled I try to stick to that plan, whether or not I actually make it to the gym. So what are some of my favorite at home Cardio workouts that don’t require any equipment?
At Home Cardio Workouts
Bodyweight Pyramid Workout Rep Based from Jen at Burpees For Breakfast – make sure to check out this post for a detailed description for each move. Jen’s workouts are always on point. If you aren’t following her, you really should!
10 Minute No Nonsense Circuit Workout from Erin at The Almond Eater – although Erin is focusing more on yummy recipes lately, her workouts have always been some of my favorites. And those donkey kick burpees, yeah those are some of my favorites!!
Best HIIT Workout Bangsbo from Jess at Hello to Fit. Have you ever heard of this style of workout? I always love to learn about new styles of exercise and this style of HIIT is perfect for days when I need my motivation to grow gradually! Check it out for a quick but effective workout!
Total Body HIIT from Jill at Jill Conyers – Jill’s workouts are always challenging and they have so much variety you are guaranteed to never get bored!! And this one is sure to work your entire body – with beginners and advanced options! I dare you to finish this and not feel ready to take on the world!
Workout Round Up from Renee at Bendful Blog – you will literally find so many great workouts here. But one of my favorites here, a full workout dedicated to PLANKS!! Let me know when you try this workout, Renee is a beast!
HIIT Tuesday Workout from Ashley at Fit Mitten Kitchen – this is a little more than 20 minutes but you get a full 90 second break in the middle so it still counts 🙂 I love this workout hits the entire body and end with abs – my favorite way to move my body!
20 Minute Tabata from Rebecca at Strength and Sunshine – this circuit style workout will get your heart pumping and will put a smile on your sweaty face by the end!
At Home Cardio Workouts From Bites of Wellness
And of course here are a few of my own. I might be a little biased but these are all killer!
Sculpt your Core without Crunches – because we all get tired of crunches!
Fall Beginner Workout – if you are a beginner, check out this easy to follow workout that will help you on your journey!
Lower Body Exercise Burn Out – Burnouts are usually exercises I do after the workout is finished. But sometimes if I am not up to a workout, these are often a great way to get into a workout as well!
Killer Cardio Workout – this workout is a challenge. I usually do 20 second interval with my HIIT workouts but this workout has 30 second intervals and man is it a killer!!
What about you?
- What is your favorite way to workout at home?
- What blogger do you like to visit for workout ideas?
- Is there one exercise that will always get you pumped up?