Trying to find time to squeeze the gym into an already-busy day can sometimes prove tricky, leaving you frustrated and feeling disappointed if you don’t make it. We’re here to save the day with this high-intensity circuit that will have you feeling the burn and torching serious calories (up to 500) in just 30 minutes!
If you want more of a challenge try incorporating these into the circuit:
- Wear wrist or ankle weights
- Use dumbbells for additional resistance
Start with some gentle stretches and have a bottle of water to hand – you’re going to need it!
Repeat each exercise one after the other with no rest. At the end of each circuit, rest for 2 minutes, then repeat 4 more times. We’ve thrown in a little finisher at the end so perform your plank for at least 60 seconds and hold until failure.
Towel at the ready? Here goes!
Exercise 1: Jumping Jacks – 30 seconds (hold dumbbells or wear wrist/ankle weights for extra resistance)
Exercise 2: Burpees (sorry guys) – 30 seconds
Exercise 3: Press-ups – drop and give us 10!
Exercise 4: Jump squats – be sure to swing your arms to launch yourself off the ground – x10
Exercise 5: Alternating lunges – x15 each leg (hold dumbbells for added resistance here if you can)
Repeat 5x in total
Finisher: 60 second (minimum) plank – hold as long as you can until failure.