To busy to exercise? No time to get a little sweat on? Too many commitments vying for your attention?
Got 15 minutes? (Of course you do!) Try my ‘Done in a Flash’ workout.
All you need is a quarter of an hour. Fifteen measly minutes of your day. You know, the 15 minutes it takes for the rice to cook? The dishes in the dishwasher to air dry? Your kids to brush their teeth for bed?
You can do it while you watch TV. While you wait for your turn in the bathroom. During your kid’s soccer practice.
All you need is a water bottle, a pair of hand weights (I’m not picky, substitute soup cans if you must), comfortable clothes and supportive shoes and a device that measures time (a timer or a clock with a second hand). Go get them now!
The ‘Done in a Flash’ workout consists of a circuit of 5 exercises. Five exercises, that’s it!
You will perform each exercise for (up to) 1 minute, moving from one exercise to the next with minimal rest between. Complete the circuit three times and you’re done. In a flash.
This workout is appropriate for beginners and can be made challenging enough for even the 5-day-a-week gym goer (see below).
Beginners: use only body weight. If unable to complete the full 60 seconds, go as long as you can, and rest until the end of the minute. Immediately start the next exercise.
Intermediate and Advanced exercisers: see relevant modifications. Complete the circuit 6 times for a longer workout. Add plyometric squat jumps and switch jumps at the end!
Did you try it? What did you think? Were you ‘done in a flash’?
Disclaimer: While I am a certified Personal Trainer, this workout was not written with your specific needs in mind and as such, may not lead to the attainment of your personal fitness goals. Please consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.