Working out at home can be fun and functional. Today I'm sharing my 10 Easy & Effective Home Workouts.
Now that a lot of gyms have closed, you might be faced with figuring out to get in your workouts without any of the equipment or classes you are used to. OR perhaps since you are at home more you'd like to use this time to get in shape. Either way, I have you covered with these effective home workouts.
Before we dive in I also wanted to share a few resources I've found for those of you who are missing your classes. Here are a few companies offering free classes right now.
- Tone It Up: Daily online workouts with a 7-day free trial
- Beachbody: Online classes with a 14-day free trial
- ObéFitness: Live fitness classes with a 30-day free trial (use code ATHOME)
- The Sculpt Society: Online cardio and sculpting workouts with a 14-day free trial
Don't forget to check with your local studio too. Many are offering classes online or on social media. If you have a membership somewhere, try to keep paying it if you are able. Small gestures like that could help keep some of these companies in the business.
I also LOVE Maggie Brinkley's workout series on Amazon Prime. If you have Prime, it's totally free and super simple to use. The videos are no-frills, but I have found her short 15-minute workouts to be super effective. I've done THIS ONE more times than I care to admit. I do them with the boys and they jump around with me and try to crawl under me if I'm doing planks. I think it's good to show them that we workout! (Amazon affiliate link)
I've actually been working out from home for nearly 10 years. I put together my own home gym with a few key things items but I also rely on simple no equipment workouts. Over the years I've shared some of these on Running in a Skirt and wanted to put them in a single place so you could find them. The graphics below link to each of the posts that share more about these workouts if you need further explanation. If you are stuck at home and need to work out these simple combinations can get you moving.
Most require no equipment and cover everything from easy to harder, super sweaty ones. There is something for everyone and every day!
10 Easy and Effective Home Workouts
Back to the Gym Dumbbell Workout
This is a great effective home workout that uses cardio and strength moves. If you don't have a dumbbell, sub a heavy bottle or can.
Heart Racing No Equipment Cardio Effective Home Workout
Most effective cardio workout at home? Try this one!
10 Minute Lunchtime Workout
This is such a great combination of moves to get your blood pumping at lunch. Use it at lunch or if you need a break from sitting in your home office.
Legs for Leggings Workout
Leg day? Do this great combination of moves.
Wake Up Workout
If you are having trouble getting started in the morning without leaving home, thy this effective home workout. It's an easy one to get your day started.
Home Arm Workout
Now it's arm day? I've got you covered there too!
Super Sweaty Home Workout
Need to break a sweat with these effective home workouts? This one has a great combination of cardio, ab work, legs and arms!
Rainy Day Home Workout
This is a great pyramid style workout for a rainy day stuck inside... which seems to be every day now.
Back to Basics 30 Minute Home Workout
Here is another 30-minute workout that really works.
No Time for Fitness 10 Minute Workout
This one is a good but quick one. It only takes 10 minutes. Repeat if you want to fill more time.
Are Home Workout Effective?
Are home workouts effective? YES! I am living proof that home workouts can be effective. It requires a lot of discipline to start and not slack off during the workout without anyone else holding you accountable but it can be done. I tell myself that my workout is such a small part of my day but if I give it my all, I'll feel so much better. You have to dig deep to get it done, but I have faith you can do it.
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Home Gym Must Haves
If you are looking to get a home gym together to get through this time, I also put together a post with my favorite items from my home gym. These are all items that are reasonable and can make a big difference.
10 Home Gym Must Haves (That Won't Break the Bank)
What's your favorite home workout move?
Tanya Mcintosh says
I really enjoyed this post! It's loaded with useful information I can't wait to dig deep and start utilizing some of these technique.
Fantastic list of workouts. I find it hard to stay motivated, but the variety gets me there. Thanks!
Amy Gorin says
Thank you so much for these timely workout routines! So easily accessible.
Deborah Brooks says
Home workouts are where it's at right now, Thanks for some more ideas to add to my arsenal
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
The lunchtime workout is calling my name!
Thank you so much for these workouts!
I'm just a beginner so it's pretty hard to stay with the thought that you have to take those dumbbells in your hands and start to work out. So I'm pretty scared of those advanced complexed workouts. But these seems really helpful 🙂
These are great workouts! So much variety. I like going to the gym, but don't always have time - these will be great to do at home!
heather @Lunging Through Life says
These are all such great workouts!! Thanks for sharing!
Yay! So glad you like them!
Katie @HungryRunner says
Squats are definitely my favorite home workout move! Thanks for sharing all of these great workouts! I recently cancelled my gym membership so this round-up came just in time as I'll be doing all of my strength training at home 🙂
Totally doable! Hope these help!
Kristy from Southern In Law says
SO many great workouts! I don't have a gym membership and never have so I'm all about home workouts!
I may be trying your power lunch workout (along with my run) later today!
Woop! Hope it went well!!
Kimberly Hatting says
These are all great! I'm not a gym-dweller, and actually do a lot of these moves already. It's always nice to see how someone else incorporates them in to a routine....you have so many awesome varieties!
Thanks Kimberly! Hope you get a chance to try one.
Those are all great but the Rainy Day workout is a clever one. I never feel like getting around to go to the gym when it is rainy out. I will have to try this workout next time it rain. I think we are getting more tomorrow...yuck!
Me either! Thanks Lacey!
Perfect! Now I don't need to join a gym! 🙂
Haha! Everything you need at home!
Love it! You know I'm all about the home workouts!
I know! Now if I lived where you were I'd totally come to your studio though. 🙂
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
I love it! So many people think you have to go to a gym to work out but you can do a TON of great workouts at home!
So true! Just body weight stuff too! Hope you are having a good weekend.
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
These are great to have on hand for when the gym is slammed with resolutioners!
Totally! I love that people want to get fit, but the crowds can be a bit much. 🙂
Patricia @Sweet and Strong says
In college I used to LOVE the gym. Now I have created my own space at home and enjoy not having to deal with getting in the car and the crowds. My favorite thing to do at home is tabata workouts, they go by so fast!
I totally agree! So much more time efficient!
I love how you made cute pinnable images for each one; those are really easy to print off and even to take to the gym.
Thanks! They have been fun to make!
Jen @ Pretty Little Grub says
I don't workout at home often but I do appreciate this for days when I travel. I like quick no equipment workouts that I can do anywhere.
Thanks Jen! They would come in handy then for sure. Hope you are having a good weekend.
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
So much goodness in this post! Pinning!
Thanks Wendy! Lots of good ones.
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
I am all about the arms right now love that one!
I need to do more of that! Thanks Deborah!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
This is a great place to start (or to return to for fresh inspiration)!
Thanks! That's what I was hoping for!
Blane Sherer says
Lots of choices and variety.
That should be very helpful for folks.
Thanks! I hope so!