Get your heart racing for Valentine's day with this no equipment cardio workout you can do at home.
I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day. The Hubs and I weren't going to go out and at the last minute changed our mind when we heard a newer restaurant in town was having an oyster, cheese plate and wine (basically three of my favorite things ever!) special for Valentine's Day. I'm normally not one to go out on crowded nights, but I've had a bad case of cabin fever lately. I needed a pick me up and it was really nice to go out! I'll share some photos tomorrow. This weekend we already planned to cook lobsters at home... so I'm living large this Valentine's Day!
I have to admit, I'm not a huge Valentine's day fan and never have been. When I was single it was just a reminder that I was single and when I was not single, it was just a lot of pressure to figure out what to get! Just call me a Valentine's day scrooge! Is anyone out there a big fan of the holiday?
One thing I can get behind are some healthy Valentine's Day sweets like this and a good heart racing workout. I've been enjoying some of these non-running cardio burst, no equipment workouts lately to shake it up.
To spread the love and stretch out the holiday fun through the weekend, I created a new workout focusing on getting your heart pumping. It's great because it's cardio you can do without running and without a big cardio machine. You can literally do it anywhere so it's perfect for travel or if you don't have a lot of time to get your workout in. It takes 10 minutes to do, so repeat it two or three times depending on how long you have. Don't forget to do a dynamic warm-up and stretch when you are done.
If you like it, I'd love for you to pin it to your workout board! And don't forget to follow me on Pinterest.
Heart Racing No Equipment Workout
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What did you do for Valentine's day?
Are you a fan of the holiday?
Agness of Fit Travelling says
Wow! This is such a great cardio workout which I am so inclined to give a try, Julie! It seems pretty tough and effective. Seems like perfect warm-up exercises which I can't wait to incorporate into my workout routine. 😉
Hey Julie your workout looks awesome! I am really happy to know that you enjoyed the valentines day! I passed my time with my friends!
So glad you and the Hubs enjoyed a great Valentines Day!
Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups says
This looks like an awesome workout! Glad you had a fun evening! I enjoyed a fun little evening in with the babies. Hope you have a great day!
We don't do much for VD here either...I usually get the boys something little. Mike and I don't do anything. We're not very romantic...
My heart is pounding just reading your workout! Or maybe it's the coffee...
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
A minute of burpees sounds like death Julie!! What an awesome workout.
I hope you enjoyed dinner last night!
Sarah @ The Fit Niche says
That def. looks tiring!! Pinned it 🙂
Thank you so much for the pin!
Jess @hellotofit says
Intervals workouts are my favorite!! Love this, Julie.
Me too! Thanks Jess!
Susanna @Zealous Mom says
Great workout! I am going to do this. I love these quick interval workouts I can do at home. Thank you. Hope to see you very soon! 🙂
Me too! Especially when it's so cold.
I was planning on getting a university ID so I could peruse the university gym where I'm doing my rotations right now...but parking is being a total b...so I may not be able to. ;_; My thanks to you for this workout! 😛
doh!!! At home workouts it is then!
Love workouts that do not need any equipment! I think it's definitely a ladies holiday. And we should have a day to get spoiled:) But then I always feel like I need to do something nice for him. We are just going out to eat this wkend. Nothing special, but it is a fancier restaurant:)
haha! Well, if you think about it that way, I'll take it!
Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com says
This really is a heart racing workout!!! LOVE it!
Blane Sherer says
I guess it depends on how you view Valentine's Day.
I view it more as an opportunity to show love to my
family : my parents especially my mom, my sister,
my daughters and my grandson.
So true! It isn't all bad 🙂
Mandi Korn says
I am not nor have ever been a fan of Valentines Day. I think it is a desperate holiday, (however the history of it is different). I feel now it is a holiday for the people in my life that do not feel loved or special, asks for material things to feel loved or special. I think every day should be a loving day.....and maybe then Hallmark with stop with all its madness:o) I am lucky, my husband is so loving and makes sure I feel it everyday, and now that I have my peeps, she too makes me feel loved....so in essence every day is lovey day our house:o)
I do too. I'm normally such a holiday person and go all out, but for some reason Valentine's day has never jived with me. I feel lucky to have lots of love in my life every day.
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
I LOVED that Heinz commercial :). Any commercial with puppies always gets me haha. Love the workout, too!
Me too! I'm totally weak.
Crystal Renaud says
Great workout you put together! I will have to give this one a try! Every year my husband and I go to the same restaurant for dinner. It is called Asian Bistro. We fill our faces with sushi, yummy dishes and fun drinks. This will be the 6th year and 1 year ago he proposed to me there! We don't go out a lot since we have little one's so we are always sure to celebrate Valentines Day. I hope you and your hubby have a fabulous weekend!
That sounds like a fabulous place to celebrate! It's the little things! Great to see you today.
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes says
What a fun workout! I enjoy Valentine's Day - my husband and I went on our first real date on Valentine's Day five years ago. I love cooking at home for Valentine's Day - so much more fun than going out when it's crowded!
Aw!! That is so sentimental then!
Beverley @ sweaty&fit says
Valentines Day is always a 'roll your eyes at' kind of holiday when you're single, but now that i'm in a relationship i can still roll my eyes at it, but enjoy a cute date night with my boyfriend haha! This year my friend is visiting my from NY so realistically we'll probably all go have a few beers at a bar and call it a day!
That is so true 🙂 Hope you have a great one.
That commercial!!!!! I love it so much!!! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face this morning!
I love non running cardio workouts! They keep me focused an keep me from getting bored!
Anytime 🙂 I'm always on the look out for adorable dachshunds to cheer me up.
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
Definitely a great way to get your heart rate up! I am not a huge Valentine's person either being right after all the holidays and our birthdays. I like to get special things for the kids though. Have a great rest of your week
That always makes it worth it.
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
Love this workout! This is a great way to get the heart pumping for sure! I need to work on my jumping lunges...my balance is still pretty awful!
Mine too! 🙂 It's always a work in progress.
Dan Steadman says
I am no fan of Valentines Day...got dropped 3 years in a row on Valentine's Day...however I did have my first date with my wife on 2/14/98 so we may do something to celebrate, plus if you are good to your significant other the other 364, you don't need to go hard on one day...we may do something special as a family
So true! I hope you guys find the perfect thing to do.
Dan Steadman says
actually me and my oldest son are going to see Star Wars (promised him i'd take him)
Now that sounds like fun! I hope you have a great weekend.
What a fun, festive workout! Pinned for later- thanks for linking up 🙂
Thanks for hosting!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
I had seen a preview of that commercial, so I was prepared. But I still couldn't handle the cuteness! I also loved that the kid was a packet hahahah
I know! I went back and watched it three times today.
Shelley Marcy says
My husband proposed to me on Valentine's Day 26 years ago after we had dated 4 years. Nothing else matters...not the hearts filled with chocolates, not the jewelry, not the cards. They're all very nice, but it's the memory of that very special night when he offered me his hand in marriage and a commitment for life that I hold dear. Valentine's Day to me is a chance to cherish the memories of a life together with a great great man!
Awwww!! That is so sweet! Valentine's day would certainly be special then!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Nooooo not burpees! I have such a love/hate relationship with burpees.
haha! me too!
I am not a fan of Valentine's day either. Having to say "I love you" isn't nearly as romantic as the spontaneous declaration. My husband of 43 years gave me the choice to hear those words when he was required to say them or when he feels them. It's worked for us!
I love that! It's so true though!