This circuit is awesome because it can be done anywhere, no excuses. You can do this circuit in your living room, bedroom, office and it is especially useful during the winter months for those of you that do not have a gym membership. You will need 3 things for this circuit: yourself, some space and a timer OR someone to time you. Don’t worry if you do not have a timer or someone to time you, you can do a set number of repetitions.
Circuit training is very time efficient; you can really break a sweat and burn some serious in a short amount of time. Go through each exercise with little-to-no rest in between and then take your rest at the end of the 5 exercises.
Do each exercise for 60 seconds (or 20-25 repetitions if you don’t have a timer) and then move quickly to the next one. Rest 1-2 minutes at the end and repeat 3-5x depending on your fitness level and what your body can handle. It is totally fine if you can only get through 1-2 sets because it’s all about progression and working up to that more advanced fitness level. What fun would it be if it was extremely easy to complete the first time around? The basic exercise is listed first followed by the progression for those of you who are more advanced.
- Jumping Jacks
- Squats/ Jump Squat
- Mountain climbers
- Knee Push-ups/ Regular push-ups
- Lunges/ Switch lunges