True fact: Getting to and from the gym eats up valuable time in your already jam-packed schedule, never mind the added challenge of braving the elements when it’s raining, snowing, or just plain cold. When all you need to do is roll out of bed, squeezing in a workout seems much more doable. So why aren’t more people working out at home? Often, it’s a space issue. And without specialized machines at the ready, it can be hard to conceive of a full-body workout that will be sufficient.
We’ve got you covered. Try these no-equipment, small-space workouts when you want to sweat it out in the comfort of your own home.
1. Indoor cardio for any fitness level, any space, and any time
You don’t need a treadmill or an elliptical to get in a good cardio workout. Start with a warm-up and build your fitness foundation in part one of our indoor cardio series. Then move on to our ramped-up intermediate and advanced routines in part two.
2. Four quick and effective workout moves you can do in your bedroom
If you live in a shared apartment or house, your roommates might not appreciate you taking over the living room to do squat-thrusts while they’re trying to study or watch TV. Fortunately, you can get your sweat on even in the tiniest of bedrooms with these small-space moves.
3. Exercise at your desk
Take a break from studying to get your blood pumping with this workout you can do right at your desk. The only equipment you need is a desk, a chair, and a heavy textbook (we know you’ve got plenty of those).
4. A small-space circuit workout to improve cardio and strength
Circuit training is great for students because you don’t need much space and it can be done with minimal or no equipment. Try this basic circuit routine that includes warm-up and cool-down exercises for a solid workout any time of day.
5. Your body, your gym, in three moves
Our trainer takes you through three easy body-weight exercises you can do anywhere: arm pulses, calf raises, and shoulder taps in plank position.
For more inspiration, be sure to check out our other FitnessU videos, many of which are suitable for small spaces or can be easily adapted to meet your workout needs.