Maybe you’ll be at home for an extended period of time, with little time to get to the gym or park. Or perhaps you prefer to keep your exercises and sweat to yourself. Regardless of the reason, we’re here to share a few incredible 30-minutes-or-less workouts!
While some websites and trainers charge for their fitness courses, there are many videos trainers upload for absolutely free on YouTube. We took the liberty of checking into some of the longest top lists and narrowed the list down to a handful of choices.
If there is any equipment required for these routines, it’s very basic items like yoga mats and dumbbells.
1:30-Minute calorie killer HIIT workout
Equipment: Yoga or Exercise Mat
HIIT, or High-Intensity Interval Training, is an excellent way to remix traditional cardio, so it doesn’t get boring. This HIIT workout pushes you to work hard for 50 seconds, with 10 seconds of rest in between; this keeps our heart rate elevated. You don’t need equipment because there are enough floor movements, so all you might need is a floor mat for comfort.
The Calorie Killer HIIT workout isn’t narrated. However, there are visual clues - timer and exercise names and an audio countdown. You’ll need to see the screen to know what exercise is coming up.
2:30-Minutes Fat-burning home workout for beginners
Equipment: Light Dumbbells - Optional
This fat-burning session is a full-length, low-impact workout designed for complete beginners. It’s an excellent introductory workout for people getting started or getting back into shape.
The video is fully-narrated and designed to be followed closely, meaning you’ll want an exercise area that allows you to watch and follow along with the instructor on-screen.
3:30-Minutes Full-body dumbbell workout
Equipment: Exercise Mat / Yoga Mat, Dumbbells
If you seek strength training, this full-body dumbbell workout might interest you. The workout routine includes a four-minute muscle activation to get your body prepared for weightlifting activities.
Since it’s a dumbbell workout, most exercises are supplementary, safe, and easy to learn on your own. Kelsey Wells, the sweat app, leads the workout. You’ll need one pair of dumbbells (however, having multiple weights for different exercises can be beneficial) and an exercise mat with enough space to comfortably move around.
4:30-Minute Full-body Pilates workout
HIIT workouts aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and some people have other things they’re working on, like their core strength. This full-body Pilates core workout routine can benefit your physical and mental health.
Core strength is essential for everything that we do.
5: Strong nation's 30-Minute class
If you’ve never heard of Strong Nation, it’s a Zumba-branded workout. It syncs HIIT movements together perfectly with background music. Be prepared for an intense workout! Technically, it's a HIIT exercise featuring mainly strength and plyometric (jumping) exercises. It’s a nice change of pace from the typical at-home cardio routines.
While you won’t need any equipment for this workout, there is a lot of jumping, and general movement, so a sturdy surface with an open area is recommended. It’s also a good idea to use a surface that isn’t extremely hard to protect your joints from impact.
There are countless training videos online; find what works best for your goals and strategy.