I have found that when I am really busy that it’s great to have a quick and easy workout options. Here are some of my favorite ways to get my heart pumping!
One of my favorite ways to get in a quick and enjoyable workout is to take a walk while listening to Joyce Meyers on my I Pod!
Workout videos can be the perfect exercise when you are running short on time. Below is a list of workout videos that I have found to be really motivating and a great at home workout! I strongly recommend investing in one of the workout videos listed below to keep you on track, even on your busiest days!
(Note: These videos can be found on Amazon.com, BeachBody.com, or at CollageVideo.com- which has a great money back guarantee, even for opened videos!)
Cardio:Turbo Jam, Tae Bo
Circuit: “The Firm” Workout’s, Denise Austin 3 Week Bootcamp
Strength: Chalene Extreme
Cardio: Insanity, Turbo Fire, Jillian Michaels’ Kick-Box Fast Fix
Circuit: Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred, Jillian Michael's Extreme Shed & Shred
Strength: P90X, Jackie Warner One-On-One Training, Jari Love Workout Videos
If you do have time to make it to the gym, but want to ‘shake things up’, workout classes are often times the perfect solution to beat boredom and get a timely workout in! The great thing about workout classes is that they are great for any fitness level, and most instructors are great at offering many different modifications! Below is a list of some of my favorite workout classes, that are most likely offered at most gyms!
Cardio Classes: Zumba, Kickboxing (or Turbo Kick), Spinning
Circuit Classes: Bootcamp Classes, Kettle-bell Classes, TRX Suspension Training
Strength Classes: Body Pump, Body Sculpting Classes
Fun & Active
If you simply are not 'in the mood' to do any type of traditional workout, no worries! There are plenty of ways to get active outside of the typical gym setting that don’t have to feel like your working out at all! Below is a list of fun activities that I personally have found to be a blast, all while getting your heart rate up!
Indoors: Dance classes, line dancing, indoor sports, cleaning the house, Wii Fit games, and even shopping (hey, if you are doing a lot of walking, this can be a good workout!)
Outdoors: Biking, taking a walk, hiking, rollerblading, canoeing, kayaking, golf (without a cart), outdoor sports, washing the car, gardening,skiing and snowboarding, water skiing & tubing, playing with kids (tag, sports, playing on a playground, etc.).
I hope this list of quick and fun workout ideas inspires you to get active regardless of what situation you find yourself in! As you can see here, (and this certainly is in no way a complete list), there are so many ways to get moving that don't require a machine at the gym!
I'd love to hear from all of you...What do you guys do for a quick and/or enjoyable workout!?!