Sometimes a quick workout is all you can get in. When you have work, household responsibilities, children, and a full agenda thirty minutes may even seem like an impossible time frame to get a decent workout in. Before you toss it all and say there is no way you can do it, consider these simple workouts you can do in under 30 minutes while still achieving your fitness goals.
Kettlebell workouts can be focused on specific body areas. This means that a one hour kettlebell workout can be reduced to less than 30 minutes. You can focus on your back one day, arms the next, legs the following day, and so on. This can give you a full body workout option for the week that also uses limited equipment. If you are looking for simple workout option on a limited budget with limited space, then this may the ideal option.
Tabata workouts can be short or long depending on your needs. The key point to keep in mind is that this workout is HITT based. This means that you are working on a specific area of the body, like your arms, then taking a quick rest, and going to the next body area. You can do shorter reps and shorter rests with Tabata workouts. This can shorten the entire workout while still giving you a full body, or partial body, option that works in under 30 minutes. This workout is also one that requires limited to no equipment, which makes it easier to start and finish since you don’t have clean-up time or set-up time to consider.
You can take on 30 day challenges that are done in less than 30 minutes. Each challenge is designed to help you focus on a particular issue with your body or a particular goal. For example, you can focus on squats or HITT training. The key idea is that you only do the challenge for 30 days and you keep it under 30 minutes. What is ideal about this type of workout plan is the ability to pick challenges that work with your needs, time constraints, goals, and budget.
Spinning classes do require one major piece of equipment, a spinning bike. However, this type of workout is high intensity and can get your cardio in while burning the maximum amount of calories available. The key point with this workout is to remember you can do it at home if you have the equipment or you can do it in a gym. It all depends on which one works best for you.
One way you can maximize these workouts is to swap them out or revolve them. Use a different workout each day to keep your body active and to keep yourself from getting into a rut with your exercise. After a few weeks or a few months, change up the intensity or the workout plan to give yourself even more benefit in under 30 minutes.