Monday motivation – let’s HIIT it
Mondays go one of two ways: either you dread them, or you dominate them. Intense, we know, but it’s all in the attitude, baby. Say hello to a HIIT workout at home. High intensity interval training is the perfect Monday motivation. A small space indoors, a timer and a few minutes to spare is all you need to crush a bit of cardio. Try our 10-minute HIIT workout at home.
Tuesday – leg exercises at home
Find a space do your leg exercises at home, put on a tune and let’s get to it. First, low lunges. Start with your feet together and take one big step forward, lowering yourself and then return to standing position. Alternate each leg. Now, jump squats. Lower your body down into a squat and as you come up jump into the air. Repeat 15 times. Repeat these two sets twice more each and hello burn (the good kind).
Wednesday – pilates exercise for abs
The roll up. Start by lying down on a mat, knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Imagine the soles of your feet are glued to the floor. Lying flat, keep your arms and elbows straight by your side, fingers pointed. When you’re ready, keeping your arms straight and pointed out in front of you, sit up. Put on a series and slowly repeat for 15 minutes.
Thursday – yoga postures for your back
These yoga postures will help strengthen and align your spine. Cat-cow: on your hands and knees start by lifting your head to the ceiling and arching your back inward. Then straighten your back and bring your chin to your chest and arch your back towards the ceiling. Child’s Pose: sit back on your ankles, hands behind your back and lower your forehead to your mat. Breathe deeply and relax.
Friday – killer cardio
You need 20 minutes, determination and Eye of The Tiger on full blast. The format with each exercise is 30 seconds of moving, 30 seconds rest and four rounds per exercise. Start with high knees, then jump squats (hello old friend), burpees, skipping and star jumps.
Saturday – chest & arms
It’ the day before your rest day, so let’s give it one last push (up). Yes, it’s chest and arm day. Start off with 10 push ups. Focus on your breathing and keep your core engaged. Now dips. With your back to your kitchen counter, grab the edge of the counter and dip down bending your elbows. This one? Whew…good luck.
Sunday – rest day
You made it. Run a bath, soak your muscles, drink plenty of water (and/or wine) and enjoy a day of much needed and well-deserved rest.