20-Minute No Equipment/ Body-Weight / Travel Workout
I’m actually sharing a no-equipment workout today. It’s been a while since I’ve posted any workouts on the blog so I’m excited about this post. Getting workouts in while traveling (or while not traveling for that matter) can sometime be challenging. This no-equipment workout is perfect to do at home or while traveling. I designed this workout to require minimal time, space, and equipment making it ideal for anyone who might be limited on any of these resources.
I actually designed this workout back in January when I was visiting some friends in New York. I left Chicago on a Thursday afternoon and made a pit stop on the East Coast before flying back to LA on Sunday. In a city like NYC, there are no shortage of workouts to be had but it can be tricky when you’re only in the city for a couple of days and you’re not keen on spending $25+ on a studio class. The circumstances became all the more complicated when Mother Nature decided to bless the city with a snow storm on Sunday morning. I had taken a community class at Laughing Lotus the day before and I had planned to hit up Yoga to the People for my second and final day in the city. Alas, I was deterred by the weather and decided I would instead get in a short workout at my friend’s apartment where I was staying. I planned this workout, put on the Insecure soundtrack, and twenty minutes later, I was sweaty, content, and energized to head out in the snow to see friends.
I got to test this workout again on my more recent trip to Lisbon. The kitchen of my AirBnB proved to be a perfect makeshift personal gym
This no equipment workout is structured in one-minute intervals and includes four basic moves with some variations between rounds to keep you from getting bored. You’ll do five rounds of the circuit for a total of 20 minutes of work. It’s entirely body weight based so all you need is some floor space and/or a yoga mat for a little padding. Super home or travel-friendly!
Rounds 1 and 2
1 minute Crossbody V-ups (lie down on your back and then crunch up, bringing your left arm across your body and your right left off the group. Tap your right toes with your left fingertips, repeat on the other side and continue alternating)
1 minute burpees
1 minute bodyweight/air squats
1 minute slow-fast mountain climbers (do 10 slow mountain climbers, crunching you abs to bringing your knee towards the nose and then do 20 fast before going back to the slow ones)
Rounds 3 and 4
1 minute sit ups
1 minute burpees
1 minute bodyweight squat with forward kick
1 minute slow-fast oblique mountain climbs bring knee to opposite elbow
One more round of the circuit with whichever exercise variations you prefer!
I’d highly recommend this workout if you want a quick workout that’s both challenging and efficient. Try it and let me know how it goes in the comments!