Ladies, many of us are fortunate to have the time to workout 5-7 days a week. Others, unfortunately, are very limited to specific days and times. What options are available for those ladies who have less time for exercise? There are many possibilities!
You can take a Lucille Roberts fitness class (an intense 45-minute workout). Another option is using a cardio machine for 30 minutes while incorporating high and low intervals.
Strength training is also important. This exercise regime that I am providing is a total body workout using no weights or machines–just your own body weight. It can be done at the gym or at home in about 30 minutes or less.
1. Warm-up Do 30 seconds of each of the following, for a total of 5 minutes:
- Jog in place
- Jumping jacks
- Jump rope
- Mountain climbers
2. Stretch Do a quick stretch of the following muscles:
- Hip flexors
- Oblique area
3. Strength Training Perform 3 sets of 8-10 reps for each of the following exercises:
- Lunges (alternating legs)
- Bicycle crunches
- Pelvic bridges/tilts
- Forearm plank raises
I hope this workout helps meet the needs of women with limited time. It can also be a new, challenging workout for anyone to try. Remember, ladies–keep working out hard to meet your goals!