Exercise

10-minute workouts

Short on time? Hate the gym? Too tired to exercise after work? These 10-minute workouts are just what you need.

These equipment-free fitness routines are great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit them into your daily schedule.

There are 6 workouts, 1 for every day of the week if you include a rest day, each working on a different area of your fitness. 

Try to do 1 of these routines daily to improve your general health and strengthen and tone different muscle groups.

The workouts can also be bolted on to your regular workout sessions if you want to tone your abs, legs, triceps or buttocks.

6-minute pre-exercise warm-up

Marching on the spot

Warm up and stretch properly before exercising to prevent injury and make your workouts more effective. This warm-up and stretching routine should take about 6 minutes.


10-minute cardio workout

Tap back

Exercise your heart and lungs with this 10-minute cardio workout routine for aerobic fitness. If you have a skipping rope, replace any of the exercises with a 60-second burst of skipping.


10-minute toning workout

Press up

Firm up your bum, abs, legs and arms with this 10-minute toning workout. You will need a resistance band for some of the exercises but if you don't have one, you can use water bottles.


10-minute legs, bums and tums workout

Bridge stretch

Tone up, firm up and burn fat from your tummy, hips, thighs and bottom with this 10-minute workout for legs, bums and tums.


10-minute abs workout

Stomach crunch

Tone your tummy muscles and get a flat stomach with this 10-minute abs workout. These abdominal exercises strengthen the muscles around your trunk.


10-minute firm butt workout

Buttock stretch

Lose the droopy booty and get the perfectly toned posterior with this 10-minute firm butt workout. These exercises strengthen your buttocks, thighs and back.


10-minute upper arms blaster

Bench dips

Banish those flabby upper arms for good with this 10-minute upper arm workout. These arm-strengthening exercises tone your triceps, the muscle above your elbow.


5-minute cool-down routine

Inner thigh stretch

Stretch and cool down after exercising to relax, improve flexibility and slow your heart rate. This cool-down routine should take about 5 minutes.


Page last reviewed: 11/07/2018
Next review due: 11/07/2021