No Gym Membership? No Problem. Here's Easy Workouts To Do Anywhere
Workouts on a budget.
Whether it's a house, hotel, or dorm room, here are 5 exercises (and a video!) that require little space and money.
Reps: Repeat for one minute.
Begin with mountain climbers to warm up. Here's how to do it:
Start in a traditional push-up starting position — shoulders over hands and weight on just your toes.
Bring your right foot forward, bending the knee and putting weight on the ball of your foot.
Swiftly switch legs, bringing the left knee forward while moving the right leg back. It feels a little like running in place in a plank position. Do this for one minute.
Reps: Two sets of 10.
Wide squats target your butt and inner thighs.
Hold your hands together in front of your chest.
Step your feet apart so there's about 20 inches between your heels.
Point your toes out slightly.
Bend your knees and elbows. Keep your shoulders over your hips and lower down so your weight is back in your heels.
Then straighten your legs and arms. This is one repetition.
Complete two sets of 10 reps.
Upside Down Plank
Reps: 10 reps, each side.
Work your arms, shoulders, and core with this push-up variation:
Come into a plank position with your legs straight and forearms resting on your mat. Your feet should be hip-width distance apart. Draw your navel toward your spine to engage your core and to avoid straining your lower back.
Keeping your torso parallel to the floor, plant your right palm on the mat as you raise your body, so your right arm is straight.
Repeat with left arm, so you're now in a straight-arm plank.
Now, move your right forearm back onto the mat and then the left, lowering yourself back down into elbow-plank position. Try to avoid swaying the torso from side to side. Repeat for a total of 10 reps, and then reverse the direction for another 10 reps.
The Walk Out
Stand at the back edge of your mat and reach your arms overhead, lengthening your spine.
Keeping your back straight, bend forward, hinging at your hips to bring your hands to the mat. If your hamstrings are tight, bend your knees a bit to take tension off the muscles.
Walk your hands forward, moving into a plank, and hold each step to stretch your calves a bit.
Hold the plank for a few seconds to really wake up your core before walking your hands back toward your feet, returning to the deep forward bend.
Slowly roll up to standing, letting your head hang and keeping your neck relaxed. When your return to standing, reach your arms toward the ceiling to complete one rep.