There’s a lot of talk back and forth from fitness experts about only working out for under 30 minutes, and if it’s beneficial to your body in terms of shedding fat and getting toned. You don’t need an hour, even half an hour a day to lose weight or get into shape. A study in the European Journal of Applied Physiology found that 15 minutes of resistance training was just as effective at boosting participants’ metabolism as 35 minutes. Another study found that women had a better chance of sticking to a plan if they only had to commit to 15-minute sessions. Resistance builds muscle, and muscle burns calories. Increased calorie burn is one of the pleasant side effects of short, high intensity workouts.

I workout for different periods of time, but I thoroughly enjoy only having a period of 20 minutes to devote to a workout. Usually I don’t do much after I get home from work aside from work out, eat, and shower, but sometimes I feel happy knowing it’ll be a short workout and I’m sure that helps bring power and focus to whatever workout I do as well. I also believe that if you do whatever short workout as best as you can with good form, you WILL be successful with it. So for those who don’t want to workout for more than 30 minutes because of whatever reason, here’s a list of workouts that take 30 minutes or less; some or most you can do in your own home with little equipment!

A- Jumping Jacks, Squat Jumps, Side-to-side hops, and Burpees (Jump optional). Do as many reps of each in 1 minute, moving from 1 to the next without stopping. Rest for 90 seconds, and repeat circuit a total of 4 times. **1 of my favorites**




*I have more to post, so be sure to keep looking back! Enjoy**


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