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Five for Five

Five for Five

Nowadays we all feel so rushed for time! We have work to finish up, kids to take to practice and laundry that needs to be folded. How are you supposed to fit a workout in between all of that? Here are five exercises that are effective and can be done anywhere with no equipment! Try doing each of these exercises for one minute each before moving to the next exercise. Complete this circuit 3-4 times, depending on how you are feeling.

1. Bodyweight Squats

Make sure you are driving all of your weight through your heels and keeping your knees behind your toes as you sit your glutes back towards your heels.

woman doing squats

2. Push Ups

Keep your shoulders and hips in one line as you drop your chest to the floor. Bend your elbows to 90 degrees and press back up. Too hard on your toes? No problem! Drop to your knees and focus on keeping that solid alignment as you bend into your elbows.

woman doing pushups

3. Plank with Alternating Shoulder Taps

Make sure to keep your hips level and your bellybutton pulled into your spine. Stacked joints are always stronger so make sure to keep your shoulders directly over your wrists.

man doing plank

4. Walking Lunges

Bending both legs into a 90 degree angle, keep your weight driving into your front heel. Step together and repeat on the opposite side.

woman doing lunges

5. Tricep Dips off of a bench or chair

Find a chair or bench and place your palms behind you with your fingers facing towards you (as shown below). Bend your elbows and then extend by contracting your triceps and pressing into a straight arm press. Repeat.

man doing tricep dips from a bench