Having no time to workout; we know what it feels like! If you’re like a lot of us, you have a full day of classes or a full-time job that leaves for little “me time.” When and if you have a little “me time,” it’s spent taking care of your family or catching up with friends. It’s so common to lose sight of staying active, so we rounded up a few 10-minute workouts for busy women that really work.
Here’s our top four favorite 10-minute workouts:
1. Jump Rope – Cardio
We love jump rope exercises because they’re a challenging, yet fun way to work up a sweat in very little time, and there are several ways to mix it up. There’s a lot at play while jumping rope: first making sure you don’t trip on the rope, all while working your legs and stabilizing your shoulders. Starting off with a 10-minute routine is more than enough to burn calories and get your body going. Plus, you can find a quality jump rope for less than $20.
We especially like this routine from SELF Magazine.
2. Abs Workout
Sitting in a desk all day is probably the least kind thing to your abs. Unless you have perfect posture, a desk can reduce your core strength, and hurt your back and neck. Strengthening your abs even for just 10 minutes a day can help prevent long-term issues. We prefer standing ab workouts because they can be done at home before bed or first thing in the morning, and don’t require any fancy gym equipment.
Here’s a quick little video to get you started from PopSugar.
3. Full-Body Workout
We’re big fans of the BBG movement led by Instagram superstar Kayla Itsines. Her 28-minute workouts are more than enough to leave seasoned fitness lovers feeling sore in the best way possible. Her routines promise fast results that can be accomplished at-home or in the gym.
Most recently, she gave Elle Magazine a 10-minute version of her workouts.
4. Skincare and Exercise
Enjoy the benefits of skincare and exercise with the Beauty Angel. A 12-minute spa session, the Beauty Angel engages your core and legs, and features a full-body beauty light. The Beauty Angel’s Vibra Shape exercise platform helps create a glowing complexion while firming and toning the body.
Here’s a video to show you what it’s like to use the Beauty Angel.