Spring is just around the corner so I've put together a simple, total body workout with a few twists to some traditional moves—no equipment needed!
Use a small mat or towel for comfort if you like. Find a bench or a wall, but all the moves can be performed on level ground, or inside as well. Always check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise routine, stay hydrated, and most importantly, listen to your body.
Warm up with a brisk walk or a light jog for at least 5 minutes. Take a few minutes to stretch if you like, and stretch anytime you need to during the workout. Aim to perform each exercise for 10 to 15 reps, or you can do a timed workout, performing each exercise for 20 to 30 seconds followed by a 10-second break. Try to move quickly from one exercise to the next to maximize calorie burn and reap the benefits of a high-intensity workout.
One round of the routine should take about 10 minutes. Boost intensity to the workout by adding in one to two minutes of cardio between each exercise such as jumping jacks, sprints, or even jog in place. Always maintain good form during each exercise, keep core engaged, shoulders down and back, and connect with your breath.