Easy at-home workouts

Reverse crunches

These are a great way to put your abs to work! Lay flat on your back and make sure you tighten your stomach, sucking in your belly button before you begin. Then, lift up your legs until your lower back lifts off the floor. Add some scissor kicks in if you want an extra challenge!

180 degree squats

Stand to the side with your feet shoulder-distance apart. Then do a regular squat. Mid-way through rising up from the squat, jump and spin to your other side. Squat again and repeat!

Mountain climbers

This is a great full body workout! Facing downward, place your hands shoulder-distance apart on the ground. Then, kick your feet out and stand on your toes. Lift your right knee to your chest and back down, then lift your left knee to your chest and back down. Repeat to feel the burn!

Diagonal mountain climbers

Start in the same floor position as regular mountain climbers. When you go to lift your right knee, trace it toward the left side of your chest. Then do the same movement with the left knee and cross it to the right side of your chest. This helps work out your obliques!

Arm dips

Find a household item that has a flat edge, sturdy enough to balance and lean on. Stand with your backside facing the flat surface. Place your hands behind your back and grip them onto the surface while you extend your legs out and balance on your heels. Drop your arms down and back up again. Hello biceps and triceps!

Side-to-side squats

Get in a regular squat position (feet shoulder-width apart) and proceed to squat, but don’t rise to standing position. Stay squatted and move your right foot to the side, then bring it back to your original position. Do the same with your left leg and repeat.

For a full body workout, do 30 reps of each exercise three times!

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