20 Minute Lunch-Time Workouts

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A workout doesn’t have to take hours for you to reap the rewards. Taking a midday break from your desk for a little huff ‘n puff definitely has its advantages; it boosts your mood and energy levels, creates more free time, and fuels you with endorphins to help you de-stress and stay focussed at work.

Take a look at these three workouts to fuel your lunch time fitspiration:

20 minute full body blast:

Do each exercise for 30 seconds with 30 seconds rest in between each set.

  • Squats
  • Push-ups
  • Alternating lunges
  • Sit-ups

Finish the exercise with a 2-minute cardio burnout of your choice, for example, sprints, burpees, or jumping jacks.

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20 minute calorie crush:

Do each of the following exercises for 30 seconds followed by 30 seconds of rest, for 4 minutes each:

  • Running with high knees
  • Burpees
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Mountain climbers

20 minute to hard ‘core’ abs:

Complete each exercise 20 times, and repeat the circuit 3 times or until time is up.

  • Ab bikes
  • Toe taps
  • Russian twist
  • Straight leg sit-up and twist
  • Bent leg sit-up
  • Bent leg jack-knifes


You could try each of the above exercises with your colleagues, alternating sets and motivating one another. Exercising together is great for team bonding, de-stressing and spirit-lifting. You could even take the workout outdoors, and play a game of netball or football, or go for a run as a team.

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