Thu 14 Jul, 2016
20 Minute Lunch-Time Workouts
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.
- Alternating lunges
Finish the exercise with a 2-minute cardio burnout of your choice, for example, sprints, burpees, or jumping jacks.
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
- 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.