Want to work out but don't have time to hit the gym? No problem! There are tons of simple exercises you can do right in the comfort of your own home to tone your muscles. Read on for 5 super easy at-home exercise ideas!
Planks are amazing because they tone your abs, arms, and legs all in one simple move. To do it, just get your body into the "top of a push-up" position and hold it as long as you can. To make it easier, you can be on your hands and knees or feet and elbows. As you get more in-shape, set a timer to hold the plank for a longer amount of time!
Tone your booty and thighs with this simple exercise. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, then stick your butt out behind you and squat down as low as you can. Squeeze your butt cheeks as you stand up to really feel the burn! Start with 20 reps and build up to more or even add some jumps to make them more challenging.
3. Jumping Jacks
This exercise isn't just for gym class and boot camp. Jumping jacks are a great way to start your workout with a little bit of cardio. It's easy but gets your heart rate up in a hurry! Plus they tone your calves and arms! Just make sure to do your jacks in a wide open place in your house so you don't break anything.
4. Russian Twists
Do your entire ab routine in one move with Russian twists. This exercise tones your abs, obliques, and lower back all at once so you can have a faster, more effective workout. To do them, sit with both your butt and feet flat on the floor. Then lean back at as far as you can without rounding your back. Finally, hold your arms out in front of you and twist from side to side, keeping your back tucked in straight.
5. Arm Circles
This move is so simple even kids can do it but that doesn't mean it is easy! Stand with your arms extend out to your sides at shoulder height. Then just move them in circles, switching directions when you are halfway done with your time (we suggest 20 seconds in each direction). Want a challenge? Hold a free weight in each hand to really tone!