Four Exercises You Can Do At Home (in Less Than 10 Minutes)

Don’t want to go all the way to the gym?

Whether it’s because the gym is closed or you’re vacationing and your hotel doesn’t have a gym or you’re just feeling a bit lazy (We’ve all been there!). Don’t worry, I got you.

You’ll love these easy exercises you can do at home! You already know that working out is good for you. But with no gym in sight or workout equipment for that matter—this body workout makes working out at home easy!

That’s why I created this easy-to-do workout circuit you can do from… pretty much anywhere! These moves are so beginner-friendly you don’t even have to leave the house.

That’s right: Zero equipment needed.

These moves target abdominal muscles and toughen-up major core muscles that will help you channel your inner beast. This quick workout makes it easy to fall in love with fitness! In this episode of Viiva Workouts, I’ll be focusing only on 4 simple core strength and cardio workouts — one of which offers a whole lotta calorie burn:

A women in the middle of doing a burpee


Touted as the most efficient fat-blasting, waist-trimming exercise, the Burpee is here to make you do more than break a sweat.

Fitness experts refer to the Burpee as the exercise that turns your body into a “piece of workout equipment.” And for good reason. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Lower your body into a squat and place your hands on the floor
  3. Throw your feet back until you’re in a push-up position.
  4. Throw your feet forward to meet your hands again.
  5. As your body huddles, perform an explosive jump into the air with your hands up in the air.
  6. After you land on your feet, move on to step 2 — and repeat.

Try to keep a consistent rhythm throughout each rep. If you’re struggling with steps 2, 3 and 4, try walking your feet, instead of throwing them with explosive movements.

A woman doing a bicycle crunch

Bicycle Crunches

Experts say a six-pack is built in the kitchen. The second best option and runner-up is the bicycle crunch. Bicycle crunches are a fantastic way to target the abs and the obliques in one super-easy and fun exercise.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Lie flat on the floor and put your hands behind your head (as if you were about to perform normal crunches).
  2. Instead of bringing your face and knees to meet in the middle, you will bring your right elbow to meet your left knee.
  3. After your elbow meets the knee, go back to the original position and alternate. Left elbow to right knee, right elbow to left knee.

Keep your movements slow and consistent and “pedal” the air swiftly with your legs (hence the name!).

A women holding a plank position on the beach


This is the only boring workout of the bunch, as you will only have to hold the position for 30 seconds. There are no motions or repetitions here. Just hold! This core-stabilizing workout is simple.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Start with a push-up position and drop to your elbows.
  2. You must hold this position but squeeze all of the muscles in your core: abs, quads, glutes, etc.
  3. Hold it for 30 seconds.
A woman demonstrating a forward lunge

Forward Lunges

For shapely toned legs and glutes, the lunge is a must-do.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Place your hands on your hips.
  3. Take a step forward with your right leg while keeping your back straight.
  4. Lower down until both legs form 90-degree angles.
  5. Rise up and bring your right leg back to step 1.
  6. Do the same with the left leg. Keep alternating.

Go slowly to focus on your form and your breathing. This is another calorie-scorching exercise, as it targets major muscle groups at once.

The Workout

  • Burpees: 4 sets of 10 reps.
  • Bicycle crunches: 4 sets of 10 reps.
  • Plank: 4 sets of 30-second holds.
  • Lunges: 4 sets of 10.

After you’ve finished with this workout, you’ll be ready to seize the day.

Anyways… Let’s get started!


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