With a hectic schedule that includes a family, job, errands, and so much more, you may find it difficult to squeeze in a daily workout. The day seems to come and go so quickly; you take care of everyone else, but somehow there is no time for you. Stop the madness. Get in shape, be the person and get the body you deserve!
There are many innovative workouts on the market that require little time and effort, while providing great results. Whether man or woman, if you are serious about making a commitment to burn calories, lose the fat and get in shape then there is an app for you.
Daily Cardio Workout (DCW) is a free app offered by Daily Workout Apps, LLC. Developed by a certified personal trainer, DCW offers two different five to 10 minute cardio fat-burning workouts. With over 1 million downloads, DCW has a 4.3 star rating (out of 5). It’s like having your own personal trainer available 24-7.
However, you don’t need a workout app to get fit. Try this 30 minutes quick cardio workout to burn fat. Find a location where you can move freely, without distraction. Wear appropriate clothing so that you are able to bend and move without constraint. Maintain correct posture throughout. Tuck tummy in for added benefits. Do not strain or exercise if you are in pain. Work at your fitness level, resting when needed, and building up to complete the entire workout within 10 minutes. Most of all have a good attitude and focus on the long term results. Any workout program requires patience and dedication. Here we go…
60 Seconds – Butt Kicks
Like running in place, extended heels to buttocks. Work arms for added intensity.
Butt kicks melt the flab from your derrière.
60 Seconds- Ski Hops
From side to side, hop, keeping feet together, as if skiing.
Ski Hops require stability and balance. Perfect this exercise with consistency.
60 Seconds – Jog in place
Begin jogging. This is an all over exercise; it warms up muscles for more intense exercise.
60 Seconds – Jumping Jacks
When you jump, extend arms and touch fingers above head, slightly bending knees.
Pull in tummy muscles for added burn.
60 Seconds – Knee ups
Bend elbows and intertwine fingers at chest level. In a rhythmic motion, draw knees up to arms.
60 Seconds – Mountain Climbers
On the floor in plank position, make intentional effort to pull knee up to elbows, alternating legs.
60 Seconds – Step Ups
Secure a chair and step onto the chair, alternating between your right and left foot.
Balance and stability are required when doing step ups. Practice makes perfect.
60 Seconds – Shuffle Punches
Shuffle as you twist core and punch, extending arms at elbow.
60 Seconds – Jump Rope
Pretend you are jumping rope; work arms, legs, butt and calves,
60 Seconds – Plie Squat Hops
Squat wide with toes turned out. Hop up and down, keeping knees slightly bent and arms to chest.
Are you sweating yet? These 10 exercises will keep you energized throughout the day. The more intense you do each exercise, the greater the results. If you need to, rest between exercises. Remember, these are workout strategies to help you achieve fitness and health. If you get tired, take a break and resume when you can.
If you are pressed for more time, try the 7-Minute-Workout (7MW), an app that I use. It is authored by fitness experts/researchers Brett Kilka and Chris Jordan.7MW consists of 12 intense exercises, with a 10 second rest in between, also known as HICT – high intensity circuit training. The 12 exercises can be completed in seven minutes. It is a tough workout; the equivalent of an hour’s worth of exercise. The app tracks your activity – the days you exercise – and a result tracker. When you workout effectively, you unlock achievements, motivating you to reach your fitness goal.
YouTube Fitness Channel offers a 10 minute Zumba Master Class cardio workout. I love Zumba. It’s totally fun cardio. The dance moves are effortless; heart rate increases, your muscles are burning, fat is melting and you are literally dancing your butt off. If you haven’t tried Zumba, you don’t know what you are missing!
Before you begin any exercise program, check with your healthcare professional. Work within your fitness level and do not exert or strain. For fitness advice and to learn correct exercise technique, consult with a certified fitness trainer/expert. Workout time should be enjoyable and fun. Get off the couch and get moving! Keep going, you can do it!