No time to get to the gym? No problem. You can get all the cardio you need to keep yourself fit without ever leaving your living room. Your heart is the most important muscle you have, and the good news is that it takes very little time to keep it tuned up and in tip-top shape.
This Hot5 Home Cardio Workout with Jennifer will elevate your heart rate using absolutely NO equipment. She will take you through a series of movements that challenge your mobility, extend your range of motion and keep your heart pumping. You’ll feel more and more fit each time you do it.
Do each exercise for 1 minute. Start with 1 circuit, then work your way up to doing 3 to 5 circuits.
1. Twisting Jumps
Facing the corner of the room, sink your hips and squat down touching your hands to the floor. Press into the floor up to a jump and then back down to the opposite corner. Repeat the move over and over for 1 minute.
2. Knee Drive Right
Standing on a diagonal, bring your right knee up toward your chest with your elbows and upper body meeting the knee. Return to your starting position, and then do it again and again while you anchor yourself by pressing your weight into your standing leg.
3. Knee Drive Left
Standing on a diagonal, bring your left knee up toward your chest with your elbows and upper body meeting the knee. Return to your starting position, and then do it again and again while you anchor yourself by pressing your weight into your standing leg.
4. Squat & Kick
With your feet hip distance apart and your hips directly under your shoulders, sink your hips into a squat position. Press into the floor to come out of your squat and kick one leg forward, then go back to your starting position. Repeat from side to side keeping your core engaged the entire time.
5. Jump Jump
With your feet apart wider than your hips, bend your knees and jump forward and back. Then do a knee drive once on the right and then once on the left. Start again from the wide stance jump. Repeat again and again until the minute is up.
This 5-minute Home Cardio workout will get your heart pumping! To follow along with the workout on your phone, download the Hot5 Fitness App for your iPhone.