Achieve your body goals with these quick winter workout routines

Home workouts are just as good. Picture: Pexels.

Home workouts are just as good. Picture: Pexels.

Published Jul 8, 2024


Winter is the perfect time for high-intensity interval training (HIIT) because not only does it help you keep warm but it also helps you achieve your body goals faster.

HIIT workouts don’t need hours, a good 20 minutes will get your heart pumping, which is great for your overall heart health.

Exercises you can do at home this winter:

The Living Room Blitz

Not having access to the gym doesn’t mean you cannot have a workout. Home workouts are just as good. You need to create space in your home.

Try this quick routine will get your heart rate up in no time:

  • 30 seconds of jumping jacks
  • 30 seconds of high knees
  • 30 seconds of burpees
  • 30 seconds of mountain climbers

Repeat the circuit four times, resting for a minute between each round.

The Backyard Burn

If you have a backyard, you can take your workout session outside and try the following exercises:

  • 1 minute of skipping rope
  • 1 minute of sprinting on the spot
  • 1 minute of bodyweight squats

Do this circuit five times. The fresh air will boost your energy and warm you up.

Backyard workouts are great for catching the sun. Picture: Pexels.

The Kitchen Groove

Turn your kitchen into a dance floor and get your groove on with this fun HIIT dance party:

  • 1 minute of freestyle dancing (go wild!)
  • 1 minute of squat jumps
  • 1 minute of fast feet (run on the spot like you mean it!)

Dance your heart out for five rounds.

The Couch Potato Crusher

Okay, you can be near the couch – just don’t sit on it! Try this HIIT routine to crush any lingering laziness:

  • 1 minute of tricep dips using the couch
  • 1 minute of step-ups (alternate legs)
  • 1 minute of push-ups

Complete five rounds with 30-second breaks in between.

Source: Shower To Shower