Finding the motivation workout is one thing, but finding the time is another. Luckily you don't need to be at the gym or in Spin class to get a great workout. You don't even need anything but your body and an awesome playlist to get you going. This trainer's secret three-move circuit will help get you fit anywhere, from the park to your living room. It's easy to follow and totally effective. You'll work your entire body so you can feel your best physically and mentally. We got the scoop on how to do this secret circuit and why it works from Youfit Health Club's fitness education expert, Raphael Konforti, MS, CPT.
OK, so what's this secret circuit exactly? As Konforti explains it, "The secret is in the simplicity. Simple exercises work really well at engaging the muscles properly and getting the heart rate up, which is key to any good workout. This secret circuit is made up of nothing but the best — planks, burpees, and push-ups. Depending on how much energy and pizzazz you've got for the day, you can do anywhere from three to five rounds total. You'll do each exercise for 30 seconds and try to go through all three exercises without taking a break in between. Do your best to keep moving as much as possible during the 30 seconds. If it feels really challenging or like you can handle more, take advantage of the progressions and regressions for each move."
Directions: Do each of the three exercises for 30 seconds before moving directly to the next exercise. Do three to five rounds.
Keep reading for more details and tips on each exercise.