Looking for an easy workout you can do daily to fill in spaces in between gym classes, or stay consistent while traveling? We’ve got seven simple workouts that you can do every day.
7 Easy daily workouts to do
Each of these everyday exercises can be done at the gym or at home on days you can’t make it out.
1. Jumping jacks
These are simple exercises that can be done almost anywhere. This cardiovascular exercise will help you get your heart rate up and start burning calories.
A jumping jack refresher
Stand with your feet together and your arms by your side. Jump up, while spreading your legs out to the sides and raising your arms above your head. When you land on the ground, bring your legs back together and lower your arms back down to your sides.
Push-ups are classic easy exercises that work the chest, shoulders, arms, and core muscles all in one movement.
Get into a plank position. Place your hands shoulder-width apart and feet hip-width apart. Keep your back straight and look slightly forward. Lower yourself down until your chest is an inch or two from the floor, then push yourself back up to the starting position.
Read more: Perfect pushup workout
Squats are also great exercises to do every day to work your lower body muscles such as your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves.
Perfect your squat
Stand with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and lower your body down until your thighs are parallel to the floor before returning back up to starting position.
Lunges target the same muscles as squats plus they also provide an added balance challenge that helps build coordination and stability in the joints of the legs and hips.
How to do a lunge
Stand with feet together then step forward with one leg while lowering yourself down into a lunge position before stepping back to starting position and repeating on the other leg.
5. Mountain Climbers
Mountain climbers provide an intense cardio workout while strengthening the core.
Mountain climber how-to
Start in plank position then bring one knee towards your chest while keeping your abs tight before quickly switching legs in a “running” motion.