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30 Minute Workouts
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Our advertising sponsor Hurley Health & Fitness wants to keep you in the best physical shape as possible. They have supplied us great information to help you in just 30 minutes.

You hear it all the time; “I don’t have time in my busy day to make it to the gym.” What if you could no longer use this as an excuse? There is no magical length of time you need to spend exercising, but anything is definitely better than nothing. You can get a great workout in 30 minutes that will most certainly benefit you. Instead of sitting on the couch, watching television or sitting at a desk playing on the computer for thirty minutes, let’s get up and move!

To get the most out of your thirty minutes, your workout should have both cardiovascular and strength training. This is sometimes referred to as interval training. The key is to increase the intensity of your workout instead of focusing on the duration. No gym membership? No exercise equipment? No problem. Here is an example of a thirty-minute workout you can try at home.

Warm Up Exercises

  • Run in Place: 2 minutes
  • Jumping Jacks: 25 Jacks
  • Run in Place: 1 minute

Strength Training

Pushups: (1 minute) Let’s see how many pushups you can complete in one minute. You can also do this modified version on your knee. Keep a journal and try to beat your number each day.

Wall Sit: (1 minute): Place your back against a wall and bring your feet out in front. Squat down, but not lower than a 90 degree angle at the knee. Make sure your knees are not going over your toes. Hold this position for 1 minute.

Crunches: (1 minute): Count how many crunches you can complete in one minute and write it in your journal.

Body Weight Squats: (1 minute): Position feet a little wider than hip width part. Slowly bend your knees and lower yourself down but not below knee level. Push your weight back up until you are back at the starting position.

Plank Hold: (fatigue): Place your body in the start of a pushup position. Hold this position till fatigue and track time in journal.

Rest for 1 minute.


  • Run In place: 2 minutes
  • Squat Jumps: (1 minute) Squat down and explode up with a jump to the sky.
  • Jumping Jacks: 25 Jacks

Repeat Strength/Cardio Circuit until the 30 minutes has elapsed!


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