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Fast workouts: Great options for your busy schedule

Quick yoga workouts

Not everyone has a lot of time every day to work out. When you’re a busy woman juggling multiple commitments, finding the time to get in a good workout is tough. Even if you can find a spare hour or so, you have to consider that you might need to travel somewhere, get changed, shower, and more. So how can you get a good, effective workout into your routine without pushing other things aside? Some workouts are great for those who are short on time, including these options.


Yoga is an excellent workout to get into your usual routine and can improve flexibility and strength. You can also do it almost anywhere without any special equipment, so it’s easy to do first thing in the morning when you wake up or even in the office.

To get the most from a yoga workout of maybe 20 to 30 minutes, consider a yoga routine that has a fast flow and gets you moving. Even if you’ve never done yoga before, you can easily get started with free YouTube tutorials or a yoga app.


High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is great for using what little time you might have to work out. Even if you only have 10 minutes to spare, the short and intense bursts of movement are great for getting your body moving.

If you want to make your HIIT workouts a bit more intense, a hot workout with HOTWORX could be what you’re looking for. It will get you sweating, so your muscles are burning, and it can even increase your metabolism. Of course, if you’re getting hot and sweaty, you’ll probably want to make sure you have time for a shower too.

Weightlifting for fast exercise
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Weightlifting is another fast workout

When you don’t have much time available, weightlifting can be a good option to help you make sure you workout regularly. And while many people prefer to go to the gym to do it, where there are plenty of weights to choose from, it’s another type of workout that’s easy to do at home if you’re willing to invest in the weights.

When you’re just getting started, you can even improvise with things, such as bottles full of water or large soup cans. That will give you something to lift without having to buy weights right away.

Build movement into your day

For busy women, one of the best exercise options is to try and build more movement into your day. This allows you to make sure you’re moving regularly, even if it might be for a few minutes.

It could mean taking the stairs instead of the elevator or walking from one errand to another instead of driving there. Even snatching a few minutes to stretch can help you keep moving.

Parting words on fast workouts

You don’t need much time on your hands to include a workout in your schedule. The right workout can benefit you and keep you fit.

NOTE: See your doctor before starting any new workout to ensure it is right and safe for you.


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14 thoughts on “Fast workouts: Great options for your busy schedule”

  1. Yoga is fabulous. I taught Yoga years ago, prior to my film career.
    Now, I do a short program (10 – 20 mins) of standing Yoga. I developed this after recent (last 10 years) accidents which compromised my back, ankles and knees.
    Walking is not a short workout, but 1 – 3 hour walks, twice a week, put me in the best moods & feeling of haleness.

    1. I’m so glad you’ve found what works for you, dear Resa! I didn’t know you were a yoga instructor before. Did you know I worked at a chocolate factory before? Haha our past lives ~ I wanted to share mine too as you opened up xx

    2. Thanks! It was no sweat. 3.5 years to grow out the grey, a touch of make-up, big asp glasses to hide bags, kind light, picked 1 out of 40 selfies all pointing down (as opposed to up where the under chin horror lives) and crop off the part of the forehead with creases. Easy peasy! 🙄 xx
      Still, it’s odd, so it’s cool!

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