5-Minute Workouts — No Gym Required

If you’ve got five minutes – just five – you can build the fitness habit. Five minutes – first thing in the morning, on your lunch break, or while the kids play in the living room. Once you’ve got five minutes a day down, you can build from there. Combine some of these workouts or add in a bit of walking or jogging. Before you know it, the fitness habit will have become a natural part of your day – no gym required. Try one of these 5-minute workouts to tone one of your problem areas — today!

5-Minute Workouts for All Your Problem Areas via Tipsaholic

5-Minute Workouts for Every Muscle Group via Tipsaholic

For your back – a great workout for improved strength and posture!

All over toning – start working towards that lean look you’ve always craved with these body-weight exercises.

Yoga for arms – if you’re under the impression that yoga isn’t a real workout, think again. Yoga is one of the best ways to gain balance and strength using little more than your own bodyweight.

For a better booty – your backside will thank you for the extra lift this butt workout will bring.

For abs – start building a solid core with these quickie ab exercises and enjoy the extra confidence you feel when your jeans start to fit a little better!

A do-it-all workout move – if you love simplicity, then this workout is for you. One move, five minutes, and maximum results.

For your legs – we couldn’t forget a workout for those lengthy lower limbs, and this one takes the cake. Get to work on that thigh jiggle with this fast five workout.


If you’ve recently (re)committed yourself to getting fit, your motivation has probably taken a few hits. It rises and falls with our moods, our energy, and our ambition. Fitness is a commitment, and since it tends to be one we only make to ourselves, it’s easy to let it slip. Start here. Start small so that saying “no” seems absolutely ridiculous. Start small so that you don’t over-do it and dread the next workout. Start with just five minutes a day.


Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at www.utterlyinexperienced.blogspot.com, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

featured image via Better Homes and Gardens

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