Lunchtime gym sessions need to be quick and easy. Enough time to get there, sweat it out, and shower after.
Here’s a list of our favourite 30-minute sessions so that you can make the most of your lunch hour.
This simple, four exercise workout chooses the most efficient compound exercises you can do and asks you to work down from 18 reps to 0 reps. If you’re looking to develop your endurance, this is the workout for you.
The first set contains 18 reps of each exercise. The second set reduces that by two. So on until you reach zero. Feel free to take rest between each set, because over the course of 30 minutes, you’re going to need it.
If you didn’t quite make it to the end before the time is up, that’s okay. Because there’s always next time.
This interval style workout uses the treadmill and a pair of dumbbells to offer you a well-rounded cardiovascular and muscle conditioning workout.
Pair up your dumbbell and treadmill-based rounds and take your rest in between. Don’t forget to take the time to cool down properly at the end, because you will need it before your next video call.
Work in 7 minutes rounds, performing each exercise for 60 seconds. Take minimal rest between each exercise and longer breaks between circuits. You’ll have plenty of time for 3 rounds in 30 minutes, and if you’re feeling overly ambitious, you can try and make it 4.
By working in both aerobic and anaerobic zones, you’ll help to develop your speed, endurance, and performance. This is the perfect workout for those who find running a little bit boring and want something a bit more exciting when it comes to cardio.
This workout uses a scale of 1-10 to measure how hard you think you’re working, so you can use that as a guide to how fast you should be going at each point.