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Sometimes, a midday gym session is exactly what you need to energise yourself for the rest of the day. A break away from your laptop where you can get out your frustration at the person that just put a 5:30pm Friday call in your diary.

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.

Pyramid style workout
Pyramid formats are a great way to structure your workouts if you like getting a little competitive with yourself and enjoy a time pressured approach to exercise. Start with the most reps and work down zero.

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.

Interval style workout
Lunchtime workouts have got to be effective. Sometimes you might debate whether to spend it purely on the treadmill or have some go at resistance training instead. The answer can be both.

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.

7-minute circuits
This is an intense circuit style workout that’s perfect for raising your heart rate and giving you a full body conditioning session in just 30 minutes.

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.

Varied interval run workout
If you’re trying to progress with your running, 30 minutes is all the time you need. Whether you’re on a treadmill or outside, switching up your speed rather than maintaining the same pace is a great way to test your fitness and progress faster.

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.

We all know lunch hours are sacred. Use them to get active, move about, and fit some fitness in. With a Hussle pass, you can find a gym near you to workout at. Whether you’re at home, in the office, or elsewhere. Build a personalised pass that works for you and your routine.