Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Faves: Pinterest Workouts!

I've had some requests recently from friends and family for ideas for fast, easy, and efficient workouts they can do at home.  I really believe you don't need a gym membership or hours of free time to stay fit.  There are so many free resources out there where you can find workout ideas - fitness magazines, blogs, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest - just to name a few.  I have a whole board on Pinterest devoted to exercise and today I'm going to highlight some of my favorite HIIT at-home workouts.  The beauty of these routines is that they require no equipment, can be done anywhere (traveling, working from home, etc.) and most of them take 30 mins or less (you can customize by adding or subtracting time or reps depending on your level of fitness). 

For those that are unfamiliar with the term, HIIT is an acronym for High Intensity Interval Training.  It is a type of exercise where you alternate short bursts of high intensity activity, with less intense recovery periods, over and over for a set time or series of movements.  I think I was first introduced to this style of exercise when I delved into CrossFit last year and ever since then I've been incorporating HIIT workouts into my cross-training arsenal.  There are many benefits to HIIT exercise including:  burning more fat, increasing metabolism, increasing aerobic capacity, and improving athletic performance.

Although I do belong to a gym, I often do these workouts at home on my non running days, and use the gym for weight lifting, swimming or taking classes.

Without further ado, here are some pinned workouts I've tried and tested and loved!

All of these workouts and more can be found on my "I Work Out!" board on Pinterest.  Give them a try and let me know what you think! 
And when you're done, feel free to wear this shirt, because well, YOU'VE EARNED IT! 
Questions for today:
Do you belong to a gym or do you work out at home? 
What do you do on your non running days?




  1. I've officially decided I need to make my husband that tank top/shirt. HYSTERICAL!

    1. Hahaha - it's great, isn't it?! I would love to see someone walking down the street in this shirt!

  2. Just got my check for $500.

    Sometimes people don't believe me when I tell them about how much you can earn taking paid surveys online...

    So I show them a video of myself getting paid $500 for participating in paid surveys.