Get Lean at Lunch
You’ve got 45 minutes for lunch. Do you:
A) Hit the drive-thru to down some kind of quick, deep-fried disaster
B) Grab your sneaks for a fast, butt-boosting sweat sesh
C) Log onto Pinterest, grab as many Ryan Gosling photos as possible, and Photoshop your head next to the handsome hottie
OK, forgetting C (for the moment), lunchtime workouts are a great way to keep those resolutions going. Of course, they need to be quick, but also effective. After all, if you’re going to sacrifice a yummy meal and office gossip for a calorie-burning sesh, you want it to count.
Here are six ways to tone up in 30 minutes or less. You’ll still have time to wash your hair!
Volleyball: Grab Wilson and hit the beach. 30 minutes of peppering with a partner will burn around 325 calories, increase your metabolic rate, and strengthen your arms, shoulders, legs, and core. Bump, set, spike it — that’s the way we like it!
Swimming: If you don’t mind getting your hair wet, take to the waves. (Or your local lap pool.) In just one mile, you’ll burn 400 calories. You’ll also tone up some seriously visible muscle areas, like the triceps and quads. Hello, spring!
Stairs: You may not even have to leave the building for this one. Time bonus! Jog up and down a flight of stairs 10 times, do 5 sets of upward lunges and 25 wall pushups. Repeat that circuit 3 times. If your heart’s racing and your legs are shaking, you’re going the right pace.
30-Second Sprint Intervals: This high-intensity workout is challenging, but incredibly rewarding. Step 1: A 5-minute warmup jog Step 2: 5 minutes at a moderate pace Step 3: 30 second all-out sprint. Repeat steps 2 & 3 three times. You’re going to want to remember your water for this one!
Rowing: The rowing machine may look archaic, but it is actually awesome. Lower impact than the treadmill, it forces you to use almost every muscle in your body. Fun fact: The more muscles you use, the more calories you burn.
Hip-Hop Dance: We recommend booking the conference room for this hip-hop dance workout. What better way to bond with your co-workers than getting low and creeping?
xx, The FabFitFun Team