We get it: you love your treadmill workouts and your barbells. But let’s not underestimate the appeal and efficacy of bodyweight exercises.
“I love bodyweight exercise! It requires no equipment, you can do it anywhere, and it is a great reminder that all movement is functional and purposeful,” Erika Shannon, former coach for SoulCycle, Equinox and Daily Burn, and current Director of Fitness for MYXfitness, tells SheKnows. “In life we use our body weight to pick up our kids, load groceries into the car or squat down to pick up the laundry. Bodyweight work helps you maintain the strength and range of motion to do all of those things.”
So in addition to getting you fully into the mindset of working out with your body to use your body in your everyday life, it’s also a super easy way to get your workout in without needing equipment or fancy gear. If you’re currently sans gym — whether you’re home for the holidays or away on business — we put together this short, yet efficient full bodyweight workout that is sure to make you sweat.