What is the best at-home workout for beginners (no equipment needed)?
At home? Want to get fit and healthy? No equipment? No problem! Try our quick no-equipment workout below.
The beginner bodyweight workout – no equipment required!
All you need is your bodyweight and some space. Start light with 1 or 2 sets of each exercise; if you would like more of a challenge, try 3-4 sets. Firstly, start with a warmup, try swinging your arms side to side, jumping up and down lightly, or even a quick walk.
4 exercises for a whole body, no equipment workout
Jumping jacks make exercise fun! All you need to do is throw your arms and legs out into a star shape, return to centre and repeat 10-20 times. Great for a burst of energy and also great leading-in from your warmup.
Great for legs and buttocks. Make sure your feet are hip-width apart and planted firmly on the ground. Keep your back straight. When you squat, ensure your knees never push forward past your feet. Squat down into a seated position and back up. Repeat 20 times.
Great for upper arm strength. Place yourself horizontal facing the ground in plank position. You can place your knees on the ground or support yourself on your toes for more of a challenge. Slowly lower yourself, elbows close to the body, to floor level. Move back up to starting position and repeat 20 times.
Planking is great for your core. Position yourself horizontally and raise yourself onto your toes and hands (or elbows). Your back should be flat and core engaged. Hold this position for 20-30 seconds. You can even mix it up with a transition into downward dog.
Remember, if you ever feel pain stop and reassess your form and remember your online personal trainer is here to help if needed.