4 Expert-Approved Workout Moves to Try At Home

It's no secret that the WFH lifestyle is not our most active.

That's why it's crucial to incorporate workouts and daily movement into our everyday schedules. And luckily, you don't need a ton of time or equipment to make it happen. You just need an expert to guide you!

We consulted Ashley Edwards, a Certified Personal Trainer and Moxie fitness instructor, to find out how to squeeze in a quick yet effective workout at home. Ready to sweat? Let's go!

Image Courtesy Ashley Edwards

Bicycle Crunches

"These will do your waistline and core wonders!" Ashely said.

Ashley's Guide to Bicycle Crunches:

  • Start by lying on your back with your hands interlaced behind your head.

  • Use your core to lift your shoulders off the floor and bring your opposite knee to the opposite elbow. Then, switch!

  • Start with 3 sets of 12 reps every other day to give your core a nice burn.

Image Courtesy Ashley Edwards

Reverse Plank

"This is an under-utilized and valuable exercise that targets your shoulders," Ashley said. "Also, it works your core, glutes, and hamstrings!"

Ashley's Guide to Reverse Plank:

  • Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you.

  • Place your palms, with fingers spread wide, on the floor slightly behind and outside your hips.

  • Press into your palms and lift your hips and torso toward the ceiling.

  • Look up at the ceiling, point your toes, and keep your arms and legs straight.

  • Keep your entire body strong and form a straight line from your head to your heels

  • Squeeze your core and try to pull your belly button back toward your spine.

  • Hold this for 30 seconds up to 3 times per sweat session!

Image Courtesy Ashley Edwards

Power Skips

"Want to increase your power? Power skips will improve your performance and heart health, allowing you to burn more calories over a longer period of time," Ashley said.

Ashley's Guide to Power Skips:

  • Alternate driving each of your knees up, using the power from your arms and the strength from your legs.

  • Gradually increasing your power and explosiveness with a great cardio effect!

  • Do these for 45 seconds then rest for 20 seconds; repeat 4 times.

Image Courtesy Ashley Edwards

Dance It Out

"30 minutes of dancing per day can go a long way towards a healthy heart," Ashley told SN. "Pretend there's no one watching and just start dancing!"

Ashley's Guide to Dancing It Out:

  • Turn on your favorite tunes (a great playlist is essential!).

  • Start moving your body!

  • Plan to dance to roughly 10 songs to reach the 30 min target.

Watch Jamie Try These Moves and More

Got 5 mins between meetings? Jamie is sharing easy workout moves you can do at home right now!