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Home workouts to get fit and lean

Women’s Health has created a workout that allows women to get fit and lean without needing to go to the gym–your body provides all the resistance you need to do this workout.

The workout is designed to be done three days a week, meaning you don’t need to set aside a lot of time to perform the movements. You can get your workout done during nap time or while your kids are at school, whenever you have a chunk of spare time. And you don’t need to set aside a special area for exercise equipment, since your body is all the equipment you need.

The movements are designed to activate as many different muscle groups as possible in a short time, maximizing your body’s fat burning capabilities.

If you want to pair these fat-burning exercises with cardio workouts, check out websites like jog.fm for workout music you can tailor to your personal workout. The website lists songs based on your walking/jogging speed or biking rpm. Search music by genre, by beats per minute, or by your speed in minutes per mile to find music that suits your workout.

  • alakhdhir

    cool!

  • tifbell

    This sounds great. I’ll definitely be checking out the website for some song recommendations. Nothing like a good playlist to get the exercise going!

  • keastham

    These are great! I am not a fan of going to the gym and these will help me stay in shape.

  • Aditi

    Very helpful for a busy schedule!

  • Elianna

    Well, what are the exercises?

  • smithk2

    Elianna, you can get to the list of exercises by clicking the link to the Women’s Health website.

  • julia.s

    I love that they have playlists that match your own personal pace. Such a great idea!

  • priya.s

    Thanks, deff will be checking out the music !

  • smithk2

    I have personally made a playlist with jog.fm and it could not be easier to find music. I personally have quite a bit of foreign music and not all of it shows up on the website, but that’s okay. I really like to use the website to program my play list for periods of higher-BPM music to get me moving faster, and slower-BPM music at the beginning and end for warming up and cooling down.

    You can search for your favorite songs to find out what BPM they are, or you can search for bands to find out which of their songs are on the website. Every song listed also has a link to a website where you can buy it, such as the iTunes Store or the Amazon MP3 store.

  • Shakala Alvaranga

    This sounds like a dream come true Hahah! I would love to see the exercises.

  • Shakala Alvaranga

    I would love to go on a family getaway! Somewhere tropical…