Low-impact workouts are a blessing for many, whether this is because they generate less noise when exercising, or it's down to the reduced stress they put on your joints, they're simply a great way to stay in shape. This no-jumping HIIT workout is the perfect example of one you can do at home and it only takes 12 minutes to complete.
Many people created home-gym spaces over the pandemic, investing in useful equipment such as a few of the best kettlebells or bigger machines like one of the best elliptical machines from one of our roundups. But unfortunately, the cost of living has increased this year and not everyone has spare cash to splash on new workout equipment for their home.
Online workouts have helped to make fitness a lot more accessible to everyone over the past few years. Very much like this fat-burning cardio workout shared by certified fitness trainer, Action Jacquelyn (opens in new tab).
It's a time-efficient routine for anyone to try out at home and suitable if you're new to fitness or just looking for a joint-friendly workout. The 12-minute sweat session requires no jumping or equipment, but will help to get you results by combining low-impact movement with high-intensity cardio.
Watch the no-jumping, low-impact workout here:
In this workout, there are two circuits of six exercises. Jacquelyn demonstrates each exercise in the video and has a timer at the top so you can follow the workout in full as if you're doing it live with her.
You will work out your core, lower and upper body as you perform moves like lunge variations, leg kicks, plank to push ups, and modified burpees (to ensure there's no heavy bouncing up and down).
If you keep up with Jacquelyn's moderate pace you will certainly burn fat completing this short workout. And if you find yourself making excuses not to workout, just remember this workout takes less than a quarter of an hour. One person commented on Jacquelyn's video saying, "Sooo good!! Only had like 15 minutes but this felt like I went to the gym for an hour. Thank you!".
Plus, this isn't the only type of workout that's good for blasting fat and creating tone and definition across your whole body at home. Want to increase your metabolism? Try this 10-minute HIIT and standing abs workout from Pamela Reif.
If you've caught the home workout bug and want to continue staying fit and in shape, without travelling to a gym, then make sure you're taking the time to warm-up and stretch out after you exercise. Stretching helps to eliminate lactic acid, the substance that is produced when you workout and can lead to muscle ache. Jacquelyn is also a certified yoga and Pilates teacher, so why not grab yourself one of the best yoga mats from our guide and try out one of her stretching routines?
Jessica is Staff Writer at Fit&Well. Her career in journalism began in local news and she holds a Masters in journalism. Jessica has previously written for Runners World, penning news and features on fitness, sportswear and nutrition.
When she isn't writing up news and features for Fit&Well covering topics ranging from muscle building, to yoga, to female health and so on, she will be outdoors somewhere, testing out the latest fitness equipment and accessories to help others find top products for their own fitness journeys. Her testing pairs up nicely with her love for running. She recently branched out to running 10Ks and is trying to improve her time before moving on to larger races. Jessica also enjoys building on her strength in the gym and is a believer in health and wellness beginning in the kitchen. She shares all of this on her running Instagram account @jessrunshere which she uses for accountability and for connecting with like-minded fitness lovers.
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