9 Workouts Trainers Do When They Only Have 15 Minutes to Sweat


Fitness is often the first thing to fall to the wayside when work gets chaotic, you’re traveling more, or you’ve just started a family. Trainers get it. They’re busy, too. (Imagine if fitness were your job—think you’d want to work out after a long day at the office?) But c’mon. You can squeeze in a functional workout in as little as 15 minutes.

We tapped some of the top fitness professionals across the U.S. to see what their go-to sweat session looks like when they’ve only got 15 minutes to spare, since your quick workouts probably entail hopping on a treadmill for a slow slog. (Are we close?)

These routines run the gamut from lung-torching HIIT workouts that burn fat to total-body complexes that build strength and endurance. You’ll come to find shorter workouts are sometimes better than spending hours in the gym, because you’re more motivated to work at a higher intensity and less likely to waste time between sets.

So before you tell yourself you don’t have time to work up a sweat, try one of these nine next-level workouts. They take next to no time, but really deliver where it counts. Bonus: Some require minimal equipment and space, so you can do them at home or at a hotel gym.

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