With summer just around the corner, we have all been training hard for that perfect beach bod. College is not just about balancing school work and your social life, but also about finding some “you” time. Whether it be reading a book, watching Netflix, or going on a jog, it’s so important to set time aside for yourself so you’re not a stressed out student 24/7. My favorite way to relieve stress is exercise! Keep reading for 5 of my favorite go-to easy workouts for when I’ve been hitting the books a little too hard.
1. “Before Your Shower” Quick Morning Workout Routine
This workout is composed of 6 different exercises that will tone up your body in no time if you take the few minutes to complete every morning. This workout is sure to get your heart rate going and your brain awake and energized to face your day! It targets all aspects from arms to abs to the inner thighs. It can even be done in your dorm room, which is perfect if you don’t have time to walk to the rec.
2. No-Weights-Needed 3 Minute Arm Workout
Not everyone has the time to get to the gym and hit the weights. Take only three minutes out of your day to work on toning your arms with this easy workout!
3. Indoor Leg Workout Routine
Don’t have time to get to the gym to use their leg weight machines? You can do these moves in your college dorm room or even in your hallway!
4. Mountain Climbers and Fire Hydrant Rotation
Mountain climbers are great because they target abs, arms and legs. You can do each leg precisely and slowly to focus more on the abs, or add the running motion for a great cardio workout. Do as many as you can for thirty seconds, and repeat three times. Fire Hydrants are another great booty workout, even if you do feel like a dog while doing them. I can definitely feel this in my glutes when I’ve finished, and it also doubles as a good stretch in your hips. Maybe we can learn something from dogs after all…Do 3 sets of 20 reps then switch!
5. Take the Stairs Workout
Who needs a stairmaster when you have the real deal right where you live? How often have you utilized the stairs in your dorm room for a good workout? Nothing gets your heart pumping quite like running up and down the stairs! Even walking up and down the stairs will help! Set a goal for yourself (how fast you can run up them, how many flights you can tackle without stopping, etc.). If you have any free weights hanging around and don’t mind a challenge- grab a couple of those to hold onto while you workout!