As a kid, summer meant vacation. Now, there’s no “last day of school”—no downtime. Instead, warm-weather months mean a packed calendar full of weddings, dinner parties, graduations, after-work drinks, weekend getaways and more. Finding time in your schedule for a workout—yeah, it’s tough.
Enter Courtney Paul, the founder of CPXperience, who says you don’t need an hour—or any equipment—to get a quality, total-body sweat session. Instead, all you need is two minutes, and a water bottle on standby. Ready? Start the timer:
Move 1: Jump Squat 180
Stand with feet hip-distance apart and toes facing forward. Squat and jump up, flipping 180 degrees. Land in a squat and immediately jump back up and flip 180 degrees in the opposite direction. Continue for 1 minute.
“This move focuses on the legs—especially the glutes and hamstrings—but adding the 180-degree turn will also force you to engage your core,” Paul says. “Plus it’ll get your heart rate all the way up.”
Move 2: Hand-Walk to Push-Up
Stand with feet hip-distance apart. Bend forward to place palms on the floor (bend your knees if needed), and walk hands out until you’re in a plank position. Do two push-ups then walk hands back to meet feet and return to standing, lifting arms to the the sky. That’s 1 rep. Do as many as you can for 1 minute.
“You’ll feel this move in your legs, lower body, abs, core and shoulders, and then you’ll fire up the triceps and chest during the push-ups,” Paul says. “It’ll burn, but it’s only 60 seconds. You can do anything for 60 seconds.”