Short on Time? 6 Home Workouts You Can Do In 30 Minutes or Less

Time… It’s the nemesis of anyone who wants to make fitness a priority. In reality, we all have insanely busy lives so trying to fit in an hour or two at the gym is just ridiculous! Here’s the thing there ARE solutions.

There are programs out there that really WORK and don’t take up much time. Do you think you could fit in a 25 minute program, 5 days a week? Of course you can! Everybody’s got time for that! So if you like so many other people are struggling to find a way to fit in your workout, check out these 6 at-home workout programs you can do in 30 minutes or less. (Yes, they really do work!)

Jillian Michaels has been a health and wellness expert for more than 2 decades, but it was her role as the tough love trainer on “The Biggest Loser” that skyrocketed her to fitness fame. Jillian’s training methods work and we’ve all seen it happen right before our eyes on TV. Lucky for us, Jillian’s at-home fitness DVDs make it possible for us to see those results for ourselves. Her “30 Day Shred” series helps you burn mega-calories and get insane results in just 30 days. This home fitness program includes 3 20-minute circuit-training workouts to help you get shredded right at home.

We all know him from the insanely (pardon the pun) popular Insanity workout DVDs. Insanity made Shaun T famous. It helped him reach the masses. But, not everyone has time for Insanity’s 40 to 60-minute workouts. That’s where Focus T25 comes in. It’s all about focusing for 25 minutes a day and getting truly crazy results in less time. This program works. I’ve done it myself and let me tell you you can absolutely get a hardcore workout in just 25 minutes. T25 is hands-down the most efficient program I’ve ever done. Focus T25 includes 11 intense workouts all with a modifier to follow if you’re not ready for high-intensity just yet. You’ll also get a nutrition plan, resistance bands, and some other goodies to help you stay focused for 50 days so you can get those results.

The creator of the Booty Barre Method, Tracey Mallett is a fitness expert, master Pilates instructor, and dancer/choreographer. F. I. T. is a high-energy cardio program that transforms your body with 3 separate workouts. Included in the program are Total Body (25 minutes), Lower Body (25 minutes), and Core & Stretch (20 minutes). Filled with Tabata-inspired cardio drills, F. I. T. helps you break through the weight loss plateaus to get to the results you’re after.

With more than 2 decades in the fitness industry, Tony Horton has trained everyone from professional athletes to major movie stars. Tony’s P90X is a best-selling fitness program and there’s no doubt it works. But, the one thing that has always held me back from doing it is this: time. Some of the workouts are as long as an hour and a half and, well, I just don’t have time for that. Thankfully, there’s P90X3. I was able to do this program in January of 2014 and absolutely fell in love. It’s the most well-rounded program I’ve done yet. Tony covers all elements of fitness Resistance, Power, Cardio, and Core/Flexibility/Balance and he gets you results in the most efficient way. P90X3 features 30-minute workouts, 6 days a week. With the program, you’ll get 16 extreme 30-minute workouts (16!) so you never have to worry about being bored. You’ll also get a full nutrition plan, fitness guide, and a ton of other good stuff to help you get those results.

A fitness instructor since 1983, Kelly Coffey-Meyer has released more than 30 home workout DVDs. “Cardio Quick Fix” was designed to help you get the job done in less time. The program features 2 intermediate-level 30-minute workouts. Workout One is a high-energy, lower-impact workout with a wide range of moves to keep you on your toes. Workout Two kicks up the intensity a notch, giving you a fat-burning workout to help you take things to the next level. Kelly’s goal with “Cardio Quick Fix” is to help you burn more calories in less time.

This brand-spanking-new program from Shaun T is unlike any other home workout program. Like Insanity, Max:30 will push you to your limits and help you get results you’ve never imagined. Unlike Insanity, Max:30 includes a modifier, which makes it possible for ANYONE to do this program. Max:30 features Tabata-style strength workouts, which are high intensity and give you INSANE results. The idea behind the program is this: you push HARD until you “Max Out” (lose good form); you keep track of how long it takes you to “Max Out”; you try to push harder, longer the next time. The best part about Max:30 (besides Shaun T)? The workouts are just 30 minutes a day. It’s a 60-day program and with the program you’ll get 12 30-minute workouts, Nutrition to the MAX Guide, MAX Out wall calendar, and a bunch of other cool stuff.

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