Are you ready to tone up at home?
For a cheap, convenient routine that’s fast (and fun), just grab a towel: Our workout uses ordinary hand towels to boost the slimming and sculpting power of traditional exercises.
By gliding through the moves, you target more muscles to maintain your balance.
Add a 3-minute cardio burst after each exercise.
You’ll rev up your heart rate and burn even more fat–research shows that alternating strength moves with cardio intervals burns as many calories as jogging, builds more metabolism-boosting muscle than lifting weights solo, and can even shrink your waistline more effectively than cardio alone.
Best of all, you can customize the workout to the time you have–15, 30, or 45 minutes just 3 times a week.
The Workout At A Glance
What You’ll Need: Two hand towels and a smooth floor surface your floors are carpeted, you can use paper plates and a single towel. After each move, do the 3-minute cardio burst for maximum results.
The 3-Minute Cardio Burst
Choose from the list below, ranked from least intense (burns about 265 calories) to most intense (428 calories). After each strength move, do a cardio burst for 3 continuous minutes (set a timer if needed), then go on to the next exercise.