10 Workouts You Can Do in 10 Minutes

(not including warmup/cooldown time, mm k?)

This is for all of my 10-minute workout warriors out there.  

10 workouts you can do in 10 minutes

Back in the day, if I only had 10 minutes to sneak in a workout, that usually meant my workout was canceled. 

I didn’t know that there’s a lot you can accomplish in 10 short minutes, and that there are benefits to splitting up your workout if you don’t have a large time chunk. 

Here are 10 workouts you complete in 10 minutes, for the occasions your day gets a little crazy, or if you’d like a short workout to energize your afternoon. These are not collection of previously-posted workouts- all new stuff, just for youuuuuu. 🙂 If you find yourself with extra time, feel free to repeat them or mix and match. The possibilities are endless!!

Please keep in mind that these do not include warmup or cooldown time, and it’s important to make sure that your body is prepared to exercise, and your heart rate recovers safely afterwards. Allow 5-10 minutes for warmup and at least 5 minutes to cool down. As always, check with a doctor before making any fitness changes and honor your body.

1) Treadmill toaster


2) Leg burner

Leg burner workout

3) Ab burner

Ab burner workout

 4) Upper body sculpter

Upper body sculpter workout

5) Core and cardio

Core and cardio workout

6) HIIT bodyweight intervals

HIIT bodyweight workout

7) Sprint and squat

Sprint and squat workout

8) Row and curl

Row and curl workout

 9) Functional faves

Functional faves workout to improve everyday movement

10) Stretch it out


For some of my very favorite stretches, check out this post and this video. For 20-minute workouts, here are some ideas and a total-body workout.

Let me know if you give any of these a try!

If you only have 10 minutes to work out, what do you do? Do you just skip it? (I won’t judge haha)



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  1. Cara's Healthy Cravings on May 9, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I usually work out much more efficiently when I know I only have a short time, you can do a lot of quality things within 10 mins, that’s for sure. I am constantly travelling, so workouts like these are so perfect, thanks, as always!!

  2. Crystal on May 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I’m definitely bookmarking this post, these are great ideas! Not gonna lie, if I don’t have at least 20 min, I usually skip working out :/

  3. Amanda on May 9, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    That sprint and squat workout sounds KILLER. Happy Belated Mother’s Day!!!

  4. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on May 9, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    I am intrigued by the row workout. I never use the row machine. That needs to change!

  5. Rebecca Dawkins on May 10, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Amazing write-up! It looks like a long list for 10 minutes, but the way you have described very exercise is fantastic. Thanks again for this useful post.

  6. Carly Zektzer on May 10, 2016 at 3:47 am

    10 minutes-do 10 kettlebell swings every minute on the minute. Hits your cardio but also works the shoulders, flutes and hamstrings.

  7. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on May 10, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Great workouts. Short but powerful. You can do them alone or combine them.

  8. Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! on May 10, 2016 at 7:15 am

    These are AWESOME! Wedding planning has left workout times brief, so these will REALLY help!

  9. Aleeha on May 10, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    10 minutes… sounds pretty good to me considering how lazy I am! I’ll be saving this post and coming back to it!
    Aleeha xXx

  10. Stargazer on May 10, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Great list!

  11. Cassie T on May 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    You’re amazing, this post just got pinned, bookmarked, and screenshotted and will save my travel fitness routine!!! Thanks!

  12. Rebecca Dawkins on May 16, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Thanks for such amazing write-up! These look like quick exercises. You know when you have full day job then it’s always good to read about quick fitness tips. Thanks so much:)

  13. Chris Coulson on June 25, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    These are great workouts for people on the go or only have time for a quick workout. Everyone has 10 minutes they can spare a day to knock one of these out. Great article!

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