If cold weather is keeping you from outdoor workouts or you're bored with the usual run, it's time to step it up — literally! Most people have access to something that's just as good as a treadmill and weight room — the stairs. Use a set in your home, your office, or at your local park. Crank up your favorite workout playlist and keep an eye on the clock, repeating this six-minute circuit five times through for a 30-minute total-body workout.
|1 minute||Run up and down the stairs|
|1 minute||Triceps dips: rest your hands on the second or third step|
|1 minute||Forward lunges: alternate between stepping the right foot on the first step, and then the left; make it harder by doing bicep curls with a set of dumbbells|
|1 minute||Double leg jumps: starting on the ground, jump both feet onto the first step, then jump back to the ground|
|1 minute||Push-ups: elevate both feet on the first, second, or third step; if this is too difficult, elevate your hands instead|
|1 minute||Side squats: elevate your right foot on the first step for 30 seconds, then repeat on the left side for 30 seconds; make it more challenging by doing overhead shoulder presses with a set of dumbbells|