A mini circuit workout that only takes six minutes!

Mini Circuits: A Quick Workout to Fit in Anytime

When I am running low on time during my workout, which I am a lot especially during the holidays, I like to do a mini-circuit workout so that I still feel like I am getting in some exercise but I am not spending hours doing it. I love the little combination below, because it really works the biggest muscles in your body.


Do each of the five exercises for about one minute with a little (12 seconds) rest in between each; complete the circuit two or three times.

  1. Squats
  2. Lunges
  3. Push-ups
  4. Bridges
  5. Plank

One round will take you about 6 minutes and so doing it three times straight through will only be about 18 minutes — not too shabby for someone who thought she wasn't going to be able to fit in a workout today.

Fit's Tip: This circuit does not require any extra equipment (aside from a watch or clock) which means you can do it virtually anywhere, even in the guest bedroom you're calling home for a few days.

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