Indoor Workouts to Beat the Heat

By Brooke Avedon

There is no time like the present to move start an indoor exercise regime!

Summer in Florida can be described by 2 words: rainy and humid. And often we want to avoid the heat altogether and ditch the outdoor workouts. Good news is that there are numerous ways to stay active while staying in and enjoying the AC. Find a space that is big enough to move around and get moving with these quick indoor workouts to don’t require any equipment.

Cardio Exercises

Incorporate a method of working out known as tabata, which means 20 seconds of working your hardest followed by 10 seconds of rest. Generally, you should do 8 rounds. Tabata is great for high intensity cardio workouts as well as building your stamina. You can make modifications as needed to create a more intense workout (lengthening the amount of time you work and decreasing the amount of time you rest). You can do rounds of the following for a great indoor cardio workout:

  • Jump Squats
  • Knee Highs
  • Butt Kickers
  • Jumping Jacks

Weightlifting Exercises

No equipment? No problem! Using our bodies as the machine is the best way to grow stronger. See what you can do for the first round and challenge yourself for the second round.

  • 7 Push-ups
  • 7 Elbow Plank Walks
  • 7 Mountain Climbers
  • 7 Plank jacks

No Equipment Abdominal Circuit Workout

Want to work on chiseling your abs but don’t have equipment? No problem, you can just do some common circuit workouts that all focus on your abs. Repeat for two full cycles.

  • Bicycles (30 seconds)
  • Russian Twist (30 seconds)
  • Flutter kicks (10 seconds)
  • Leg raises (5-reps)

Cool Down

The most important part of the workout is a cool down. Doing a cool down allows the body to return to a normal, resting heart rate and stretching allows the used muscles to flush out the build-up of lactic acid.

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