Be Well Workout of the Week: Get a Great Workout With Just a Bench and 10 Minutes

A 10-minute workout? Consider us sold.

Here’s the deal: One round of this workout will take you 10 minutes to complete, and all you need to get through it is a bench (or a really stable surface of some sort). There are 10 exercises, and you’ll do each one for one minute. So, if you are crunched for time, just get through once or twice. If you have some more time for your workout, try to make it through as many times as you can in the time you have available.

Okay, now find your closest park bench and get to work!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: A Full-Body Outdoor (or At-Home!) Sweat Session

This week’s workout is just what you need after a long weekend of indulgence. Find a nice open space on your driveway, in your backyard, or at a local field or track and get ready to sweat, because this full-body workout was made for having fun in the sun. All you need is one set of weights. And, of course, you can do this workout inside as well, but why not take advantage of these long summer days while you can?

 Stay hydrated and, of course, happy sweating!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The Glorious 7-Minute Workout

Yep, this workout really is over in just seven minutes. Now, before you start crying with joy, listen up: Each round in this workout lasts for seven minutes, and you, my friends, get to choose how many rounds you want to complete, whether that’s one or 10. And I know you have seven minutes somewhere in your day to commit to a workout, so no excuses to skip this one!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Your New Favorite Gym-Free 30-Minute Workout

Get ready to give it your all, folks! You’ll be sweating it out for 30 minutes straight this week. For this workout, I want you to venture outside — find a local track, a big field or an open space somewhere — and get ready to sweat (Read: Toting a towel and water with you is a MUST).

Here’s the deal: You’re going to do a set of five exercises, then run a lap around the track (or pick a certain distance in whatever space you have), and then complete the exercises again. The end-game? Do the circuit followed by the sprint as many times as you can in 30 minutes. Get those stopwatches ready! Read more »

Be Well Workout of the Week: The Calorie-Torching 30-Minute Partner Workout

Everything is more fun with friends, and that is especially true for this week’s workout. So grab your workout buddy, find a track or a treadmill, and start sweating. And if you can’t convince anyone to do this workout with you (we get it — it’s hot), not to fear: You can also go it solo.

Here’s what you will do: One partner will sprint while the other does a circuit of exercises. Each round will take a total of six minutes — three minutes sprinting and three minutes doing exercises. Each three-minute segment will be broken down into 30-second intervals. So, while one partner is doing the circuit of exercises, doing each exercise for 30 seconds (it’ll add up to three minutes), the other partner is doing three minutes of alternating between sprinting for 30 seconds and recovering for 30 seconds. After three minutes, you and your bud trade places. The goal is to make it through the entire circuit five times — so a total of 30 minutes. Good luck, friends! Read more »

Be Well Workout of the Week: 7 Pairs of Exercises Guaranteed to Make Your Muscles Scream

For this week’s workout, you’re going to have seven pairs of exercises to work with. You’ll do a set number reps for the first exercise, then one rep (yep: just one rep!) of the second exercise. Then, after that, it gets a little tougher: You’ll repeat the set number of the first exercise, and work up to two reps of the second exercise. Then it’s back to the first exercise again, and three reps of the second exercise in the pair. You’ll repeat this until you complete 5 reps of the second exercise. Your goal is to complete the entire circuit three times.

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Be Well Workout of the Week: How to Kill It at the Gym With a Kettlebell

For this week’s workout, I want you to challenge yourself to make it through this full-body workout ladder using only one kettlebell. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, grab a friend and challenge them to a workout race to see who comes away the winner.

You’ll start with 20 reps of each exercise listed below, with everything being single count (so every time you do the exercise on one side, it counts as a rep), then drop down to 18 reps, then 16 reps, and so on down the ladder until you finish with just two reps of each exercise.

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Be Well Workout of the Week: Your Ticket to Lean, Mean Legs

This workout is going to target your — you guessed it! — legs. So be prepared to feel the burn and then some.

You have a circuit of exercises to do three times, and each time you go through, your reps will decrease, but your weights will increase. So, start with a set of weights you can do 20 reps with, and then increase from there. And you’re going to hold onto your weights for just about every exercise in the circuit, so choose wisely. Good luck!

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The Countdown to Toned Muscles

Timed rounds: That’s what’s in your future this week. For this week’s workout, you’ll be tackling eight exercises, and you’ll do five rounds of those exercises total. Not so bad, right?

You’ll start with 60 seconds of each exercise for the first round, then decrease by 10 seconds each round until the final 20-second round. Got it? Okay, grab your stop watch and get ready to sweat!

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