We’re big fans of home workout plans over here, especially when they’re made up of bodyweight, no-equipment workouts. That’s no knock against gyms and studios — we love an intense in-person class as much as the next person — but when you can’t (or just don’t want to) open the front door to get your workout in, there are plenty of effective routines you can do right where you are and with no extra equipment required.
If you’re in the mood for an accessible workout plan you can do from the comfort of your own home (or apartment, basement, backyard, hotel room, you get the idea), follow this five-day plan from Mauro S. Maietta, a certified personal trainer and district fitness manager at Crunch Fitness. You’ll do the same quick warmup and cooldown each day followed by a mix of strength-training moves and cardio to build muscle and burn calories. We start this plan on Monday, but you can begin at any time; just make sure to give yourself two full rest days. Build on the plan each week by increasing the reps of each exercise and shortening the rest time between circuits.
— Additional reporting by Maggie Ryan