30 Minute Workout Ideas

30 Minute Workout Ideas

As a Health Coach, everyone assumes that I love to work out…but I don’t! LOL These 30 min workout ideas are just what I need to keep me on track.

It’s a common belief that you have to kill it in the gym for a minimum of an hour a day to get in shape…but that’s not true! Plus, personally, I lose attention after about 20 minutes so if I can keep my workouts to 30 min, then I’ll actually do them. And done is better than not done!

If you’re like me and have a ton of kids and dogs and things to do…consider these simple workouts you can do in under 30 minutes while still achieving your fitness goals.

30 Minute Workout Ideas

30 Min Workout Ideas


Kettlebell workouts can be focused on specific body areas. This means that a one hour kettlebell workout can be reduced to less than 30 minutes. You can focus on your back one day, arms the next, legs the following day, and so on. This can give you a full body workout option for the week that also uses limited equipment. If you are looking for simple workout option on a limited budget with limited space, then this may the ideal option. Here’s one of my favorite kettlebells.


Tabata workouts can be short or long depending on your needs. The key point to keep in mind is that this workout is HITT based. This means that you are working on a specific area of the body, like your arms, then taking a quick rest, and going to the next body area. You can do shorter reps and shorter rests with Tabata workouts. This can shorten the entire workout while still giving you a full body, or partial body, option that works in under 30 minutes. This workout is also one that requires limited to no equipment, which makes it easier to start and finish since you don’t have clean-up time or set-up time to consider.

Sectional Body Challenges

You can take on 30 day challenges that are done in less than 30 minutes. Each challenge is designed to help you focus on a particular issue with your body or a particular goal. For example, you can focus on squats or HITT training. The key idea is that you only do the challenge for 30 days and you keep it under 30 minutes. What is ideal about this type of workout plan is the ability to pick challenges that work with your needs, time constraints, goals, and budget.


Spinning classes do require one major piece of equipment, a spinning bike. However, this type of workout is high intensity and can get your cardio in while burning the maximum amount of calories available. The key point with this workout is to remember you can do it at home if you have the equipment or you can do it in a gym. It all depends on which one works best for you.

One way you can maximize these workouts is to swap them out or revolve them. Use a different workout each day to keep your body active and to keep yourself from getting into a rut with your exercise. After a few weeks or a few months, change up the intensity or the workout plan to give yourself even more benefit in under 30 minutes.

FASTer Way to Fat Loss

My favorite 30 min exercises are those in the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program. You start with a 6 week program to learn all the basics of nutrition and fitness. Then once you finish that you can choose to continue with the community with the VIP Membership (we also have spin bike videos as I mentioned above).

I LOVE the quick 30 minute workouts daily that are targeted to what I’m eating for the day for maximum fat burning. But most of all, I love that I don’t have to think about what I’m going to do! I just open the app and click play! They’ve already decided the program for the day. It’s like having a trainer in my phone!

Click here to see when my next 6 week program starts! 

What’s your favorite workout?

Your Health Coach,


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