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You’re shopping and wrapping presents, running to holiday get-togethers and ugly sweater parties, baking snowflake-shaped cookies, coming up with creative ideas for your Elf on the Shelf, and whoops — your workouts get pushed aside. This time of year is so busy and stressful, but that’s when you need workouts the most.

You know you’ll feel better after a little exercise, but don’t worry if you can’t fit in your usual long workout. Here’s a quick, efficient, 15-minute bodyweight workout you can do anywhere — you can get a lot done in 15 minutes! This workout is designed to strengthen every part of your body, get your heart rate up, and leave you feeling energized and ready to face the Santa line at the mall.

Quick 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout

Directions: Warm up with two minutes of light cardio, then do each of these 15 exercises for 45 seconds, followed by a 15-second rest. Want a longer workout? Do it twice!


  • Cross jacks
  • Plank with bunny hop
  • Side skaters
  • Burpees
  • High-knee skips
  • Hip raise with leg extension
  • Plank jacks
  • Air squats
  • High-knee run
  • Plank with creepy-crawler
  • Alternating forward lunge
  • Diamond sit-up
  • Up-down plank
  • Lateral bunny hop
  • Scissor abs

Keep reading for details on how to do each exercise.




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