Fitness Formation column

Ryan Donohue.
Ryan Donohue.

Today I’m going to give you two short workouts you can do anywhere, whilst the weather is still nice.

The rain is soon going to be here and you’ll wish you had taken advantage of the outdoors earlier on.

So go give these a go a few times in the next week and let me know how you get on.

As always, please do seek out professional guidance if you are unsure as to correct technique.

Do these exercises back to back and do a circuit of them for six to eight minutes (your choice) and see how many rounds you complete.

Then try to beat your record next time you do it.

So, basically I’m going to give you six exercises to complete, back to back.

The exercises are in no particular order, so for now, you decide.

Here you go, press ups, squats, lunges, mountain climbers, dips and burpees.

Do ten repetitions each of these exercises and do as many rounds as you can in the selected time.

Here is the next short workout.

This is slightly different, whereby you aren’t doing a particular number of repetitions, you are doing these for time.

You have four exercises this time and you complete each one as many times and as hard as you can for one minute, then move onto the next one and repeat twice, for eight minute total.

Here are the four exercises: run forward (simple, I know) for one minute flat out, hold a squat position, walking lunges and then the last one, hold a plank, again for sixty seconds.

If you don’t want to venture outside, you can simply run on the spot for a minute.

The aim of the two workouts above is to basically eliminate any excuses of “not having enough time” and make sure you can get a workout in no matter where you, with zero equipment needed.

Please do make sure you warm up and cool down correctly, otherwise you risk injury and the workout(s) will not be as effective as they should be.

If you would like to pop down for a free consultation or even just to go over these two workouts, just pop your head through our door on North Road in Lancaster.

Or you can call us on 389500 or email our manager, Daniel at