When you realize that you are going to be time-poor for the next few weeks, you have to get creative, not just with meal planning, but workouts as well. While I’m going to make a commitment to get to at least 3 6:30 a.m. Crossfit workouts as possible, the first few weeks will likely find me flexing my muscles in the evenings during chores or while I’m making dinner. That’s where creative workout ideas come in.
28 Creative Workout Ideas
Not idea, but it happens! Especially when you’ve got the end of the school year (Thursday), half days, and a new job all coming together at the same time. It’s just a lot. So I have to use some of my more creative workout ideas.
Now, I’m not the first person to get creative with their workouts, there are even entire websites dedicated to creative workout ideas, like The Traveling WOD, or even the 100+ workouts on my free workout page.
Creative Workout Ideas You Can Do Daily
- Wall balls (use a playground ball or Ugi)
- Traveling squats
- Side lunges
- Traveling lunges (side, back, front)
- Frog hops
- De-stabilized fire hydrants (use an Ugi or Bosu)
- Hip circles
- Snow angels
- Crab walks
- Alphabet abs or arms
- Jump rope
- Slalom jumps
- Shadow boxing
- Around the worlds with weights
- Clock hands
- Sticky feet shuffle
- Calf raises
- Plank jacks
- Step jacks
- Cha cha
- Weighted Russian twists
- Squat jumps
- Hip thrusts (there has to be a better word for that!)
The best part about having a workout arsenal is that you can do them a little bit at a time. You can do walking lunges while folding laundry, or while vacuuming. Or do Russian twists while you’re playing on the floor with your kids.
More than anything, it’s about just being active. It’s about making sure that you move every day. Even if that means strapping on an activity tracker that reminds you to move. Many of us work sitting all day-I know I do. But you can take breaks, and use those breaks to get a little bit of fitness in.