10-Minute Workout Quickie: Legs

It’s time for another workout quickie! Do this workout anytime, anywhere. In the morning before you leave the house, during lunch break, or before you go out at night. You always have ten minutes, don’t you?!

Alright, let’s get started:


Side Step Squats (10 on each side)


Start in a neutral standing position with your legs shoulder width apart.

Take a step to the side

Press your hips back and squat down while keeping your weight in the heels.

Push back up and return to your starting position.

Repeat for the other side

Tip: Keep your abs and glutes engaged and your back straight while performing the squat



Reverse Lunges with leg lift (10 each side)


Start in a neutral standing position with your feet shoulder width apart

Engage your abdominal muscles to keep your back straight and take a big step back with your right leg.

Lower your hips until your legs reach a 90-degree angle. Make sure to keep your front knee directly above your ankle

Push back while keeping the weight in your heels and bring your right leg to the front, pulling your right knee up

Repeat 10 times, then switch sides



Standing Rear Leg Raise (15 x on each side)


Stand straight while holding on to the back of a chair

Raise the right leg by pressing it straight back

Squeeze your glutes at the top of the motion

Hold for 2 seconds before lowering the leg back into starting position

Repeat 15 times, then switch to the other side


Perform all exercises back to back. Repeat circuit for a total of 4 rounds with as little rest as possible. And if you want to add some extra Zing to get your heart rate up, simply perform 20 jumping jacks in between sets.


Written by: Jen

(The Online Personal Trainer for Women)