Short On Gym Time? Try These Workouts

We all don’t have 2-3 hours to spend in the gym to hit everything we want. Some of us don’t even have an hour to get a workout in.

But these 3 workouts will get you in and out of the gym in under 30 minutes.

All these workouts are based on the AMRAP style of circuit training. AMRAP standing for “As Many Reps As Possible”.

Meaning, you set a timer for the prescribed amount of time, and you complete the circuit as many rounds and reps as you can in that time.

A quick example:
An AMRAP 5Min of 10 Pushups and 10 Squats. You would do those 2 movements for 10 reps each as many rounds as you can in those 5 min.

Got it? Great! Let’s get into these 3 workouts for you to try out.

AMRAP 16 Minutes:
8x Burpees
16x Sit-ups
16x Mountain Climbers
8x Air Squats

This one needs no equipment. All Bodyweight exercises, so you can really do it anywhere!

AMRAP 20 Minutes:
5x Dumbbell Deadlifts
5x Dumbbell Power Cleans
5x Dumbbell Squats
5x Dumbbell Overhead Press
5x Dumbbell Lunges (each leg)

This one requires a set of dumbbells. Though, you can use other equipment, like a barbell, kettlebell, or sandbag.

AMRAP 5 Minutes x2:
A) Power Clean & Press + Burpees
Timer 5 Minutes
Reps: 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.. increasing by 2 reps each round

Rest 2-5 Minutes

B) Squat to Press & Sit-ups
Timer 5 Minutes
Reps: 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.. increasing by 2 reps each round
Note: For Squat to Press (Thrusters), you can use any equipment you want.

Those are 3 quick, yet challenging workouts for you to try out. Let me know if you do and how they went!

These workouts are all available on the ALL ACCESS PLAN of the 1LIFE1YOU FITNESS TRAINING APP

Have More Confidence In The Gym

A ton of people have goals to lose weight / get in shape. And a ton of people go to their closest gym and sign up for a membership. But, what happens is, a lot of those people get discouraged from being in the gym for various reasons.

One of those reasons is a lack of confidence with being in that environment.

“Don’t know what to do.”
“I don’t want to look like a fool”
“Everyone in there is SOOO in shape!”

I’ve personally heard these exact quotes. So, I wanted to go over a few things you can do to help build your confidence in the gym and with working out.


Take a Tour & Ask Questions

When you first sign up for a membership, someone usually (SHOULD) takes you around the gym. This is where you ask questions, take notes. Most standard gyms are set up similarly. With Free Weights in one section, Leg Machines, here, Upper body Machine there, & Cardio Equipment over there. Even if you don’t remember it all, when you go back in, ask again!

Have a plan
Before you step into the gym to workout, you should know exactly what you want to accomplish. If you want to workout your legs, write down 4-5 exercises you want to do. Having a plan provides you focus, and takes away that “deer in headlights” look you can get when you don’t know what to do next. You can write this out yourself (with googles help) or hire someone to write out a plan for you. But, having a plan is essential.

Don’t compare yourself to others
We all fall victim to this. Looking at the guy with the huge arms or the girl with the great legs, and you start to feel self conscious about yourself. DON’T!!! The guy with the giant arms, he’s been working out for 5 years consistently. The girl, she comes in every week for the last year to workout.

Never compare your day 1 to someone else’s day 500. Only compare yourself to your past self. Have patience with yourself, and trust the process. If you’re doing what needs to be done in the gym (& kitchen), the progress will come. Trust me.

A couple other things to consider:

  • Be ok with looking like a mess
  • Be proud of your sweaty shirt
  • Celebrate when you go for a heavier weight
  • Or run a faster time
  • Buy noise resistant headphones and rock out to your favorite songs
  • With that, have your playlist ready before stepping into the gym. This small thing can save sooo much time!
  • And lastly, enjoy yourself! If a commercial gym isnt for you, find another activity that gets you moving. Trust me, there is something out there for EVERYONE. You just have to find it.

4 Sprint Workouts To Try Now

Sprints are great. Can be tough, but great. The benefits of doing them are definitely worth it.


Up your cardio. Increase your stamina. Burn a ton of calories (during and after your workout). Increase speed and power. Build muscle. And more…


Here’s 4 Sprint workouts from the ALL ACCESS Plan in the 1LIFE1YOU Fitness Training App


20/10 Intervals

2 Rounds

5 Minute Light Jog

8 Sets: 20s Sprint / 10s Rest (Intensity of Sprint should be an 8-9/10)


Distance Work

5 Minute Warmup Jog

4 Rounds: .25 miles (400m) Sprint – 2 Minutes Rest

2 Rounds: .5 Miles (800m) Sprint – 2 Minutes Rest

5 Minutes Cool down


Ladder Interval

5 Minute Warmup Jog

30s Sprint / 30s Rest

45s Sprint / 45s Rest

60s Sprint / 60s Rest

2min Sprint / 2min Rest

60s Sprint / 60s Rest

45s Sprint / 45s Rest

30s Sprint / 30s Rest

2min Sprint / 2min Rest

30s Sprint / 30s Rest

3 Minutes Cool Down


30s/90s Intervals

5 Minutes Warmup Jog

6 Rounds: 30s Sprint / 90s Walk

3 Minutes Cool Down

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Day 2 – 30 Day Bodyweight Challenge

Day 2 of the #1LIFE1YOUFitness 30 Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge

Cardio focused. Move quickly from move to move before a rest.
3 Sets. 4 Rounds Each Set

15s work for each exercise. 3 exercises. Then 45s rest between rounds.

Total workout time= 18 minutes

4 Rounds

Jumping Jacks 15 sec

Butt Kicks 15 sec

1 2 3 Shuffle 15 sec

Rest for 45 sec

Switch Kicks

4 Rounds

Jumping Jacks 15 sec

Squat Jacks 15 sec

Switch Kicks 15 sec

Rest for 45 sec

4 Rouunds

Jumping Jacks 15 sec

Squat Pulse 15 sec

Fast Knees 15 sec

Rest for 45 sec

Check out Day 1 HERE

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Top 3 Reasons To Meal Prep

I think meal prepping, for a LARGE amount of people, is the key to success or failure in reaching their current health and fitness goals.

1. It takes the guessing game out of your eating habits

You meal prep, you don’t worry about what’s for lunch at work. Or stopping for a snack at wawa or sheets. You know what you’re having before you even leave the house.

2. You know EXACTLY what you’re eating

When you meal prep, you know serving size. You know ingredients. You know exactly what you used to cook your food. No hidden ingredients like when you go out to eat.

3. Saves time

It may not seem like it when you’re spending 2 hours in the kitchen on a sunday. But, over the course of the week, you’ll save soooo much time. Meal prepping and cooking in bulk, even just your dinners, can save you 2/3/4 hours of not having to cook, or stop for food, the rest of the week.

Meal prepping is a major key in seeing results. If you don’t want to cook, there are meal prep services out there that will send you prepped meals to just heat up.

You’ll save money by doing it yourself, but, both will work!

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1LIFE1YOU Podcast

THE GOAL IS TO BE HEALTHY FOR LIFE

When I’m talking about health and fitness, I’m not speaking about trendy diets, get fit quick plans, or the bs you see on social media. (Unless it’s to say, don’t do those things!)

Listen to episode 28 of the #1LIFE1YOUPodcast

I am talking about being fit and healthy for life. A lot of us have 1, 2, 3 more lives to live. Those years are what I’m speaking on.

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