18-Minute Full Body Workout

Last week, a client texted me asking for some workout ideas.  She said she had a set of 5-pound weights and a swiss ball.  I LOVE this kind of challenge; it's fun for me to create a workout that only uses specific pieces of equipment. I texted the following workout back to her, and I decided to give it a try, too. I really liked this workout because it was quick and thorough, which is exactly the kind of workout that I want.

If you don't have weights, just use soup cans or water bottles. For some of the moves, you can substitute any kind of ball for the swiss ball. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

1 min. Walking Lunges with Shoulder Press

1 min. Hamstring Bridges on Swiss Ball (Challenge - keep your feet flat on the ball rather than being positioned on your heels.) If you don't have a ball, just do regular bridges.

1 min. Abdominal Swiss Ball Exchanges

1 min. Squats While Holding the Swiss Ball Overhead

1 Min. Single-leg Dumbbell Bicep Curl

1 Min. Plank

Repeat for a total of 3 times, which is about 18 minutes!