Circuit training is one of those terms that can sound ultra masculine and scary, but in reality is a great workout for girls and guys alike that works to tone and strengthen your entire body. It combines cardio and strength to give you a great well-rounded workout, especially if you are on a time crunch or don’t have time to devote to either one specifically. Not to mention, circuit training can make you long and lean!

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Make sure to stretch and stay hydrated before you dive into this exercise.

  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 30 seconds of high knees
  • 20 seconds of jump rope


  • 10 push-ups (optional: on an incline)
  • 10 tricep dips
  • 5 dumbbell curls on each side


  • 15 squats
  • 10 side lunches on each side
  • 20 calf raises


  • 30 “bird-dogs”
  • 20 seconds of holding a superman, laying flat on your stomach holding your arms out in front of you and your legs up off of the ground
  • 5 push-ups on your knees

Core and abs series

  • 50 sit ups
  • 40 russian twists, on each side
  • hold a plank for 30 seconds
  • hold a plank for 1 minute

Make sure to cool off with lots of water and stretching! Some light yoga is also a great option.

What do you think?

Have you tried this workout? Do you like circuit training? What are your favorite workout moves? Let us know by leaving us a comment in the comments section below!

1 Comment

  1. avatar YZ says:

    I love circuit training. It provided me with a major boost in my health goals and it continues to challenge me. I really like doing P90 type exercises. I also like to go to or one of those sites and print out their workouts and give them a try.

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