Micro-Workouts: Effective Workouts that you can do in 10 minutes or Less

Carving out time for exercise each day can feel impossible when you're overwhelmed with work, chores, caring for children, and everything else...

Physical Fitness
 Min read
August 14, 2023

For many people, consistency in exercise can prove challenging. Carving out time for it each day can feel impossible when you’re overwhelmed with work, chores, caring for children, and everything else to which you’ve already committed, especially when so many workouts take between 25-40 minutes.

Micro-workouts offer an effective workout and are an excellent option to help you maintain (or build) your fitness habit even during busy seasons of life.

Micro workouts are brief exercises that you can do in 10 minutes or less. Performing these workouts 2-3 times a day can give you the weekly recommended amount of exercise (two and a half hours of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense aerobic fitness weekly according to the American Heart Association).

Micro-workouts can give you all the benefits of a traditional workout–improved heart health, boosted endurance, weight loss, stronger muscles, more effective insulin absorption, improved mental health–but provide the flexibility that many people need to succeed in their health journey.

In addition to our full workout classes, Pietra Fitness offers many micro-workouts for you to use alone or alongside our other routines.

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Pietra Fitness’ 10 Minute Workouts

10 Minute Lower Body Strength

Much of your daily movement depends on a strong lower body. This short workout focuses on strengthening these important muscles in the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. Modifications are offered by the Instructor to accommodate all skill levels.

10 Minute Arms & shoulders (Intermediate)

You need strong arms to perform many movements and functions in your day to day. This 10 minute upper body class builds strength and muscular endurance without the need for extra equipment.

10 Minute Stability Ball Core (Advanced)

A stability ball helps you get more out of your workout by challenging more muscles with a single exercise, or deepening a stretch. This advanced class uses a stability ball to work out your core in new and fun ways.

10 Minute Upper Body

Strength training, especially of the upper body, has a place in every well-rounded fitness routine and now you can exercise these necessary muscles in 10 minutes. This short but powerful class will strengthen your upper body without any extra equipment.

10 Minute Cardio

Get your heart pumping with a 10 minute cardio workout. This short class will improve your strength, endurance, and heart health. Gentle and Intermediate level classes available.

10 Minute Legs

Build strength and power in your lower body by exercising all of the major muscle groups in your legs. Classes available for all skill levels: Beginner/Gentle and Intermediate/Advanced.

10 Minute Core  

A strong core is vital to your posture, your balance and stability, every day movement so you should include it in your weekly routine. Use this 10 minute class to strengthen and tone your core with planks, reverse plank, side crunches, slow mountain climbers, forearm planks, and more!

Available for Beginner/Gentle and Intermediate/Advanced skill levels.

Resistance: Arms

Resistance training offers the same health benefits as strength training, but requires the use of less weight (you can read more about it here).  This 10-minute class uses light weights to tone and lengthen the muscles and increase the endurance of your arms and shoulders.

Resistance: Back

Your back provides the main structure of support for your whole body; working out these muscles is a must for every good fitness routine. These muscles help stabilize your spine and help make achieving your fitness goals easier. This 8-10 minute class helps you strengthen your back muscles and is available for all skill levels: Gentle/Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.

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