Without a gym membership, sometimes it can seem impossible to get a decent work out in, especially if you also have a busy schedule. However, there are multiple workouts that you can easily do in the comfort in your own home, or even a hotel if you are on the go. 

Push ups

Push ups are one of the most effective workouts for your body. It works your arms, core and legs. Make sure that your body remains flat when doing a push-up as you do not want to put unnecessary pressure on your back. Try to do three sets of 10. If you do this 3-4 times a week, you will start to see a difference in your arms.

Side to sides

Stand with your feet together and arms by your side. Lean side to side to where your fingertips hit the lower side of your knee on the side. Try to 50-100 a day to tone your abs and hips. This is an effective workout that takes minimal effort yet is effective over time. 

Jumping jacks

Jumping jacks are a great way to get your heart rate up and get your body moving. They work your arms, abs and legs. Try to do 3-5 sets of 50 jumping jacks, and you will get a decent amount of cardio in. 


Squats are the perfect way to tone your behind and legs. You don’t have to do an insane amount of squats per day, but try to do 30-50 each day. You will start to see a difference in your behind and legs if you keep this up. 

Leg lifts

Legs lifts are a great way to tone your abs and legs in the comfort of your own home. Lay down on the ground, put your hands on the ground by your side and raise your legs up and down in a controlled fashion without letting your legs hit the ground. Go the extra mile by holding your legs in the air for 60 seconds. 


Crunches are an effective and easy workout to do. There are a variety of different crunches you can do, but do whatever works best for you. I try to do crunches in sets of 15, and do 2-3 sets. Make sure your form is correct as you do not want to put unnecessary pressure on your back.


Lunges are perfect if you are trying to tone the back and front of your thighs. Even if you don’t have much space, you can do a few lunges, turn around and then do lunges in the opposite direction.


If you are trying to get a quick effective full body workout, do some planks. Make sure your back remains flat when doing this so you do not put unnecessary pressure on your back. Try to do planks in intervals of 30 seconds and extend your time as your build your strength. 

Kallie B
When Kallie is not working full time trying to raise money, she is often studying how people process political messages. Powered with 2 undergraduate degrees, 1 graduate degree and now working towards a Ph.D., she has dived into the world of political communication and psychophysiological research. She is a 5th generation Texan, and has been in politics since she was 8 years old.