7 Free Streaming Workouts That Take Less Than 20 Minutes

Maybe you don’t have time to make it to the gym for a full workout. Maybe you’re super tired and kind of unmotivated and all you can manage is a short, simple circuit at home. The next time you’re not feeling a full, hour-long fitness sesh, try one of these workout videos, all of which are free and take less than 20 minutes to complete. You’ll feel better—we promise. For more workout ideas, head to our Fitness Tips board on Pinterest.

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Arms And Shoulders

Twelve minutes is all you need to be on your way to Wonder Woman arms with this no-equipment upper body workout from Fitness Blender. Expect a tough but totally doable sequence of push-ups, tricep dips and everyone’s favorite: arm circles. (Hope you can read our facetiousness through the internet.)


Warning: You will be sore for, like, two days after doing this workout from cult fitness program Tone It Up. Squats, lunges and every kind of leg pulse will have you ready to achieve, as the video’s description says, #bootygoals.


You want to take that crop top in the back of your closet out for a spin, but you’re not feeling totally confident showing off your midsection. Enter this ten-minute ab workout from XHIT Daily, complete with leg lifts, planks and more crunch variations than you knew existed. You’ll be dusting off that top in no time.

Energizing Yoga

This super-quick (it’s only six minutes) flow with yogi Tara Stiles is a great way to start the day. It gets your blood flowing and your muscles moving without requiring too much (read: any) yogic skill.


Cassey Ho’s Blogilates channel is a wealth of fitness resources, with easy-to-follow videos aimed at toning pretty much your whole bod. We like this one in particular, which uses just five moves to get your back halter top-ready.


This leg workout was created by Modelfit for Sweaty Betty and it’s a killer—in the best way possible. Clocking in at just under 20 minutes, this sequence is deceptively tough, utilizing tiny movements repeated a ton of times for a deep burn.

Full Body

Workouts that target individual areas are great, but if you’re looking to tone your entire body, look no further than this 17-minute workout from fitness personality Jessica Smith. A simple combination of low-impact, no-frills exercises, this circuit will have you sweating in less time than it takes to watch an episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

sarah stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...