5-Minute Hotel Room Workout for Core, Legs, and Butt(Video)

Staying in shape while you’re traveling can be hard—and time-consuming. Try this five-minute lower body workout you can do in any standard hotel room. To prove it, we headed to AKA Sutton Place to try it out. These moves focus on toning your core, legs, and butt. And the best part is, you can easily fit this quick routine into your busy schedule while you’re away from home. Watch the video to see fitness expert Lauren Williams demonstrate how to plank, lunge, and squat your way fit.

Squat Thrusters: Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Between hip-width and shoulder-width. Sink down low, pushing your butt back, and keeping your chest tall. Come up, and squeeze at the top. Repeat this for 30 seconds.

Squat Pulses:

Stand straight and part your feet to the width of your shoulders and put your hands stretched forward for extra balance. Bend your knees and lower yourself. The knees need to be at 90 degrees angle, while the thighs need to be parallel to the floor. Keep your back straight, without letting your knees extend over your toes  Stay in squat position and go up and down. Move up and down 15 times, then return to starting position and relax. Repeat 30 seconds.

Reverse Lunges:

To begin, stand tall take a big step backward with your left foot. Lower your hips so that your right thigh (front leg) becomes parallel to the floor with your right knee positioned directly over your ankle. Your left knee should be bent at a 90-degree angle and pointing toward the floor with your left heel lifted. Returning to standing by pressing your right heel into the floor and bring your left leg forward to complete one rep. Alternate legs, and step back with right leg Perform for 30 seconds

 Side Lunges:

This is  perfect for inner thighs. Stand with your feet set about twice shoulder width apart, your feet facing straight ahead. Clasp your hands in front your chest. Shift your weight over to your right leg as you push your hips backward and lower your body by dropping your hips and bending your knees. Your lower right leg should remain nearly perpendicular to the floor. Your left foot should remain flat on the floor. Without raising yourself back up to a standing position, reverse the movement to the left. Alternate back and forth. Repeat this movement for 30 seconds.

Side-to-Side Plank Tucks:

Start off in a plank position. Place your wrists under your shoulders. From there, jump your feet to your right side, then jump back to the middle, into your plank, and do the same on the left side. Repeat this movement for 30 seconds.

Grab a sip of water and repeat the same sequence.

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