Full body workout

Cristina Castillo works as a Personal Trainer and Health Coach in Stockholm. Her main focus is strength training and she will share workout tips with Best of You every month. These workouts don’t require any equipment or gym membership. You can read more about Cristina here.

This workout routine hits the entire body and boosts both your strength and cardio. And the best part is that it takes under 30 minutes to complete.

Do every exercise for one minute and then immediately switch to the next exercise. When you’ve completed all five exercises you’ve been active for 5 consecutive minutes! Take 1-2 minutes to rest a bit and then repeat 4 times.

So it’s time to set your timer on 1 minute and aim to complete as many reps as you can before the timer goes of. Let’s do this!

1. Place your feet shoulder width apart. Lower your body into squatting position and place your hands on the ground in front of you.

2. Kick your feet back to plank position. Easier version: Walk backwards into plank position. Lower yourself to the ground and up again in a ”lay down push up”. Then kick your feet forwards, back to the original position. Easier version: Walk back to original position.

3. Jump up high with your arms straight up and clap your hands above your head.


1. Squat down. Keep your hips back with your weight focused on your heals and your back straight.

2. Go as far down as you can with your back straight and then go back up.


1. Squat down. Keep your hips back with your weight focused on your heals and your back straight.

2. Immediately when you hit the lowest point, jump upwards as high as you can.

3. Land in the same squat position that you started in and immediately go for the next jump.


1. Place your hands slightly below and on the outside of your shoulders. Hold your body in a plank position with straight arms and abs tight.

2. Lower your body until your chest is about a fist from the ground.

3. Tighten your abs and push yourself up to straight arms again.


1. Hold a plank position with straight arms and hands placed directly under your shoulders. Pull up one knee aiming it above and past your elbow.

2. Go back to plank position and quickly switch to the next knee.

By: Personal Trainer Cristina Castillo / Photos: Henriette Danielsen

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  • Reply
    Christina Danielsen
    May 17, 2016 at 8:12 am

    🙂 great exercises 🙂

    • Reply
      Best of You
      May 17, 2016 at 10:17 am

      Thank you Christina, glad you like them! They are very effective 😉

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