The No-Excuses Do-Anywhere Workout You Need To Do!

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I love planning workouts. It’s sort of this little creative hobby for me. My personal training clients are well aware of this, since they’re usually my guinea pigs and are the first to suffer through whatever’s my latest new and exciting move. I can’t tell you how often I hear, “What, did you stay up all night coming up with this new torture move?!?!”

My response, “No!” (Uh, yes.)

Which brings us to today’s little butt-kicker. This fun and fierce workout has only 4 exercises, and there’s a version of each exercise for beginners and a version for advanced.

You’ll work every major muscle group and you need no equipment to complete the exercises. Sweet, right? In the video, I demonstrate each of the 4 moves (beginner/seniors and advanced options), and get this…we filmed it in the middle of a sea of crusty salt. Yes, you read that right. Salt. James comes up with some weird locations to film our videos.

So guys, there’s no excuses on this one. You can do this anywhere, anytime, and anyplace….in the RV, out of the RV, even on a bed of salt, apparently. Staying fit has GOT to be non-negotiable to age well, and that means exercising regularly, pretty much a little somethin’ somethin’ every day. So, excuses aside, time to hit play, and get to work!


The No-Excuses Do-Anywhere Full-Body Workout

Do these 4 exercises as a circuit, 10 reps per exercise and no rest between exercises. Repeat the circuit 3 times through, with 1 minute of rest between circuits.


1) Tricky Kicks:

Stand with your feet together. Do these 4 steps to complete 1 repetition.

a)Lunge your left foot back.

b) Feet back together.

c) Kick your right leg forward.

d) Feet back together.

Continue repeating those 4 steps until you’ve done 10 repetitions. Repeat the whole sequence on other side. For advanced exercisers, reach your left hand down to touch the ground on step a), and power back into the lunge & into the kick.


2) Sidestepping Tippy Toe Reaches:

Stand with your feet together. Do these 4 steps to complete 1 repetition.

a) Step your left leg out to the side.

b) Bring your right foot next to left, so your feet are together.

c) Raise up onto your tippy toes as you stretch your hands up to the sky.

d) Return your feet to flat and arms back down.

Do 10 repetitions and then repeat the other direction. Advanced exercisers, turn the sidestep into a deep side squat. Get as low as you can, and make sure your weight is on your heels and your hips are driving backwards, as in any squat.


3) Shoulder and Hip Taps:

Beginners, get on your hands and knees. Advanced, get in a hand plank position, making sure your hips are aligned with your body (not bent up or down at all). Intermediate, get in a knee plank position, keeping hips aligned. From your chosen position, tap your left hand to your right shoulder, and then your right hand to your left shoulder. Next, tap your left hand to your right hip, and then your right hand to your left hip. That completes one repetition. Make sure you are stabilizing your hips and not allowing them to excessively rock. Do 10 reps.


4) Reverse Bridges with Knee Lifts:

Sit on the floor with your hands propped behind you. Beginners, bend your knees and place your heels on the floor (toes are up). Advanced, keep your legs straight. Lift your hips as high as you can to perform a reverse bridge, so that your weight is distributed between your hands and heels. Return back down to seated position. Next, beginners, you’ll lift one foot and then the other, as if you’re marching. Advanced, you’ll simultaneously crunch both knees into your chest. That completes one repetition. Do 10 reps.


Let me know if you try it, what you think of the exercises, or you have any questions. Always love hearing from you fellow fit RVers!

Stay strong, gang. You’ve totally got this.


After 15 years as an educator in both the public K-12 setting and the University level in Special Physical Education, Stef made the leap to her true passion… the fitness world. She’s currently a personal trainer and wellness coach specializing in seniors, medical conditions, and injuries. Stef loves running, cycling, and being “Mugga” to her two favorite mini-humans — Punky and Marshmallow. ❤️

    2 thoughts on “The No-Excuses Do-Anywhere Workout You Need To Do!

    1. Al and Sherryl

      Love the exercises. Good on you to keep the bodyweight training sessions interesting. Never seen the salt flats up close and personal, but maybe one day. 🙂

      1. Stefany - Post author

        The salt flats…very unique and well worth the trip! But I’d definitely recommend a yoga mat, lol!


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