Fitness Friday: 600 Rep Workout

The snow has finally begun and going to the gym is probably the last thing on your mind. Nothing sounds better than curling up in some cozy sweats and watching Netflix in bed. But even though it’s cold outside, it’s important to keep your body moving during the winter months.

If you who haven’t moved all day (except to get some snacks, of course), here’s a simple bodyweight workout to get you off the couch and working up a sweat. This workout is a mix of cardio and strength, and the best part? You can do it in the comfort of your dorm.

Warm Up:

Start with your preferred warm up to get your muscles ready. Possible warm-ups include going on the elliptical for 10 minutes if you’re at the gym, jogging in place and doing some jumping jacks, or even something as fun as throwing a little dance party for yourself!


Below are 15 different exercises. For each one, complete 20 reps. After completing 20 reps of all 15 exercises do the same thing again, for a total of two full sets. Take a 20-second break in between each exercise, and be sure to drink a lot of water. In the end, you will have completed 40 reps of each exercise, and 600 reps all together. Links are provided with demonstrations of the exercises. You can easily modify this workout if you are a beginner by decreasing the reps, or running through the entire set once.

Exercise 1: Jumping Jacks

Exercise 2: Pulse Squats

Exercise 3: Jack Knife Sit-Up’s

Exercise 4: Lunge Jumps

Exercise 5: Reverse Crunches

Exercise 6: Spider Planks

Exercise 7: Side Lunges

Exercise 8: Reverse Jumping-Jacks

Exercise 9: Double Jump Burpees

Exercise 10: Up-down Planks

Exercise 11: Calf Raises

Exercise 12: High Knees

Exercise 13: Jump Squats

Exercise 14: Curtsy Lunges

Exercise 15: Criss-Cross Squats

Cool Down:

Make sure you do a cool down after this workout to relax your muscles, and prevent soreness tomorrow. This is a great 5-minute cool down that you can do:



By Emily Abatecola