The “no days off” mentality of Instagram can make you feel like you need to clock 60-minute workouts on a daily basis, but that just isn’t the case. As the people living in the Blue Zones (the world’s longevity hotspots) have proven, the best exercise fits into your schedule effortlessly. Which is why some of the best YouTube workout videos are 10 minutes or less.
Whether you prefer to squeeze your express sweat in before, after, or during work, we’ve got a YouTube video lined up to help you feel sweaty, refreshed, and ready to take on whatever’s up next.
10 of the best YouTube workout videos that require less than 10 minutes
Beginner dance cardio, 8 minutes and 49 seconds
Dancing is seriously good for your mental health. By the end of this short video, you’ll have a dance in your back pocket for all those nights in the club. Or when you’re just, you know, bopping around in your bedroom with a hairbrush.
Muay thai shadow boxing, 6 minutes and 3 seconds
If you’re feeling a little punchy, muay thai’s a great way to funnel your energy. This beginner workout requires no bag. Just make sure you have plenty of space for flailing your limbs.
heart-opening yoga flow, 9 minutes and 16 seconds
When you ready to work out the kinks in your body that come courtesy of your desk chair, a heart-centric yoga sequence can’t be beat. This one’s all about twists and backbends.
hiit treadmill workout, 7 minutes and 6 seconds
You don’t have to stay on the treadmill for miles and miles for the workout to be effective. This video runs (ha!) you through side shuffles, sprints, and more for all the sweat in a small amount of time.
workout for dancer legs, 6 minutes and 32 seconds
Dancers move with enviable grace, and in six minutes, you can begin to learn their ways. Grab a light set of weights and get to work.
speedy rowing workout, 6 minutes and 23 seconds
Rowing engages—wait for it—86 percent of your muscles. Talk about full-body.
Resistance band back workout, 9 minutes and 33 seconds
Resistance bands are the swiss army knives of workout equipment: you can use them to tone anything. In this video, Bec Donlan runs you through an under-10 set targeted at your back.
Lickity-split spin workout, 8 minutes and 6 seconds
A self-guided spin session is just a touch away with this workout.
Kettlebell Legs and Glutes, 9 minutes and 17 seconds
Consider this your primer on how to use kettlebells for leg day. You’ll feel this one all down your lower half, promise.
rebounder workout, 4 minutes and 42 seconds
Bounce your way through this 5-minute, super fun workout inspired by your inner, trampoline-loving child.
Remember, recovery’s essential to your workout routine, too. Here’s why all good workouts don’t necessarily end in soreness.
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