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Easy Workouts to Do in Your Dorm Room with No Equipment

During this pandemic, it sometimes feels easier to snack and binge watch Netflix than to workout. Although gyms are beginning to re-open, it’s sometimes easier to get your workout done at home. In this full body workout, you will go through a variety of non-jumping cardio and strength moves intended to be apartment friendly. So, put some music on and begin!

Exercise one: Leg raises/30 reps

Lay on your back, with your hands under your tailbone, and slowly lift your legs up and down. You should feel this in your lower abs.

Exercise two: Plie squat with punches/30 reps

For this cardio move, get into a plie squat and hold. Punch your arms as fast as you can for thirty reps.

Exercise three: Shoulder taps/15 reps per each arm

Get into a standing plank and tab your shoulders. This is a great exercise for strengthening your arms and core.

Exercise four: Squats to calf raise/20 reps

Complete basic squats with a calf-raise to finish the rep. Make sure your squat position is correct and should feel the move in your glutes and thighs.

Exercise five: Inch worms /15 reps

In this second cardio move, complete inch worms as fast you can for fifteen reps.

Exercise six: Russian twists/15 per side

For a modification, keep your legs on the ground. If you want a challenge, keep your legs of the floor while doing your twists. If you have an object like a dumbbell or a soda can, you can use this for some resistance.


Exercise seven: Triceps dips/25 reps

Get into a reverse push up position and use your triceps to lift your glutes in the air. Make sure your hands are placed opposite to your body. For an advanced move, use a desk or your bed for an extra challenge.

Exercise eight: Donkey kicks/15 each side

Get on all fours and take your straight leg and lift; touching the floor after each rep. This is a great exercise to shape your glutes. For an extra challenge, keep your foot off the floor and pulse your donkey kick for more of a burn.

Exercise nine: Lunge pulses/15 rep per side

Start with a lunge, and pulse each of your thighs for fifteen reps. It’s a burner!

Exercise ten: 1 min. forearm plank

Perform a plank for one minute. This is one of the best exercises for strengthening your whole body! Make sure your butt is down and not in the air.

Repeat this as a circuit as many times as you want! For the most effective workout, complete at least three rounds. Let’s get fit during this quarantine!

Jordan is a junior at Purdue and majoring in History and Classical Studies, along with a minor in Forensic Science. Originally from Indiana, she loves drinking chai lattes, playing tennis, binge-watching Netflix, and spending time with her golden-retriever dog, Beau.
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