Get Fit Fast Challenge: 10-Minute Heart Health Workout

By K. Aleisha Fetters |

All you need for this heart-pumping routine is open floor space and yourself.

Cardio has a reputation for requiring fancy machines, wide-open spaces, or a whole lot of time, but all you really need for a great workout for your heart and lungs is a few minutes and square feet of open floor space.

In this video, SilverSneakers Live instructor Sims Corbett shares a no-gear, at-home cardio routine that you can do in as little as 10 minutes.

How the 10-Minute Heart Health Workout Works

Find a few square feet of open floor space. If you’d like support during any of the exercises, set up near a wall or sturdy chair. It’s also helpful to have water. Hydrate throughout the workout, taking breaks as needed.

To keep tabs on your effort, use a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the hardest. You can ramp up or dial down as you need, but Sims recommends sticking in the 6 to 8 range for the cardio workout. As you move, keep breathing, prioritize good form, and listen to your body. You should be able to speak in short sentences, but if you could sing a full song without getting winded, she recommends increasing your exercise intensity as you’re comfortable.

As always, safety is key. The exercises here may be different or more advanced than those you’ll experience in a SilverSneakers class. If you have a chronic condition, an injury, or balance issues, talk to your doctor about how you can exercise safely.

Connect
Eligibility
Locations
Subscribe to our newsletter
It's quick and easy. You could be one of the 13 million people who are eligible.
Already a member? Click to discover our 15,000+ participating locations.

Follow Us

Take Your Favorite SilverSneakers Classes Online!

SilverSneakers members can access live fitness classes and wellness workshops through SilverSneakers LIVE. See the latest schedule and RSVP for classes here.

Not a member? If you have a Medicare Plan, it may include SilverSneakers—at no additional cost. Check your eligibility instantly here.

It's quick and easy to begin finding your place. Your health plan may already  include the SilverSneakers benefit. CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY