By Carla Vercoe


One of the things I’ve enjoyed during these six months of being (mostly) homebound is the variety of online class offerings in which I’ve been able to participate — my favorites being the 30-minute classes that some instructors are offering. Why do I love them?

  1. They make great, quick workouts if I don’t have time for a full hour. While I always make time for my morning walk, I don’t always have an hour during the day to do a full workout. 30 minutes is enough to be advantageous…more on this below.
  1. They make great additional workouts to concentrate on a specific thing. Three days a week I meet with my personal trainer for an hour weight-training workout; at least one day a week I have a private hour-long Pilates session; adding a 30-minute Pilates apparatus class or yoga class is just enough for me to feel strong, but not exhausted.
  1. It’s easy to squeeze in a 30-minute exercise session. We all need a break at some point during the day, so why not do something healthy and active with that time?
  1. We can all last through 30 minutes of exercise. Sometimes when stamina isn’t a strong point, it’s good to start with shorter exercise sessions to work your way up to longer ones later. Baby steps….
  1. You will feel good about yourself. It will be a mental and physical success! Just do it….

30minute workout can be all you need to improve flexibility, build muscle, burn calories, and release stress (which, when your schedule is extra packed, can be a major benefit of working out).

If you’re like me, having some guidance is key. (If I don’t have someone telling me what to do then I probably won’t do it.) This time of virtual offerings is the best! We have freedom to pick and choose workouts, and do them in the comfort of our own homes. All that’s needed is a mat (or even your carpet) and some comfy clothes…and of course a half hour

What can you achieve with 30 minutes?

According to the January 2019 blog from “metabolic meals”:

“The specific benefits of 30-minute workouts such as reduced risk of disease and increased bone density, can only be measured by your doctor. However, many positive changes will stand out to you and your loved ones, including increased energy, a firmer body, and a stronger immune system.

Exercise boosts circulation, muscle strength, and endorphin production, helping your body work more efficiently.”

There you have it! Start your 30 minute plan today. Join us in October as we add a series of six 30-minute workouts over a 2 week period. Do them all or pick and chose. We can’t wait to see you!