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7 Lazy Girl Exercises for When You Don't Want to Hit the Gym

Written by Grace & Silas
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With a busy and hectic schedule plus the many things that need to get done, going to a gym can feel overrated. But thankfully, there are some great “lazy” (you just don’t have time) exercises you can easily do in the comfort of your home. There’s no need for a gym membership to lose weight and be in perfect shape for summer, you can implement these workouts at home while even binging Netflix.

Sounds great right? So check them out and let me know what you think!

15 Minutes Plank Workout

This exercise takes strength and endurance in your abs, back, and core which results in better balance.

To begin, lie on your stomach with your feet together and forearms on the ground, elbows below your shoulders. Draw your belly button in and squeeze your butt muscles. Lift your body off the floor and form a straight line from head to toe. Hold for 10 seconds and lower your body and repeat 10 to 15 times.

Snatch and Clean

What you’ll only need a kettlebell for this workout. Start with your feet a little wider than hip-width apart while holding the weight with both hands in front of you between your legs. Then, begin a classic squat and as you return to a standing position, bend your elbows and pull the weight up so it’s right in front of your chest. Do on the other side and return to a standing position with the weight in front of your chest to complete the rep.

Single-Leg Jump Lunges

Tone your legs and booty with this next exercise that can easily be done even while watching Netflix.

All you have to do is step your right foot forward into a lunge position, and lower down to bend your knees to about 90 degrees. Keep your weight on your front heel, and use your booty and hamstrings to jump straight up. Land with the right foot in front, and down into a lunge position. Repeat doing the other side and keep moving for 30 seconds.

5 Minute Back Bow

Targeting your abs, lower back, glutes, thighs, and shoulders, this exercise can be done in 5 minutes.

You just have to lie on your stomach and pull your thighs and upper body off the mat at the same time. Set your arms back on the ground and now lift your arms and legs back up and cross them both over to the left side. Continue this back and forth motion for your desired amount of repetition.

Bicycle Crunches

If you’re looking for a workout that doesn’t need any equipment, then bicycle crunches are a great option. Just lie on the floor with your lower back touching the ground. Put your hands behind your head, then bring your knees into your chest and raise your shoulder blades off the ground, but being sure not to pull on your neck. Touch your right elbow to your left knee and switch after. Repeat and do for one minute.

Side Hip Raises

Strengthen your hamstring and perform this exercise while playing your favorite workout song. To start, go into a side plank position then raise and lower your body in order to feel a good burn in your obliques. If you want to make this a bit challenging, go into a full plank, with your body weight resting on stacked feet and forearm. Repeat this one on both sides of the body and you’ll feel that burn.

Toe Touch Crunches

I think this exercise is the easiest and simplest exercise from this list, yet it works well in engaging your abs and burning fat. All you need to do is lie on your back, kick your feet up in the air, as straight as your flexibility will allow, and reach upward for your toes. Do two sets of this exercises.


For the days when you’re not feeling like hitting the gym, “lazy” exercises will help you lose weight and stay fit. They can be done in the comfort of your home and only require a little bit of your time. So pick what works for you, give them a try, and make it habitual. When done consistently, your body will look amazing. Let me know what you think!

Now if you have any lazy girl exercises yourself, let me know in the comments down below, I’d love to hear about them!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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