This circuit is perfect if you’re short on time and want to get in some strength training + cardio.
Also, if the seasonal change is killing your motivation, incorporating circuits into your workout program might help. Circuits = no rest periods between the exercises. So you won’t be tempted to drag out those rest periods scrolling your phone, chit chatting, etc.
Doing the workout with no interruptions and getting it over and done with will feel GOOD.
If you want to make any of the first 6 exercises more difficult, just add more weight. You can also add weight to the clamshells by holding a dumbbell in place on the top hip.
The workout (repeat for 3-4 rounds):
20 chair squats
15 romanian deadlifts
15 lateral squats (hello inner thighs!)
10 reverse lunges each side
30 knee banded glute bridges
15 single leg glute bridges each side
30 knee-banded seated hip abduction (10 sitting straight up, 10 lean forward, 10 lean back)
30 knee-banded clamshells each side (lose the band if it’s too challenging)