beginner cardio workout

Cardio Workout For Beginners – Easy to Follow Low Impact and Fat Burning Workout

This is a beginner cardio workout, but it can definitely be used by advanced athletes as a recovery day cardio workout. All the exercises in this workout are modified to be beginner friendly, although I also show you ways to make it more challenging if you feel that it’s too easy for you.

As I mentioned above, this low impact cardio workout for beginners can be used in multiple different ways. As a beginner, a recovery, or even intermediate simply by adding weights or jumps into some of the exercises. You’ll still get a good sweat going to be able to burn a great amount of calories as well as fat during this low impact. Although the exercises aren’t very difficult, it requires your mind to be present during the entire workout. It forces you to stay engaged and present during the entire workout, otherwise those easy exercises will feel too hard to complete. It’s easy for our mind to be completely lost from our body now a days, so this workout is a great way to train your mind as well as your body!

Even if you’re someone who doesn’t like to workout, I want you to pay attention to how good you feel when you’re being present during this routine. Once you get this feeling, it’ll give you a reason to come back and workout on a regular basis. I encourage you to at least try and use this advise as motivation to get off your butt and exercise!

You don’t need any equipment for this workout, and both warm up and a freeform cool down are included. The way I’ve structured this workout is 6 groups of 2 exercises and then a combination of those 2 exercises repeated twice for each group. Each exercise is 45 seconds long with 15 seconds of active rest before moving to the next exercise.

Warm up 

  • March in place
  • Side toe reaches
  • Shoulder roll toe reach
  • Twists
  • Slow jumping jack
  • Squats
  • Side leans
  • Back lunge knee up
  • Run in place

Group 1

  • Slow burpee
  • Slow jumping jack
  • Combo (x 2)

Group 2

  • Skaters
  • 3 squat pulse
  • Combo (x 2)

Group 3

  • 1,2,3 crunches
  • 1,2,3 back bows
  • Combo (x 2)

Group 4

  • Leg circle squats
  • Back lunge
  • Combo (x 2) (Toe tap, back lunge & kick)

Group 5

  • 3 twists + 1 punch
  • 3 punches + kick
  • Combo (x 2) (3 twists, 1 punch & 1 kick)

Group 6

  • Standing side crunches
  • Butt kicks
  • Combo (x 2)

I would love to hear your opinion about this workout! Please leave a comment below or on YouTube and share my channel with others so they can join. Thank you so much for working out with me!

Disclaimer: You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing or starting an exercise routine.

You hereby assume full responsibility for any and all injuries you incur exercising to these videos.

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