The Leap: Get a summer-ready body from the comfort of a dorm

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Between classes, work and extracurricular activities, it can be hard to find the time to perfect a summer beach bod. Luckily, fitness gurus like Kayla Itsines are making it easy for the busy college student to remain healthy and active- while keeping up with their daily tasks.

Itsines’ philosophy of “no excuses is the motto” has been taking over. To demonstrate how accessible fitness can be, Itsines posts videos of her workouts in unlikely places and indicates which muscle groups each workout targets.


Whether it is a quick 20-minute workout or a 60-minute workout, every exercise can make a difference with repetition.

Check out these simple workout routines that can be done just about anywhere– even in a cramped dorm:

This body weight at home leg workout:

This workout calls for three rounds with 12-20 reps– depending on fitness level– of each of the following:

  •  Right leg lunges
  • Squats
  • Jump lunges
  • Fire hydrant leg lifts
  • Hip thrusts
  • Back lunge, front knee lifts
  • Plank leg frog jumps
  • Jump squats

The anytime, anywhere ab workout:

For this routine, complete three rounds of 10-12 reps for each exercise except mountain climbers and ab bikes, which should have 40-50 reps.

  • Toe touches
  • Ab bike
  • Mountain climbers
  • Weighted crunches
  • Sit-ups
  • Leg Raises
  • Butterfly kicks
  • Single leg raises
  • Weighted side crunches

Now it’s time to hop off Netflix and start one of these time-efficient and space-accommodating workouts. For more tips on healthy eating, workouts and lifestyle you can visit Itsines’ website.