Beginner’s Cardio Circuit For Gym Newbies

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So what are circuits, and what’s the big deal? Well, circuit training helps you condition your body and increase endurance. It’s never a good thing to jump straight into something difficult, so Yoga With Mimosas put together a beginner’s cardio circuit just for you. If you’re looking for alternatives to cardio, check this article out.

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Beginner’s Cardio Circuit (Image: Arianna Lynne)


Don’t be afraid to modify workouts as needed! A simple move perfectly executed is 100 times better than an advanced move incorrectly done. Modifying also doesn’t mean you’re always simplifying moves. You can modify moves to make them harder.

Here are some modifications for some of the moves if you need them:

  • Tuck Jumps: Instead of jumping high and bringing your knees to your chest, do smaller jumps off the ground. Be sure to do a small squat to propel yourself off the ground, and land on your toes, not your heels.
  • Burpees: You can do simple burpees where you jump, crouch, get into the plank position, and crouch again to prepare for the next jump. If you want to make the workout more intense, you can include a push up when you get into the plank position before going into the next jump.
  • Mountain Climbers: If the mountain climbers are a little too intense right now, you can walk one leg in then walk it out. Repeat this on the other side.

Arianna Lynne
Arianna Lynne

Hey, it’s Arianna Lynne, the creator of Yoga With Mimosas. I am a certified POP Pilates and PIIT28 instructor with an obsession for learning kpop dances. I want to help others find balance between life and fitness. You can reach me at [email protected]

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