Health · Refreshment

My Fifteen Minute Calisthenic Routine

Oh man, this post is WAY out of the zone of my comfort OR my expertise! Please know that I am no fitness guru as I share this with you! I’m sharing this post because several asked to see my 15-minute routine when I shared this recently about how all the little things add up (and they really do!).

I simply snapped a few photos of what I do to get a little exercise, to keep limber and slightly toned! I’ve been doing these for years. I also try to walk two miles at a brisk pace several times a week. That’s not a lot, but it’s enough to get me outside, keep me moving, and help with bone strength and wellness.

So, if you’re ready, I’ll take a breath and share my simple routine.

Here’s what I do:

  1. Sit ups. I do about 30. Hands are at my side so I”m not tempted to pull myself up as I would if my hands were behind my head.
  2. Leg lift. Lay on back and lift legs slowly up and raise until you can touch your toes. Then lower slowly to the floor. I do as many as I can handle, increasing each time.
  3. Long rectangular pictures is a simple routine of touching my toes, side to side. I do 100.
  4. Squats. Feet slightly apart, keeping spine straight, squat to a slight sitting position, then stand. I do 30.
  5. Curl from side to side that stretches and trims the waist.
  6. Plank. Hold the position you see in the picture for graduated/increasing times. I’m up to about 1 minute 30 seconds.

Again, I’m no expert, and I’m sure I could be greatly instructed by someone one proficient, but you asked, so there you go!

Are you one who needs to exercise, one who wants to exercise OR are you someone who does exercise? I’d love to know!

Refresh yourself with some calisthenics!

4 thoughts on “My Fifteen Minute Calisthenic Routine

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this! I absolutely love to walk, and I’ve begun kayaking with my husband. We enjoy hiking together in the mountains but don’t get out to do that as much as we’d like. As I’m nearing 50, I’ve noticed that I really need to do more exercises for toning and flexibility and have been looking for a routine to help with that, so I appreciate this post. You are always so encouraging, whatever the subject!


    1. Wow, Lora, sounds like you’re doing great with being active! Way to go! I’m glad I can give you a little encouragement regarding exercises. Thank you for your encouragement regarding my blog; you are a blessing!


  2. Now, this looks like something I could handle…and might even stick with! Sigh (I far too often a quitter – when it comes to exercise!) Thanks for sharing!!


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