We get it, it’s (finally) summer in Canada and you don’t want to waste a precious minute of it inside. So here’s a quick routine that will get you a total body workout and back outside in no time. Repeat the exercise twice and you’re done! Equipment: dumbbells, exercise ball, mat

Chest press

Lie on the floor on your back with a dumbbell in each hand. Place your arms at 90 degrees holding the dumbbells in the air. Squeeze your pectoral muscles as you raise your arms straight up in the air above your chest, and lower back down without touching the ground. Repeat 10 times

Hip bridge

Lying on the floor, place your arms at your side and bend your knees. Brace your core and use your glutes to raise your torso so only your shoulders and feet are touching the floor. Hold for 30 seconds.

Plank circles

With an exercise ball under your forearms, take a plank position. Brace your core and engage your glutes to keep your whole body inline while you use your forearms to make the ball make tiny circles in one direction, then switch and do the other direction. Complete 15 circles in each direction.

Overhead pull down

Lying on your back, knees bent, hold one dumbbell with both hands straight up from your shoulders. Keeping your arms straight, slowly lower the dumbbell over your head and straighten your legs at the same time. Repeat 10 times.

Thigh flys

Lying on your back, raise your legs straight up in the air. Slowly and with control, lower them to the side towards the ground and back up again. Try to keep your lower back against the floor the whole time.


Lie on your back with your knees bent. Hold a dumbbell in each hand straight up above your chest. Slowly bend your elbows and bring the dumbbells towards your forehead and then straighten again. Repeat 10 times.