With your busy schedule, you may not have an hour or more to get a workout in. One of the most common barriers for people getting to the gym cited among Canadians is lack of time.

You may feel that to get results you need to exercise for a long amount of time, but that’s not the case. Shorter workouts don’t mean lesser results and exercising for 30 minutes has several benefits.

Here are 30-minute (or less) pre-made workouts you can do at the gym:

Fit Fix
With nine easy circuit machines, you'll get a total body workout in less time than it takes to change a flat tire. Since this circuit only takes 20 minutes to complete, you’ll have time to quickly jot down how much weight and how many reps you are doing. This will help you see the progress you’ve made week after week.

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
This metabolic conditioning class can rev up your metabolism and will have you burning fat and extra calories for days! HIIT uses a system of work-hard-then-recovery intervals, alternating between high intensity work with short resting periods.

GRIT uses high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in short, intense bursts of effort followed by periods of recovery. The intervals allow you to reach your max effort training zone during your workout - and also let you burn more calories after your workout ends.

A high-energy indoor spinning class that includes simulated cycling through hills, time trials and interval training. Ideal for beginners and cycling enthusiasts alike.

CXWORX really hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It's ideal for tightening your tummy and butt, while also improving functional strength and assisting in injury prevention.

Our most popular strength training class. The original barbell class that shapes, tones and strengthens your entire body.

SH’BAM Express
Improve your coordination and learn hot new dance moves in this fun fitness class that features chart-topping hits with simple and uncomplicated dance moves. Not only will you have plenty of opportunity to perfect the simple moves, the combination of high intensity and recovery tracks means you get a really great workout.

A high-energy cardio workout that combines various martial arts including karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai.

A combination workout of yoga, tai chi and Pilates that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centred and calm.

NewBody is a low impact cardio conditioning class that is easy to follow for all fitness levels.

Many of the classes listed above are offered virtually (where available), which offers maximum flexibility. Do a workout on your time and feel amazing!