Before Your Shower – Mini Morning Workout

Get your heart pumping before hitting the shower!

As your fitness coach, I want you to know that changing your lifestyle to incorporate clean eating, and making time for frequent, rigorous workouts, are staples of my philosophy. Did you know, especially at the very beginning of your wellness journey, that committing to a quick burst of physical activity each day can get you fantastic results? In just a few minutes each morning, you can begin to pave the way to a healthy life, and reap some daily benefits as well! Try this mini morning workout, today!

I designed this routine for beginners. It will get your heart pumping and give you energy that lasts all day. It’s a perfect solution to those mid-morning and afternoon yawns. Additionally, it’s designed to tighten and tone using only your body weight. No special equipment is required – just you and your commitment to perform this workout 365 days a year. When you’re ready, move onto my more challenging Daily Morning Core Workout.

Here’s how it works:

  • Start this workout first thing each morning before you step in the shower.
  • Watch the videos below for correct form.
  • Make this workout part of your morning routine, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Complete this routine one time only, one exercise after the other without resting.


1. Jumping Jacks – 25 reps
2. March or jog in Place with High Knees – 50 reps (25 each side)
3. Desk Push-ups – 50 reps
4. Plie Squats – 20 reps
5. Jumping Jacks – 25 reps

Jumping Jacks

March in Place with High Knees

Desk Push-ups

Plie Squat

What did you think? Are you going to commit to performing the mini morning workout daily?! Let us know in the comment section, below.

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D'Juan Woods

D’Juan Woods, is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he played wide receiver. D’Juan went on to play in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Super Bowl winning team, the New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately, D’Juan’s NFL career was cut short due to a spinal cord injury that nearly left him paralyzed. Upon his recovery, D’Juan brought his sports knowledge to the realm of personal training. In 2017 & 2018 he was named as a Master Trainer for the Nike Training Club. D’Juan recently won the Equinox Fitness “Prodigy” Talent Search.

D’Juan designs training programs that are very distinct in the fitness world and have delivered amazing results! His programs are based on a willingness to move forward and improve ones body. D’Juan offers comprehensive personal training programs that will improve your physical condition in a matter of weeks. Let's go!

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  1. Myself i try to put in like 20 push ups, 30 jumping jacks and 5 minutes jogging in place before i start my day. I feel more alive and gives me the happy hormones 🙂

  2. It’s not a “pile” squat, it’s a “plie” squat! 🙂

    You’re right! We’ll get that changed out. Thanks for the heads up!

    1. This morning workout is designed to help you warm up for the day. 🙂 No extra warm-up is needed, but it is always a good idea to start slow and then build intensity.

  3. This mini workout is a great start for me to exercise again. It is short enough that I am sticking to it. What are a few other exercises to add (no floor or weights) that I can do everyday?

    1. Michelle, We have another morning workout publishing soon, so be on the look out. Here’s a few suggestions:

      I created this workout for those who are busy but still want to get fit, just skip the burpees and do the other 3 exercises.
      Here’s another good one. If you don’t want to get on the floor, skip the lying leg raise and do the other 2 exercises. You can find a lot more here

      Hope this helps!!! 🙂

    1. If you are going to exercises after breakfast, we recommend giving yourself at least 30 minutes to digest, as this workout utilizes jumping jacks that may upset your stomach. It’s totally up to you though!

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