Five For Five

Only have five minutes? Perfect, just enough time for one of these sweat-worthy workouts!

I know the struggle … you want to get a quality workout in, but you can’t seem to find the time between school work, involvement meetings, and the demands of your social life.

We have created five different workouts that only take five minutes each. Squeeze in these workouts before class, during your lunch break or right before bed.  If you’re thinking you don’t have five minutes to exercise, then think again!

Follow the steps below to complete ten reps of each move, and then repeat. Each workout takes five minutes, but if you’re up for the challenge, combine all five for a full 25-minute sweat-sesh.


Workout 1: Arms

Commando plank

Wide Pushups

Tricep dip

Tricep pushups


Workout 2: Legs

Jump squats

Curtsy lunges

Sumo squats

Jumping lunges


Workout 3: Full Body

Mountain climbers

Jack knife crunches

Wall Squat



Workout 4: Abs

Straight leg lift

Russian twists

Ab bicycle

Plank (30+ seconds)


Workout 5: Full Body

Jumping jacks

Donkey kicks

Shoulder taps

30-second plank

Whatever your schedule may look like, we hope these quick, five-minute workouts will lead to toward your fitness goals.

Be well, Auburn.

Photography: Cat S.

Marketing Director

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Megan is majoring in marketing and minoring in communication. The first Southern belle in a family entirely from the Northeast, Megan enjoys showing Southern traditions, like Auburn football, to her family.

She loves everything pop culture-related, attending concerts, and is slightly obsessed with pugs. In her free time, you'll often find her obsessing over a pug on Instagram. Her favorite workout at The Rec is spin class in the morning before the sun comes up.