1. Jumping Jacks
A great starting warm up, jumping jacks are a great way to get your body heat up along with your heart rate. Those that are overweight or have issues with their knees should not participate in this exercise. First, you want to stand with your feet hip-width apart. Jump and raise your arms in the air so that your body forms an “X.” As you lower your arms, bring your feet together and repeat this motion for 30 seconds.
2. Wall Sit
This will build strength in your legs and overall endurance. Start with your back to the wall and move your feet out, lowering your body, so that your lower half forms a 90-degree angle. Knees should not go over your toes, and your hips should be in alignment with your shins, with your shins in alignment with your ankles. Keep your core engaged as you hold this imaginary seated position for 30 seconds.
Don’t be intimidated by this one, you have already come this far. Start in a high plank position. Arms should be under your shoulders and wrists should be under your shoulders. Begin to lower your body down, while keeping your entire body in a straight line. Your elbows should be close to your body, and your body should barely kiss the floor. Repeat this for 30 seconds.