How to get fit without leaving your couch

For most of us, the biggest obstacle keeping us from getting in shape is time. But, you can actually make huge impacts simply by sneaking in some easy workouts at home, while you're watching TV. Fitness expert Heather Wilson-Phillips, the wonder woman behind Fitness Empire, shares the easiest excerices you can do without leaving your couch, which means there are offically no more excuses.

Triceps Dips

This move will work what many of my clients like to refer to as their “floppy wings” which is common trouble area that many women complain about. Of course, this area at the back of your arm is actually called your tricepsPosition yourself with your hands supporting you on either side of you the edge of your couch, with your fingers pointing forward. With the weight of your feet on your heels, slowly lower your body towards the floor. Aim for 3-4 sets of 8-10 reps.


Squats are so great because they're considered a full body exercise. So many muscles are engaged when performing a squat, so you don’t need any added weight, just use your own body weight and squat down to sit on the couch and stand back up. 

Mountain Climbers

This quick cardio burst in the middle of your workout is awesome for burning even more calories and it uses your entire body to execute this moveFacing the couch, place your hands on the edge of the couch and your feet behind you. Raise your legs towards your chest as if you're runnning. Do this move for 15-30 seconds.

Incline Plank or Side Plank 

This is one of the moves that most poeple love to hate. You will get results, but it’s a bit of a challenge. Place your forearms on the couch and your feet are out behind you and hold your body up to really work your abs/core. Hold for 30 seconds (or as long as you can).

Glute Bridge

If you really want to focus on building a really nice firm butt, you need to do this move. Lay on the ground and feet up on the couch, raise hips up and squeeze your glutes. Ladies you can thank me later for this one.  Try this one with 3-4 sets of 8-10 reps.