Warming up exercises are integral to all workouts, whether resistance, cardio, yoga, etc. Here are some of our favorite warming up movements. At a lower intensity, these may also be used to cool down.


Alternate toe touch


Chinese drum

Jog in place

Jump rope

Jump squat

Jumping jacks

Medicine ball circuit

Proper ballistic movements

Shuttle running

Split jacks

Stair running

NOTE: In addition, these exercises can be used for strength and health, slow the movements and focus on form.