Have you tried to embark on exercise programs in the past, only to lose motivation within a short while because your exertion wasn’t being matched by any visible results? Fear not, because there are exercises you can try that, with the right amount of effort, will yield notable results within weeks.

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is becoming increasingly popular among fitness enthusiasts who crave a challenging yet effective workout, as well as those who don’t have the time to commit to several nights a week in the gym. The beauty of HIIT is that it can often be done within the confines of your own home. All you need is a few square metres of floor space and 10 minutes to spare for a variety of excellent body weight and free weight routines such as lunges, squats, jumping jacks, push-ups and planks. A few minutes of those in your living room every night will have you working out to great effect in next to no time!

The infographic below from My Fitness Boutique (http://www.myfitnessboutique.co.uk/description/hiit-classes.html) acts as a really informative beginner’s guide to HIIT, suggesting a variety of different workouts to try and also listing a series of tips to get the most out of your high intensity workout.