Five At-Home Workouts for Toned Abs


My favorite workout routines are always focused on strengthening my core. I talked about my all-time favorite ab workout in this post, but thought I’d share a few more of my favorites that you can do at-home! I live for workouts that are less than 30 minutes but you still feel that burn (which makes you feel extra accomplished, right?). All of my favorites are videos since I find those are so much easier to follow/understand than a blog post or on an app (except the Nike+ app), too! Of course, to achieve toned abs you have to be working out regularly and having a clean diet. I’m writing up a weekly meal plan and a workout calendar for some ‘fitness Friday’ posts, keep an eye out for those in February. Also, it totally helps if you have a cute outfit to workout in. This one is my favorite from Fabletics!

This ab workout is only 10 minutes and really helps define those abs

Talk about a fun workout, this dance routine is specifically designed to tone up your abs and it combines a little bit of cardio!

If you want a little bit longer workout, this 30-minute routine from Jillian Michaels (the queen of fitness)Β is fantastic! There are three ladies showing separate ways to do the workout (beginner, intermediate, and advanced).

This workout is 10 minutes long and my ultimate favorite! I do this twice a day since it’s so easy and fast, I highly recommend πŸ™‚

Another one of my favorites is this quick routine with 7 different exercises. It’s less than 10 minutes and you definitely get that burn πŸ™ŒπŸ½


  • Janni

    I have this favourite trainer off YouTube and all her workouts are under 30 minutes too! I absolutely hate anything longer than that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • robin Rue

    My poor abs – I haven’t seen them in years. I can definitely spare 10 minutes a day to get them back, though.

  • karen

    I so need to get on the ball with strengthening my core. And I totally have 10 minutes, so I can get this done and build up my abs for summer!

  • Charlotte

    I’ve never heard of this trainer before, but she’s got great energy (not to mention abs). Thanks so much for sharing–I feel as shorter workouts mean less excuses for me πŸ™‚

  • Vera Sweeney

    These are great workouts! I need to try to get better at getting more work outs done at home then I have been.

  • CoCo

    At home workouts are the way to go! Currently working out at home doing BBG to get fit for my wedding but I will definitely add these in there as well!

  • Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom

    I could definitely use this! I’m trying to lose weight and a lot of it is in my belly. This would be perfect πŸ™‚

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    Ugh, I need to start saving your workouts. As soon as I get cleared – which hopefully will be this month – from the dr, I have got to start working out again.

  • Divya

    I’m a huge fan of at-home workouts. No need to make an excuse for not making it to the gym!

  • Jessi

    this is such a good resource. I have been trying to work out more at home so this will for sure be a big help

  • Debra

    I need to get working, my abs are something I would really like to work on.

  • Jocelyn CaΓ±asa Brown

    I wish I had toned abs! I definitely need to up my workout! Thanks for the workout suggestions!

  • Heather @ Country Life, City Wife

    I had a partial hysterectomy through my bellybutton a few years ago and ever since then I have been so scared of doing anything with my abs that is too strenuous. I will definitely check this out.

  • Missy Burson

    I hate driving to the gym in the snow so these workouts will come in super handy. Random thought- I am totally obsessed with your eyebrows, they are amazing!

  • Rachel @ Kitchen Cents

    I so needed this. It’s hard to take the time to hit the gym with 3 little ones. Thanks for posting.

  • Janel Berchielli

    I really need to do this. Can’t I just get the benefits by watching the video, I think we all wish that! Ok going now to do 20 wall push ups!

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    I totally need to do these. My abs are wrecked!!! I love doing at home workouts too because they make it so hard to have any excuses not to do them!

  • Teresa

    I need to get busy and start exercising again. I have laid off for a bit due to terrible allergies, asthma and acid reflux. But all my meds are finally working cohesively ad I am starting to feel so much better – back to the grind I need to go.

  • Tereza

    This couldn’t have come at a better time – I go to gym every day and this week I had to stay at home with a poorly kitten so will give this a go tomorrow morning! x

  • Tara

    Oh my gosh, I can really use these tips and exercises. No excuse now for me not going to the gym πŸ™‚

  • Terri Steffes

    I haven’t seen abs for years, I am going to have to consider something like this when I get to the place where it would make a difference.

  • Di Hickman

    Yes some great moves in these workouts. I don’t spend much time on abs as I find they shouldn’t need it if you do weight training, you work your core during lifting.

  • Kristin

    Ok I totally need to need to bookmark this one! My core is my weakest part and least favorite thing to work out. I needed new inspo! Thanks!

  • Barbie's Beauty Bits

    Great ab exercise, thanks I am going to do this at the gym tomorrow! Thanks, yeah this is awesome!

  • Allison

    Great workouts! I am working on getting fit this year and I need some new ab workouts, saving these!

  • Kiwi

    Im not gonna lie the reason why I dont work out as much because I really dont have the time. Barely an hour, so this would be perfect for me. I would love to work on my core too!

  • Carolyn

    I am just starting to get into home workouts and using Youtube for videos. I love that there are so many resources online now.

  • Courteney Noonan

    Thanks for sharing this! I go to the gym but really want to start working out at home. I’m going to try this out πŸ™‚

  • Kori

    My core has always been my biggest enemy in my fitness journey. But, I finally found a home workout routine that works great for me and fits into my lifestyle!

  • Blythe Alpern

    I just started doing Jillian Michaels 30-day shred. I’m on day 8 of the workout and I’m already feeling stronger. I’m not sure if I see any difference yet, but my workout pants don’t feel as tight around my midsection. Can’t wait till day 30.

  • Kristin

    Adding another to the old bookmark stash! My abs aren’t going to know what hit them this month. Bwah! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Jennifer (JenuineMom)

    This looks like a great workout for the core! I can really use any tips and tricks — I need so much work there. Thanks for this great video!

  • Amanda Love

    I love working out at home especially because of the weather. These are all lovely exercises and I could really add this to my routine! Thank you so much for the video!

  • HilLesha

    I’m currently pregnant, but I will definitely keep these home workouts in mind for the future. Thank you for sharing!

  • Cecilia Cannon

    I need this! no joke! going to bookmark it so I can review it in the mornings when I am starting to do some sit-ups and exercise.

  • Rachel @ Kitchen Cents

    These are great! I need to start making the time to do a quick workout at home every day. Some days it’s just not possible to get to the gym especially with 3 little kids.

  • Rachel Catherine

    This is great for doing at night after the kids go to bed! Thank you for sharing it!

  • Chelsea Damon

    I’ve been having to do a lot more home workouts recently since my son has stopped letting my go to the gym. They’ve actually been really great though!

  • Miss Thrifty

    Following my second pregnancy, I have separated abdominal muscles, so I have to be really careful about ab exercises. Even I can do some of these, though – thanks for sharing.

  • Keren Charles

    I tell you my abs are so stubborn! I try so hard to get the area to let trim, but it is so hard. I hope to try out the workouts you suggested. Wish me luck. Thanks for sharing

  • Kerri

    I need this!!! Walking walking walking, now it is time to take my fitness goals to the next level. and 10 minutes is probably the best place for me to start!

  • amber

    These are some great work out ideas! I love doing abs at home or outside after a long run. Will add this to my arsenal! Thanks for sharing them!