This Kayla Itsines 15-Minute No Equipment Set Will Effectively Tone Your Abs and Arms

The Australian fitness instructor’s latest workout is a total upper-body burner.
Kayla Itsines

Kayla Itsines.

Movement is often the first thing we ditch in the midst of a busy schedule or when on the go. But it doesn’t have to be. With several high-quality on-demand fitness platforms to choose from, you never have to give up your routine when things get hectic.

Of course, we’re all for taking rest days and enjoying time off, but if you ever have a desire to get a little bit of movement in in the midst of a packed day or when traveling, platforms like the Sweat App are perfect for you. 

Cofounder and instructor Kayla Itsines is an expert at crafting effective workout sets. While many of her routines require a little bit of equipment and a decent amount of time, she has several that are designed specifically with busy schedules and travel in mind. That is to say, some of her sets require no equipment at all and are quick and effective.

Such is the case for her latest arms and abs set, which she recently shared to Instagram. It includes the following four moves:

  1. In and out plank (12 reps)
  2. Lay-down push-up (12 reps)
  3. Bent-leg raise (12 reps)
  4. Side plank (30 seconds per side)

So, the next time you’re looking for a quick upper body burn, look no further than this 15-minute routine. But if you’re looking for something a little bit more intensive, the instructor posts plenty of those, too. Check her routines out. We promise, with Itsines’s expert instruction, you really won’t regret it.

Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.