Feel the Lower-Body Burn With This Quick Circuit Workout

By , Jessica Smith, Certified Personal Trainer
Love it or hate it, leg day or at least spending time flexing those leg muscles is a must for any strength training schedule. Lucky for you, you can get in a mile's worth of steps and a solid all-over leg burn in just 15 quick minutes.

This multi-tasking workout session combines circuits of lower-body-focused strength training with walking-based moves. Squats, lunges and leg raises all make an appearance as you work your quads, calves, glutes and more. With just a little bit of space and a set of light dumbbells, you can do this low-impact routine anytime, rain or shine. Ready to get on the path to sculpted calves and stronger quads?



To challenge a different set of muscles, be sure to check out the one-mile, upper-body circuit walk here

Did you enjoy this walk? Please be sure to check out my new, professionally produced "Walk On: 10-Minute Quick Walk Mix" DVD featuring six, 10-minute walking segments (including our "Buns and Thighs Walk"), plus our bonus chair stretch!

About Jessica Smith As someone who struggled to lose weight for years, Jessica Smith found that the key to her own 40-pound weight loss was making small, healthy lifestyle changes, which led to big, lasting results. Now, as a certified wellness coach, fitness instructor and personal trainer, she has spent the last 15 years helping students and clients reach their goals in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami, and now reaches millions online through her YouTube channel and home exercise DVD series. Visit Walk on Walk Strong to learn more about her fun, results driven programs for all levels of exercisers.

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KACEYSW 9/16/2018
Very helpful. Thank you! Report
JEWELZEE- 9/10/2018
Looks good. Report
SPARKYFLOWER 9/10/2018
Very good article Report
CHRIS3874 9/9/2018
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JANIEWWJD 8/7/2018
WooHoo, awesome blog!!! Report
MIYAMO 7/24/2018
Great workout. Report
BLESSEDBEING 6/17/2018
This remains a favorite, which I do frequently, though I switch days matching or mirroring the sides, since the counts aren't quite even. One thing I really like is Jessica stressing it's OK to modify and go with the level that works best for you, even backing off to a less intense version for herself. Good safety tips--thank you! Report
SISTERPRETTY 6/10/2018
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4CONNIESHEALTH 4/4/2018
I like this circuit! I'll add it to my to do list. Report
CHERIRIDDELL 4/3/2018
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JANET552 4/3/2018
I love Jessica Smith videos. Report
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REDROBIN47 3/22/2018
I love Jessica's workouts. Report
KHALIA2 3/11/2018
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SHELLLEY2 3/9/2018
Excellent workout... thank you for sharing workout suggestions. Always love these posts! Report
AZMOMXTWO 3/7/2018
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EO4WELLNESS 1/19/2018
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BLESSEDBEING 11/11/2017
One of my favorite Jessica workouts. I've been slowly adding weight with my adjustable weight set, and I use different weights for different moves--less weight where joint strain is a concern. I also alternate matching sides or doing the opposite, since the counts aren't exactly even. Report
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BRIARGAL
Awesome workout Report
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Looking for low impact fitness now that I no longer have a pool to do my fitness exercises in. Will have to give this a try. Just need to figure out how to add these exercises / videos to my fitness log. Report
NASFKAB
thanks for sharing very useful Report
I love this workout and have done it several times. Jessica Smith is my "go to" trainer for daily workouts. Report
I love this workout and do it a couple of days a week. I also have several of her dvd's and mix and match them every day for some really great workouts! Jessica is a really awesome fitness trainer! Report
Love Jessica Smith - I've been following her for a few years now and have most of her DVDs too. Awesome trainer! :) Report
RO2BENT
looks great! Report
As far as tracking, I just put in the minutes as aerobics, even though there is the ST aspect, but then I'm not messing with reps & weights, but just time. Report
This is a good workout. More challenging than I thought! Report
SPARKPEOPLE1951
I Like Jessica Smith's workouts too. How would they set it up on the Sparkpeople's fitness tracker. Report
I love Jessicasmithtv.com workouts! I wish they we set up with Sparkpeople's fitness tracker. Report
The only thing I did differently to feel more balanced was 4 hip circles one direction and then 4 the other direction on each side. Report
Just like last week's upper body circuit mile with weights, I liked this one! I appreciate how Jessica reminds you to pay attention to your body, and modify as needed--or challenge yourself *when* you feel ready. I tried it the first time with light weights--just 2#--and I could feel it in my thighs and glutes! I look forward to doing it again, and alternating with the upper body workout, and gradually introducing heavier weights for a few moves at a time. Thanks! Report