Strengthen Your Core With These 7 At-home Exercises

Turns out, you don’t have to go to the gym to get tight and toned abs.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

Toned abs is something we all want, right? In fact, it may even be one of the most popular fitness goals all of us talk about. While having a tight and toned midsection is something we all want to work at, it’s not always easy, and doing crunch after crunch doesn’t always sound like the most fun way to work out those abs. 

Trust us, we get it. It’s not exactly a walk in the park to get a strong and toned core, and it definitely takes dedication. From eating a clean diet, to actively targeting your core muscles every time you workout, it can be exhausting. 

However, here’s the good news. The good news is that you can strengthen your core and tighten those abs without having to do a single dreaded sit up, and we’re sharing exactly how. 

We’re breaking down seven at-home exercises for a stronger core that you can incorporate into your current fitness routine. The best part? These exercises work more than just the core, so they are all like a two for one workout. 

7 At-Home Exercises to Strengthen & Tone Your Core 

So, you in? Put on your favorite pair of workout leggings, grab your mat, and get ready to tone and strengthen your core with these seven workouts you can do without even having to leave your living room. 

#1 The Plank

Planks are one of the ultimate exercises for total body toning. They will help you work all muscle groups all while toning your core. If you dread planks, try to do one once a day. The more you do them, the better you get! So, challenge yourself. Time your planks, and watch yourself get better and better the more you do them. 

#2 Spiderwoman Plank

While you’re down in plank, try taking things up a notch by adding a twist. Try doing a spiderwoman plank by bringing your right leg to your right elbow, and then switch and do the other side. Pick up the pace once you get comfortable with this exercise to add a little cardio and burn some calories at the same time. 

#3 Windshield Wipers

Lay flat on your back on your mat, and have your knees and feet up in the air. Drop your legs down to one side and then swoop them around to the other side like a windshield wiper. Repeat this until you feel the burn. 

#4 Lower Ab Leg Lift

Lay flat on your back on your mat with your legs up in the air, and lift your legs up while lifting your booty off the floor. Do this until you really start to feel the burn. 

#5 Plank Jack

Because we love planks around here, we have another plank variation for you. Start in a plank position, having your hands out wider than your shoulders. Extend your feet out, and jump your feet in and out like a jumping jack. Do this for 30 seconds, and then repeat. 

#6 Flutter Kicks

Lay flat on your back on your mat, and lift your legs just a little bit off the floor. Start to lift one foot up and then repeat on the other side doing a little flutter kick. Be sure your arms are by your side, and keep your core tight. 

#7 Roll Up

Start by laying flat on your back on your mat, and have your arms overhead. Tighten your core, and flex your feet as your very slowly start to roll up. Keep your head and neck curled, and once you reach the top, extend your arms in front of you, and then slowly roll back down and repeat again. Do this for about a minute or until you start to feel the burn. 

At-Home Ab Exercise Are the Best Kept Secret For Tight Abs

So, there you have it. Seven at-home ab exercises that you can do right from your living room without having to head to the gym. Try adding these exercises to your regular fitness routine. Need a little more guidance on how to do these ab exercises? Open up the FitOn app, and take a look at our toning workouts to find a core workout you like the best. 
And, remember don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results immediately. Building a core of steel and a sexy midsection takes hard work, commitment, and time. So, keep at it, girl! Show up to your workouts, eat clean, practice regular stress reduction, and self-care, and those abs will be ready to come out in no time.