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Grab a yoga mat and a set of dumbbells and you're set to go. (Image: Amanda Shapin)

DC Refined x ShapinUp: Small Space Workout

Sometimes you have an entire gym to yourself, and other times it's only a tiny spot of free space available for your workout. It's easy to use a lack of a gym or space in your home as an excuse to skip your workout, but tons of space isn't actually necessary. Let's face it, some D.C. apartments and many hotels you may visit won't have lots of excess space for working out. But not to worry, there are plenty of exercise moves that can be done in the same amount of space a yoga mat would take up.

That's exactly how today's workout is built. All you need is the space for a yoga mat and as for equipment, it calls for that yoga mat and a set of medium dumbbells. If you don't have a yoga mat or dumbbells, below will share how to still do this workout, totally equipment free. This workout is also free of jumps, so you don't have to worry about bothering your downstairs neighbors during this routine.

Today's workout is a simple structure: complete 10 moves for 60 seconds each. Try to eliminate any breaks between the moves and as soon as you finish one move, begin the next. Use your phone timer and let it run, every minute switching to the next move. At the end of each round take a 60 second break and then begin again, completing a total of three rounds.

If you don't have a yoga mat, you can easily swap in a towel. The purpose of the yoga mat is to protect your back during the sit ups and bicycle crunches. A towel will act as the same padding, or even a carpeted floor will do the trick. As for dumbbells, they're nice to have but not a necessity. If you don't have dumbbells, replace the bicep curls with wide armed push ups, the hammer curls with narrow push ups and the tricep extensions with dips on a chair or off the side of your bed.

Enjoy the workout in your tiny space or even if the comfort of a big open space, the workout is going to be a burner either way!

For more workouts, visit, or check out last month's DC Refined workout HERE.

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