7 Reasons Why Bodyweight Training Is Perfect for Women on the Go

Two girls high five after their workout.

A tighter butt, a flatter stomach or strong, toned arms – sound enticing? Awesome! Today, we have seven reasons why bodyweight training is perfect for busy women on the go – just like you 😉

1. Work out anywhere, anytime

Are you a mother who seldom gets out of the house? Do you have tons to do at work? Or do you often have to travel for work? The handy thing about bodyweight training is that you can do your workout anywhere, anytime. You can do it at home in front of the TV, during your lunch break at work or even in your hotel room if you are on a business trip. Thanks to bodyweight training and the Results app, you don’t need a gym or have to worry about opening hours.

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2. Bodyweight training doesn’t take much time

Let’s be real, we all have busy lives and little free time. At the same time, you don’t want to skimp on exercise. The good news is that a workout with your own body weight doesn’t take much time. You can get in an effective workout in only 20 to 40 minutes. Plus, you don’t lose any time commuting to and from the gym. This comes in handy in winter when a huge barrier can be simply going outside in the freezing cold weather. Isn’t it great to be able to get in a killer workout without even having to leave the house? 😉 The newest feature in the Results app is perfect for just this situation. With the Workout Creator, you can determine both the length of your workout (from 7 to 45 minutes) and the specific muscle group you want to train: upper body, arms, abs & core, legs, butt or full body.

3. Get in shape without equipment

Dumbbells, resistance bands or kettlebells – don’t need ‘em! One big advantage of training with your own body weight is that you don’t need any equipment. Then you don’t have to worry about storing the equipment or (most importantly) having to buy it. Then, you can put all that money you save into some new sports apparel or accessories! This is sure to boost your motivation.

4. An effective way to burn fat

Would you like to build muscle and burn fat at the same time? Then bodyweight training is right for you. You don’t have to invest a lot of time in training with your own body weight, but you do have to give it everything you got during the workout! Trust us, you’ll break a sweat in no time. The idea is to jumpstart your metabolism and to take advantage of the afterburn effect to continue burning calories after your strenuous workout is over. Isn’t that reason enough to give bodyweight training a chance? 😉

Young woman checking her training session on her fitnesstracker.

5. It works many different muscle groups

Muscles are important – for women, too! But don’t worry: Bodyweight training will not turn you into a muscular she-man. Compared to men, this is not even possible due to women’s lower testosterone levels. What it will do is help you shape your body. The workouts activate many different muscle groups at the same time, thus strengthening your entire body while burning maximum calories. If you are a runner, Results can help take your running to the next level. (Read Alexandra’s success story and learn how her race times have improved thanks to Results.)

Strong muscles (for example, in your lower back) are also important when you sit a lot – whether at work or in a car. Say goodbye to back pain!

Last but not least, strong muscles support your skeleton. This is especially important if you want to protect your bones from wearing down in old age. Postmenopausal women, in particular, are at a high risk for developing osteoporosis. So if you work out now, your body will thank you later.

6. You can work out with friends

In the park, at your office or at home in your living room: Working out with friends is more fun than exercising alone. Studies have shown that people are less likely to give up when they work out in a group.

Two girls high five after their workout.

Are you looking for people to join you in a bodyweight training session from the Results app? Find or start a Results Group in your area! We are stronger together ? And if you want to get an idea of how great such a group can be, then check out the blog post on the Results Group Berlin. #strongertogether #RuntasticResults #alreadyinyou

7. Keep challenging yourself with bodyweight training

…and finally conquer your weaker self! It doesn’t matter how long you have been training with your own body weight: It never gets boring and constantly challenges you mentally and physically. For some additional motivation (and to eliminate excuses for skipping your workout), get your own customized 12-week training plan. Get started now!

Would you like to see the amazing results that hundreds of Runtastic users have achieved with the Results app? Then take a look at their incredible success stories on our blog.


Tina Sturm-Ornezeder Tina loves the written word, avocados & yoga and is very curious. She likes to discover new trends and report on them. View all posts by Tina Sturm-Ornezeder