Here are heart pumping, no equipment exercises

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If you've got fitness goals for 2017, but you don't want to break the bank with expensive personal trainers, check these exercises out. (KTRK)

If you've got fitness goals for 2017, but you don't want to break the bank with expensive personal trainers, check these exercises out.

They don't require a bunch of equipment, a ton of space, and you may not even need to leave your house.

We went to Orange Theory Fitness Webster to learn these five full body workouts that will get your heart pumping and calories burning. Head Trainer Tommy DiFruscio says body weight exercises combined with explosive movements are the best way to see results.

"Explosive movements are great. They make your body work, so not only as you power up but as your body slows back down, your muscles are working to slow your body down. It also helps to keep your heart rate up," explains DiFruscio.
His first explosive movement is a variation of the burpee.

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"So, what you're going to do is you're going to squat down putting your hands on the floor. Jump your feet backwards, and then you're going to take your same knee to your same elbow." DiFruscio says.
Then, jump your feet back in and stand up.

"If you want to make it more advanced. While you're down in your push up position, you can give me a push up while you're down there and a jump at the top," says DiFruscio.

Our next exercise is an alternating lunge with a jump squat. You can do two low impact lunges and a squat or do two jump lunges and a jump squat.

To work the core, try a four point plank.

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"What you're going to do is get into a push up position, you're going to take your opposite hand and touch your opposite shoulder," explains DiFruscio.

"Then, you're going to take your left hand to your right ankle and your right hand to your left ankle."

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For a low impact version, DiFruscio says, "You can step side to side lifting your left leg up."

But for high impact, "You can jump side to side and land softly one leg and bringing your opposite hand to touch your opposite foot," adds DiFruscio.

Finally, get into a push up position for plank jacks.

"And then you jump your feet out like you're doing a jumping jack and then back together. If you need something less advanced, walk your feet in and out," says DiFruscio.

Start with 30 seconds for each exercise and work your way up to two minutes.

And DiFruscio's last bit of advice? In order to see results, you've got to make the time.

"Set a plan and stick with it. The more you do it, the easier it will become," he says.
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