David Kirsch’s Anytime, Anywhere Workout: At Home

The celebrity trainer extraordinaire demonstrates his signature moves and shares his best kept secrets for getting in shape – minus the hourly rate.
David Kirschs Anytime Anywhere Workout: At Home

Basic Crunch

If you can’t get out of the house, so be it, but that doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. Kirsch shows us key moves to do while watching TV or listening to music. Just remember to use your mind to focus on what you are doing, not on what’s happening on the tube. Kirsch recommends using your breath to tap into that mind-body connection. “Getting in touch with your breathing engages your mind and your body and makes each move more efficient. Inhaling and exhaling keeps your mind and body connected. It gets you in the flow of the movement.”

Basic Crunch

Crunches are one of the most popular exercises in any routine, but also one of the easiest to do incorrectly. Says Kirsch: “Someone that boasts they can do 50 or 100 crunches is probably doing them incorrectly. To me, a little goes a long way. It’s important to focus on your core, and on your breathing.” In addition, “The most common mistake that people make is lifting from the neck instead of your shoulders. You are not doing anything but straining your neck and working your nerves.”


  1. Lie on your back on the floor with bent knees, feet on the floor and hands behind your head.
  2. Inhale then exhale as you lift from your shoulders (not from your neck). Keep curling until you can’t go any further, then slowly lower your body.

10-15 repetitions


“If there’s one exercise I’d tell you to do every day, it’s the push-up,” says Kirsch, “It’s the perfect upper body, core, arms, back, shoulders and chest exercise.” Most people, however, shy away from the push-up, deeming it too hard. But Kirsch believes that anyone, no matter their age, or fitness level can find a modified version that will work for them.


  1. Place palms on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Core and abs are tight. Make sure your chest is right over your hands. Keep knees on the floor for a modified version, or with legs extended, balance on your toes for a full push-up.
  2. Inhale as you bend your elbows and slowly lower your chest to the floor. Exhale as you extend elbows and press up to starting position.

5-10 repetitions


Kirsch uses 2-,3- or 5-lb. dumbbells, but you can also use two cans of soup or water bottles. This exercise will work your legs and butt.


  1. Standing, take a step back with your left leg and bend right knee. Make sure your right knee is in line with your ankle. Core is tight and shoulders back.
  2. Bend your back leg and lower your body until both legs are at a 90-degree angle. At the same time, lift the heel of your back foot so only the ball of the foot is touching the floor.
  3. Exhale and push with the right foot, as you lift yourself back to starting position.
  4. Switch legs and repeat.

10 repetitions

BONUS TIP: Home Improvement
Clean your house, get yourself organized. Not only will you burn calories, but it’ll clear your mind and get you focused.

Check out more exercise demos by David Kirsch:
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At home with baby
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For more info on David Kirsch, check out davidkirschwellness.com.

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