Summer Is Coming! Get Closer to Your Beach Bod in Just 15 Minutes with This Workout

05/10/2016 at 06:22 PM ET


Fitness personality and personal trainer Joe Wicks says you don’t need any fancy equipment – or a lot of time – to get in a good workout.

“HIIT training is training more intensely for less time, and it’s so effective at burning fat,” Wicks tells PEOPLE. “It involves a really short burst of energy, then you let your heart rate recover, and then you attack again.”

Wicks created a 15-minute workout that anyone can easily do at home consisting for three moves done for 30-seconds each.

The first move is high knees.

“Pump the arms as quick as you can and really, really give it,” says Wicks. “We want to get our heart rate as high as we can.”

Next, do 30 seconds of mountain climbers. Place your hands on the ground in a push-up position, and keeping your back straight, pump your knees up towards your chest.

“It’s going to work your upper body but also your cardio, and your abs will get a little blast,” explains Wicks.

Finally, do 30 seconds of burpees. Start in push up position, bring your chest to the ground, roll up, and jump up with your hands overhead. Do as many repetitions as possible.

Once you have cycled through all three moves, rest for 30 seconds, and continue the rounds for a total of 15 minutes of high-intensity interval training.

Joe Wicks Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Zuma

“It’s really effective, and the great thing about it is you can do it in your living room, you can do it in your garden, you can do it on a hill,” says Wicks. “And you burn calories throughout the day.”

Wicks believes anyone with any level of experience can fit HIIT training into their lives.

“You do have time, you don’t need a personal trainer,” says Wicks. “Lose your excuses and you’ll find success.”

For more 15-minute workouts and healthy recipes, check out Wicks’ book Lean in 15: 15-Minute Meals and Workouts to Keep You Lean and Healthy.

Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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I’ve never been good at math, but 3 exercises for 30 seconds each, plus a 30 second break is 2 minutes for each set. ‘Going 14 more rounds’ is going to be another 28 minutes, not 15! So this is a 30 minute workout…