If you're not familiar with Demi Lovato, she got her start on Barney and then was a Disney Channel actress who stared in Camp Rock and Sonny with a Chance. She's now solely a singer, and her music is always super soulful and always catchy AF.
Other than being an amazing actress and singer, she also has an unreal body. Although she hasn't always been this confident, as she struggled with depression, an eating disorder, self harm and addiction issues, she's proof that it can get better if you work on yourself and get the help you need.
Her workout routine usually consists of martial arts, as you can see on her Instagram. However, when she's on the road she sticks to a pretty simple workouts (simple as in the amount of moves, NOT the actual workout).
I've always admired Demi Lovato. Believe me, anyone can tell you that I love her music and I love how open she is about her struggles in life. Not to mention, she always looks good. Demi has stated before that the gym she goes to is her safe haven, and we definitely have that in common. I wanted to see what her workout routine was and found one that she does on tour. And it's badass.
While on tour, she keeps it simple so that she can do the workouts anywhere. But even though it's simple, it's hard AF. Her circuits are cardio mixed with toning, so you're burning fat while gaining muscle. Best of both worlds.
I honestly didn't think that this would be that difficult. Considering I've done a round of Kayla Itsines' BBG workouts, and those are hard. Demi's workouts consist of 6 moves and 3 rounds. In each move, you do 10 reps and if it's only on one side of your body, you do 10 reps on the other side too.
All of her moves work the entire body, which is why it's super beneficial for her to do in a short amount of time. If you do this workout 4-5 times a week, you're bound to see results. It had me sweating so much by the end of it, and it's the perfect combo to get in a burn and a sweat.
First move: Lunge kick combo
Holding a dumbbell (if you have one), lunge back with your right leg and bend both your knees to a 90 degree angle. Pressing through your left heel, come up and kick your right leg forward. Complete 10 reps on each leg.
Second move: Curtsy with a side kick
Lunge your right leg, crossing it behind your left leg into a lunge position while holding onto the ground. Then, stand on your left leg and kick your right leg to the side. Complete 10 reps on each leg.
Third move: Wood chop squat
If you have a resistance band, secure it to a sofa leg or anything sturdy. If not, grab a dumbbell. With your left side to the couch, grab the band or dumbbell with both hands on your left side. Squat (not too low) and as you stand bring the band or dumbbell diagonally up to your right side while turning your torso to the right. Complete 10 reps on both sides.
Fourth move: Walkout plank push-up
This is pretty self explanatory, but start in a standing position. With your hands on the ground, start to walk out until you're in a plank position. Perform a push-up then walk your hands back to your feet. Repeat 10 times.
Fifth move: Burpee
The worst but the best. From a standing position, jump feet back into a plank and then jump feet up to your hands again. Jump up, extending your arms into the air. Repeat 10 times.
Sixth move: Crunch
Laying on your back with your knees bent and feet flat, put your hands behind your head and crunch your stomach up then down. Repeat 10 times.
Repeat this circuit two more times. After the first round, I was sweaty and a little out of breath. However, by the third round, since you're working every part of your body, I was dying. It's a simple workout, but adding in toning and cardio really kill you. And don't even get me started on my hate for anything to do with a lunge.
It's obvious that this workout is effective, since Demi's body is to die for. She looks strong AF, and looking and feeling strong gives you so much confidence. Maybe that's why her last album was titled Confident? If you're looking for a short but effective workout, Demi is the girl to go to. Plus, it's easy to do while travelling since you hardly need any equipment. Score!
If you're confused about the moves, here is a video demonstrating the entire workout: