30 Great Beginner Cardio Workouts to Crush it at the Gym

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So we all know that cardio exercise is a great way to get in shape and lose weight. However, it can get super boring just hopping on a treadmill and running for 20-30 minutes! That’s why I put together this list of great beginner cardio workouts.

This list is full of great cardio routines is geared toward beginners. It’s perfect for women who are new to exercising or not yet feeling super confident about what to do at the gym.

You can use these routines to help focus your workouts until you feel confident enough to branch out and try your own stuff. Or simply cycle through these routines to make sure you never get bored with your workout. 😉

I have split this list up into routines for the treadmill, Stairmaster, elliptical, and routines that require no equipment. Find routines for your favorite machine, or mix it up with a new one every workout.

Either way, you are set to crush your workout! If you want to check out the original information about the routine, click the link in the name above the image. Happy cardo-ing!😀😀

30 Great Beginner Cardio Workouts

30 Great Beginner Cardio Workouts

Treadmill Beginner Cardio Workouts

1. 25 Minute Treadmill Workout for Beginners from Comeback Momma

2. The New Runner Treadmill Workout from Popsugar.com

3. Treadmill Workout: 20 Minute Speed Intervals from Get Healthy U

4. 10-Minute Beginner-Friendly Treadmill Workout from SELF

5. Beginner 30 Minute Treadmill Workout from He and She Eat Clean

6. Beginner 3 HIIT Cardio Intervals from Fresh, Fit, and Fancy

7. 30 Minute Bun Burning Power Walk from Freeing Imperfections

8. 30 Minute Beginner Treadmill Workout from Snacking in Sneakers

9. Treadmill Workout: The Walker’s Butt Burner from Get Healthy UGet Healthy U

10. 15 Minute Calorie-Burning Treadmill Workout from Daily Fit Hit

11. The Ultimate 30 Minute Treadmill Interval Workout for Runners from Runnin’ for Sweets

Stairmaster Beginner Cardio Workouts

12. 25 Minute Stairmaster Workout from Fruitfullygardner.com

13. 30 Minute Stairmaster Workout from Not a Worker Bee

14. 20 Minute Stairmaster HIIT Workout from “>Eating Bird Food

15. Booty Burning Stairmill Routine from The Balanced Berry

16. 15 Minute Stairmaster Workout from Healthy French Living

Elliptical Beginner Cardio Workouts

17. Elliptical Interval Workout from The Healthy Hostess

18. Elliptical Workout to Burn Belly Fat from Livestrong.com

19. Elliptical Cardio from Femme Fitale Fit Club

20. 30 Minute Elliptical Workout from Get Fit Fiona

21. The 20 Minute Elliptical Interval Workout from Greatist

Equipment Free Beginner Cardio Workouts

22. 30 Minute Naptime Workout: 52 Card Pickup from MommaLifts

23. Beginner Cardio Workout from Weightlosspin.com

24. 30 Minute Full Body HIIT Workout from Runnin’ for Sweets

25. Cardio Workout at Home from FitFoundMe

26. Beginner Cardio from Back on Pointe

27. Killer Cardio from DAREBEE

28. Basic Cardio from Back on Pointe

29. How to Start Running for People Who “Can’t” Run from Cosmopolitan

30. No Equipment Home Cardio Workout from Physical Kitchens


So there you have 30 great beginner cardio workouts so you can crush your next session at the gym. I hope you found some good routines to fit into your exercise schedule.

I would love to know which routines are your favorite or what you do for a good cardio session. Comment below or email me at Candice@littlestepsbighappy.com. Follow me on Pinterest for more great exercise routines.

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