One of my favorite and inexpensive tools for workouts is a jump rope! It is portable and will always keep your heart rate up. I love to throw in jump rope for 1 minute increments in between my sets especially when weight training. I want the heart rate elevated as long as possible so I can be burning the most calories possible in my limited time.
Now some of you may be coordination challenged and jump rope may not be footloose and fancy free for you. You can replicate jumping rope without the actual rope by twirling those hands and "pretend" to jump over the rope for one minute.
Below I added some great inspiration for you to view. This stuff is amazing! I really think I secretly wanted to be these kids back in the day.
The number one excuse I hear for not working out is TIME. Notice I said excuse, as we all have the same amount of time. It is about priorities folks, but if this is a hindrance, then let's make workouts as effective as possible in the least amount of time. If you do not have time in the schedule for both weight training and a good amount of cardio in the allotted time frame, then a jump rope will be a simple and effective solution. Add it to your routine and let me know how it works for you.
Best in health-