Fitness Friday: Top 5 Best Workouts for Burning Calories

How can you get the most from workouts? Take a look at the top calorie burning exercises if you want to get the most bang for your buck.

1. Running-Running is the easiest, cheapest workout. All you need is some good running shoes and a street or trail. Depending of your pace, running is said to burn up to 500 to 700 calories in an hour.

2. Spinning-The great thing about spin (or indoor cycling) classes is that anyone can do them. Also, it’s a great cross-training workout and not hard on the joints or knees. Some spin classes, with a lot of intervals, are said to burn up to 600 to 700 calories in an hour.

3. Jumping Rope-If your’e short on time, this is the exercise to do. Jumping rope for only 10 minutes is said to burn 130 calories or 780 calories an hour. I think I’m going to buy one tomorrow :).

4. Zumba-Dancing for an hour is a great way to burn calories, and this latest rage is said to burn up to 500 calories in an hour. Its popularity is increasing by the week.

5. Swimming-This all over body workout is easy on the joints and great for you. It is a great workout for cross-training, and 30 minutes of the breast stroke can burn 400 calories in only 30 minutes.

Photo via Pinterest

16 thoughts on “Fitness Friday: Top 5 Best Workouts for Burning Calories”

  1. I love that you posted this! I just finished my cardio blast. Only 30 minutes to Hip Hop Abs. I’m guessing I burned MAYBE 250. Maybe I should just do the workout twice. 🙂

    Running is my fave though, when it’s not ARCTIC COLD OUT.

  2. Great list! I just took my first TRX class the other day and loved it! I’m signing up for more. I know it’s important to include more aerobics in my workout too & this list is really helpful with that. Thanks!

  3. Great list! I used to be a runner-the best exercise in my mind-but too many injuries, so I enjoy short runs and 5k races every now and then. Spinning is great, but need to get a new saddle for my bike which is seriously uncomfortable!

  4. Love this! Next time you should put hula hooping its an awesome fun workout and you burn lots of calories! ;)I love all these ideas 🙂 maybe i should start taking my swimming classes again because thats an insane amount of calories!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *