10 ways to work out

Ways to get in shape and shift bodyweight

If you are looking to get in shape or maybe add a new fitness theme to your lifestyle, we’ve listed 10 great workouts that will boost your fitness, tone your body and improve your overall health and wellbeing too.  And it doesn’t matter if you are looking for an activity get you up and active for the first time, or just a way to mix up your current routine – they’ll be something to give your motivation a kick. Read on for some fitness inspiration ...

Bootcamp

Bootcamps are a massive trend at the moment, and rightly so, as they not only give you an all over body workout, but often get you quick weight and fat loss results. Great to get your body looking fabulous and pushing your current fitness.

Calorie burn – approx 480 per hour

Pole dancing

Burn calories, tone muscles and increase your flexibility by learning how to pole dance. These classes are great if you want to work on your arms, legs and stomach, and what’s more they also help with your posture.

Calorie burn – approx 250-400 calories per session (depending on the complexity of the routines)

Running

Get your running shoes on ladies and get outside for a brisk run (and since it’s free, there’s really no excuse). Running regularly will not only improve your cardiovascular fitness, it’ll also help you shed some weight – especially around the love-handle region, and tone up muscles.

Calorie burn – approx 315 calories per 30 minutes 

Hot Yoga

With the addition of high temperatures and high humidity, Hot Yoga takes the regular kind to a completely new level. This is an intense workout, but well worth it as it will improve your strength and balance, and get you nice and supple too.  

Calorie burn – approx 450 calories per session

Swimming

Swimming is another great sport for strengthening and toning all your major muscles. It’s a particularly great way to really work your upper body (using strokes such as the front crawl and backstroke) to combat those dreaded bingo wings.

Calorie burn – approx 180 calories per 30 minutes

Young man under water in swimming pool


Spinning

If you’re looking for a big lower body workout – then you are onto a winner with spinning. This high-intensity workout really gets your heart going if you put the effort in – the calories and pounds will literally be dropping off. Plus, you’ll be the proud owner of a better pair of pins too.

Calorie burn – approx 300-445 per hour

Zumba

Possibly one of the biggest recent fitness trends, Zumba is a great and fun way to get fit and lose weight whilst dancing. It’s the perfect class to try out with friends and guaranteed to have you feeling great afterwards too.

Calorie burn – approx 400-500 per hour (depending on the exercises included in the routines)

Body pump

Body pump is a great way to include weight training in your workout without having to go to the gym. With lots of repetitive exercises, you thoroughly work all areas of the body, and really tone up without getting bulky.

Calorie burn – approx 250-600 calories per hour (depending on the exercises included and weights used)

Circuit training

Get ready for classic star jumps, lots of sit-ups and a few cheeky squats (to name but a few). Circuit training is a great way to improve your aerobic fitness and to help you burn fat.

Calorie burn – approx 300-400 per hour (depending on the exercises included in the routines)

Boxercise

This a great high-intensity class that’s well worth a go if you’re want to tone-up key areas and shift a few pounds. Plus, it’s the perfect chance to exert any stress whilst burning away those calories.

Calorie burn 340-420 per 45 minutes

Note: calorie burn figures are approximate as they are dependent on bodyweight, the intensity of the workout, routines or routes followed and individual fitness level.

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