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Fun Ways to Get Fit Outside the Gym

A list of creative exercise ideas with calories burned Bored with the same old, same old? We’re are all guilty…

A list of creative exercise ideas with calories burned

Bored with the same old, same old? We’re are all guilty of completing the same workout routine at the gym week after week. If you’re starting to lose your fitness motivation, why not try some fun and creative activities that will give you the same results, and get you excited at the same time! Here a variety of gym-free workouts you might want to give a try:
Related: How to Push Yourself to Exercise each Day
Walking, we do it every day, but never really thinking of it as a workout. Walking is the easiest low-intensity weight loss exercise.

Did you know that walking 10,000 steps per day could help with weight loss and improve health? According to experts from Arthritis.org, walking offers numerous benefits. So, what are you waiting for? Get up and take a walk!

Calorie burn: A brisk walk burns about 167 calories

Running/Jogging

Running is a great excuse to get outside. You won’t just enjoy the surroundings, but it’ll burn more calories and challenge your muscles more.

But you do need a pair of running shoes designed for outdoor running. Not a runner? Don’t fret—pace yourself and add a mile to your distance each time you hit the pavement.

Calorie burn: Running burns about 290 calories at a pace of 5 mph (a 12-minute mile).

Running/Jogging

Running is a great excuse to get outside. You won’t just enjoy the surroundings, but it’ll burn more calories and challenge your muscles more.

But you do need a pair of running shoes designed for outdoor running. Not a runner? Don’t fret—pace yourself and add a mile to your distance each time you hit the pavement.

Calorie burn: Running burns about 290 calories at a pace of 5 mph (a 12-minute mile).
Achieve inner peace, find balance and strengthen your body through yoga—it truly is the perfect workout for anyone with a lot on their plate.

Yoga as exercise is a modern phenomenon which has been influenced by the ancient Indian practice of hatha yoga. It involves holding stretches as a kind of low-impact physical exercise and is often used for therapeutic purposes.

It’s also a great activity for athletes to work muscles that aren’t regularly used in common sports.

Calorie burn: Depending on your weight, a yoga can burn 120-178 calories in 30 minutes
Hiking is a great way to get your heart pumping while enjoying some fresh air in the great outdoors.

Hiking works the butt, legs and abs, as well as building cardiovascular endurance. Taking in the breathtaking views from the top of a mountain is far more satisfying and fun than spending your day in a gym.

Round up some friends, lace up your sneakers, and get your hike on!

Calorie burn: Hiking can burn about 220 calories.
Hiking is a great way to get your heart pumping while enjoying some fresh air in the great outdoors.

Hiking works the butt, legs and abs, as well as building cardiovascular endurance. Taking in the breathtaking views from the top of a mountain is far more satisfying and fun than spending your day in a gym.

Round up some friends, lace up your sneakers, and get your hike on!

Calorie burn: Hiking can burn about 220 calories.

Roller Blading

Rollerblading is an aerobic exercise that works your body a little harder than cycling, but not quite as hard as running.

Rollerblading targets the butt muscles (glutes), back of thighs and inner thighs, to firm, tone and tighten, all the while burning a mass of calories. If you’re a beginner, start slowly and as you grow in skill and confidence, build the pace and duration of your workout.

Invest in a pair of rollerblades and burn up calories!

Calorie burn: At a brisk pace you can burn about 250 calories.

Rowing/ Kayaking

Rowing and kayaking make for challenging cardiovascular workouts. The rigorous paddle movement against the resistance of the water strengthens arms and burns calories.

The more intense rowing session, the bigger the number of calories burned during that session.

Calorie burn: Kayaking and rowing burn about 250 calories.

Rowing/ Kayaking

Rowing and kayaking make for challenging cardiovascular workouts. The rigorous paddle movement against the resistance of the water strengthens arms and burns calories.

The more intense rowing session, the bigger the number of calories burned during that session.

Calorie burn: Kayaking and rowing burn about 250 calories.
Have you secretly loved the circus? Flying trapeze is a great workout for those seeking an adrenaline rush and some upper body strength training.

If you like a great core workout this is definitely something you can do!

Calorie burn: Doing trapeze burns 375-290 calories in 60 minutes
Who doesn’t love Ultimate? The goal of Ultimate Frisbee is to work your way down the field by passing a frisbee disc back and forth to teammates.

Playing frisbee increases sprinting and endurance running.  It’s a great full body workout that helps you burn more calories. So, go ahead and grab some buddies and hit the park for a competitive game to break a sweat and work off lunch.

Calorie burn: 591 – 705 calories during a 60-minute game.
Who doesn’t love Ultimate? The goal of Ultimate Frisbee is to work your way down the field by passing a frisbee disc back and forth to teammates.

Playing frisbee increases sprinting and endurance running.  It’s a great full body workout that helps you burn more calories. So, go ahead and grab some buddies and hit the park for a competitive game to break a sweat and work off lunch.

Calorie burn: 591 – 705 calories during a 60-minute game.
If you’re looking for a fun way to tone up your body and lose weight, why don’t you try dancing? This is an excellent way to raise your heartbeat.

Fitness doesn’t always have to be regimented or dreaded. It can be exciting and casual! Dancing offers great health benefits like better balance and improved mood; lowered stress response and it is also good for heart health and weight control.

Home alone? Pump up the music and just dance!

Calorie Burn: 405-450 calories per hour
Swimming is one of the best cardiovascular exercises for you.

While we’re not all swimmers, swimming can still be a very beneficial workout for anyone looking to break out of the monotony of the gym. This seemingly effortless activity burns hundreds of calories, literally, without you breaking a sweat. The many swimming strokes will help you get different types of aerobic exercise and will provide a new challenge to master.

Time to get that swimsuit ready for your new swimsuit body!

Calorie burn: Swimming can burn about 270 calories.
Swimming is one of the best cardiovascular exercises for you.

While we’re not all swimmers, swimming can still be a very beneficial workout for anyone looking to break out of the monotony of the gym. This seemingly effortless activity burns hundreds of calories, literally, without you breaking a sweat. The many swimming strokes will help you get different types of aerobic exercise and will provide a new challenge to master.

Time to get that swimsuit ready for your new swimsuit body!

Calorie burn: Swimming can burn about 270 calories.
Biking is a great warm weather exercise that burns calories and passes the time without you even realizing it.

It is a fun and effective way to get a great workout. Cycling outdoors also works the glutes (butt muscles), hamstrings, quadriceps, shins and calves harder than indoor cycling. Not only can you use it to explore the neighborhood, but you can use it as a mode of transport such as commuting to work.

Calorie burn: Pedal off the pounds by burning about 240 calories

Conclusion

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring and repetitive. There are plenty of fun and creative ways to workout. You don’t only sweat and gain muscles inside the gym but even outside, there are many activities you can do to shape and tone your body while having fun!

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