If you still want to get in shape but have a bit of a contempt for going to the gym, we totally get that and give you some quick ways to burn calories without exercising. Be prepared for activities that aren’t necessarily categorized as typical, mundane “exercises” but still get you up and active. We spoke with Fyt’s personal trainer, Victoria Brady, and she offers three ways to burn extra calories and have fun in the process! (For those who don’t know yet, Fyt is the nation’s largest personal training service, making fitness accessible and accessible to everyone with expert guidance from a certified fitness professional, either in-person or virtually.)
Read on to learn more about these quick ways to burn calories without exercising. You may feel like you’re not getting an effective workout – but you definitely are! Say goodbye to the mundane life and meet the sports you really enjoy. Next, check out the 6 best exercises for strong arms in 2022, say the trainer.
To burn extra calories, you need to get your body moving more often, Brady says. Dancing is a truly brilliant way to achieve this. “On average, you can burn up to 200 calories or more in an hour of dancing,” says Brady. The best part? “No equipment or gym memberships are required. All you need is some good music and some space to play.”
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Adults can absolutely have fun with children at the indoor trampoline park. Jumping in a trampoline park is a surefire way to burn tons of calories, boost your metabolism, and get stronger without feeling like you’re “working out.” Plus, if you’re a parent, Brady says, “this is a great way to kill two birds with one stone, spend time with your kids and stay active.”
You might also consider signing up for a trampoline exercise class to strengthen and build your body, or you might want to buy your own rebounder so you can do some fun daily activities from the comfort of your own home.
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If you love gardening, you’re in luck because you can tend to beautiful flowers while burning calories. Gardening is often overlooked as a form of exercise, but it should get your attention, Brady said. For that matter, lawn work will often help you burn calories and check your to-do list.
“Whether it’s planting new flowers or mowing the lawn, you can get the same amount of burn (if not more) as walking on a treadmill or doing a 20-minute aerobic HIIT class,” says Brady.
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