If running hits low on the totem pole for lists of exercises you actually enjoy, there's no shame in that. In fact, there are actually a few exercises that burn more calories and fat than running! Even if you're an avid runner, it's good to switch up your workouts from time to time. So next time you feel the need to sweat, try one of these more efficient exercises instead.
The key to burning fat is using as many muscle groups as you can; with kettlebell swings, your glutes, quads and shoulders will all feel the burn, making for a killer workout. Try adding this move into your regular workout routine for awesome results. For more info on the kettlebell swing, click here!
Not only will battle ropes burn tons of fat, but you'll also be building your strength, grip and balance. Depending on the variation you do, you'll work your biceps, triceps, shoulders and legs for a full-body workout. For some expert advice on battle rope exercises to add to your fitness routine, click here.
It's not just for your Double Dutch sidewalk days! Jumping rope helps improve your stamina all while giving your body a total-body workout. While you'll mostly feel it in your calves, your hamstrings and quads are working, as are your arms, shoulders and core. Plus, your knees will get stronger and you'll improve your jumping height and speed. For an extra toning boost, try it with a weighted jump rope.
If you've been putting off renewing your Cyclebar membership, it might be time to bite the bullet. Not only does cycling improve your flexibility and muscle strength, but you'll also see a difference in your waist, booty and legs. Plus, the cardio is so good for your heart and blood flow. Celebs like Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Khloé Kardashian swear by it, too!
P.S. Don't have the cash to dole out on an expensive membership? Grab your helmet and ride your bike the old-fashioned style!
Surprise, surprise! In case you didn't love/hate burpees enough already, here's another reason to add them to your workout routine. Perhaps the best exercise to improve stamina, the burpee works almost every single muscle in your body — and the more muscle groups you're working, the more fat you're burning. Ready to get started?
Boxing and kickboxing
Not only does boxing burn a ridiculous amount of calories, but it's a fun and exciting way to get your daily workout in. Look for boutique shops in your area equipped with trainers to help you through your workout, and don't be surprised when you see results faster than your two- or three-mile jogs!