High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

HIIT is often called High-Intensity Interval training. This type of exercise involves short bursts with high-impact exercise followed by a quick recovery. You can customize HIIT workouts to meet your needs and goals. These short bursts of intense exercise can be used for sprinting, jumping rope, and cycling. To really reap the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT), you will become more comfortable with working out and can start to do longer workouts.

Running On A Treadmill

Running can be a great way to burn calories quickly, but the weather can often have an impact on your motivation to go outside.

Total Fitness has indoor running tracks in many of its gyms. This allows you to run whenever and wherever it is raining. A treadmill also allows you to adjust the incline to simulate hill running. Hill running burns more calories but you have complete control over the incline. This is something that’s not possible on natural outdoor terrain.

Alternatives To Running

Running is not for everyone. It can be painful on the knees, which isn’t good for people with injuries. Or you may just dislike it as an exercise. You have many other options to help you reach your fitness goals and make running more enjoyable.

Jump Rope

You can jump rope or skip indoors and it is an excellent exercise to add variety to your running routine. Jumping at 100 jumps per minute can help you burn 13 calories per hour. This activity will not only work your muscles but also improve your coordination and balance.

Exercise Bike

A stationary bike can be a great way of burning calories. You should do long bursts at high intensity followed by short rest periods to get the most from your bike ride. Flat tyre cycling is a great way to get outside and enjoy your bike ride. It can be more difficult to pedal your bike if there isn’t enough air in the tyres. This makes it easier to lose weight than if they are full.


An Elliptical machine, also known as a Cross trainer, is another great way of burning calories. It is also a low-impact cardio option for people with injured or achy joints. You can choose from a range of workouts, including interval training and hill climbing.

Your feet don’t leave the pedals so your knees, ankles and hips aren’t as stressed as if you were going for a run. The machine can be adjusted to increase or decrease the incline, which will help you burn calories quickly. For twice the calories burned in the same time, you might want to do high-intensity intervals.

Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell is often thought of as a strength training tool. Although this is what it is most commonly used for, it can also be used as a calorie burner. This can make it a great addition to any workout. Just hold the kettlebell in your hands with both of your hands, and then hold it out in front. Then swing the kettlebell between your legs and down again. These motions can be continued for a set amount of time or for a certain number of swings, depending on your preference.

This post was written by Darryl Johnson, Co-Owner of Apex performance. At Apex performance we are a community of highly trained experts looking to provide performance enhancement and a permanent lifestyle change for our clients in a fun and interactive environment. Members can take advantage of a personal training in Tampa, one-on-one training, small group classes and specialized courses for a wide variety of athletics, sports training and body goals!