Exercises that are more effective than going for a run 

Are you someone who doesn’t love the thought of going for a run, but would still like to achieve the same results?

Lets face it, when you’re time poor, the quality of your workout is essential. If your primary goal is to lose weight or burn calories, then the obvious way would be to jump on a treadmill or go for a run, but did you know that running isn’t actually the most effective form of cardio when it comes to increasing fitness or burning fat? We have listed a few exercises that you can do that are more effective than going for a run.

Skipping

Skipping is a great way to burn calories where you have the potential to burn up to 1000 calories per hour (depending on the speed at which you jump). There are thousands of YouTube skipping workout videos which you can follow from home, making it easier to know how many intervals to do, and what speed you should be going.

Boxing

Boxing is a great exercise to conquer, not only for your body but also for your mind. 12RND Fitness is a boxing and strength workout with ‘no fixed class times’, meaning you can show up at any time, and you can jump in whenever you want. It’s a great high intensity, full body workout, which releases endorphins and helps in developing stamina and strength, and leads to an increase of productivity and perseverance.

As a parent, it is sometimes hard to find the time and motivation to workout. Instead of finding time to workout, it's about creating time. If you have to wake up 45 minutes earlier then do so, your health is just as important as your childs. Finding the time to workout won't only put you in a better mood, but will also help you to achieve your goals.

Swimming

Swimming is not only great for your physical health, but also has many psychological benefits. Swimming allows you to totally switch off and enjoy the motion of being submersed in the water. It’s also a great form of exercise for those who don’t want to put too much strain on their bones, as it is endurance based. Whether you choose to do laps in the ocean or your local pool, you’ll instantly feel good after it.

 

About 12RND Fitness

12RND Fitness  is co-founded by 4x world champion boxer Danny Green, and Australian entrepreneur and exercise scientist Tim West, and they have over 90 clubs and over 14,000 members globally.