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REMEDYEDGE Posts: 14
10/5/12 9:50 A

The elliptical machine. The settings allow me to push hard on the days I can or just get the heart rate up for 30 minutes on the days I was just lucky to get in the gym.

WATERDIAMONDS Posts: 14,777
10/5/12 8:40 A

walking

GNABAFITMOMAT30 Posts: 888
10/5/12 8:13 A

anything i have fun doing...like turbofire! or rollerblading or running....biking..the list goes on and on

ROGERSBABE1 SparkPoints: (43,416)
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10/5/12 8:05 A

ZUMBA----It just makes me feel so darn good! After a hard day at work, three minutes into a routine and I feel the stress roll off of me. I agree 100% with BTLSMUM---a group class is tremendously fun.

BTLSMUM SparkPoints: (31,653)
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10/5/12 7:36 A

It's changed this year due to various circumstances. Right now, it's power lifting.

If you like Zumba but your feeling burnt out, really do try to attend a group class. I think you'll really appreciate the energy the participants give each other.

MONNIKA Posts: 6
10/5/12 7:10 A

Walking the dog

MISTERFITNISTA SparkPoints: (166)
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Posts: 2
10/5/12 5:30 A

Step aerobics. When I bought my step last year I had no idea it would change my approach to fitness. You can do anything with a step once you learn a few basic moves, and it's good for crunches, situps, squats, plank, lunges, etc. too. I can get sweaty without getting nasty, and since I have carpet in my house the step gives me a hard surface. I'd like to run outside more, but I have to work out very early in the morning and it's creepy in my neighborhood. So I will be a stepper unless something changes.

N16351D Posts: 2,349
10/5/12 4:55 A

Jogging because it can be done anywhere, and any time. All one needs are good shoes. It is inexpensive since gym membership is not required, necessary, or needed. It does not require an appointment at a gym, or with a friend as it can be done solo. It can be done with a friend or in a group.

When I was young and needed a babysitter, I put the baby in a stroller in a park and jogged around her (that was before jogging strollers were invented).

Jogging burns more calories than most other exercises. It can be done indoors on a machine, or outside in the dark, daylight, wind, rain, sun (but not too hot!), fresh snow (but not ice!).

TORTISE110 Posts: 4,651
10/5/12 4:41 A

Elliptical because I have one at home and walking, wherever I am in world.

ANNE007 Posts: 153
10/5/12 4:16 A

Lifting - I have Monday, Wednesday and Friday scheduled with a friend and we've been meeting since 2006. We've had our ups and downs but we're still attending :-) It's changed a lot over the years-now we are in and out in 30-40 minutes because in the summer we both do our cardio in other ways (besides the gym).

For cardio my go-to is biking - as much as possible! My back up is the gym or a walk in the park with the dogs.

CANDO20K Posts: 128
10/5/12 1:11 A

Walking. I'm just starting out.

GALIGER SparkPoints: (8,533)
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10/5/12 12:59 A

I'm not the best to ask- I've only been exercising on a regular basis for a few weeks. So far, I've really enjoyed walking/jogging. I can't wait until I get my endurance and strength up to the point that I can all out run. The few minutes of it I have managed were a wonderful feeling. And I used to think all that talk of a "runner's high" was a bunch of BS.

Beyond that, I have a handful of free weights from five beyond- relatively inexpensive and in the privacy of my home.

GOING-STRONG Posts: 5,468
10/5/12 12:35 A

Running... Quick and effective. I also take classes at the gym and go everyday at 9:00am so get a nice variety of cardio and strength.

TERRIE831 SparkPoints: (614)
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Posts: 4
10/4/12 11:32 P

I usually use my gazelle while I watch a dvr show. So I know I am at least getting 40 mins of exercise 3x a week at least.

MRS.DR.SHOT Posts: 197
10/4/12 11:29 P

Walk, walk, walk, walk walk. And the elliptical.

BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,958
10/4/12 11:02 P

Boxing and ST

MAGGIIKATZ2 SparkPoints: (14,939)
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Posts: 90
10/4/12 9:18 P

Mostly walking....in the neighborhood and on the treadmill. emoticon

6BALLMAN SparkPoints: (66,843)
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10/4/12 9:15 P

39 minutes on the stationary bike

TYLANNI SparkPoints: (143)
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Posts: 12
10/4/12 8:49 P

For cardio...dancing (video or ipod, doesn't matter). For weights...resistance bands. I love how quickly they can be adjusted and how versatile they are.

JHITCHCOC Posts: 113
10/4/12 8:43 P

I go outside and run. If I have something on my mind I run until I have it worked through.

Lately I have been running alot.

LHART48421 SparkPoints: (5,698)
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10/4/12 8:23 P

Leslie Sasone dvds

MARION320 Posts: 164
10/4/12 7:39 P

Leslie Sansone's wak away the pounds DVD

MARION320 Posts: 164
10/4/12 7:38 P

Leslie Sansone's walk away the pounds

MARION320 Posts: 164
10/4/12 7:37 P

Leslie Sansone's waslk away the pounds DVD

MARION320 Posts: 164
10/4/12 7:35 P

Leslie Sansone's walk away the pounds DVD

MARION320 Posts: 164
10/4/12 7:34 P

Leslie Sansone's "walk away the pounds".

FOILREF Posts: 5
10/4/12 7:31 P

Spinning! Different music and different instructors keep it interesting. Plus, once you're in the room, it's hard to just get up and leave. :D Guaranteed 60 minutes as long as I can get myself there!

TACDGB Posts: 6,132
10/4/12 6:37 P

mine is my Group Power weight lifting classes. Love those.............

ALEXGRAY Posts: 93
10/4/12 6:36 P

Cycling is what I do most of. And I love aerobic dance, I do all my own choreography and I'll just put together an hour's playlist and do it straight through like a group class.

FITWITHIN SparkPoints: (285,357)
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10/4/12 6:05 P

Right now it's Zumba and Turbo Fire.

IMREITE SparkPoints: (254,406)
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10/4/12 5:40 P

Dancing around or a Kickboxing video

WALKINGCHICK SparkPoints: (35,676)
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10/4/12 5:32 P

I live up to my name - but I do like to walk really really fast... :)

17DAISY SparkPoints: (2,699)
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10/4/12 5:10 P

I am very new to exercise (shame on me). At the gym I only ride the bike or walk on the treadmill, I prefer the bike,

I have also done an old "Sweatin' to the Oldies" video. That was fun, but obviously dated. I just got two "The biggest loser" videos, I haven't tried them yet. They look like they might be a little advanced for me....but I am loving the way I feel after any exercise I try.

I would love to try a Zumba class....maybe when I am a little more in shape.

KANDICEWC Posts: 12
10/4/12 4:08 P

I LOVE Turbo Jam too! Have you tried TurboFire? its another great workout from Chalene Johnson!!

MANDYLOU1006 SparkPoints: (26,672)
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10/4/12 3:58 P

running & turbo jam.

Love them both!

KAPELAKIN Posts: 1,973
10/4/12 3:04 P

Running and kettlebells. Both can be done almost anywhere, no trip to the gym required, and can get a good workout in quickly

SOXFANNH SparkPoints: (26,886)
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10/4/12 3:02 P

I love Spinning! However, I do find that I always feel better after exercising, no matter what I did, so I try to do something everyday.

ANDILH Posts: 1,252
10/4/12 2:05 P

I actually really enjoy swimming and even though there are a lot of logistics involved in getting to the pool, I will always choose swimming over anything else.

IMSAFEINHISARMS Posts: 296
10/4/12 1:59 P

Jumping rope or walking

ANDREAG89 SparkPoints: (25,008)
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10/4/12 1:42 P

The most convenient workout for me is walking due to not having to be on a specific schedule. I've charted several routes around my house that help me decide how far and how many hills I want to walk. I can change the intensity level of it by taking it faster or slower or choosing more uphill than downhill routes.

Zumba is a favorite, but I believe it depends on your instructor and how often they are willing to switch up their routines. It's never good to get bored.

JUSTKLH Posts: 1,489
10/4/12 1:15 P

I like running/hiking and fast-paced dance workouts. Anything where you can work hard and get lost in what you are doing is right up my alley.

AUNTIEYAY Posts: 11
10/4/12 1:14 P

Walking! It's easy, free, and can be done just about anywhere. We have a very well equipped home gym, but walking outdoors is really a favorite workout.

JAYEBEAN SparkPoints: (552)
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10/4/12 1:10 P

When I don't have much energy or just don't feel like jumping around, walking is always my go to option. I'm moving and burning some calories, which is better than sitting around.

WAYCAT Posts: 981
10/4/12 12:14 P

Good old fashioned aerobics - high impact because I just love all the jumping around and basically going a little crazy!
No matter how sluggish or yuk I might feel, when I've done an hours worth of aerobics then I feel as if I could conquer the world!

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (76,930)
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10/4/12 12:10 P

Walking. It requires no equipment and you can go for a walk just about anywhere.

Zumba makes me sweat like crazy! I went to my first ever class 3 months ago. It's a fun workout and it can be really intense if you work hard at it. I'm not crazy about the music but the class has a fun vibe.

DIETER27 Posts: 6,398
10/4/12 12:03 P

zumba

MOMOFDNA Posts: 8
10/4/12 11:49 A

I have been doing CrossFit and love it. But I also like to run and kickboxing is fun too. I like all three. Never tried Zumba but it looks fun.

CRAFTY_LOSER Posts: 764
10/4/12 11:24 A

I've never actually been to a real class. That's probably why I've grown tired of it. I always used the Wii game (the first one) and videos I've found online. They're fun workouts but after a while they become monotone. I just never really have the money to keep up with going to actual classes, so I've never done them.

SOFTREFRAIN SparkPoints: (832)
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10/4/12 11:22 A

ZUMBAAAAAA! It's definitely mine. I'd say if your class is boring you might want to try another instructor if they have one. A good zumba teacher will get your heart rate up and keep things new and different. They're supposed to add new dances and songs every month. I love my zumba teacher, it's the one class I always look forward to. emoticon

CRAFTY_LOSER Posts: 764
10/4/12 11:17 A

Mine use to be Zumba but I kind of got tired of it. I still like it but I was always doing the same routine over and over. Got kind of boring. So I've strayed away from it.

However, I always find myself going back to some kind of kickboxing workout. I love them! They're good cardio and usually get me sweating and my heart beating. I think they're better than a zumba workout in that aspect for me. I hardly ever found myself sweating with a zumba workout. And unless it was really fast/upbeat, my heart rate didn't pick up nearly as much as kickboxing either.

So what kind of workout do YOU guys like best? What gets your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing the best?

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