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6/26/13 11:15 P

Working in the garden. Gets lots of steps on my FitBit, plus a fair amount of weight lifting!

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6/26/13 10:57 P

kick boxing and zumba

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6/26/13 9:55 P

Walking out-of-doors. If only my hips wouldn't tighten up after 2 miles. I like hatha yoga, although I'm a beginner. It helps loosen up my hips and back.

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IOWA51973 Posts: 124
6/26/13 9:54 P

Tabata is an intense and fun workout. I go to an instructor who usually does it a few times each session, but there are probably workouts out there online/DVD/classes near you?
Good luck!

6/26/13 8:49 P

I like to workout but with my busy schedule the shorter the workout the better, like 25-30 minute max. Does anybody want to join the team I created "Get fit in only 25 minutes a day Challenge group"
com? The main goal of this group is basically to workout for 25 minutes at your highest intensity 5 days a week for 60 days total. It would be great if we can support each other and stay accountable through the challenge! emoticon

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6/26/13 8:24 P

Running on the treadmill.

CLEE1972 Posts: 253
6/26/13 8:15 P

A month ago I would have said running... But my joints couldn't take the impact of nearly 300 pounds hitting the pavement, so I just recently re-discovered my favorite as a child, swimming!

Great for these hot summer days, my hips love the no-impact. I even heard it's good for asthmatics so I can't go wrong. Down by 6 pounds since I started back.


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6/26/13 7:18 P

Zumba...its so much fun. The time flies by, you get a great workout, and it's like a dance party!


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6/26/13 7:05 P

Dancing or walking.

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6/26/13 4:17 P

When I was young, walking. When I was middle age, low impact aerobics. Now that I'm old, water aerobics.

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6/26/13 2:35 P

zumba and circuit training...ahhhhh yes!

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6/26/13 2:10 P

Swimming and cycling. That way if you like racing you can do triathlons in the future. Plus swimming is an excellent cross training exercise with running as it's no impact and places more focus on your upper body.

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6/26/13 12:58 P

Try spinning... absolutely great work out and easy on the knees... Can really burn calories in 45 minutes - for cross train I do Zumba.. I'm not a dancer, but I love the music.

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6/26/13 12:31 P

Zumba, PowerWalks and Kettlebells

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6/26/13 12:28 P

I enjoy running. I run on the nature paths and bike trails. The beauty of nature is very tranquil.

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6/26/13 12:04 P

1. Aqua Zumba!
2. Zumba
3. Strength training/muscle conditioning
4. Run/walk (6 months ago,I never ever thought I would be able to run again!)

I also spin, but HATE HATE HATE it! Just doing it to "shock" my body and shake things up. I know I won't stick with it, but will go back to Elliptical soon. Group fitness works best for me, as I try harder, and don't give up easily, or early...

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6/26/13 11:37 A

Zumba and Yoga!

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6/26/13 11:26 A

I just bought the hip hop abs dvd collection. the first disk is so much fun. as of now this is my favorite workout, but i love to go walk the track.

6/26/13 9:25 A

Running intervals on the treadmill.

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6/26/13 8:40 A

Running and walking. Put on my music and take off. Stress just goes away!

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RAINBOWS247 Posts: 7
6/26/13 8:16 A

I've been trying to run/walk about 5 miles a day but I need to start incorporating strenght training into my routine. I've been on the program for about 2 months and have notices my cloths fitting better but it's all be cardio. emoticon

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6/26/13 8:11 A

Walking 30 minutes a day and 30 minutes on stationary bike while watching movies or listening to music. Just recently (June 2nd, 2013) inserted the word 'exercise' in my taking it easy for now so I don't burn myself out and quit. I do mess around with the gym ball...I'm sure it would be a hilarious video to see!

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6/26/13 7:42 A

Boxing and yoga

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6/26/13 7:12 A

doing my saber form (see picture). especially with my full combat weight saber. emoticon

6/26/13 6:32 A

long walks + Pilates + band ST

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6/26/13 5:08 A

Pilates and Tabata

been doing Pilates for several years. Now I do it at home. I found 2 DVDs that I love.

Tabata just started this spring at the YMCA. The other HIIT classes they offer don't fit my schedule. The Tabata class is 6am on Fridays, so it's not easy for me to get there (I have to leave the house at 5:30 instead of my usual 8:00). But it's SO worth it.

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6/26/13 4:47 A

I alternate Pure Barre and running. Pure Barre has literally changed my life. There are variations of it that often have "Barre" in the title. Google it. I highly recommend!

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6/25/13 7:43 P

Ashtanga yoga... the perfect combination of strength training, cardio, and stretching.

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6/25/13 7:26 P

I love strength training

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6/25/13 6:46 P

I love my recumbent bike!

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6/25/13 6:39 P

Fieldworking- I do Taekwondo (my original post mentions it). I'm a second degree black belt, and I'm soon testing for my third degree black belt. It definitely gives me a great workout. I guess I'm just looking for more ways to stay active. I get bored with running.

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6/25/13 5:29 P

What about some sort of martial arts like Karate or TaeKwondo (sp?)? It may start off slow when you're first learning, but it would be a good way to get your heart rate up. Coordination is good to have but it isn't required. My brother was in Taekwondo for years (all the way to 2nd degree black belt). It definitely helped with coordination...building coordination. I remember a couple of times when they'd have the kids jump rope. I wish my brother and I had been closer in age (8.5 years apart in age), so that I could've gone through it with him. Man, I would've loved to spar with him....but I digress. It definitely seems like you'd get a great full body workout (kicks, punches, etc.).

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6/25/13 5:17 P

water aerobics!

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6/25/13 4:39 P

Without a doubt...weight lifting and crossfit!

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6/25/13 3:20 P

Thank you for the suggestions everyone! If anybody has some more suggestions (no walking suggestions please, I walk enough as a part of my daily routine), then I'd appreciate it!

I have never tried Zumba and I'm a bit hesitant to try it. Do you need to have good coordination to do it? I don't have good coordination at all, but it looks really fun!

6/25/13 3:10 P


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6/25/13 2:07 P

My favorite is power walking - I prefer to walk outside, but I will treadmill if I absolutely have to

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6/25/13 1:58 P

1) Hiking (although I count it more for distance than speed)
2) Walking (steady pace at 3.5 to 3.8 mph; some days slightly slower ~3.2 to 3.4 mph; intervals - walk to jog)
3) Rowing machine (I love using the rowing machine and hope to own one of my own)

Walking can complement your running. Other things that could complement running could be the rowing machine, biking (outdoor or indoor), or swimming. For me, I don't really look at it as a genuine workout like I would for rowing, cycling, treadmill, or elliptical. I'm not a runner mainly because I'm not there yet.

Edited by: FIELDWORKING at: 6/25/2013 (14:24)
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6/25/13 1:03 P

circuit training and cycling


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6/25/13 11:09 A

I love the water and my gym has water aerobics classes (H20 Fusion) where we are always on the move. Lots of running, leaping, swim moves with water resistance. It's really fun!

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6/25/13 10:57 A

power walking

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6/25/13 10:26 A

Thanks for the suggestions! I will definitely need to look into fitness blender. Also, I never considered fencing, but it sounds like fun. There is a fencing club at my college, and so I'll also need to check that out.

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6/25/13 10:17 A

I've been fencing for years and I can guarantee its one heck of a lower body workout since you're moving around in a half-squat most of the time. Swimming is also a great workout. Finally, have you looked into a crossfit box in your area. That sounds like it might be up your alley.

DESCHROMA Posts: 186
6/25/13 10:07 A

Fitness Blender has some nifty HIIT videos for free. They are fun :).

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6/25/13 9:43 A

I'm trying to look for new workout ideas. If anybody has any suggestions, let me know. I'm looking for some more moderate-heavy intensity workouts that I can use to create some variety in my workout. Currently, I run 2 miles about 3 times a week, and do martial arts 5 times a week for 2 hours each day.

What type of workouts do you guys like? (Please no walking suggestions, I am looking for moderate-intense workout ideas!) thanks!

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