To lose weight, you need to eat less and/or workout more. We asked personal trainers for their favorite workouts for losing weight. One recommends jumping rope, with a goal of 10 sets of 100 jumps each. High-intensity interval training is an option that helps to lose weight even after the workout ends. Low-intensity cardio, such as jogging, power walking, and cycling, is another suggestion. One trainer suggests running to lose weight, while another advises strength training. Doing mountain climbers works the whole body and swimming laps works many muscle groups. Stair climbing is easy on the joints, while walking is easy to stick with. Other recommendations include kettlebell, boxing, cycling and even dance and yoga.
- Personal trainer Nicole Murray recommends jumping rope, aiming for 10 sets of 100 jumps each.
- Low-intensity cardio workouts can be made tougher by adding weights to a cycle class or adding incline to a treadmill.
- Over time, strength training will increase metabolism and burn a lot of calories.
“You’ve probably heard that to lose weight, you have to create a caloric deficit, and that 3,500 calories equal one pound.”