Cardio Options (Besides Running)
Equipment - At the gym, there are many ways to liven up your workout with cardio. Include the rowing machine, treadmill, or elliptical trainer in your exercise routine. Kettlebells, interval training, and battle ropes are all easy ways to work cardio into your workout.
At Home - You don't have to be at the gym to sneak some cardio into your daily routine; just perform some heavy duty cleaning, go up and down stairs, grab a jump rope, or mow the lawn.
Sports - If you can't make it to the gym but still want to get some cardio in, sports are the easiest and most fun way to inject cardio into the day. Grab a game of flag football or racquetball, or go rollerblading, cycling, hiking, or surfing to get your blood pumping.
Interaction - Did you know something as simple as taking a walk with your dog counts as cardio? What about playing outside with your kids? Childhood activities like hula hoops, hopscotch, and jumping on the trampoline are all great and fun ways to get a cardio workout in.
Shopping - When you park at the grocery store, pick a far away spot instead of a spot near the entrance, or take a few laps around the mall next time you go shopping.
Classes - If you'd rather get your cardio in through fitness classes, consider taking spinning, power yoga, kickboxing, hip hop, CrossFit, and any type of high impact aerobics, including step.
Looking for a way to get fit and have fun? Head to the Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo to put together your own customized workout plan with a personal trainer, or join up with some group classes. We also offer indoor racquetball courts, a track and a basketball court.