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Hate Running? We’ve Got Other Fitness Options For You

Posted by The Edge Fitness Clubs on January 7, 2019

Running is a great cardiovascular activity that you can do almost anywhere to help you lose weight. But running is hard, both physically and mentally, and for some it can be pure torture to get through a run. Some people just aren’t runners and that’s okay. You don’t have to run—or even jog—in order to burn calories and lose weight.

Fitness hate running

There are a plenty of other ways to workout and we’re here to share some our favorites. (Sorry running. You just aren’t one of them.)

Group Fitness Spin


Like running, group cycling focuses on endurance and burning calories. Riding the bike to pumped up music is a lot of fun too! Cycling is a low-impact workout so it’s perfect for all fitness levels



Many people love running because it clears their mind and releases stress. If hitting the pavement isn’t your thing, but you still want the benefits, try Yoga. Yoga gives you an outlet to relax your body and free your mind, all while increasing flexibility and strength

Fitness elliptical


Exercising on the elliptical gets you a cardio workout without your feet ever leaving the pedals. You can get a low impact workout that is friendly on your joints and back and still burns a lot of calories.

Fitness rowing

Rowing Machine

Rowing machines are typically available at the gym, even if the treadmills and ellipticals are packed. You can work on strengthening your whole body while burning calories and sitting down.



Exercise does not have to be a chore, and Zumba helps us prove that point. This energy filled, calorie-burning class brings the nightclub to you! You’ll sweat to a sexier shape as you move and groove to simple dance routines.

Fitness stepper

Stair climber

Sick of doing the elliptical? Try the standard movable step stair master. Working out on the stair climber is a great lower body workout because each step engages your glutes, quads, and calves, and will make you sweat.

Fitness bodyweight

 Bodyweight training

You don’t have to focus solely on cardio to get the results you want. In fact, adding strength training in the form of bodyweight can help you build endurance and muscle. Using your body as resistance in the form of squats, push ups. lunges, etc. is an efficient and convenient way to get a workout in.


Just because you swore off running doesn’t mean you have to swear off exercise. You can still work toward your fitness goals by finding other types of workouts you like. After all, the best way to stick with any type of exercise routine is to find one that is enjoyable to you.

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