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3 Quick Ways To Burn Calories Without "Exercising," Trainer Says

Torch those calories, and have fun while doing it!

If you still want to get into shape but kind of despise going to the gym, we totally get that and have you covered with some quick ways to burn calories without exercising. Gear up for activities that aren't necessarily classified as your typical, mundane "exercise" but will still help you get up and active. We chatted with Victoria Brady, a personal trainer on Fyt, who offers three ways you can torch extra calories and have fun while doing it! (For those who don't already know, Fyt is the largest personal training service in the nation that makes fitness under the expert guidance of an in-person or virtual, certified fitness professional convenient and accessible for everyone.)

Read on to learn more about these quick ways to burn calories without exercising. You may not feel like you're getting an effective workout in—but you sure will be! Say goodbye to the mundane and hello to some physical activity you'll actually enjoy. And next up, check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.


woman dancing home workout to burn calories without exercising

Brady says in order to burn extra calories, you need to get your body moving more often. Dancing is a truly stellar way to accomplish this. "On average, you can burn up to 200 or more calories in 1 hour of dancing," Brady says. The best part? "No equipment or gym membership is required. All you need is some good music and some space to get your groove on."

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Visit an indoor trampoline park, or do a routine of your own on a rebounder

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Adults can totally join in on the fun at an indoor trampoline park with their kids. Jumping at a trampoline park is a solid way to torch a bunch of calories, give your metabolism a boost, and get stronger without feeling like you're "exercising." Plus, if you're a parent, Brady says, "This is a great way to kill two birds with one stone by spending time with your kids and staying active."

You can also consider signing up for a trampoline workout class to strengthen and tone, or you may want to invest in a rebounder of your own so you can stream some fun routines in the comfort of your own home.

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Gardening/lawn work

woman gardening, burn calories without exercising

If you enjoy gardening, you're in luck, because you can tend to your beautiful blooms while burning calories at the same time. Brady says gardening is typically overlooked as a form of exercise, but it should be on your radar. For that matter, lawn work in general will help you torch calories and check something off your to-do list.

"Whether planting new flowers or mowing the lawn, you can get the same amount of burn (if not more) as walking on the treadmill or doing a 20-minute cardio HIIT class," Brady says.

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Alexa Mellardo
Alexa is the Mind + Body Deputy Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa
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