Hate Treadmills? 5 Ways To Still Get Your Cardio On

young woman jumping ropeIf you’re the type who’d do almost anything else besides a 30-minute gym run, these alternatives are for you. Here are other ways to reap the same calorie-burning benefits without a seemingly boring run.

Try a different machine

Think your cardio only comes from the treadmill? Think again. Raise your heart rate with another machine at the gym. Try a spinning class to burn major calories, check out the row machine for an all-body workout, or go full-force on the elliptical. Each of these will burn major calories while being less hard on your legs and knees.


Many people say they hate the treadmill because it’s boring and don’t think that they can run for a long time. High-intensity intervals help in both these cases. And you don’t have to stick to the treadmill. Bundle up with your favorite cold-weather running gear and hit the trails, and alternate your vigorous runs with jogging.