5 Fun Activities That Burn Good Calories Like Jogging


Jogging has been said to be one of the best ways to burn extra calories and keep off unhealthy weight. However jogging isn’t exactly the most interesting or motivating way to consistently burn calories throughout the week. The last thing you want is an uninspiring workout routine that you dread having to complete every session.

If your workout isn’t interesting enough to keep you fueled every week , you eventually want to quit and most likely will become less motivated to fit in your weekly sessions.

For most individuals jogging at a moderate pace of 5 mph can burn up to 300 calories per 30 minute session. However not many people can keep up this pace. These 5 workouts listed below can help combat these issues and give you back motivation while burning just as many calories, if not more than jogging.


Spinning can be a good way to help change up your weekly workout routine. Spinning doesn’t require anything besides an exercise bike, which you can either choose to purchase for home use or purchase a gym membership and use their provided equipment.

If you want to feel more motivation during your workouts, you can choose to sign up for a spinning class. These classes can help keep you on a weekly workout schedule and can help motivate you to go to each session.

Spinning can burn up to 450 calories per 30 minute workout session, however this count highly depends on how much effort you put into your workout. Most classes offer a faster pace environment leading to more calories being burnt in the long run.


If you’re looking for a more exciting type of workout routine, then incorporating dancing classes or sessions might be a great pick. Dancing is great as a workout because you can choose to change up the style and music you dance to without having to invest in any fancy equipment.

You can choose to dance on your own with your own playlist, join dancing classes, or follow DVD/online programs. The options to dancing workouts are endless and will help you keep motivated every week with new learning opportunities.

Just remember depending on which type of dancing style you choose you will be burning a different amount of calories each time. On average each 30 minute session can burn around 300 calories or more depending on intensity and style.


Our third pick that can burn more calories per session is boxing. Boxing is an intensive workout that can help strengthen your core muscles and upper body strength. With this activity you can expect yourself to do more individual training rather participating in a large group. Putting in maximum effort per each 30 minutes session of boxing (punching bags/other training) can burn anywhere from 300 to 500 calories.

Participating in sparring or boxing matches is optional and a majority of the time you won’t even be close to facing off with anyone. Choosing to purchase at home equipment most likely will be costly. However if you don’t want to invest money for at home use there are plenty of boxing classes available in your community.


If you’re not a fan of gyms or working inside, you can easily opt for skating as a workout. Take out your old skateboard or skates and take leisurely ride and get some fresh air.

Skating is an extremely inexpensive activity which requires minimal investment. Instead of driving your car or taking the bus you can choose to opt in skating a few times a week.

Every 30 minutes you can expect to burn 250 calories at a moderate skating pace. If you choose to go for a more intensive skating experience you can expect to burn a lot more calories resulting in up to 400 calories or more being burned off.


If you’re in the mood to try something new this summer you may want to consider rowing. Kayaking can be an amazing experience if you want to spend your workout outdoors and in nature. While this may not be an activity that you can do every week, it’s a great option to spice up your workout routine.

You can chose to sign up for a class or rent your own equipment with your family or friends. This activity is great for small groups of people looking for a great workout outdoors.

Rowing gives you a great upper body workout and keeps you motivated to keep moving with the pace of the river. While this activity won’t burn as many calories as other cardio sessions, it can burn up to 200 to 300 calories per 30 minutes.

In Conclusion

There are many great workouts you can start to incorporate into your weekly sessions that can be way more interesting than regular old jogging. Each of these activities are guaranteed to offer you variety in your workout options as well as give you just as good a workout if not  better than jogging.

This post is written by James Hood from FitnessAbout.com. He is a vegan bodybuilder and a passionate blogger. He believes in holistic development and cuts the BS promoted my media about health.

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