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5 Low-Impact Workouts That Blast Fat!


When most of us think about a calorie-torching workout, we think of two words: hard work. We think of activities like jumping, sprinting, boot camp, and HIIT. On the other hand, people tend to think of gentler, low-impact workouts as “easy” or just “what you do when you’re injured.

The truth: swimming, rowing, and other easy on-the-joints activities can be just as sweat inducing as their more “intense” counterparts. In fact, certain low-impact activities can actually lead you to burn more calories.

Here’s how to get the most burn for your buck with my top 6 low-impact workouts that blast fat.



You’ll use your legs, back and arms simultaneously while using a rower. It’s important to have good form on this machine (or else it will blow your burn), so make sure to master the flow first. If you need help, don’t be shy about asking the gym staff for help.

What to do: Try rowing 1,000 meters as quickly as you can.

Calories burned in 30 minutes: 200-250



There’s a reason we envy all of the swimmer’s bodies come Olympics time. Throw on some goggles and hop in the pool.

What to do: Swim one fast lap, followed by one leisurely lap for a total of 10 sets each.

Calories burned in 30 minutes: 300-350


Versa Climber:

What is a versa climber? It’s maybe the hardest piece of equipment at your gym, and yet it’s still easy on your joints. The Versa Climber mimics climbing a steep mountain or scaling a wall.

What to do: Step on to the machine, and start climbing. If you can last 5 minutes, you’re doing better than most. The key here is to pace yourself and stay on as long as you can. Rest 2 minutes and repeat for 3-5 sets.

Calories burned in 30 minutes: 300-350



The machine we all love to hate. The stairmill is not only a great tool for the health of your heart, but your legs and butt will thank you, too.

What to do: 20 minutes here should do the trick. If you get bored easily, choose one of the pre-set programs to keep it interesting.

Calories burned in 30 minutes: 250-300


Kettlebell Class:

If you haven’t jumped on the kettlebell bandwagon, now’s the time. This versatile piece of equipment gets your heart rate up, improves strength, and in the process, burns a ton of calories.

What to do: Kettlebell classes are trending right now, with most gyms offering them.


Frye Chiropractic is available to discuss the best exercises for you that will compliment your chiropractic treatments. Call us today!

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