If it’s your mission to burn away fat, then you should be signing up for calorie-burning exercises.
Here’s a roundup of the 12 exercises that yield the highest burn. Incorporate them into your workouts and you’ll soon see the results.

1. Kettlebells

There’s a reason why the original Russian kettlebell swingers boasted a very low body fat percentage: kettlebell training burns about 400 calories in just 20 minutes so it’s one of those super duper calorie-burning exercises. The combination of weight training, plus compound movements means you get an incredible workout.

2. Running

Jogging will burn between 800 and 900 calories per hour. Running burns between 900 and 1500 calories. Need another excuse to lace up your running shoes today and take part in one of the world’s best calorie-burning exercises?

3. Skipping

Here’s an excellent reason to borrow your daughter’s skipping rope: You’ll burn around 800 calories in an hour! It’s easy to incorporate skipping into your daily schedule since you get a fabulous workout in just 20 minutes with the rope.

4. Soccer

Ever seen a chunky soccer player? That’s because an hour on the pitch fries anywhere between 900 and 1400 calories.

5. High intensity interval training (HIIT)

You’ll burn around 300 calories in just 20 minutes.

6. Plyometrics

Box jumps, burpees and rabbit hops. Do these for half an hour, and you’ll feel the burn.

7. Zumba

If dancing’s your passion, then zumba is a fabulous choice – it burns between 400 and 700 calories per hour.

8. Superset weight training

The resistance training element of supersets ramps up your heart rate and burns more calories than regular weight training sets. Add some skipping in between sets and you’ll be on the money.

9. Cycling

It’s not just the lycra shorts that make cyclists look lean. Their sport burns about 800 calories an hour.

10. Climbing stairs

Rocky Balboa knew it. Running up and down stairs burns anywhere between 650 and 900 calories an hour.

11. Racket sports

Tennis and squash are excellent calorie-burning exercises, at between 600 and 900 calories burned in an hour.

12. Swimming

You don’t have to sweat to burn calories! Get into the pool and you could burn between 700 and 850 calories in an hour.

Remember that when you’re trying to lose weight, burning calories at the gym is just one half of the effort. Your diet must encourage the calorie burn too!

If you already lead a physically active, healthy lifestyle, then you’re already achieving something amazing. But maybe it’s not enough? Maybe you want to inspire others to do the same, to be their best? Sign up today for a Comprehensive Personal Training Certification from Trifocus Fitness Academy, and realise your dreams.