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24 Awesome Ways to Lose* Weight

Editor's Note: This article has been recently updated with latest information and research studies.

If gym workout isn’t working out for you, why not try out and experiment with various entertaining workout routines. Below are a few routines you can choose from:

1. Hula Hoops

Hula hoops! Yes, hula hoops with weight can be a great addition to any workout program. If you do hula hoops for about 30 minutes, then you will be burning* around 150 to 250 calories. And if you do it for 3 times per week for 4 straight weeks then you will lose* about 3 to 6 inches.

2. Skating

Another good way to remove* excess calories is by skating. If you are a 150 pound person and you skate for 20 minutes in moderate intensity, then you can burn at around 147 calories per session. According to studies, if you skate for 3 months then you might lose* around 20 pounds.

3. Frisbee

Most people would not consider playing Frisbee for fitness purposes but what they didn’t know is that if you play Frisbee for just one hour you will burn about 572 calories. The sport involves a lot of running and can be very extreme.

4. Badminton

Badminton is a sport that promotes* camaraderie of fitness and with a companion. This sport can burn a lot of calories if you want to lose* those excess fats in your body. A 90-minute session of badminton can burn hundreds of calories which can be helpful in meeting your goal.

5. Kickboxing

If you want total body workout and at the same time very good for weight loss*. Why not try kickboxing? A combination of punching, kicking, weaving, bobbing, and rapid movement can burn up those excess calories in the body.

6. Trekking

Unlike in the gym where burning* calories is within a limited time only, when you are trekking which usually involves a whole day affair, then you will be burning* lots of calories whole day!

7. Swimming

If you want to lose* weight and at the same time lessen your risk for certain diseases such as diabetes and stroke. Then why not do swimming. A 30 to 60 minute session for 4 to 6 days can be very helpful.

8. Twerking

If you want to improve* the flexibility of your lower body and also tone up those core, hips, glutes and thigh muscles, then twerking is for you.

9. Bokwa

Bokwa is a type of workout that involves using your feet to draw out numbers or letters while at the same time doing cardio with background music. It’s a mixture of a lot of elements of kickboxing, African dance, light boxing, capoeira and fancy footwork to toughen the feet and ankle. Bokwa can burn around 1200 calories.

10. Pole Dance

Pole dancing is a strength-based workout which consists of climbing, swinging, spinning, twirling and a lot more. This exercise aims for the whole body, increases* upper body physique and develops your posture.

11. Batuka

Batuka is another workout that is a combination of aerobic exercise and martial arts. It originated in Brazil, and its aim is to greatly raise endurance capacity and puts emphasis on positive thinking.

12. Belly Dance

Belly dancing is a great way to burn calories and lose* those excess body fat and at the same time, it is great for your abs.

13. Zumba Fitness

This workout is Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness and very easy to follow. Zumba fitness is great for managing weight, losing body fat and for toning the body.

14. Power Yoga

Power yoga is another form of yoga. It is more dynamic, faster and is more focused on building strength and less* on chanting and mediation.

15. YOGAqua

This is simply yoga, but instead of doing in a flat surface on the floor, you do all the yoga poses on a stand-up paddle board.

16. AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga

This workout focuses in increasing* physical agility and the body’s total health while at the same time being creative and having fun. The fabric hammock which is used in this workout is great for the upper body and strengthening one’s core.

17. Backward Running

Backward running is running backwards but not looking behind. Moving 100 steps backward is equivalent to 1000 steps forward meaning you burn up a lot of calories with this type of exercise.

18. Cycle Karaoke

This is a combination of cycling and singing. You need to give your all though when singing to achieve your fitness goal.

19. Doga

This is doing yoga poses along with your pet dog.

20. Masala Bhangra Workout

This workout is a mixture of the traditional Bhangra moves with Bollywood steps. This workout is lively, fun but physically tiring. This workout routine is a combination of cardiovascular exercise and dance.

21. Hip Hop Abs

This workout involves different fast-paced dance moves together with a fast-paced song to sweat your body out and burn calories.

22. Strip Aerobics

This workout is somewhat different from your traditional aerobics that involves floor exercises. Along with the basics, this workout includes sexy moves and lots of fun.

23. Fitness Video Game

This is working out involving video games. But instead of your hands and fingers doing all the action, with this exercise you will have to involve your whole body.

24. Pilates

Pilates is a workout program that helps in creating a developed balance body, through flexibility, core strength and awareness.

These awesome ways of losing weight isn’t just effective but enjoyable as well. With the right amount of time, you will burn many calories and lose* inches in your waist. If going to the gym bores you, why not try these fun methods of exercising?