Keeping your cardio up!28 Jun
What are the best cardio exercises for all fitness levels? From beginners to advanced, these cardio exercises are a fantastic way for you to get started with cardio.
We want to help you increase your cardio, whether you want something simple and easy or something more intense, you can take these couple of exercises and switch them up to suit you!
- Skipping = skipping is a fun and fantastic way to start your cardio off with! Not only is it super simple, but if you want to keep it at a lower intensity you can try skipping without the rope to just get used to the smaller jumps. Increasing the intensity of skipping is simple too, trying out new tricks with a skipping rope can really increase the overall intensity of the workout.
- Squats = squats offer cardio through the different variations you can try out! Starting off simple with a normal squat won’t test your cardio as much as jumping squats and changing the spacing out of your legs. Why not try a narrow squat and then leading into a wider squat?
- Stair Climbing = stair masters are incredible – it’s a super simple way for you to walk on a high slope. But how can you try this at home or with a lower incline? Why not head outdoors to somewhere with some steps? Parks often have stairs, as well as other older buildings where you can try walking up and down before increasing the intensity to a run-up and down. Once you’re comfortable with this, you can move onto the stair masters that are a little steeper!
- Burpees = the one that everyone watches out for! Burpees can be super intense, for beginners this exercise can be daunting and so how can you change it to suit you? Take out the jump from the burpees and instead of walking out into the plank, start in the plank and bring your feet into your hands before standing up. Doing this can help get you used to move in the way the burpee goes, once you get used to this you can increase the intensity to include the walkouts and then adding the jump in.
- Swimming = swimming can take a lot out of you! The stress of swimming doesn’t just include the exercise, the anxiety of going into lane swimming and finding the right lane for your speed can be intimidating too. Why not grab a couple of friends and try out the casual swimming sessions first, you can start your own mini lane session and not worry about the speed that you’re swimming at. Once you know how well you can swim, you can then start the lane swimming and see what would work best for you!
Cardio not only is the perfect way to start your workout routine, it really helps keep your heart healthy! If you want more cardio exercises, don’t forget you can chat to our gym instructors about other exercises you could try out.