Running can be a divisive topic, much like cilantro: Some people love it and some people would literally rather do anything else. If you fall into the latter camp of not being particularly treadmill inclined, these moves are for you. (They’re also for anyone who wants to switch up their regular routine.)
“A high-intensity interval training (aka HIIT) routine delivers the same cardiovascular perks as running,” says Karena Dawn, who cofounded Tone It Up with Katrina Scott. “We love our morning runs,” adds Katrina, “but we also like to switch it up and HIIT is the ultimate heart-pumping cardio workout. It raises your heart rate and boosts your metabolism while toning your lean, sexy muscles.”
The duo shared with us five moves that’ll get you all the benefits of running—without, you know, actually having to run. Bonus: These moves also help you tone your muscles. Go through the entire circuit three times, as quickly as you can, while maintaining good form.
Moves You Can Do In Front Of The TV
Around The World Jump Squat
Tones: butt and legs
"Begin in a squat position with your feet hip width apart, making sure your knees don't go past your toes. Jump up into the air, turning to your right and landing softly back on your feet into a squat. Repeat the jump squat, returning to starting position. Then repeat the jump, turning to your left. That's one rep. Complete ten reps."
Sumo Squat Crunch
Tones: inner thighs, butt, legs and waist
Bikini Walkout Burpee
Tones: butt, legs, core and chest