Which Workouts Burn the Most Calories?

by Brooke Goldstein July 28, 2016

When it comes to losing weight it all comes down to burning more calories than you consume. Fitness classes can be a fun and cool way to get our sweat on! We did some research on the most popular fitness movements to find out how many calories you are actually burning! Please note that numbers will slightly vary based on your weight and fitness level.

Zumba

Thanks to the upbeat music and booty shaking movements, Zumba is a Latin dance inspired class that helps burn tons of calories.You can burn 360 to 532 in an hour long fast pace class, according to Harvard Health Publications. Zumba feels like more of a party than a workout!

Kickboxing

Not only do you learn some major defense skills, but kickboxing works every major muscle group in your body. The more body parts used means th more calories burned! You can burn anywhere from 600 to 800 calories in an hour long class! This class can help improve your balance and strengthen your core all while letting out your tension. 

Spinning

Spin class makes riding a stationary bike more fun by adding music and variety to your workout. Depending on your resistance and speed, an average spin class can burn about 741 calories per hour. Make sure while riding you are driving through your heels and engaging your core to get the most efficient workout. 

Pure Barre

Utilizing the ballet barre, Pure Barre is a total body workout that performs isometric movements to fun music. It allows your body to tone and lift your thighs, abs, and arms all while burning fat. A typical class burns about 400 to 500 calories per class. The movements may be small, but they are quite strenuous on the body!

Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory Fitness uses interval training on the treadmill and indoor rowing to create an ultimate weight loss workout. The idea of Orangetheory is this: a 60-minute workout designed to push you into the Orange Zone. This creates "Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption," or EPOC. It's what burns calories after your workout and gives you noticeable, lasting results. OTF claims that if 500 to 1,000 calories are burned during the workout, then 200 to 400 calories are additionally burned over 24 hours after the workout. 





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