Every time you decide to take the stairs instead of the elevator, you end up breathless. And so, you’ve vowed to solve this problem by applying for a gym membership—a membership you’ve barely taken advantage of. Well, here’s some good news; you aren’t the only one doing this—most of us are, as going to the gym is sometimes a total drag.

If you prefer working out in the evening, it can be quite tiring to get yourself to the gym after an exhausting day at work or school. If you like working out in the morning on the other hand, why would you want to waste time and head to the gym, when you catch a few hours of extra sleep? So, you’re left in a fix. You really want to indulge in a few cardio activities to stay fit, but absolutely hate the idea of the gym. If you’re looking for a solution, you’ve come to the right place. To help you out, we’ve put down a list of a few cardio activities you can try without ever having to see the face of that dreaded gym.

 

Jumping Jacks

Jumping Jacks

This cardiovascular exercise could be done anywhere—may it be your home, or even the park. What’s great about it, is that you need sort of equipment whatsoever—all you need to do is jump! Jumping Jacks help burn a decent amount of calories, and also help tone your inner and outer thighs, and quadriceps.

 

Skipping

Skipping

Feel like a child again with this cardio activity. Oh, and burn tonnes of calories too. If you skip continuously for about 20 minutes, you’ll be left with 200 calories less! And the best part? You can do this at home—no gym required!

 

High knee march

High knee march

No equipment, and no training required here! This activity is super simple cardio exercise, but can considerably increase your endurance levels, and can also help you tone your core. All you need to do is stand in one place, and slowly lift your feet, one foot at time a time, and allow your knees to be in line with your waist.

 

Squat jump

Squat jump

Squat jumps are a great way to boost your metabolism, and also improve your body’s blood circulation. You could do this cardio activity anywhere, at anytime, and burn calories in no time! What’s more? Squat jumps are what you need if you’re looking to increase your endurance levels.

 

Spot jogs

Spot jogs

The cardio activity is something you could so anytime—even while doing your chores. All you need to do is lift your knees as high as possible and kick backwards. Try to get in at least a couple of minutes of spot jogging everyday, and you’ll see yourself getting fitter, and fitter.