3 High-Calorie Alternatives to Exercise with Fitness First Zumba Dance Class

The secret to losing weight isn’t so much a secret anymore as it is a time-tested formula; there must be more calories out than calories in. For that reason, people are searching like mad to find the best form of exercise that can burn upwards of 300 calories in a session.

If you exercise with Fitness First Zumba dance class in Singapore, you’ll find that you burn roughly 600 to 1000 calories per hour, which is a pretty incredible amount. Very few exercises can boast the same intensity and the same results. However, if you’re pressed for time or you just can’t make it to your dance class, don’t despair! There are other calorie-torching exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home.

Jumping Rope 

Unleash your inner child and break out your jump rope to burn about 300 to 400 calories per half hour. As a kid, you might have found this playground pastime easy to cycle through. Don’t underestimate it, though—studies have shown that most reasonably fit adults can’t sustain this highly taxing activity for more than a few minutes.

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Jump rope is best used in interval training. Try jumping vigorously for a few minutes (start at one, aim for a max of three to five) and then recover by lightly jogging in place for another few minutes. You can compound it with other exercises to create a high-intensity interval session. The standard would be four or five moves per round, with five to seven rounds total.


Jogging and running are two great examples of calorie-torching exercises. Due to the constant, prolonged movement of the exercise, the body is forced to expend a great deal of energy over time.

Running or jogging outside, up and down roads or hills, can actually burn a lot more calories compared to running or jogging on a treadmill. This is because jogging in an uncontrolled environment (i.e., pace and distance dictated by a machine) requires you to actually move your body over the ground. However, endurance running on a treadmill will work just as well.

Aim for 30- to 45-minute sessions. An average person weighing in at 155 pounds can burn about 372 calories in half an hour. To burn more calories, increase your speed or run longer. 

Tabata Training

Tabata training is a great way to burn a huge amount of calories in a short period of time. Similar to the high-intensity interval training we mentioned earlier, tabatatraining requires you to doexercises at an all-out pace for 20 seconds. After 20, you rest for a full 10 seconds before moving on to the next exercise on the list. The typical tabata set-up is a set of four exercises repeated for eight rounds. You basically cycle through all four exercises and then, once done, repeat the cycle eight times. People usually breeze past the first and second rounds. The third round onwards is when you really start to feel the burn.

Even if you’re used to exercise with Fitness First Zumba dance class in Singapore, you’ll probably still find these three alternatives challenging, especially if you’re not used to interval training or endurance running. Regardless, they’re still great backups to have in the off chance that you can’t make it to your dance class. Remember, fitness isn’t so much what you do but your genuine commitment to doing it.