Exercises to try instead of the treadmill
Let's be real: running on the treadmill isn't fun. In fact, if you're anything like me, lacing up your sneakers and jumping on the hamster wheel of exercise machines ranks pretty high on your "Things I Never Want to Do" list. Still, for anyone who's working on their fitness, the treadmill remains a relatively convenient tool to help get a quick sweat session in, no matter how uneventful the experience may be.
Determined to put a little excitement into my current workout routine, I tapped the experts to find out how I can break up with the treadmill once and for all.
"A treadmill can be a fantastic tool for getting fit — if you use it right. But plodding along reading a magazine is not getting your heart pumping where it needs to be," fitness guru Jillian Michaels, who's also the creator of two digital fitness platforms — FitFusion and the Jillian Michaels app — told me in an interview. "This kind of steady-state cardio training isn't the most efficient way to train, especially for fat burning."
Here are eight exercises to try out instead of the treadmill.