The 8 Exercises You Should Be Doing at the Gym for Weight Loss


For many beginners, walking can be a practical way to get fitness without feeling overwhelmed or having to buy equipment. Additionally, because it's a lower-impact activity, your joints won't be overworked.

Jogging or running

A jogging pace typically ranges from 4 to 6 mph (6.4 to 9.7 km/h), whereas a running pace is quicker than 6 mph (9.7 km/h), despite their apparent similarities.


Since cycling is a low impact, non-weight-bearing exercise, it won't put a lot of strain on your joints. A 140-pound (65-kg) person is estimated by the American Council on Exercise to burn 6.4 calories per minute

Weight training

Your resting metabolic rate (RMR), or the amount of calories your body burns while at rest, can be raised by weight training, which can also help you gain strength and muscular growth.

Interval training

Short bursts of intense activity interspersed with rest periods are referred to as interval training, or high intensity interval training (HIIT).


A 140-pound (65-kg) person is estimated by the American Council on Exercise to burn around 9 calories per minute swimming at a crawl or moderate pace.


Although yoga isn't often associated with weight loss, it does have some caloric burn and many other health advantages that may help with weight loss.


A person weighing approximately 140 pounds (64 kg) would burn 108 calories in a 30-minute beginner's Pilates session or 168 calories in an expert class of the same length, per a study funded by the American Council on Exercise.