Activities that Burn Calories in the Poconos

East Stroudsburg, PA – BURN Baby BURN – Top Calorie Burning Activities

Making the MOST of your workout time means engaging in activities that provide high intensity and burn the largest number of calories.  Hectic and busy lives often leave little time for workouts, so it’s important to make every minute as effective as possible.  Our clubs offer the facilities, programs and highly educated staff to ensure the BEST USE of Your TIME spent being physically active.  Engaging in NEW and DIFFERENT activities also helps to stimulate your muscles and body into a greater calorie burning mode.

To lose weight – you need to reduce the number of calories consumed per day, and a balanced approach is to decrease calorie intake AND increase calories burned.  One pound of weight equals 3,500 calories.  Theoretically, burning 500 calories per day, and decreasing your food intake by 500 calories per day will result in a 2lb loss per week. Consider hiring a qualified personal trainer to jump-start your calorie burning quest, or to ramp-up intensity of workouts.  Trainers will also make sure you are performing at optimal calorie burning levels, on a consistent basis.  Finally, personal trainers can provide tips and tricks to improve healthy eating habits and reduce calories.

The Mayo Clinic reports the following calories burned during ONE HOUR of the listed activity. Numbers are Based on a 160-pound person

  1. 986 calories burned: Running at 8mph
  2. 913 calories burned: Rollerblading
  3. 730 calories burned: Tae Kwon Do
  4. 730 calories burned: Jump rope
  5. 660 calories burned: Quick and Intense Calisthenics
  6. 657 calories burned: Stair treadmill
  7. 654 calories burned: Circuit Training – minimal rest
  8. 584 calories burned: Jogging at 5mph
  9. 560 calories burned: Boxing – sparring
  10. 550 calories burned: Basketball – Competitive Play

TENNIS PLAYERS – For ONE HOUR of Play, on average

Singles burn 450 calories and Doubles burn 300 calories

RACQUETBALL PLAYERS – For ONE HOUR of Play, on average

Singles burn 511 calories and Doubles burn 452 calories

These counts are estimates, as each individual burns calories differently.  Intensity, weight and personal fitness level also impact the amount of calories burned.


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