Skip To Main

Top 5 Low Impact Workouts

Top 5 Low Impact Workouts

When you want to get in shape or lose weight, you tend to have one thing on the mind: working out. You want to burn calories, build strength and trim down some of the stubborn fat on your body. Even though it’s great you are wanting to get out and exercise more, there is more you need to consider when it comes to choosing a workout routine.

Most people make the mistake of thinking “any workout is a good workout” and in some senses that is true. But unfortunately, there can be some negative aspects that go along with particular forms of exercising. For people who do not work out regularly, the idea of high impact exercise may not seem all that threatening. So what if you go for a run a few times a week? That surely can’t cause enough repercussions to make running “bad” for you, right?

High impact workouts such as running, jumping rope or doing plyometrics, can yield wonderful cardiovascular benefits for you and can help you lose weight and get in shape. But unfortunately, your joints can take a major beating when it comes to those calorie burning activities. When you continuously take part in high impact exercises, your body can pay the price years later when the need for knee or hip replacements come into play.

This bit of information is in no way meant to keep you from never running again. Running can be great in so many ways! We simply are suggesting you use alternative methods to burn calories that will be much easier on your body and will keep you healthier in the long run.

Low impact workouts cannot only be a great way to lose weight, but they are a fun alternative to a boring treadmill routine. Some of the benefits of low impact workouts include:

  • Keeps joints healthy
  • Increases the opportunity to work out more areas of your body
  • Decreases the feeling of pain after a workout

When you participate in low impact workouts, the benefits are almost endless. You won’t have to worry about getting knee replacements when you’re older and you will have the option to do more for your body, like increase your flexibility and strength while also feeling less pain after you work out.

With all those benefits, it’s difficult to refute the logic behind some of these exercise routines. So why not switch it up this week and try one of these fun exercise alternatives instead?

  1. Elliptical
  2. Cycling
  3. Rowing
  4. Yoga
  5. Swimming

1. Elliptical

If you are the type of person that enjoys working out in a gym environment, there are several great options for you when it comes to low impact exercises. The elliptical is one of the best choices in this scenario as it combines the benefits of cycling and the treadmill, but completely eliminates impact on your joints. The elliptical is a great way to get your heart rate up and allows you to smoothly sail through your daily calorie burning.

2. Cycling

Whether you prefer to work out indoors or outdoors, cycling is a great option for you. Riding your bike gives you the opportunity to get your heart rate up while really working out your leg muscles as well. A great option that comes along with biking is the ability to increase or decrease your intensity. If you are cycling indoors, you can turn up the intensity on your machine, allowing you to work out your leg muscles even more.

If you are cycling outdoors, you have the great opportunity to challenge yourself every time you go up and down a hill. Not to mention you will get to see some beautiful scenery along the way! If you prefer to workout in group settings, cycling classes are the perfect solution for you! These high intensity, fun and energizing classes allow you to burn even more calories while being pushed to your limit by your cycling instructor.

3. Rowing

Rowing is one of those exercises that doesn’t tend to cross people’s minds, but is one of the more challenging workouts you can choose. A lot of gyms have rowing type of machines available for you to use, but the best way to execute this workout is by doing the real thing. If you live near a lake, chances are they will have rowing classes/teams available. This group setting allows you to get outside and enjoy your workout with other people. You will get your heart rate up while drastically increasing your upper body and core strength.

4. Yoga

If you could use a bit more Zen in your life, yoga is a great low impact alternative workout. Depending on what you want to focus on the most when exercising, there are several different options when it comes to picking the right type of yoga for you. Traditional yoga takes place in a room temperature studio and guides you through postures and flows that increase your strength and flexibility.

If you want to incorporate more cardio into your yoga, Bikram or any other type of hot yoga is the perfect solution. These rooms are usually kept at temperatures around 105 degrees and allows you to sweat it out and get your heart rate up, while practicing traditional yoga postures and flows.

Yoga is a great option because regardless of which type you choose, by consistency practicing it you will strengthen muscles across your entire body while also mastering the art of flexibility, all while minimizing the impact on your joints.

5. Swimming

When it comes to low impact workouts, swimming may just take the cake. The impact on your body during swimming is practically zero, but with how intense swimming can be, you really burn calories by getting your heart rate up. Additionally, you work muscles all across your body and can focus on particular muscle areas by changing up your stroke. Swimming is perfect year round as many gyms and fitness clubs have indoor pools, but swimming outside during the summer can be a pretty satisfying workout as well.

Services We Offer

Botox service

Botox

No Wrinkles? Keep those lines away with Preventative Botox®.
Derma filler service

Dermal Fillers

Enjoy a more youthful appearance with DreamBody’s dermal filler services.
Microneedling service

Microneedling

Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy.
PRP facial service

PRP Facial

Using your bloods growth factors, PRP can help boost your collagen and elastin production to help heal your skin and give it a younger appearance.
Hair restore service

PRP Hair Restoration

Using your blood’s growth factors, platelet rich plasma can help restore hair loss and strengthen your hair!
Eye bag service

PRP Dark Circle

If there are dark circles, PRP can help decrease the pigmentation around the eyes giving your skin a brighter appearance.
morpheus8 ICON

Morpheus8

Morpheus8 uses a hand-held device with microneedles and radio frequency to help with collagen production,
pdo thread ICON

PDO Thread Lift

PDO thread lift is a treatment that combines the use of polydioxanone (PDO) threads (similar to sutures used in medical procedures)
sculptra

Sculptra

Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production.
lipodissolve service

Lipodissolve Injection

LipoDissolve is an alternative to regular Liposuction that does not involve surgery.

B12 Injection

A medical science used for over 50 years, vitamin B-12 injections can increase energy levels while suppressing your appetite,
weight loss service

Semaglutide

Semaglutide, often referred to by the brand name Ozempic, is a Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) produced by the gut.
mounjora ICON

Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)

Obesity is the most common chronic medical disease. Rather than having a simple solution of eating less and moving more,
Adrenal fatigue service

Adrenal Fatigue

The Adrenal glands are small glands located on top of the kidneys.
nutrition therapy service

IV Nutritional Therapy

Using your own blood and adding ozone to it, this IV helps boost your immune system

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy is a medical treatment used to treat aging-related diseases
Thyroid Dysfunction

Thyroid Dysfunction

We perform blood test includes five (5) different thyroid tests.
Chronic diseases service

Chronic Diseases

We integrate traditional Western medicine and Naturopathic medicine for the treatment of chronic difficult cases.
PRP therapy service

PRP Therapy

PRP uses the patient’s own growth factors obtained by separating patients blood components
Prolotherapy service

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy (aka Regenerative Injection Therapy – RIT), also known as ligament reconstructive therapy or sclerotherapy
Trigger point injection

Trigger Point Injection

Trigger point injections (TPI’s) are used to treat painful areas of muscle that irritate surrounding nerves and cause pain
Hydrafacial ICON

Hydrafacial

Hydrafacial is a multi-step, specialized procedure that mixes potent serums to give you brighter, younger-looking, and more
Dermaplanning ICON

Dermaplaning

This skin treatment removes debris, dead skin cells, and vellous hair (peach fuzz) from the face by exfoliating
Facials ICON

Facials

A rejuvenating and calming facial! This procedure is for you if you want to unwind and have both a facial and a massage
Microdermabrasion ICON

Microdermabrasion

Skin tone and texture are renewed using a minimally abrasive procedure. This procedure can lessen the appearance
Waxing ICON

Waxing Services

Unwanted hair is removed from the follicle via waxing. The hair is soft as it grows back because it is pulled out of
Lipblushing ICON

Lip Blushing

Lip blushing is a type of semi-permanent cosmetics designed to accentuate the color of the lips. It’s a type of cosmetic
Eyelash ICON

Brow Lamination

Without using an eyelash curler, eyelash lifting gives the lashes a semi-permanent lift and curl that increases their visibility