(Closed) Effective but low-impact?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Try the Barre Method videos or in the studio if its near you. Its deceptively hard, but not hard on your kneeds.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Barre Method is great but pretty expensive. Try Jillian’s yoga DVD, it’s pretty tough but low impact!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yoga and pilates every day (more frequently than you would do hard cardio since it’s not about calories). If you can handle it and have built up a solid yoga base, try hot yoga. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Bicycle!  I’m in the same boat as you.  I used to be an avid runner, but I can’t do it anymore because of my knees.  I have found biking to be a comparable sport to running.  It feels similar.  There’s a rhythm to it that’s relaxing and invigorating at the same time, similar to running, and I enjoy being outdoors.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yeah 17 years of dancing really did a number on my knees and hips. I take Pure Barre classes but they can get pricey unless you buy a package and go A LOT. But they have DVDs, which I hear are great, and you don’t need a barre to do them (just a chair or counter). Other than that, previous suggestions of yoga sound good and there are thousands of great dvds out there for that!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I second the suggestions of yoga and pilates. For a cheaper but AMAZING version of pure barre, yoga and pilates, check out the CoreFusion line of DVDs. I cannot say enough good things about them. I love the Body Sculpt one, found here on Amazon.

Biking is a great suggestion. You can get one of those stationary trainers that convert your road bike to a stationary one, like this one, also on Amazon.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have annoying flat feet, so I need low-impact exercises as well.  I use a stepper a lot.. alternating speeds and resistance levels.  If you REALLY want to sweat and burn calories, climb stairs… OMG, I die thinking about it.  The Stair Master is an evil contraption.

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