Fun Alternatives to Cardio in the Best Gyms in San Diego

By: Fit Athletic Club | On: January 25, 2018
Fun Alternatives to Cardio in the Best Gyms in San Diego

Do you dread cardio day? Not a fan of spending 30 minutes on the treadmill or stair master? Here are a few fun alternatives to burn those extra calories!


Swimming is one of the healthiest activities in general and it can be really fun. It is excellent for professional athletes and recreational gym-goers alike, and a great way to get (and stay) in shape. Going a few laps around the pool is beneficial for joint-related issues and a dynamic cardio workout.

Fit Athletic Club boasts the incredibly popular water witness classes. In Aqua Fit classes you boost your cardio and core fitness by using your body’s resistance against shallow water. Also, our Deep Water Workout classes include cardio routines in addition to upper and lower body strengthening and abdominal toning.

Woman Swimming Underwater in Pool


If you live in San Diego Downtown, Solana Beach or Carmel Mountain Ranch, you are extremely lucky because Fit Athletic Clubs offers a variety of indoor cycling classes. Whether you go for the Pure Power Ride, the popular Interval Ride or Endurance Ride, you are in for serious cardio workout as well.

Or, you can cycle to the music in Fit’s rewardingly challenging Synchopace interval class!

Athletic Training

There are many options to choose from, depending on your preferences. Good news is almost all of them include running and burning calories. This is not only a fun way to stay in shape but also a great way to socialize and spend quality time with friends and family.

If group workout is your thing, try out Fit’s amazing Wednesday Warriors class, a 45-minute cross-training group workout, or our fun full-body Beach Workout!


Probably not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about cardio, but nevertheless a very effective way to work out. Dancing helps you release the built-up stress, all while improving balance and muscle-tonus.

At Fit Athletic Club, we simply love dancing! Join us on Zumba, a Latin fusion, high-energy dance class! Or let go and free your mind to the beat and explosive dance moves on our Just Dance! classes. Or experience an amazing cardio workout by learning basic hip hop moves in our Cardio Hip Hop classes. Whatever you choose, we guarantee it’s a whole lot of fun!

Jump rope

Jump-rope workout is another way to achieve better balance, and also to strengthen the core. This fun activity can bring you back to your childhood, all while providing excellent exercise. When you get the hang of it, increase the tempo or try mixing in other elements to spice up the workout.

Young Woman With Jumping Rope in Her Hand

Make your cardio interesting in the best gyms in San Diego

Come to the best gyms in San Diego and see for yourself that we always make your cardio interesting. At Fit Athletic Club, we use all the available amenities to provide you with the best and most interesting exercise experience!


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