questionswhat's your favorite type of exercise?

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jeez...just reading your description makes me tired.

that said, two daily 30-45 minute walks with the dog are my current favorite. yeah, it's not a lot, but it's better than couch olympics.

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I used to love skating laps at the ice rink. Now I don do much other than meeting my trainer twice a week

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Kettlebells, suspension trainers, and Ultimate sandbags are my go to these days. I haven't touched a barbell in a couple years and feel much healthier for it.

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I spend about 90 minutes at the gym 5 days a week doing a variety of cardio and strength training. My favorite, by far, is my 45 minute boot camp class. It's always something different and the people in the class are great. There's about half a dozen regulars and we all get along well, cheer each other on, help each other out. It makes the tough workouts fun...well, almost fun. Burpees really aren't fun until you finish them. I also found out yesterday that my favorite instructor is teaching the water aerobics class on Friday mornings, so I may try that out when I'm off work.

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I've been lazy the past few months, but my favorite exercises are spinning/cycling classes and any type of bootcamp/circuit training that mixes strength training and cardio. I find that if I set up a circuit then I have more fun, the time goes by faster, and I burn more calories than doing cardio or strength training alone. Ugh I need to get to the gym, thanks for the reminder.

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I like hiking, and to get into shape for it, I will "hike" to my kid's daycare (about 2 miles away) and then carry her home in a child back carrier. I usually try to do the round trip in under an hour.

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I mostly do running. I slogged through my first half marathon this May and am doing another in October.

When its not too windy and I have plenty of time I like to go for long (for me) bike rides of 30-40 miles.

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Climbing, running,golf, or surfing in the summer. Snowboarding and climbing in the winter. I like doing things that are fun to do and not just a workout.

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Swimming or biking. I bike to work every day, and while I could conceivably swim to work, that would be much more inconvenient. And would take longer to become presentable once I got to work.

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I hike, mountain bike, run, and do Insanity regardless of the season. My husband & I are frequent campers and have to stay in shape for all our activities. We used to backpack for 3-4 days at a time, but only do day hikes since his illness.

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It is hard for me to justify being inside lifting weights when it is so beautiful outside so I tend to forgo regular workouts for outdoor stuff. Going to the beach and running in the sand, mountain biking, hiking, ocean swims.

Need to get a couple of kettle bells for home though as I have learned to really enjoy a good kettle bell workout.

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Running. Never been reallly good at it, or fast, but it does help relieve the stress, maintain fitness, etc.

Now I just need to lose some weight so my body doesn't complain so much when I do run.

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Can't believe nobody has said "12 ounce curls" yet.

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Kayaking is usually my "sport" of choice.

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Bench pressing strips of bacon from the plate to my mouth. Donuts work too (once I've run out of bacon)

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I remember asking this question waaaaay back when. It's a very good one :)

Being big into all kinds of exercise, it's hard for me to decide. My preferences tend to change. Two years ago I was more into long distance running. Then it was heavy lifting. Now I'm big into cross-fit. I feel long distance running beckoning to me again, but I'm not quite ready to lose the muscle-mass required for 20+ mile runs. We'll see :)

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Lift weights 5 days a week, 30-45 min. of fixed gear cycling 5 days a week. YEAR ROUND. If you're trying to get your beach body on this late in the year then you are way too late.

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If I had a Wii, I'd use that, but since I don't, I just sit on my butt all day! LOL!

I do like to go walking in the woods, but usually no more than once a month...but then, I don't plan on wearing a swimsuit all that much.

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I find the treadmill to be the most exerting exercise regimen. After running 3 miles or so, I continue sweating for at least 45 minutes, which means my metabolism is up. The most I get after doing an exercise DVD is maybe 15 minutes of sweat.

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@kdizzzle5: I won't be seeing a beach till the first week of September, and I started in February, so I have quite a while to go. I do walk daily even in winter, but I don;t take classes like I do in the summer. I am not having a lot of food discipline this year, though. I was really hard on myself two years ago and lost 85lbs in about 10 months. Now I am still exercising because it's fun and makes me feel better, but I am also allowing myself to enjoy the foods I love. I am getting great muscle tone, but the bit of weight I still have left to lose is just shifting around to firmer and more pleasing curves without actually leaving. Being healthy is the main goal for me, being swimsuit svelte would just be a pleasing side effect.

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@carl669: The fitness team I formed for our competition at work is named "Dog Walkers United". I walk 2-4 miles a day with my Great Dane. I try to keep to a 3.5-4mph+ pace. When we participate in timed 5ks for charity we get in under 42 minutes with pauses at hydration stations for people to photograph my dog. He's so big everyone wants a picture with him, and now everyone has a camera thanks to cell phone technology.

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It sounds odd, but I like MMA workouts. You spend about an hour to 1.5 in the gym, warm up, then try to beat the snot out of the other person. At the end of it everyone sits around bs-ing and no hard feelings. the cardio is great and the stress relief of hitting something is wonderful. Occassionally I get my clock cleaned for free, but most of the time we only got about 50% so no one gets injured. I like the jui jitsu too, because it helps with my flexibilty. I am not getting younger and I am just as flexible as I have ever been. I don't do their crossfit class theyt have there, but they say it is just as intense. I steer clear of the traditional martial arts classes they have there, not much of a workout there.

Make sure your in a good kickboxing class, that the trainer/coach has some credentials other than fitness person. They might teach you improper techiniques that if you ever use those skills in real life you could injure yourself.

Good luck.

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@ecriscit: I don't have any illusions about actually succeeding in a real fight. One thing 15 years of medieval style foam weapons fighting and the odd dabble in martial arts has taught me- I am not going to beat a guy in a fight unless I have a better weapon. Sadly, I am not very fast on my feet so I am not going to be outrunning anyone either. My assets in a real fight are a handy coolness in emergencies, a level of aggression most guys won't expect, and complete ruthlessness. As in, bash his head in with a brick if it's handy. Said ruthlessness being the result of coming to terms early with my lack of physical superiority. I think all women should engage in some sort of combative sport for long enough to understand their own capabilities and limitations so they will be prepared to make good choices if they ever have to. Once this class runs its course I won;t be continuing. as I don;t like the instructor. But I am shopping for a punching bag and I'll look for another class.

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Right now I'm back to straight running 3-4 times per week, then resistance training (weights) and some elliptical time 2 times a week. Need 1-2 days off, which I've discovered keeps me from getting hurt.

I want to go back to biking, and since I moved away from South Florida I miss my kayak.