Mountain Climbers can feel like a punishment, but they truly are one of the best overall toning and fat burning moves out there that don't require a bit of equipment.

We all know that it’s time to get rid of those quarantine pounds. When it comes to burning fat, we’d all love a secret formula, but unfortunately it’s not the simple. Thankfully, there are several high impact cardio workouts you can do, that will burn fat and help you get fitter and more toned.

And while you’re at it, remember that what you eat also makes a huge impact so chose the healthier option for a boost of energy before and after workouts.

Burpees

burpees

This at home cardio move tones your core, upper body and legs all at once- It’s a triple threat exercise that everyone tends to dread for good reason; they are hard! But they also work.

Jumping Lunges

Lunges are a fantastic thigh toning exercise; add in the momentum required to jump up in between lunges and the move turns into an incredible calorie burner.

Lunges are a fantastic thigh toning exercise; add in the momentum required to jump up in between lunges and the move turns into an incredible calorie burner.

Jackknife Crunches

Jackknife Crunches are an advanced abdominal move that engage both the upper and lower abs for maximal toning in the least amount of time. They are especially beneficial because lower abs can be hard to target without equipment.

Jackknife Crunches are an advanced abdominal move that engage both the upper and lower abs for maximal toning in the least amount of time. They are especially beneficial because lower abs can be hard to target without equipment.

Lunges with Reverse Leg Raise

This tones the glutes, thighs, obliques and lower back, all while building coordination and balance.

This tones the glutes, thighs, obliques and lower back, all while building coordination and balance.

Jumping Squats

Do this exercise for a minute or two straight and you won’t have any doubts about how challenging it is. This plyometric is also great for building explosive speed.

Do this exercise for a minute or two straight and you won’t have any doubts about how challenging it is. This plyometric is also great for building explosive speed.

Push Ups

Push-ups are a total body exercise that are easily modified and can be made to be very challenging, even for the most avid exerciser. If a regular push up feels too easy for you, try the Single Leg Push Up.

Push-ups are a total body exercise that are easily modified and can be made to be very challenging, even for the most avid exerciser. If a regular push up feels too easy for you, try the Single Leg Push Up.

Side Planks with Leg Raises

While this most specifically targets the outer thighs, obliques and deltoids, it requires the strength and coordination of the entire body to hold up the base Pilates side plank.

While this most specifically targets the outer thighs, obliques and deltoids, it requires the strength and coordination of the entire body to hold up the base Pilates side plank.

Lateral Jumps

Tone your core, glutes and thighs with this one simple Pilates move. Because all of the large muscle groups involved, you burn a high number of calories while you are toning.

Tone your core, glutes and thighs with this one simple Pilates move. Because all of the large muscle groups involved, you burn a high number of calories while you are toning.

Mountain Climbers

Mountain Climbers can feel like a punishment, but they truly are one of the best overall toning and fat burning moves out there that don't require a bit of equipment.

 

Mountain Climbers can feel like a punishment, but they truly are one of the best overall toning and fat burning moves out there that don’t require a bit of equipment.

Jumping Jacks

Jumping Jacks

This simple at home cardio essential is an excellent way to get your heart rate up quickly. Add it in between strength training sets to keep your caloric burn high.

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