How To Do Joggers

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

Chris Freytag demonstrating jogging in place wearing a workout top and pants.

 Jogger, aka, running in place, gets your heart rate up and burns calories anytime and anywhere! Who would have thought this could be such a great cardio exercise? But it is! You can learn to do Joggers instantly. It is a completely accessible move because there’s no need for a treadmill or a gym—you can run in place anywhere, even in front of the TV if that keeps boredom at bay. The cardio activity will boost your metabolism to help you lose weight and spike your pulse for healthy blood flow and lung function.

The Center for Disease Control recommends that people get at least 75 minutes of cardio exercise 3-5 times per week. You can sneak in a few minutes here and there of Joggers and it will add up fast. Try to do it at every commercial break! Learning how to successfully execute Joggers will keep your metabolism going, your heart healthy and your endurance improving. Being toned isn’t enough! Unless you’re trying to gain weight for health recovery, cardio is essential to a healthy exercise routine.

Joggers can seem boring but try to mix up your pace for variety. Jog in place slow for 2 minutes, then go as fast as you can for 30 seconds. Or, mix in some jumping jacks or jump roping to keep your cardio routine interesting. You can also try blasting music, listening to an audiobook or watching TV if that helps your momentum. As always, remember to stretch after a good cardio or strengthening workout. Your body will thank you!

Here are the steps to performing Joggers:

1) Stand with feet hip width apart and elbows bent tightly next to sides.

2) Pick right foot up briefly and as you set it down pick the left foot up. Keep switching quickly so both feet are never down at the same time.

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