Common misconception: You need to sprint, jump, and burpee your way to cardiovascular conditioning. But guess what? Decreasing the impact will actually allow you to safely achieve the same (or better) results as a high-impact (or anaerobic) workout. Low-impact (i.e. aerobic) does not equal low-intensity! To keep your heart rate revved, just focus on keeping your body moving, with little to no rest in between.
Ready to give it a try? I designed this low-impact cardio circuit specifically with clients that are either post-natal or post-injury in mind, as they may find jumping or high-impact moves uncomfortable—it even helped my client totally transform her body! Each of these compound exercises target your whole body in a functional (and fun) way, to provide an effective workout for anyone.
Excerpted from Women’s Health