Midday Fix: Trainer Susanna Kalnes demonstrates low impact cardio exercises

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Susanna Kalnes

www.susannakalnes.com

PiYo Class
Wednesdays at 6:10 a.m.
ENRGi Fitness
215 W. Ohio Street
Chicago
www.enrgifitness.com

Susanna's 3 Low Impact Cardio Exercises:

Stair Climbing
This is a great low-impact, high-intensity workout you can do in the comfort of your own home. Live in an apartment building with a 6-story staircase?   Maybe more?  Have a staircase in your own home?  Take a few trips walking up and down the stairs and feel your heart rate soar. For an extra challenge, carry some dumbbells and do intervals.

Hiking
Nature is free, friends, Spend a half-day hiking with friends and not only will you get your cardio in, but you will also experience great bonding time. Hiker tip: go early in the morning and watch the sun rise. You will not regret it.  Check out Devil’s Head or Starved Rock if you have a car and are willing to travel 2 hours.

PiYo
One of the hottest home workout videos today is PiYo – it’s low impact, high intensity power yoga and it’s perfect for the low impact cardio junkie.