Reaching your weight loss goal is just about impossible without doing cardio; however what are the best exercises that will help you lose that weight? With so many exercises and machines available, it can intimidating and confusing to try and figure out what really is the best. This list is by no means ranked in any specific order, but it helps contrast and compare some of the top cardio exercises so you can choose what is best for you.

Running: running has always been the best cardio exercise available, and for good reason. You can do it at the gym or outside and you don’t need any equipment except a good pair of running shoes. It’s important to keep an eye on your knees and ankles to avoid any serious injury.

The treadmills at Future Fitness offer Internet access, television and the latest technology to keep your workout on track.

Water aerobics: go to any Future Fitness aquatic centers and take an hour to swim around in the pool. Swimming is a great way to work out the entire body without having to worry about buying equipment or serious injury.

Spinning and Bicycling: cycling and spinning lets you control the intensity and will help you burn a lot of calories in only 30 minutes. If you bike at Future Fitness Centers, you don’t even have to know how to ride a bike, because it’s stationary. And, Spinning classes are one of the most popular ways today to achieve your fitness goals by following an instructor led routine.

Zumba: Zumba is a great way to get a great workout and have fun at the same time. Bring a friend and dance all your excess energy and weight away in the classes offered and you’ll be hooked.

Starting a cardio exercise routine is a great way to improve your self-confidence, lose weight for the summer and work on that beach body. Check out more great cardio workouts and group exercise classes at