9 High-Energy Workouts Trainers Swear By

Pump! Up! The! Jams!

A woman takes a break while jumping ropes, one of the best high-energy workouts.
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A workout is “high-energy” if it boosts your heart rate and puts you in a good mood, says trainer Kim D’Agnese, who points to dance and cycling as examples. It’s a great choice if you want to get stronger and improve cardio health. Here, the best high-energy workouts to try.

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Cardio Dance

While any cardio dance class will do the trick, one of instructor Alayna Curry’s faves is Zumba. It incorporates Latin rhythms and full-body dance moves to work the legs and core, while also improving balance, she says.