10 Summer Sports That Can Burn Serious Calories

With warm weather comes more opportunity to play with your workout. Bust out of your gym rut and try these fun summer sports that'll challenge your muscles and blow your calorie burn through the roof.

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Hiking

Hiking Burn Serious Calories

What it works: Legs, butt, and core

Why it’s cool: Perfect for all fitness levels and we have no idea how many Serious Calories Does Hiking Really Burn?, Hiking is a great date idea or family-friendly activity. Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak likes to send his clients in Los Angeles to hike through the various canyons (Runyon is a favorite for many stars), and he says tackling a route with a big elevation change will be easy on the joints while making your muscles work hard. To gauge whether you’re at a good calorie-burning pace, Letchford suggests using a heart rate monitor or trying the talk test. “If you can talk intermittently and get in a few words between each breath, you’re at a good pace,” she says. “If you can easily get out sentences, you’re ready to pick up the pace; if you can barely squeak out a few words, you may want to pull back.”

Calories burned: 350