Calorie Cage Fight [Infographic]

Have you ever wondered just how many calories you burn while participating in physical activities? This Calorie Cage Fight will give you an idea of what activities burn the most calories in a one hour time frame. Maybe you haven’t tried these fun activities and maybe it’s time you do! See what activity is the champion of this cage fight! (Originally posted on

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Calorie Cage Fight


Stats are based on averaged numbers. For example, a person weighing 130 lbs can burn approximately 350 calories during an hour session of aerobic pole dancing, while someone who weighs more will likely burn a higher number of calories. This same concept goes for each of the 8 activities listed below. We’ve listed an averaged weight and calorie set so that you can get an idea of how many calories you might burn by trying these activities.

Aerobic Pole Dancing

  • Average Weight: 130 lbs
  • Calorie Burn: Approx. 350
  • Time: 60 minutes

If you’ve always been interested in pole dancing fitness now is the time! Various classes to learn the tricks of the trade are offered almost everywhere. This aerobic exercise will get your heart pumping and is a great activity for building strength.

Weight Lifting

  • Average Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Calorie Burn: Approx. 224
  • Time: 60 minutes

Weight lifting involves performing single-movement lifts from the floor to extended position and two-movement lifts from the floor to shoulder position, and shoulder to extended position. It is a great strength training exercise. Some do it strictly for exercise, while others do it to train for a certain sport they may be involved in or do it to compete.


  • Average Weight: 150 lbs
  • Calorie Burn: Approx. 783
  • Time: 60 minutes

CrossFit is a high intensity strength and conditioning program that allows participants to perform functional varied movements against the clock. CrossFit is a mix of both anaerobic and aerobic exercise and blasts calories as well as increases mobility of joints.

Rock Climbing

  • Average Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Calorie Burn: Approx. 753
  • Time: 60 minutes

Rock climbing isn’t just for the adrenaline junkies, it can be for those who wish to challenge themselves not only physically but mentally as well. This activity is great for working the muscles in both your upper and lower body. You can improve muscle strength, stamina, flexibility, and agility by rock climbing on a regular basis.


  • Average Weight: 145 lbs.
  • Calorie Burn: Approx. 557 running, 398 jogging
  • Time: 60 minutes

Running and jogging can be very beneficial to you and you can burn quite a few calories doing it. Not only does it build incredibly strong bones, it helps improve cardiovascular fitness overall. Both running and jogging are aerobic exercises and the main difference between the two are the levels of intensity.


  • Average Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Calorie Burn: Approx. 298
  • Time: 60 minutes

Yoga is a different kind of exercise in which one performs various different body postures and focuses on meditation and breathing control. Yoga is great for one’s well-being and overall relaxation process.


  • Average Weight: 142 lbs
  • Calorie Burn: Approx. 647 fast paced, 453 slow paced
  • Time: 60 minutes

Swimming offers endless benefits for you, such as keeping your heart rate up and building endurance. You gain muscle strength and can maintain a healthy weight by swimming on a regular basis. Swimming is extremely easy on the body because of the weightlessness you feel in the water. Overall, it can help you maintain a healthy heart and lungs as well.


  • Average Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Calorie Burn: 700
  • Time: 60 minutes

Parkour is not your average type of exercise but the idea of navigating through urban obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing is certainly super cool! You can get a full-body workout from a parkour routine and build your confidence like never before. This is a type of activity that really pushes your mind to think and your body to use coordination and balance.