The side to side running involved in this is a great cardio workout, and will also help to tone your thighs and legs. I also find this exercise for losing weight to be much more sociable, which keeps me working out for longer and keeps me from skipping my gym sessions!
5. Elliptical Burner - my favorite exercise to lose weight
This is brilliant cardio, and also helps to build strong muscles, and with toning the stomach. I personally find the Elliptical Burner really great, especially if there is a TV attached to the machine or if you bring along your iPod or iPhone, so that you can listen to your favorite tunes or catch up on latest TV episodes on Hulu. When entertained, you won't believe how long you can do this exercise for losing weight. I sometimes get so caught in the moment, I spend over an hour on this machine!