The three main types of exercise are aerobic, anaerobic and flexibility. Aerobic exercise is exercise which requires the use of oxygen to fuel the body for exercise demands. This form of exercise is traditionally thought of as cardiovascular exercise, such as running on a treadmill or cycling. Anaerobic exercise is a form of exercise that requires glucose for short intense workloads. Strength training and sprinting are forms of anaerobic exercise.
Flexibility training is a form training designed to increase range of motion of joints and lengthen muscles. Flexibility training is beneficial for reducing injury risk and enhancing overall functional movement.