What type of training can optimize gains with both strength and cardio? Circuit training!
Circuits are an excellent way to do total body training, burn calories, and up your overall fitness level. That is why I’m offering a Heart-Core Circuit Training class at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center (WAC) starting Monday, June 22, 1 pm. Here’s the link to sign up (scroll down to the class titled “Heart-Core Circuit Training). AND one of the many great things about a WAC Art of Movement (AoM) class is that is you need to miss, you can make it up by taking another AoM class! How cool is that? Read more to see why you should join us!
I agree with fitness coach Jonathan Celis, owner of Absolutraining in Long Beach, CA: “The way to get the exercise math to work in your favor is to do moves that engage several muscle groups at once…” That is what I strive to do with my circuit stations—incorporate moves that do more than one thing. Many of the moves use your own body weight for resistance, and each exercise can be modified for different levels and limitations (e.g., a bad back or trick knee).
Plus, we take fun aerobic “breaks” where the whole group does a short cardio routine, which I lead (see video below).
All participants train and rest at the same time, with everyone doing the moves at their own fitness level. Chosen exercises allow participants to compete with themselves rather than against the group. As one of my students notes, “I realized that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, and that I wasn’t as bad as I thought!” 🙂
Working in a group will help you improve at a faster rate—and you will love the camaraderie. You will get the personalized attention you want while engaging with others in a supportive environment. Plus, it’s a great way to get comfortable doing strength training, with its array of benefits. So sign up today, and I’ll see you June 22!
“Circuit training is a high volume (repetitions), low resistance (weight) workout with short rest intervals and is geared primarily at improving muscle tone and definition, while improving cardiovascular fitness. This workout involves exercising all major muscle groups (stations) in one continuous cycle, alternating between the different areas to allow for muscle recovery and to force your heart to work harder in pumping blood (and oxygen) to these constantly changing areas.” Fabio Comana, M.A., M.S
Keep moving. – Jen