Circuit training is a form of resistance training using high-intensity aerobics and it targets strength building and muscular endurance.
A circuit is one completion of all prescribed exercises in the program. When one circuit is complete, one begins the first exercise again for the next circuit. Time between exercises in circuit training is short, with rapid movement to the next exercise. A combination of upper, lower and core exercises ensure that circuit training targets all the major muscle groups.
Kinesis takes all the positives of a circuit training classes, and is hosted by the Technogym Kinesis Wall. By using the Kinesis Wall users can focus more directly on core stability as most resistance based exercise are completed standing up right. To further add to exercises, the Kinesis Wall can be supplemented with the use of a Bosu Ball, Swiss Ball or an adjustable bench.Technogym believe there are over 1000 exercises that can be completed using the Kinesis wall.
Spinning classes can be a great way to get in a vigorous workout — burning calories and keeping your muscles in shape. Classes are fast paced, with high speed sprinting, a gruelling heavy hill climbs. With an instructor to encourage and motivate you to push yourself, and you’ll most likely find spinning to be a vigorous workout. It’s a great way to stay in shape.
Aqua Aerobics is the performance of exercise in a swimming pool at standing depth, allowing for both swimmers and non-swimmers to participate. A type of resistance training, aqua aerobics greatly reduces the risk of injury, activities generally expend more energy than many land-based activities performed at the same pace due to the increased resistance of water.
It is ideal if you are suffering from joint problems as the water supports your weight.
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back.It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements combined with the basic dance choreography of hip-hop, samba, salsa, and mambo. A class will help participants develop and increase fitness and flexibility thanks to a dance based work out. In a typical class participants can burn anywhere from 500 to 1000 calories.
Classes are always taught by an instructor, and are open to all ages and abilities. If you are new to group exercise, or simply haven’t managed to get to classes on a regular basis try to arrive 5 minutes early, introduce yourself to the instructor and they will work a little more closely with you to ensure everything is set up correctly and that all exercise are performed properly.