Instructor: Karen Kay
Let's just say that there is no way you will get bored when you do circuit traning for your fitness program! These workouts are constantly changing and will both raise your heart rate up and strengthen your muscles at the same time.
In this class, you will move quickly through 6 to 12 exercise stations that work different muscle groups with little or no rest between stations. Each station has a different exercise and addresses different muscle groups. You may use only bodyweight for some, light dumbbells or resistance tubing for others, and some will be more for raising your heart rate.
In some of these circuit workouts, I will tell you how many repetitions of each exercise to perform. In other circuits, I will ask you to perform an exercise from 30 seconds up to 2 minutes, and then move to the next station/exercise. I will also teach you how to keep things interesting by learning how to switch up the sequence, swap out different stations, and how to use different equipment to get the job done!
You will need to allow 20-30 minutes for each workout (2-3 days per week). However, I will need to teach you the proper form of each exercise first so that you can move from one station to the next quickly.
The best part of circuit training is that you can push yourself as hard as you want to. If you want more of a challenge, switch from station to station faster or raise your level of intensity. Otherwise, work out at a more comfortable pace until your fitness level improves.
Circuit training will increase your flexibility and mobility, improve your aerobic conditioning, increase your strength, and improve your sports performance and over all fitness. You can also choose low impact exercises if you have physical limitations. Circuit training is great for both beginners and advanced fitness clients. Circuits can be created for everybody! You can do this type of training at home (both inside and outside), on a fitness/walking trail, or at your gym.
You can choose to only utilize bodyweight exercises or include dumbbells and resistance bands. However, you could also do this type of training on the machines at the gym.
Circuit training provides you with a full-body workout in 20-30 minutes and you can get the benefits of muscle building and toning along with a cardio workout. The exercise options are endless and you can switch them up frequently to avoid boredom and to keep improving your body!