Vibrant is excited to bring to you Thursday Circuit at 9:15am
SO WHAT IS CIRCUIT TRAINING?
Circuit training is a fast-paced class in which you do one exercise for a designated time period and then move on to another exercise. It’s like a game of musical chairs: Everyone begins at a station (that is, a place where an exercise is done), and when the instructor yells “Time!” everyone moves to the next free station.
Consider the following if you are interested in taking a circuit training class:
What circuit training does for you: Increases your strength and aerobic fitness and burns lots of calories. If you take circuit classes, aim to get in an additional 20 minutes of straight aerobic and resistance trainnig exercise at least three days a week.
The exhaustion factor: Moderate. Circuit training tends to be intense, but it’s completely adaptable to the individual. Beginners use less weight and perform simpler moves than more-experienced exercisers, but everyone gets a great workout.
The coordination factor: Low. Nothing to worry about as it’s you against the clock.
Who likes circuit training: Anyone looking for a good sweat to shake out of a training plateau. Circuit classes also are popular among busy people who want to combine a strength and aerobic routine in one workout. Anyone who wants a really fun and fast-paced workout will like circuit classes. As well as the added benefit of an instructor to keep you on track.
Your instructor: Our instructors are aware of each class member’s level and modify the moves accordingly. Even though you’re moving quickly from station to station, the instructor still needs to focus on proper technique.
Tips for first-timers: Pay attention to how you feel. Many people are surprised by how challenging circuit work can be. Don’t be afraid let the instructor know if something doesn’t feel right.
You have injuries: Our instructors are well qualified and are either Personal Trainers or on their way to becoming personal trainers. They can adapt any station to suit your injuries and modifications. Give yourself an extra 5 minutes so you can speak to the instructor prior to the class.