So what is the format for a Circuits Class?
Our particular class (and there are variations on timings and equipment) was 30 seconds at a 'workout station' then 30 seconds of 'active recovery' which consisted of a moving bodyweight exercise, we did whatever we wanted (as long as we moved), exercises such as star jumps, burpees, power squats, skaters, jogging on the spot etc. This of course made the class that extra bit tough as you were constantly moving, even the recovery was active and if we wanted a drink we still had to move!
What stations did we use?
Again anything goes, if your in a gym then barbells, dumbells, medicine balls, stability balls and steps and whatever we had to hand could be used. Outside you may be limited if you don't have too much equipment, but a 45 minute bodyweight only class would be just as hard!
Our stations consisited of; Bodyweight exercises, Crunches, Dips, Running Man, Press Up's, Rope Climbing, and the Plank.
And barbell exercises; Chest Press, Lateral & Horizontal Raises and Bicep Curls. James our instructor was kind and had 3 levels of easy, moderate and hard with appropriate weights (I took the moderate option, which was still tough)!!
So for a fabulous (but hard work) class that shoots your metabolism through the roof, puts your body through a great range of movement, keeps variety by including both bodyweight and resistance, and gets your heart pumping this is a must do class :)
A CIRCUITS CLASS IS COMING TO WARNHAM GYM, CHURCH STREET, WARNHAM (5 mins from Tesco's Broadbridge Heath)
STAY TUNED FOR A FREE TASTER CLASS
DETAILS TO FOLLOW!