With so many different fitness classes from tabata to aqua aerobics, it can be hard to find the one that is right for you. Here is a list of 4 different training styles and which class is best suited to each.
1) Cardiovascular Fitness
Cardio fitness refers to working the heart and pumping the blood. So it’s all the activities that work this system harder; like Tabata, Spinning, Metafit etc
Other ways to improve your cardio fitness is to train through a range of intensities. By doing short fast spurts of speed (any exercise) followed by recovery period, this type of training sessions is called interval training.
2) Muscular Strength
Muscular strength means giving your muscles a resistance (weight) and getting them to lift it or move it over several reps. The muscle responds by growing and getting stronger. You need to add more resistance to continue to grow the muscle and strengthen it. The best classes for this would be: Bootcamp, kettlebells etc
3) Muscular Endurance
This is similar to above but it is very different, it is where your muscles are resisting continually for quite a long time. So it builds muscle as well as endurance. However the muscle built is often a leaner muscle. All exercise class will help benefit your muscular endurance, however if you just continue to do the same exercise with the same resistance, you will cease to yield results.
When we talk about flexibility, we are not just referring to being able to touch your toes or twist your body like a pretzel. This is more about your joints being able to work with its full range of motion without causing you pain. The best classes to help with this: Yoga and Pilates.
For more information on any of the above training styles come in and speak with any of our fitness instructors. Don’t forget to check out our full list of classes available:
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