Our Group fitness classes in Joondalup and surrounding suburbs are structured to be fun as well as physically challenging. Its these elements that keep our clients motivated and coming back week after week.
So here’s a few things we understand about group exercise classes.
Not everyone can attend classes each week at the same time.
We listen to our clients needs, adding more class times as required to suit the group. Ask us when the next class will run run. We a flexible enough to start a new class with just one booking, and can do early morning and into the evening.
Workouts get boring and less challenging the more you do them.
We change up our workouts regularly, keep the fun high and you muscles guessing what comes next.
Beginners and advanced trainers get frustrated if they go to the wrong class.
We tend to keep class sizes small, not only maximising your time with our trainer, but this really helps with different levels of fitness because its easier to operate at a different pace with fewer people.
If you want to join one of our group classes for aerobic fitness and weight loss make sure you are ready to work.
One of the more popular sessions we run is the HIIT method, High Intensity Interval Training. It’s not easy, but it is the most effective method we have found for aerobic exercise.
HIIT is proven to be highly effective in aerobic training. HIIT takes less time, has longer lasting benefits, and has aerobic and anaerobic benefits.
HIIT is a combination of high intensity movements for a short period of time followed by a small rest and then repeat. HIIT exercise sessions can be much shorter than normal aerobic classes.
The theory behind HIIT is that it shocks the body into a high metabolic state very quickly, then the body relaxes (a little bit) before being shocked again. This confuses the body, and starts drawing on energy reserves (fat) to fuel the intense exertion. Once this happens the body keeps burning energy for some time after the exercise, even though the session is usually shorter than standard low intensity or steady state cardio sessions.
The secret to HIIT is to move different parts of the body for a short time 30 to 60 seconds, then rest for a short time until the heart rate normalises, then repeat. HIIT exercise sessions can be effective in as little as 10 minutes each day, and equivalent to a standard low intensity cardio start workout of 30 minutes.
AT ABC Personal Training we like to alternate between body parts, 1 exercise on legs, next on core, then upper body, then whole body, rinse and repeat, and watch the fat fall off.
If you want to try HIIT for yourself then a couple of good exercises are sprints, jumping rope, or the always popular burpees, basically any exercise that can get the heart pumping well in excess of normal.