What are the benefits of circuit training?
Circuit training classes offer you a diverse set of exercises that are split between cardio and strength training, offering you a full-body conditioning workout in a very short space of time. In addition, your instructor can offer personal coaching and advice, scaling the difficulty of a particular exercise depending on your level of ability.
Because you are only doing each exercise for a short period of time, you can really focus on giving it your all, sure in the knowledge that you’ll be doing something completely different in a couple of minutes. It also stops you getting distracted comparing yourself to the rest of the class because you’re the only one doing that exercise at that point.
What styles of circuit training are there?
Traditional circuit training: At Gym Plus, we call these classes circuits (doh) or combo. They’re perfect for people short on time, big on results. They are a fast-paced class combining strength and cardio stations for total body fitness. Expect exercises such as skipping, jumping, weights, squats and more, working your upper body, lower body, core, compound exercises and sprint style cardio exercises.
Non-traditional circuits: this circuit training can combine any other style of exercise with the circuit format to form a class that feels distinctly different from a traditional circuits class. For example at Gym Plus we offer BoxFit, where you train like a boxer as you work through a fun, challenging circuit of rope work, pad work and abs exercises.