Decisions, Decisions – Choosing The Right Class
Water bottle. Gym Membership. Now comes the hard part: picking the right class at the gym.
For both fitness newcomers and seasoned pros, choosing from diverse gym offerings can be a challenge. For a head start, check out this rundown on 5 common class types.
Spinning is an all-time favorite gym class – and for good reason – it’s intense. Classes usually involve a 45-minute stationary bike ride with variable resistance.
Studies have shown that spin classes have tremendous cardiovascular and aerobic health benefits – not to mention a considerable calorie burn.
Cyclists, amateur athletes, and even those looking to just stay fit or lose weight. For people suffering from joint pain, spinning’s very low-impact is a big draw.
A heart pounding variation of typical spinning. These classes involve a 30-minute ride on stationary bike or treadmill run – followed by a guided 30-minute strength workout.
The best of both worlds. You’ll enjoy the calorie burn and aerobic intensity of a typical spinning class – followed by the muscle building movements of resistance training.
People who already have some spinning class experience – and are also looking to incorporate routines utilizing equipment – like the TRX suspension system.
3. Progression Run
An expert-led running class using treadmills, varied distances, and speeds. Participants are typically grouped by ability and running goals. Principles of form, pacing, and race preparedness are covered.
A group setting can be a boost to the sometimes-lonely practice of
running. Running experts agree that varied, “progression” style training improves endurance, speed, and overall running ability.
Anyone looking to improve their running – whether for weight loss, a first time 5k, or even a competitive marathon.
A 60-minute, yoga-inspired workout that draws inspiration from Pilates and ballet. Instructors lead participants through a range of movements and poses – usually to an upbeat soundtrack!
As discussed in this Barre guide, these classes focus on building flexibility, core strength, and toning muscles in the legs and arms. More than just a dance class, Barre really is a total workout.
People looking for a new fitness challenge with little repetition or monotony. Barre workouts are low-impact, making them an attractive option for almost anyone looking to get moving.
5. Small Group Bootcamp
Customizable and guided workouts led by true professionals. Classes involve
a combination of cardio and strength training.
Small class sizes mean you and your close-knit group receive the individualized attention and communication you need. Trainers can understand your health goals and adjust for limitations.
People who crave communication and focus during their workouts. Boot camp classes can be tailored to suit any fitness level.
The Right Gym
No matter what class you choose, a welcoming and friendly gym environment is critical. With the latest in equipment, certification, and expertise, the passionate training staff at Pulse Fitness can help. To get started with a consultation or to find out more about exciting class offerings, contact Pulse Fitness today!