Group fitness classes are a great way to challenge yourself. They are heavy on the cardio, with a focus on having fun and working out. Beyond physical transformation, push yourself in a group setting and create bonds with your fellow students.
Please note: All of my open Group Fitness Classes are current run through V-Fit P.R.O. Solutions.
Group fitness classes that follow HIIT, short for High Intensity Interval Training, are a style of training where emphasis is placed on going hard for short bursts. This style of training has evidence to support it being a great fat burner and is so versatile, you can put it towards just about any goal.
I love my Morning Circuit class. Circuit training has been proven to be one of the more effective methods of exercise for weight loss and health. Add to that the fat burning power of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and it looks like a recipe for success. My Morning Circuit group fitness classes are short bursts of intense exercise with a short reprieve. Once each circuit is complete, a well deserved break is yours, then repeat. Start your morning off right with this group fitness class. Morning circuit combines strength training, with weights, kettlebells, weight weight exercises and cardio. It is easily one of my favourite group fitness classes to lead, and participate it.
How long is a Morning Circuit Class?
Get this… 30 minutes!!!!! How awesome is that? 30 minutes, and you’re done for the day. Amazing. So 5 minutes are devoted to the warm up with another 5 reserved at the end for cool down. Add in some shoe changing time, clothing updates, a quick cleaning and you’re in and out in under 45 minutes! Ready to start the rest of your day!
What exercises can I expect in the Morning Circuit?
The exercises change and are modified regularly. Why? To keep your body adapting. Some exercises are favourites, some are revisited, some we do for a few sessions and more on. The idea is to keep the body in motion and guessing. Routines are wonderful and they definitely have their place, but when you are trying to pack in a full body exercise in 30 minutes we have to change up the morning circuit frequently.
I have trouble with certain exercises. Should I skip that station in the morning circuit?
We don’t skip any stations during our morning circuit, what we do is change the exercises so that they target the same muscles in a fashion that will not strain any existing injuries. I have modifications readily available for each exercise. Everyone’s fitness level is different and I have taken this into account when creating the Morning Circuit. Modifications, and some times a completely different exercise can be assigned. It is important to understand the difference between “can’t do” and “it’s hard” but that’s what I am there for.
When it comes to group fitness classes, bootcamp is king. It is popular with the outdoor fitness community for several reasons, versatility, minimal equipment, advantages in large space… you can see where we are going here. Bootcamp is intense! The benefits are awesome and you feel like a champion when you finish.
How long is a Bootcamp Class?
We run our Bootcamp class for an hour. 45 minutes of intense work out, preceded by 5-10 minutes of warming up and 5-10 minutes of cooling down and stretching.
What can I expect in Bootcamp?
Bootcamp with us is one of our HIIT based group fitness classes. Like Morning Circuit, it is based on intervals, however, the intervals run a little longer. The exercises are all bodyweight or cardio, no equipment needed for this class. Most exercises are not repeated throughout the whole hour, so each interval is different.
If you need modifications, there are some and we encourage people to work out at their own pace, pushing just enough. Expect heavy cardio, squatting, push ups and all kinds of exercises we all love to hate.
Bump up that heart rate with cardio-centric group fitness class. You have that music pumping in the background (or foreground) and you can’t imagine doing anything else but moving! Cardiovascular health is so important and sometimes, let’s face it, the treadmill gets boring pretty fast if we are not motivated. Cardio classes let you get the benefits of cardiovascular endurance and stamina without the repetition.
Pound Fitness aka The RockOut WorkOut. Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.
The greatest part about Pound Fitness? It is so much fun, you will not realise you are working out! We can burn up to 900 calories in an hour, perform an ungodly number of squats and over 70 different movements! All while rocking out, making noise and feeling the beat.
Pound Fitness is a unique class that brings together an amazing workout for all fitness levels. Classes are full of energy, great music, and you get to play with sticks! Ripstix, to be exact. Special, magical drum sticks that formulated specifically for Pound Fitness classes.
Let’s get ready to Sweat. Sculpt. And Rock! Find your motivation in movement with this amazing group fitness class.
How long is a POUND class?
A POUND class will run about 45 minutes. Trust me when I tell you that time just flies by.
What type of equipment is used?
POUND is done with Ripstix, specialised drum sticks created explicitly for POUND. The are heavier than your standard stick, and bright green! We also use yoga mats for this group fitness class, since we are striking onto the floor!