So how does Circuit Training work? In a nutshell, it’s an effective workout that moves you through a series of different exercise stations. You perform one exercise after another usually in 90 second intervals. The complete circuit can include aerobic activities, muscle strengthening exercises or a combination of both.
And why is it such a great workout?
1. Strength Training
Regardless of your fitness goals, improving muscular strength is important. As we age, our bodies lose muscle and bone density. A few minutes a week working on areas like arms, legs and core muscles can make you stronger and help prevent diseases like osteoporosis. (Note that men are at risk too!)
2. Cardiovascular Health
Routines with aerobic exercise, like jump rope or jogging in place, increase your blood circulation and get your heart rate up. And we all know the value of cardio-- weight loss, reduced risk of diseases, better sleep, and so on.
3. Time Efficient
If you’re busy and want to combine strength and aerobic routine together, this is the workout for you. You can do it on your own or in a class setting where the exercise stations are provided for you. Be in and out in a set amount of time. Boom!
4. Welcoming Environment
If you enjoy group activities, circuit training is a great social experience. Move through the circuit with old friends or make new ones. Set it to music and really get motivated!
5. Beats Boredom
This workout can be fast paced and fun. And when you constantly switch up your activities, your mind doesn’t have time to drift. Plus, you can personalize it by altering the exercise stations—and the variations are limitless.
Whether you use it to enhance your current fitness routine or make it your new exercise go-to, Circuit Training has some great advantages. Just start out with a one-on-one personal training session or a beginners group to make sure you’re doing the exercises correctly. Get a full body work out and have fun!