Bootcamp workouts are efficient because you work your entire body — heart and muscles —by going from one exercise to another with minimal rest between. The workouts involve calisthenics like pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises…the difference lies in the intensity. Expect to do push-ups, sit-ups, sprints, squats, climb stairs, race up hills and run through parks and neighborhoods. In bootcamp, your challenge is to take your body to its limit. You work, you sweat and, best of all, you burn calories like crazy.
• A great way to burn lots of calories
• Efficient – you work your whole body in a short period of time
• Fun – each exercise is different so you don’t get bored
• Easy to fit in to a busy schedule – You can do it anywhere with little equipment
• As challenging as you want them to be – you work at your own pace
• Promotes teamwork
Traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also called self-transcendence or enlightenment. On the physical level, yoga postures, called asanas, are designed to tone, strengthen, and align the body. These postures are performed to make the spine supple and healthy and to promote blood flow to all the organs, glands, and tissues, keeping all the bodily systems healthy. Stretching the lactic acid that builds up with muscle use and causes stiffness, tension, pain, and fatigue. Yoga also increases the range of motion in joints. The outcome is a sense of ease and fluidity throughout your body. On the mental level, yoga uses breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation (dyana) to quiet, clarify, and discipline the mind. However, experts are quick to point out that yoga is not a religion, but a way of living with health and peace of mind as its aims.
• Improves flexibility and muscle tone
• Increases strength and endurance
• Stimulates relaxation and deep breathing increases lung capacity
• Promotes internal focus, concentration and mood
• Lowers blood pressure and slows the heart rate – an extra benefit for people with hypertension, heart disease, and stroke
Step aerobic exercise is an aerobic activity that utilizes a four to 12 inch step. Specifically, this cardiovascular exercise involves stepping up onto a raised platform at specific intervals and alternating leg use. This routine requires coordination and often features fast-paced music. Introduced in the early 1980’s, step aerobic exercise provides an excellent aerobic workout that provides the added dimension of working the legs and increasing the intensity of the aerobic benefits.
• Excellent cardiovascular workout
• Strengthens leg muscles as well as tendons and ligaments
• Significantly less stress on leg joints than most cardiovascular exercises
Step Aerobics – Georgia Power
Circuit training is a method of physical conditioning in which one moves from one exercise to another, usually in a series of different stations or pieces of equipment. Circuit training combines high-intensity aerobics and resistance training, and works well for developing strength, endurance (both aerobic and anaerobic), flexibility and coordination.
An exercise “circuit” is one completion of all prescribed exercises in the program. When one circuit is complete, one begins the first exercise again for another circuit. Traditionally, the time between exercises in circuit training is short, often with rapid movement to the next exercise.
• Structured to provide a whole body workout
• Targets fat loss, muscle building and heart-lung fitness
• May not require expensive gym equipment
• Great for small groups and one-on-one guidance
• Can be adapted for any size workout area
• Set your own pace
Circuit Training – Gold’s Gym
Takes a flexible approach to traditional exercises. We mix up various styles of exercises to keep your workouts interesting.
• Target a variety of things like strength, balance, stability, core strength, agility, endurance and more
• Combine moves from disciplines like yoga, pilates, boot camp, ballet, cardio, boxing, cycling, swimming and more…
• Keep you from getting bored
• Challenge your muscles in different ways
• Provide fast, effective workouts for people with busy schedules
A unique combination of yoga and elements of Pilates. This focus on the art of stretching is based on dance and fluid movements.
• Promotes flexibility
• Strengthens muscles
• Increases muscle tone
• Anyone can participate – not limited by age or physical limitations