Top 2 workouts to burn more fat this summer!

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Lose more weight with HIIT and strength exercises

Lose more weight by taking strength and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes!

We all want to look our best in the summer sun and these two workouts are guaranteed to get you into your best shape ever.

Sign up for a HIIT or strength class!

Yep, HIIT is where it’s at!

Two words: fast results.

HIIT workouts intersperse bursts of high-intensity exercises with active recovery or rest.  The duration of a HIIT workout varies, but they all follow the same model – intense work followed by active recovery.  Repeat.

In every HIIT workout, you are (safely) pushed to exercise at 100% effort for several intervals with short bouts of rest in between keeping your heart rate up throughout the workout.  Exercising at max capacity means your body increases oxygen consumption during active rest.  “This after-burn effect is referred to as ‘excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC)’ and is the reason why intense exercise will help you burn more fat” and lose more weight.

Check out the research behind how increased EPOC leads to better long-term fitness improvements.HIIT exercise

The history of HIIT

There isn’t a singular genesis moment for high-intensity interval training workouts.  The main consensus is that HIIT-style exercises were first used to train elite athletes for competition dating back to the 1912 Olympics with the first scientific publication of HIIT workouts emerging in 1959.

Although there are several forms of HIIT, perhaps the most widely known style is Tabata.  Named after Professor Izumi Tabata, Tabata interval training was developed in 1996 for Olympic speed skaters.  The interval workout includes 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of active rest, repeated non-stop for 4 minutes.  After completing this type of training for 6 weeks, studies showed that Tabata participants “improved their anaerobic performance and lowered their BMI more than those who exercised at a steady state for the same time-frame.”

Now, that you know why HIIT workouts are major fat-blasters it’s time to experience them for yourself!

Jumpstart your weight loss with one of our HIIT classes this week:

strength training classOkay, what about strength training?

When thinking of how to lose more weight, cardio exercises inevitably come to mind, but that’s only half of the story.

Enter stage left: strength training.

Strength training incorporates weights, resistance equipment or body-weight based strength moves to contract your muscles, forcing them to work.  Over time, this increases muscle mass.  Increased muscle mass turns your body into an efficient, fat-burning machine because muscles burn more calories to sustain themselves.   The more muscle mass you have, the more fat and calories you burn around the clock; even when you’re not working out.

If you’re a woman worried about turning into the Incredible Hulk by lifting heavy weights: don’t.  Women, by nature, don’t have enough testosterone turn into Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Instead, gals who lift heavy weights or strength train change their body composition.  Think tighter abs, a lifted booty, toned arms and shoulders…  You get the idea.  Discovery Learning’s article gives a bit more insight into why strength training does the body gooood, especially for women looking to lose more weight and tone up.

To see results, it’s recommended that you strength train at least twice per week and we’ve got you covered with several class options!  From BODYPUMP™ to Sculpt & Tone, and TRX & Tone Circuit, our strength training classes cater to all fitness levels and deliver a total-body workout that will build long, lean muscles!

Ready to lose weight, but need a bit more guidance?

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Variety is the Key to Fitness Results!

Mix up your workouts to achieve killer fitness results!

We’ve all heard the phrase, “variety is the spice of life,” and the same goes for your fitness results.

Beyond fending off yawn-inducing boredom, mixing up your workouts prevents plateaus by constantly challenging your muscles and making sure that you exercise every single muscle in your – enabling you to achieve fitness results.  Faster!

Your body will thank you.  Literally.

Stronger, more defined muscles.  Better cardiovascular endurance.  Improved flexibility.  Killer abs.  A passing report card at your next doctor’s visit.  And the beat goes on…

The secret to better fitness results is variety through cross training.

Love cardio?  Awesome!  Check out one of our muscle-burning classes like BodyPump or Sculpt & Tone to get your strength training on, too.

Think Hatha Yoga is the best thing since sliced bread?  No argument here, but you should also throw in a bit of HIIT training like Interval XT or Tabata Bootcamp to get a killer cardio workout that’ll do wonders for your heart health.

(No)body likes to be put in a box (least of all your workouts) and our class schedule provides an awesome mix of cardio, strength training, balance and flexibility, toning and sculpting options to keep you so far out of the box that you might as well recycle it.

Now is the time.  Our studio is the place.  Unleash your sweat equity like never before and reap your best fitness results ever.

With more than 50 group fitness classes offered weekly, plus Pilates Reformer and Personal Training, our studio is a one-stop, fitness smorgasbord designed to get you into your best shape ever.

 

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MYZONE’s heart rate monitor is a fitness tracker that delivers results

heart rate training

MYZONE’s heart rate monitor will get you in your “results” zone

 

 MYZONE is a effort-tracking program that uses a state-of-the-art heart rate monitor to provide real-time results on your caloric burn, heart rate and effort output while you workout.  Every.  Single.  Time.

 

Buy your MYZONE belt today and start seeing results!

 

How it works

MYZONE beltKiss your wrist-based tracking devices goodbye.  MYZONE’s heart rate monitor seamlessly tracks your progress with every heartbeat as you workout, giving you more accurate results in real-time on our custom-designed, effort-tracking screens and via the MYZONE app on your smartphone.

With MYZONE’s chest strap, you’ll no longer have to wonder whether or not your numbers are reliable.  The feedback generated by MYZONE’s heart rate monitor has a 99.4% accuracy to an EKG machine.

Using color-coded MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs), your personal results have never been easier to decipher.  Each MEP corresponds to the amount of sweat equity you’re putting out during class.

Only in the gray zone?  This must be your warm-up.  Hitting the green?  We see the sweat starting to drip.  Kicking it into red?  Whoa.  You must be in it to win it!   Learn more about MEPs here.

To get in your zone and start seeing the fitness results you want, purchase a MYZONE belt, download the MYZONE app.  And let it seamlessly track your effort while you sweat it out!

Find out more about MYZONE’s heart rate monitor here.

 

Why you should use a heart rate monitor

MYZONE's heart rate monitor feedbackSweat dripping down your face.  Can’t catch your breath.  Surely that means you’ve been kicking exercise butt.

But, maybe not…

If you don’t use a heart rate monitor, you might be overestimating how hard you’ve been working.  Studies have shown that people tend to inaccurately judge how hard they’ve been exercising which can lead to overeating (“I burned a ton of calories so I deserve these donuts!”) and that’s counterproductive, especially if weight-management is the goal.  And it’s a fact that tracking your progress in real-time is a great motivator to push yourself harder than you normally would because, hey, why am I only in the blue??

Start tracking your effort to see the results you want!

 

Purchase a MYZONE belt today!