Circuit training is a fast-paced class in which you do one exercise for 30 seconds to 5 minutes and then move on to another exercise. It’s like a game of musical chairs: Everyone begins at a station (that is, a place where an exercise is done), and when the instructor yells “Time!” everyone moves to the next available station.
Some classes alternate an aerobic activity (like stepping, jogging or stationary cycling) with a muscle-strengthening activity (like using weight machines). Other classes focus exclusively on muscle toning or aerobic exercise. Sometimes there are group activities within each class, but these depend on the class participants and what the instructor has in mind for each session.
Circuit classes increase your strength and aerobic fitness while burning lots of calories. It can be an intense workout, but it’s completely adaptable to your abilities. Anyone can do a circuit class! Beginners use less weight and perform simpler moves than more-experienced participants, but everyone gets a good workout at the same time.
Circuit classes are great for anyone looking for a good sweat to shake out of a training plateau. They also are popular among busy people who want to combine strength and cardio training in one workout. Anyone who wants a really fun and fast-paced workout in a social environment will like our circuit classes.
Circuit Express Class
Our express classes are short 30 minute variations of the full versions. They are designed to be done back-to-back with another class, so you get the benefits of two classes in the one training session. If you're short on time, or if you're running late, the express classes make it easy for you to jump in for a quick workout too.
What do you need for a Circuit class?
Bring a sweat towel, a drink bottle and wear some good-quality gym shoes with some comfortable workout clothes.