Increasing Levels of Fitness
Increasing levels of fitness. Do you want to increase your cardiovascular fitness and your muscular fitness? I have many different programmes to cater for short middle or long distance levels of fitness. Using varying cardiovascular programmes and combining them with weight training exercises will mean you'll see a dramatic increase in your levels of fitness and we'll shatter all your Personal Bests (PBs).
We can run on the treadmill or power walk with an incline. Cycle on the recumbent bike, jump on the step or set up circuits in or outside. We can run or cycle outside and, if you fancy something new, we can use boxing gloves and pads to get fit too! (See Pad Work - Kasha & Tim)
Depending on your fitness aims the type of weight training may involve quick circuits. So if you're trying to burn fat and increase levels of fitness we may use very short rest periods, jumping from exercise to exercise. Because of this we will be training with continuously higher heart rates and breathing rates building up muscle, burning off fat and increasing levels of fitness at the same time.
I will always have you wearing one of my heart rate monitors to monitor your heart rate during our training sessions. This will show me whether I need to speed you up or slow you down in order to keep you at the top end of your fat burning zone so that not only will you burn more calories but you will increase your levels of fitness dramatically also. Using a heart rate monitor is great as it keeps the rest periods short and as I can record the data we can see your fitness levels increase over time. But perhaps the most powerful use for these monitors is that they provide you, the client, with the total number of calories burnt for the session.
This is very motivational as this total provides a reward for your hard efforts so that you will leave the gym with some data that you can relate to e.g. you have burnt off the equivalent of one full meal for the day or the weekends treat! From the data I can easily calculate how long it will take you to achieve your desired body weight. For example 3500 calories equates to around 1lb of fat. So if you can burn off 500 calories a day you will lose 1lb of fat a week, simple!