I want to share with you the madness I call my job, also in a less science-y way of explaining the ideology behind the workouts I provide for my clients. So here we go...
Our main focuses are core/strength/weight loss.
Seems pretty basic right! but how do we do it all in just 45mins to an hour!? Well its actually quite simple for the mind but not so much the body!
We combine a unique style of cardio strengthening that keeps you're heart rate elevated while activating target muscles to maintain strength while achieving individual weight goals.
WHAT WHAT WHAT?
Sounds confusing right? let me break it down for you
By keeping your heart rate high you boost your metabolism, just like cardio, but the difference between what we do and cardio is the muscle activation at the same time as an elevated heart rate keeps our bodies aware that we are using those muscles.
Now this sounds counter intuitive to some of the science we hear these days about how cardio wont burn fat.
GUESS WHAT THAT CAN BE TRUE!
....if you have muscle and are not using it.
SO LETS USE THEM MUSCLES
You see, our bodies are very smart and they know that muscle is a better fuel source then fat, and if broken down will provide more energy then fat. So, if a muscle is not being used our brains send a message that says hey eat that, it's heavy (because yes muscle does weigh more then fat) and it takes a lot of calories to maintain but if we eat it it will provide us with lots of energy!
SO by lifting light weights and elevating our heart rate at the same time it is telling our bodies "hey we need this muscle, not necessarily anymore so don't grow to large (which is actually much harder then one would imagine) but lets keep it and burn the fat instead.
Also by maintaining, or toning muscles we are healthier than doing just cardio.
Having muscle tone is healthy because it helps with posture, balance, and the overall function of our internal organs!
Not only that but core strength is one of the best places to build muscle because..... as we all know.... it is hard to get bulky ABS but there are so many muscles in our cores that by activating them they way that we do in the class it becomes like a calorie furnace!
if you have any questions for me don't hesitate to ask!