- We used to have a Spin Class but phased it out after declining attendance. I find spin class is a personal preference...you either love it or hate it.
- Power Yoga which currently sees good attendance. Within yoga, there are many options available...from hot yoga to restorative to power.
- Zumba - I don't think I have ever seen this class at capacity. Having said that...I've never tried it either.
- Bootcamp - varying styles; from your traditional bootcamp to super hero to legs and abs.
- Total Body
- Tabata - a class centered around exercises in rotation of 20s active, 10s rest.
- Personal Training with one on one or in small groups
- Special Programs such as Running Clinics, Nutrition, and Core work
|A body pump class offered at 360Fit - again a HIIT style workout|
with short bursts of high intensity activity
In recent years, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) has gained in popularity. These types of classes, including Crossfit, can use body weight or a variety of equipment at short bursts and high intensity. An simple example of high intensity would be:
- 100 squats
- 100 pushups
- 100 kettle bells swings
- 100 situps
- 100 box jumps
Can this happen with traditional weight exercises? Sure it can....but I find the new HIIT trend to see it a bit more as a time element is added and people become competitive. Traditional weight training used to be 3 sets of one type of exercise 10-12 times and then move onto another. Clients would rest in between the different weight machines, training only certain body parts on certain days. With all the options available to clients these days, this seems like a rather boring option to me....we all need some excitement!!!
But back to the question...."which is the best option?"
Here is an interesting article on Fitness Trending in 2015...check it out if you get a second.
No matter what form of exercise you choose, it's very important that your trainer/instructor corrects your form to ensure that you are achieving the most benefit at the least amount of risk. And my advice to any gym member is to work at your own pace, concentrating on doing your movement correctly!! Oh....and have fun!!!!!