5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at New Trial Fitness (60% Off)

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Circuit-style workouts for groups of up to seven combine everything from calisthenics and free weights to plyometrics and resistance bands to sculpt lean muscles and help clients overcome their weight-loss plateaus. The classes last 30 to 60 minutes.

Classes at New Trial Fitness apply the principles of circuit training. Learn what to expect from this fast-paced style of workout with Groupon’s guide.

Circuit Training: Switching It Up

Run up and down the stairs for 30 seconds. Now drop and do 30 seconds of pushups. Now, get back up for 30 seconds of jumping jacks—and just like that you’ve begun a circuit-training workout. Circuit training is a flexible workout strategy, typically encompassing 8–10 exercises and/or fitness stations stations that users cycle through two to three times with little to no rest between. Because the exercises focus on different parts of the body, the participant can move quickly from one station to the next without the muscle fatigue that might come about from, say, doing crunches for 10 minutes. This causes the heart rate to rise and remain elevated throughout the session, promoting more-sustained calorie burn and preventing the quadriceps from sneaking off somewhere to take a nap.

With their body weight, light dumbbells, resistance bands, and exercise balls, participants or their trainers can pick and choose their moves, performing each motion for a period of 30 seconds to several minutes. Body builders might use the technique to cycle through a series of weight-based exercises—each focusing on a different muscle group—whereas soccer or football players might punctuate the strength training with cardiovascular work. After 30–60 minutes, they’ll have received an extremely well-rounded workout.

In a Nutshell

Personal trainer with degree in biology tones bodies with circuit-style workouts that rely on everything from BOSU balls to free weights

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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