"Get in shape" hovers near the top of many New Year's resolution lists, right next to "deal with raccoon infestation" and "figure out how raccoons get trapped in the TV." Stop watching so many TV shows starring raccoons with today's Groupon at Circuit Works in Brentwood or Venice Beach. Choose between two options:
- For $60, new clients get 10 interval workout classes (a $260 value).
- For $35, new clients get 5 interval workout classes (a $130 value).
Circuit Works tautens muscle cables with a series of high-intensity interval routines led by a team of super-sculpted, certified instructors. Combining aerobic cardiovascular training and anaerobic resistance exercises into one rotating regimen, body buffs target both fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers, boosting metabolism and confusing the body so much that it accidentally fails its chemistry exam and loses excess weight. Coaches craft 60-minute classes out of 30- to 60-second interval bricks, building muscle-flexing schedules at both Brentwood and Venice locations. The routines rotate through a shifting series of weight-training stations, spinning, running, and walking. Novitiate strongmen and women work at their own pace, slowly building the level of fitness necessary to don a leotard and ride a tandem bicycle.
- Circuit works is a very high intensity workout- and the hour flies by. I have no doubt in my mind that I will be very sore tomorrow. – Julia b., Brentwood location, 9/3/2010
- The music is fun, you never get bored, and there's a general fun good vibe in every class I've ever taken. It's truly addictive! – T K., Venice location, 7/24/2010
Circuit Works' more than 10 trainers subscribe to the Zig-Zag theory, which states that to get in shape, one must rotate quickly between engaging fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers. The nationally certified, acclaimed instructors teach fast-paced circuit-training exercises that alternate between aerobic and anaerobic exercises in minute-long intervals. These engage both kinds of twitches and are a step up from the more ancient method of covering someone in bugs, then covering them fewer bugs. The staff changes exercise routines weekly, fending off not only mental boredom, but the plateaus that can arrest physical progress.