Strength Training / Cardio Circuits
Strength Training 101: A collection of 6 different 30-minute total-body circuit workouts that are great for getting started on your strength training program.
30-Second Circuits: This workout is partner-focused and can be completed in 15-20 minutes.
Arms & Abs Galore: A 30-minute workout that incorporates lots of core strength moves to make you sweat!
Kettlebell (K)lassics: Complete this workout with kettlebells for total body toning! Fast paced – you will complete these exercises back-to-back without resting.
The TRX Experiment: Looking for a new way to experience strength plus cardio – while using body weight and gravity? This is the workout for you!
Steppin’ Up Circuit: Feel the burn in your hamstrings and thighs with this 20-minute circuit. Be sure to stretch and/or foam roll afterward!
Jump Around Circuit: Get in and get out in 20 minutes with this fast-paced circuit workout that utilizes a jump rope!
Round Robin Circuit: Three rounds of 6 different exercises…perfect for days when you’re feeling antsy!
Perfect Legs Circuit: Slow & controlled 20 minute workout that targets all four areas of your thighs and sculpts your calves.
Arms, Abs, & Thighs – Oh My!: 25-minute total-body workout: 30-second exercises focusing on arms, abs, and thighs, with a 10-second rest in-between.
TRX – Take 2: A fast-paced, almost non-stop 30-minute session, focusing again on regular exercise moves fused with body weight and gravity.
Cardio Combo: Cardio/Strength circuit workout which you can repeat multiple times for max results!
The 100 Workout: “100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10″ in 4 different exercises which are sure to get you sweating right off the bat!
Urban Jungle Workout: A 10 minute warm-up combined with three 6.5 minute sets makes a totally sweaty, fat-burning workout that you can complete in your own home (or on the road) – hence the URBAN JUNGLE!
30-30-30 Workout: What you get: 30 exercises, 30 seconds each, 30 seconds rest in between.
8-Minute Workout: 3 quick rounds before your shower makes an awesome morning routine!
Below you will find my thoughts on some of the workouts and group exercise classes that might be offered at your local gym or may be found on DVD.
Couch to 5K (C25K) for Beginners
It takes awhile to get into a groove with running. You have to start slow and pace yourself, and give yourself walking breaks along the way until you’re able to run more continuously as your stamina and endurance builds. This is a 9-week program, going from couch potato to running three miles! You perform three workouts a week for nine weeks. You will alternate timed segments of walking with jogging, and will gradually add more jogging the farther into it you get!
Bridge to 10K
Once I built up to 30 minute runs, and ran a few 5Ks, I decided that I want to try a 10K. I used the C25K website to view a few different programs for picking up where C25K leaves off.