I’ve started teaching a new class called ‘Fit in 30’ and it is popular. It is short interval based class which means my clients work really hard for short bursts of intensity and then rest. We use a mixture of body weight and dumb bells. I really enjoy teaching it as it’s my kind of class 🙂
With everyone being so busy, especially this time of year it seems do-able to fit in a thirty minute class. Classes traditionally have always been an hour but research show that this doesn’t have to be the case. For fat loss keeping the workout times under thirty minutes is vital as it will keep down our stress hormones. High stress hormones encourage fat storage especially around the abdomen. Interval type training is a great way of getting fit fast.
Here is an example sprint training interval that would be performed after a really good warm up. This is vital as I myself have painfully pulled a muscle because I didn’t warm up thoroughly. Do a dynamic warm up moving all joints in all directions. Then jog /fast walk for five to ten minutes.
Wear a stop watch and time your sprints. Do your warm-up, sprint for 20 to 30 seconds and stop completely or walk. Rest (or walk ) for a duration twice as long as your sprint. For example, your rest would be 40 to 60 seconds. Sprint again after your rest and repeat for five to six intervals.
If you don’t want to sprint you could do this on a bike, stationery or on the road. This type of training is perfect for ladies in their forties and heading towards the menopause as it is so effective for belly fat. It may also help with peri menopause type symptoms