Are you looking for an effective, once a week, full body workout in Bristol? Our 45 minute, quick paced, Circuit Training session will hit all of your muscle groups and leave you feeling great.
Monday Evenings 8:00pm until 9:00pm
Wednesday Evenings 7:30pm - 8:30pm
£5.00 per person, per class
St Martins Church, St Martins Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2ND.
The idea is simple, the challenge is great, the rewards are amazing.
Each person starts at one of many stations and will perform that exercise for between 30 seconds and 5 minutes. Once done, they move onto the next one. This is repeated until all the people taking part have done every stations thus completing the circuit.
Exercises included within each circuit vary. They tend to include upper body exercises, core & trunk exercises, lower body exercises and total body exercises. Each circuit is unique and can include a mixture of aerobic and muscular activities, while others may exclusively focus on aerobic exercise techniques or muscle toning. The number of exercises/stations including will also vary as will the length of time spent at any one station.
Circuit Training Benefits
The benefits of circuit training include increasing both your aerobic fitness and your core strength - not to mention how many calories you burn during the session. The downside, apart from the obvious exhaustion risk, is that you miss the benefit of doing any one area in depth. This is why experts recommend the supplementing of a weekly circuit session with three weekly aerobic workouts.
It’s also easy and has a low skill level. Learning the exercises and executing them is simple and all exercises can be completed in the first session with little training. Furthermore, our expert instructors and staff, will help you learn the exercises and learn about your fitness levels. This means you will not be over or under exercising during the circuit training session.
Upper Body Exercises
Upper body exercises look to work muscles across your chest, back, shoulders and arms. These include the trapezius, rhomboids, deltoids, rotators, pectorals, biceps, triceps and forearm muscles. Upper body exercises tend to include:
- Squat ups
- Bench dips
- Back extensions
- Medicine ball chest pass
- Bench lift
- Inclined press up
Core and Trunk Exercises
Core and trunk exercises work the major muscles of the abdomen and the pelvic area. Core and trunk muscles include the pelvic floor muscles, transversus abdominis, internal and external obliques, rectus abdominis, multifidus, longissimus thoracis, the erector spinae and the diaphragm. There are also a number of minor muscles that can be exercised. Core and trunk exercises tend to include:
- Sit ups (lower abdominals)
- Stomach crunch (upper abdominals)
- Back extension chest raise
Lower Body Exercises
Lower body exercises aim to work the muscles of your legs. These include anterior muscles such as the quadriceps femoris, iliopsoas and the sartorius muscle. It also includes working on the posterior muscles such as the gluteus maximus and the hamstrings. Lower body exercises tend to include:
- Squat jumps
- Astride jumps
- Compass jumps
- Shuttle runs
- Bench squat>
- Hopping shuttles
Whole Body Workouts
Whole body workouts work many or all of the above areas, but are specifically designed to improve aerobic fitness. These exercises tend to be the most energetic in terms of running, skipping, jogging and so on. Such exercises tend to be absent in muscular toning circuits, but are traditionally used to break up the core muscle exercises in general circuit training programmes. Whole body workouts tend to include:
- Squat thrusts
Want to Join in?
We’d love to have you join our circuit training group. Get in touch before hand or turn up on the day for more information about what it involves and what you need to take part.
Monday Evening 8:00pm to 9:00pm and Wednesday Evenings 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Where?
St Martins Church, St Martins Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2NDHow Much?
Just £5 per person, per session