1,000 Reasons Group Fitness is Amazing!

If your goal is to burn 1000 calories an hour, try group fitness. Did you know you can burn 1,000 calories in a group fitness class? Today group fitness classes have expanded to include rigorous boot camp workouts and weight training. A variety of group fitness classes can be found at most gyms and with a gym membership, you can try out the diverse classes offered in one convenient location until you find your favorite.

H.I.I.T. If you aren’t already familiar with HIIT workouts [High Intensity Interval Training], these can take your body from soft and doughy to well-defined muscles if you remain committed to this extremely popular fitness method.  HIIT works by alternating short bursts of intense effort with low to moderate intensity recovery periods.  Besides burning more calories than jogging, some studies show that FIIT might be particularly effective at breaking down fat – especially in the abdominal area!  The best benefit may be the after-burn effect after your workout session has ended and your body continues to burn calories!  What causes this calorie burn?  It is the sparks in your heart rate that cause a lot of calorie burn, and that adds up to burning 1000 calories including the after-burn bonus.

BOOT CAMP is designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals similar to the HIIT workout. Get ready to do a lot of burpees, pushups, squats interspersed with running.  Boot Camp workouts are often done outdoors.

KICKBOXING CARDIO combines martial arts training with cardio. It is an awesome workout because it builds stamina, improves coordination and flexibility and burns a lot of calories!

ZUMBA has a cult following because it is fun and it is exercise. If you are looking for a way to burn calories that doesn’t feel like a chore, Zumba is the perfect fit for you. It feels like dancing at a club with a bunch of friends.

Dancing, Rowing, Weightlifting, Boxing and Jumping Rope also have the potential to burn 1000 calories. They don’t require a group fitness class, but they are major calorie burners. Jumping rope can burn up to 1000 calories in an hour. Remember, it’s always important to remain hydrated by drinking lots of water and allowing yourself rest periods.  Drinking water helps to enhance metabolism too.

Check out Adrenaline Monkey’s fitness classes to find your perfect 1000 calorie burning group fitness class in Cleveland, Ohio at  http://adrenalinemonkeyfun.com/fitness/. We are always here to help you find the group membership that fits your goals.

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