5 Heath Benefits of Circuit Training
Never endure a boring gym session again! How? Join a circuit training class! Circuit training provides you with the ultimate workout.
As stated by WebMD, “this workout gets your heart rate up and strengthens your muscles at the same time. You’ll move quickly through 8-10 exercise stations to work different muscle groups with little to no rest between stations. Each station has a different exercise. You may do bicep curls or jump rope for 60 seconds. You’ll do about 10-25 reps at each station, lasting between 30 seconds and 3 minutes, and then move on to the next station.”
The benefits of participating in a circuit training class are endless. Other than the obvious, muscle working, entertaining, fast, fun atmosphere, circuit training promotes positive internal benefits.
Read below for the Health Benefits of Circuit Training
1. Combats health conditions and diseases
Circuit training is one of the best forms of exercise. Exercise itself provides you with a great amount of health benefits. Some of these benefits include, better heart health, reducing the risk of diabetes, helping control asthma, reducing the pain of arthritis and improving back pain.
2. Improves mood
Exercise is the ultimate mood booster. You will reap many psychological benefits. It helps reduce stress and anxiety. According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise helps you gain confidence (getting in shape), take your mind off of your worries (exercise is a good distraction), get more social interaction (meet and socialize with others) and cope in a healthy way (exercising is a positive way to manage anxiety and depression).
3. Boosts energy
Taking a circuit training class is a great way to boost your energy. Exercise increases your endorphin levels making you mentally more aware and energetic. So, next time you are feeling exhausted or just too tired to workout… just workout! That workout will actually help wake you up. *Bonus: That workout will help you feel great too!
4. Sleep well
Do you suffer from insomnia? Take a circuit training class! Just a few circuit training classes a week and you’re on the right track to a better night’s sleep. It is actually proven that people who exercise on a frequent basis tend to sleep better and wake up more alert. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for that circuit training class today!
5. Make Friends
Attending a circuit training class is a great way to make new friends. It’s a great place to meet people who have the same fitness interests as you. Also, finding a workout buddy helps you stay motivated, promotes healthy competition and makes your average gym session so much more fun! So, get out there and socialize!
--Nicole Dossantos, Editor The Active Times