Monday, December 14, 2009

Feel the Power of a Short Circuit

“The top reason Americans don't work out is lack of time. Anita Kube was one of those harried people. After her second child was born, the suburban Chicago mom realized she could no longer find two hours a day to go to the health club and spend 60 minutes on a treadmill. She stopped exercising, gained weight, and felt overwhelmed. ‘I had two small kids and I didn't feel like I had the energy to keep up with them.’ So Kube, 39, turned to circuit training. She knew only that it promised a quick, easy-to-follow workout. ‘The time issue was huge,’ she says. ‘It was only 30 minutes. And the club is a half-mile from my home. It was an hour door-to-door.’ Circuit training refers to a series of exercises done one after the other with little rest between. A complete series makes up one circuit. Fast-paced lifestyles have helped make circuit training gyms the fastest-growing part of the health club industry, the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association says. Circuit training can include any combination of movements. The most popular format is a series of resistance exercises done at a quick enough pace to keep your heart rate up.”,4096

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