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23 MIN Circle of Fire Sculpt + 30 MIN Low Impact HIIT

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels

Focus : 

23 minutes strengthening lean muscle tone using the Chair and Pilates Ring (or Magic Circle) for: shoulders, arms, upper back, triceps, abs, obliques, core, pelvic floor, adductors, glutes, hamstrings and legs. Next, 30 minutes high intensity training using low impact moves, so NO jumping today for those of you who appreciate this! Don’t worry you’ll still get your heart rate up quickly and sustain it there!

FUN FACT for today: you will not be repeating any exercise in your HIIT cardio class. So if you like diversity and get a little bored repeating, today is for you. If you prefer repeats, have fun anyways with today’s diversity to hit all those muscle groups and keep our cardio heart beat up!

This is day 2, week 8, of our Summer Fit Program!

Remember if you don’t have a piece of equipment being used today, join for what you can and/or choose a prior class in our program for your workout today to make sure you don’t skip.

Equipment Needed : 

Part 1: your Pilates chair, your mat and the Pilates ring/Magic circle. IF you do not have this prop, you can substitute with a soft ball, otherwise please join us without the circle anyway! Part 2: your mat and 2 heavier dumbbells. These are optional, you can also use what you have nearby or do this body weight only.

The Course of this Class :

We will start off seated on the chair with some classic exercises. Moving into spinal articulations before hitting our core in isolated small movements while finding that circle of fire. If you are looking to improve your strength in side planks or any side body work, today will be great for you. Next, we hit the mat for some isolated glute and hamstring work. Finally we’ll finish with a more advanced exercise on the chair, but for those of you not there yet, wait for it, there is a modification I give you to start building yourself up into the movement.

Next up is our high intensity training circuits, you will have 3 rounds today and not one repeated exercise in each! That’s fun! From lunges to ab work, triceps to glute presses, planks to sprinter’s pulls you’ll work head to toe and get that heart rate up! Our goal is to boost the metabolism, burn fat, build lean muscle tone, and keep that burn going throughout the rest of the day. These high intensity training classes will improve your fitness stamina as well as your level of practice. 30 minutes may seem long, but we are taking it low impact and more fat burning so it is long and sustained that will get those results today. Stick with it and you’ll be rewarded by all your effort!

Let us know below how you liked class, DID YOU FINISH?! 👇🏼

Class Level : 

ALL levels are encouraged to try class today. Modifications are given here and there when an exercise may be more advanced. Always pace yourself, listen to your body, and for those more advanced adventurers, pick up your pace during our HIIT, keep moving during our transitions, and connect deeply during our chair class in part 1.

Goals : 

Improve and boost overall total body strength and stamina. Boost metabolism, burn fat, increase energy levels, improve muscle tone and definition. Deepen connections within the body for muscle control and precision in movement. Feel confident in your own skin. Stay fit during busy schedules and summer time.

Other Fitness Programs you may like to try during Summer or anytime:

8 WEEK CORE STRENGTH PROGRAM, 30 DAY STRENGTH TRAINING FOR FAT LOSS, 6 DAY FIT BALL FIT, 12 MINUTE WORKOUTS – ALL YOU NEED TO GET MOVING, 10 DAY FIT KICKSTART

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14 MIN Booty & Back Sculpt + 17 MIN Core Cardio Rebound, 20 MIN Athletic Chair Sculpt + 20 MIN Cardio Power Jump, Total Body Toning Chair Workout, Mountain Climber Chair Workout, Killer Upper Body Strength Workout, Advanced Athletic Reformer Flow, Athletic Reformer Pumped, Episode 2: Lower Body Power, Classical Pilates Reformer Fly Over & Flow Through, Athletic Reformer Pumped Challenge, Upper Body Reformer Fit Workout: Arms & Abs Kicker 💪🏼, 40 Min Power Pilates – Full Body – Weight Lifting Challenge, MELT FIRST then Cardio Slides

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