What is high-intensity training and how does it work? –Dana H.

High-intensity training is a fusion of sports performance training and bootcamp. The sports performance aspect is geared toward increasing the athletic ability of any individual, athlete or non-athlete. Agility ladders, cones, hurdles and plyometrics are employed to develop an individual's speed, explosive power, and ability to start, stop, and change direction with ease. This part of the workout is based on short, duration, high-intensity intervals with moderate rest. 

The bootcamp aspect of the workout involves using a variety of training tools to perform full-body strength and power exercises in a station or circuit format. The training tools include medicine balls, battle ropes, weight sleds, weight vests, kettlebells, sandbells, boxing gloves, super-bands, rowing machines and more. Multiple weights are also laid out so participants are able to increase or decrease their weights quickly. 

Trainers use time-based intervals, meaning the workouts can accommodate a wide variety of fitness levels while keeping the workout flowing smoothly from one phase to the next. Trainers are energetic, motivating, encouraging and highly qualified. Many trainers were former athletes themselves so they know that it takes smart programming, dedication, hard work and a positive attitude to achieve great results. 

To get the best results possible, the high-intensity training (H.I.T) programs at Wellbridge Clubs are geared toward performance. Comprehensive fitness testing is performed every three months, allowing participants to actually see how much their strength, endurance, speed, coordination, anaerobic endurance and power is improving. 

High-intensity training targets all components of fitness while also offering the camaraderie and support of like-minded people who encourage each other toward getting in the best shape of their lives. It’s a tough training program, but the results are definitely worth the effort. 

To get started on your H.I.T. journey today, find a Wellbridge Club near you and contact the Personal Training Manager.