A Strong Finish
We made it to the end of another work week, and I made it to the end of an intense four-week small group training class at New York Sports Clubs.
For the “grand finale,” our (awesome) instructor Roberto Murichi had us run through the same workout we did during our first week so we could measure our gains in cardio capability, strength and endurance. Here’s a look at the program. (Just like the 50-30-20 I wrote about earlier in the week, this isn’t a workout I’d recommend for a fitness newbie or anyone returning to an exercise routine after a hiatus.)
After an eight-minute warm-up which included 20-second bouts of six exercises including push-ups, squats, and sit-ups, we moved on to the heart of the workout. Roberto set up five stations for the following exercises:
- Kettlebell high pull
- Jump rope
- Box Jump
The goal was to perform as many reps as possible in one minute before moving on to the next exercise. After completing the fifth exercise, we got to enjoy one minute of rest! Then we started the circuit all over again for round two. For the third and final round, we had to keep track of every single rep we completed from the first burpee to the last box jump. Those reps added up to our final score.
The first week of the class, my score came in at 180. Wednesday night, I made it to 242. Each of my classmates on “Team Alpha” saw their numbers improve, too. Needless to say, we were all happy with the results!
I’m happy I took Roberto’s class for many reasons, but mainly because it offered a needed jolt to my fitness routine and it also provided a new perspective on high-intensity circuit training. I look forward to one more class after work tonight to make up for some of the time I lost while sipping rum punch on the beach in Jamaica. There’s a very good chance I’ll be signing up for round two of this class which starts in April…so stay tuned for more intense workout ideas to help you have fun, be fit and feel fabulous!
Posted on March 30, 2012, in Fitness and tagged Burpee, Circuit Training, Laura DeAngelis, New York Sports Clubs, Roberto Murichi, Small Group Training. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Congrats Laura…keep it up!
I love those high intensity workouts 🙂
Do you have a youtube channel?
Hi Isabella! Thanks for the encouragement to stay motivated! I do have a YouTube channel which I need to get better at putting material. My channel is: LauraDLovesFitness How bout you?
Looks Awesome! I just subscribed 🙂
I’m thinking of starting my own channel sometime soon…
I’ll have to get out of my comfort zone, lol!
Have a good one!
Thanks for the subscription, Isabella! I think you’re my first! Have a great weekend!