UXF Burn at Washington Sports Club

14 Jan
Photo courtesy of www.fitbie.msn.com

Photo courtesy of http://www.fitbie.msn.com

One of my goals this year is to up my strength training days from 2 to 3 times per week.  A class that I have really enjoyed and that helps me reach that goal is called UXF Burn.  It was designed by Town Sports International which many of you may know better as your local Washington, New York, Philadelphia, or Boston Sports Club.  It is a cross-training class where you can expect to burn between 450 and 600 calories in 55 minutes.  It incorporates interval strength training and cardio training (greater emphasis on the strength training.) 

Essentially, the class goes through about 8 exercises at one minute each with no breaks.  Then, you do cardio for 90 seconds followed by around a minute break.  Subsequently, you cycle through that same sequence at 45 seconds each exercise, then 30 seconds, and then a Tabata round if time allows.  The Tabata round features the exercises cycle at 20 seconds each with a 10 second breather in between each.  You get pretty fatigued and exhausted from this class, but you burn soooo good!  One thing I love is that most of the strength moves are hitting more than one muscle group so 8 exercises becomes like 16 exercises.  For instance, you might do an alternating back lunge with bicep curl. 

I encourage you to try new classes at your gym and show your body a new challenge.  Even if you don’t have this class at your gym, perhaps try your next strength workout following this technique to change it up.  Happy to share more about the class- just drop me a line!  Have a great week.

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