A mere 30 minutes long, you don't need any fancy equipment for Metafit™ class. All the exercises - think sprints on the spot, squat variations, planks and our least favourite ever, Burpees! Bring together this 30minute workout that sees us using our own body weight and believe me, they're tough enough that way. A form of interval training or otherwise known as HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).
What is HIIT?
HIIT is an acronym for High Intensity Interval Training – this type of training involves cycles of short-burst high-intensity activity interspersed by recovery that aims to improve aerobic fitness. Because intensity is high, the duration of the session is short – any longer than 30 minutes and it’s not a HIIT workout. Metafit™ workouts are based on the HIIT principle that results in an efficient and effective form of exercise.
I am not fit can I still do a metafit™ class?
Yes, the exercises performed in a metafit™ session can be regressed or progressed to suit all fitness levels and abilities. Because everyone is different and has their own strengths and weaknesses you can accommodate your workout to suit your current threshold and the metafit™ trainer will ensure you are doing the exercise at a level that is appropriate for you.
Do I need co-ordination?
Metafit™ is un-choreographed, it’s not a dance or aerobics class..(thank god, since I have 2 left feet!). It is a selection of bodyweight exercises (think old-school exercises such as push-ups, squats, burpees, etc) done to great music with voice commands. Your metafit™ instructor will instruct correct technique for each exercise and assist you with maintaining correct form.
Is it really just 30 minutes?
Yes. All metafit™ sessions include a dynamic mobilisation warm-up, the main metafit™ set – depending upon the workout selected can last between 17-23 minutes, and a cool-down.
Do I need any special equipment or clothing?
No, however a water bottle, workout towel and an exercise mat will make your experience a little more comfortable. Ensure that you wear good supportive footwear (cross trainers or running shoes are ideal) and workout clothing that is breathable and provides support in all the right places! No more baggy trackie pants….go and buy yourself some nice new colourful leggings. Having a nice fitting workout gear how much more you feel motivated to go out and exercise will surprise you.
There are many ways you can do metafit™: lots of gyms are starting to do classes but there is also a great deal of independent instructors that a quick Google search will reveal. I really would recommend it if you're struggling for motivation and want something that isn't going to take hours out of your day go and participate in a metafit™ class.
Try it for yourself! Tuesday 23rd June at Elite Fitness Maidstone are holding 2 special metafit™ classes to be instructed by THE HIIT MUM, Colette McShane. Register here to join either the 6.30pm or 7.30pm class. Numbers are strictly limited…first in best dressed! Save My Spot