Training Guides

Gyms support a huge range of training styles to help you on your fitness journey but it can often be confusing to work out which ones you think you’ll actually need or use. Suss out everything you need to know here so you can choose the style of training that suits your needs. You can then find gyms near you that support these training methods by using our gym locator and filtering for the services you need. It’s so easy to suss out gyms!

CrossFit

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. The movements reflect aspects of gymnastics, running, weightlifting, rowing and more and are chosen to represent the core movements of life. The CrossFit program is adaptable to all levels of fitness and experience by scaling the load and intensity.

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Functional Training

Functional training is a method of training and preparing the body to perform the activities of daily life more easily and with reduced risk of injury. It has it’s origins in rehabilitation and generally focusses on flexibility, balance and weight bearing activities targeting the core muscles of the abdomen and lower back.

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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is a training regimen that involves short, very intense bursts of physical activity combined with periods or intervals of quick rests. This type of intense training can be quite efficient in terms of the time commitment involved versus the calories burned so is great for losing weight. It can also produce faster gains in endurance levels than steady state cardio training and can be an effective way to build fast twitch muscle.

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Pilates

Pilates is a system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility and posture as well as enhancing mental awareness. Its emphasis is on lengthening the body and aligning the spine rather than on bulking and shortening the muscles. Pilates is particularly good for building your core muscle strength.

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Yoga

Yoga is a 2,500+ year old discipline that seeks to improve your health as well as your physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. It does this through the use of a range of different postures, breathing exercises and meditation techniques. In today’s busy world, many people are turning to yoga as a way of relieving and managing their daily stress.

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