benefits are gained using heart rate monitors that help you maintain
your intensity at the desired level. Each class focuses on one of
the five energy zones.
- An essential part of any training or fitness regimen, working
at 50 - 52 % of heart rate maximum (HRM), gives the body a feeling
of being gently massaged and of gathering energy.
- Working in the 65 - 75% range of HRM, the body burns mostly fat.
It trains your body to set a pace and stay with it, becoming an
efficient fat burner.
- The goal in training in this zone, 75 - 85% of HRM, is to build
power in the muscle. Mostly done on "hills," that is,
with resistance, the muscle is worked enough that it breaks down
and rebuilds. Recovery afterwards is essential to reduce soreness.
Terrain - This is the most varied workout using flats,hills
quick pace and recovery periods taking the heart rate through the
range from 65 - 92%. Working aerobically and anaerobically the goal
is to see the ability of your heart to recover after intense exertion.
Day - Working in the 85 - 92% range of HRM this workout
burns mostly carbohydrates. It is training for maintaining a near
anaerobic threshhold for a long period. Particularly suited for
the competitive athlete.