M80 Pilates Circuit Class

M80 Pilates Circuit Class
This December, Maiden Lane Studios is launching our M80 Pilates Circuit, a high-intensity interval training, Pilates circuit class. This class provides the benefits of Pilates with the results of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Research has shown that HIIT is a very efficient method as it burns fat, builds a healthier heart, tones muscles, and increases metabolism.

M80 combines contemporary Pilates work on the various Pilates apparatus with functional body-weighted movements & plyometric exercises performed at maximum capacity. You will work for 45-60 seconds at each station with 15-20 seconds of rest inbetween. Lengthen & tone, burn more calories, and improve your cardiovascular fitness with M80. All fitness levels are welcome. This is a 50 minute class and limited to 6 clients per class. During the month of December, use your regular group class packages for M80 classes. See our December M80 schedule here.

What is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is any type of workout regimen that rotates between intense bursts of activity with short periods of rest. For example, alternating between 30 seconds of sprinting, then 60 seconds of brisk walking is considered HIIT. HIIT workouts are extremely effective in burning fat, increasing metabolic rate, and are more effective in less time.

5 Benefits of HIIT

1. Efficient
Research shows that with just 15 minutes of interval training done 3 times per week, one can achieve more progress than jogging on a treadmill for an hour.

2. Burn fat
The effect of the intense exertion in these workout not only aid in calorie burn, but can also amp up your body’s repair cycle – meaning you burn more fat and calories within the 24 hour period after a HIIT workout.

3. Build a Healthier Heart
By pushing yourself into an anaerobic zone, your heart builds stamina and endurance, keeping your heart healthier and able to complete daily activities with ease.

4. Tone Muscle
Unlike steady paced cardio that encourages muscle loss, HIIT workouts preserves hard earned muscle tone. Most of the weight loss that comes with HIIT workouts comes from stored fat not muscle.

5. Increase Metabolism
On top of the fat burning and preservation of muscle tone, HIIT will also stimulate your metabolism and increase the production of your human growth hormone (HGH) during the 24-hour period after a workout. HGH helps slows down the aging process along with being responsible for increased caloric burn. Win/win all the way around!