Member's monthly gym tip
It's not too late to get your summer body with interval
Interval training involves bursts of high-intensity work,
followed with periods of low-intensity work.
See below our interval training top tips to help you get
the perfectly toned summer body!
Tips to introduce interval training into your exercise
- Warming up is essential, to prepare your body and reduce the
risk of injury.
- Set training goals that are within your ability.
- Start slowly (for example, walk 2 minutes/ jog 2 minutes) in
general, longer intervals provide better results.
- Keep a steady, but challenging pace throughout the
- Build the number of repetitions over time.
- To improve, increase intensity or duration, but not both at the
Interval training suggestion:
- Warm up for 5 minutes (a fast walk or light jog at low
intensity, gradually increasing at the end of the warm-up
- Perform 2 minutes of high intensity exercise - where you are
pushing yourself e.g. a fast jog or sprint.
- Perform 2 minutes of low intensity exercise - where you are
resting e.g. a slow jog or fast walk.
- Repeat stages 2 and 3 above (aim for 5 times each).
- Cool down for 5-10 minutes (a fast walk or light jog at low
intensity, gradually decreasing by the end of the cool down
Don't forget, we are here to help. Ask any of the team
at your health club for further hints and tips to ensure that you
reach your health and fitness goals.