Types of exercise:
Weights – Also known as strength or resistance training. This type of training is great for building lean muscle, improving bone density (important as we age), weight management, improving your metabolism and all round strength! Another benefit is that it is low impact, and suitable for most abilities. Sculpt Sessions and BOXlift are DediKates weight training workouts.
HIIT – Stands for High Intensity Interval Training. The idea is to work really hard for a short period of time, then have a quick break before going again – making them really time efficient. Like weight training, you will be burning fat after your workout as well as during and they are also fantastic for increasing your cardio fitness and agility quickly. HIIT workouts are great if you get bored easily as almost any type of cardio can be adapted into a HIIT session – think sprints, bodyweight moves like squats or press ups and light weights can also be added. You will find HIIT training in DediKates Power Sessions, Ignite, BOXhiit and Speed Sessions.
Cardio – This is any type of workout where your heart rate is elevated but is kept at a constant level, rather than spiking up and down like in HIIT. Think things like jogging, walking, swimming, cycling or aerobics. Cardio is awesome for increasing your base cardio fitness and as you can often do it outside or with a friend, it is great for your mental health! DediKate’s Steady State Cardio and some Speed Sessions are cardio focused.
Yoga and Pilates – Both are fantastic for increasing balance, flexibility, strength and control. Yoga and Pilates are great low impact options, can be done by almost anyone and are a really beneficial addition to any workout schedule. Try incorporating one of DediKate’s Yoga or Pilates sessions once or twice a week and see if you notice any difference in your ability during your other workouts!