Types of training | Highlite Newcastle

Types of training

We like to mix it up

The perfect combination

Throughout our group training sessions, whether indoor or outdoor, we use different types of training to help you achieve your fitness goals. The right combination means effective results.

Cardiovascular fitness

Cardiovascular training is an integral part of our workout. Cardio, as it’s also known, is generally a type of exercise performed at a moderate intensity for an extended period of time that maintains an increased heart rate. It’s a great fat and glucose burner.

High intensity interval training

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is an enhanced form of cardio training. It’s an exercise strategy that alternates periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. Sessions can vary from 4–30 minutes. These short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, improved glucose metabolism, and improved fat burning. HIIT increases your resting metabolic rate (RMR) for 36 hours after your workout due to excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. It can also improve maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max) more effectively than doing only traditional, long aerobic workouts. It’s an effective fat burner.

Resistance training

Also known as strength or weight training, it’s a form of progressive overload training in which you gradually increase volume, intensity, frequency or time to achieve your goal. It uses resistance against muscular contraction to build muscle and muscular endurance, and uses a variety of exercises and types of equipment to target specific muscle groups. Resistance training can provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well-being. You’ll also achieve increased bone, muscle, tendon and ligament strength and tone, improved posture and joint function, reduced potential for injury, increased bone density, increased metabolic rate, increased fitness, improved cardiac function, and improved lipoprotein lipid profiles, including elevated HDL (good) cholesterol.

Free trial session

Whatever the type of training, our method and our trainers will help you achieve you best. Contact us to book your free session and find out what it’s like to train the Highlite way.