Gymstick Muscle is the group exercise class, which uses the Gymstick Original fitness tool. Gymstick Muscle is a complete body workout that does not require you to have extensive fitness or co-ordination skills to participate. Every time you attend a Gymstick Muscle class, trained and accredited instructors will help you to achieve a successful and safe full-body workout.
Gymstick Muscle challenges your body differently to other group exercise classes. Gymstick instructors don’t just focus on working one group of muscles at a time they work your body in a functional manner that follows the way in which your muscle groups naturally move. Gymstick Muscle workouts mimic the natural movements of your body. You will receive a full body workout without the joint stress and muscle strain that you would normally feel after other resistance training programs. The class is designed in an interval format, encouraging you to put in maximum effort in a short period of time. Guaranteed to make you feel muscles you forgot you had!
These six elements are incorporated into a functional workout that mimics the body's natural movements. Members will experience less muscle and joint strain as a result.
- Muscular strength
- Muscular endurance
- Core muscle activation
- Postural alignment
Gymstick for PTs also incorporates the TRIOS technique, developed by Gymstick International. TRIOS are sets of three exercises that progressively increase in intensity by adding more fitness elements such as balance, range of motion and increased joint action. Members are free to choose the level of intensity and resistance they apply with each movement. Each section of the TRIOS is 30 seconds in length and this means that for most exercises there will only be enough time for 8 to 12 repetitions. This repetition range falls within the range that will most likely achieve muscle hypertrophy and strength. This is one of the advantages that TRIOS has over conventional barbell or muscle conditioning workouts, as these types of workouts focus on the number of repetitions to reach fatigue.