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A healthy heart is one of the primary reasons to exercise.  

REV Fitness can be structured as an interval training program. Interval training involves a series of low-intensity and high-intensity exercises interspersed with rest periods. Varying the intensity of effort exercises the heart muscle, while  allowing  for longer or more intense workouts.

An interval format is both an efficient and tolerable way to train your heart. Working hard for 30 second intervals will give your heart what it needs. Your “I can do this for 30 seconds” attitude, not only challenges your body, but sets you up to feel successful and energized to come back again. Consistency in exercise is the name of the game.

Within this 30 second format, your heart rate spikes and declines as you move from station to station. This is a terrific way to train the heart. The heart is challenged at a relatively high level, and is pumping rapidly. As soon as work decreases, the heart slows dramatically- and this is where it gets exciting... It is just this decrease in heart rate that improves your heart’s strength- as your heart slows, blood is still returning at a rapid rate- the heart must pump great volumes of blood out of the heart- as its beating at a slower rate.  Viola’ – interval strength training for the heart!

The American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week. 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 289,758 women in 2013—that’s about 1 in every 4 female deaths

Heart Health

How to use the REV circuit for cardiovascular health:

  • Try Interval Training: Structure your workout to produce highs and lows of heart rate. In other words, work hard on either the strength machines or cardio platforms and then let your heart rate recover a bit before pushing it again.
  • After 2 months of Interval Training, try “Steady State” endurance training. Steady State training has the goal of keeping your heart rate at relatively consistent beats per minute, a variation from Interval Training. Every 2 months switch from Interval Training to Steady State training to keep workouts fresh.
  • Aim for 3 to 5 REV workouts per week.
  • Walk or perform other cardiovascular exercises on days off from REV.