Why It Works

Why we get results

RHF Training is an extremely effective way to exercise. It maximizes the total exercise volume (number of sets, repetitions, and amount of weight) completed in a 1 hour period. Exercises are completed in a row, therefore the time spent exercising is maximized and condensed. All body parts are trained in one session hitting on all components of fitness,

Due to the lack of rest that RHF training demands, exercisers maintain elevated heart rates for the entire one hour period. Your cardiovascular fitness improves due to the cardio /interval training. Your muscle tone and strength increase during the resistance and cardio/interval training. Your core strength, posture and flexibility improve due the Pilates and Yoga session.

Cardio /Interval Training

Interval training is a great way to increase the body’s ability to burn calories when it is at rest. The exerciser’s heart rate goes very high during levels of high intensity exercise lasting 3.5 minutes. With a 30 second water break the heart rate never drops back to its resting heart rate meaning the heart and lungs are working hard all the time.  Cardio Interval increases the amount of oxygen that a person consumes post exercise, and therefore, increases the number of calories that a person burns throughout the day. Cardio interval training raises the levels of EPOC and strength: EPOC is short for excess post oxygen consumption which is the elevation of the body’s metabolism after exercise. Post-running or bike riding your EPOC is elevated for 30-60 minutes; however after cardio / Interval training your EPOC is elevated for as long as 72 hours. This means for 72 hours after your exercise is complete your body will burn more calories than it would, had you choose to run or ride a bike.

Resistance Training

Muscles have a few functions, movement, support (keeping us upright) protecting our vital organs and keeping us warm. We generate heat from turning the food we eat into heat via our muscle. The majority of calories you lose are burned by your muscle. If your muscles are weak and untrained they don’t burn many calories. Muscles that are toned and strong burn lots more calories. Think of your muscle as a furnace that keeps burning regardless of what you are doing. If your muscles are toned then the furnace burns more calories even if you are sitting in front of the TV or asleep. The afterburn affect is a term used to describe how after resistance exercise your muscles continue to burn additional calories long after the exercise has stopped. Traditional cardio exercise such as jogging or cycling only burn the calories while the exercise is being done. Resistance exercises continue to burn calories for hours after the exercise has finished. Muscle is extremely metabolic – about five times more active than most other body cells; with 10 more pounds of muscle, your body will burn 600 more calories per day which is equivalent to running 6 miles per day, seven days per week

This class won’t give you big bulky muscles. Building big muscles is very hard to do and requires a certain type of resistance training combined with a specific diet and lots of testosterone (which women lack). None of this we do.  Muscles don’t need to be big, just toned to burn extra calories

Pilates / Yoga

You could be thinking that this is going to be the easy part of the workout but it’s not. This section continues to build muscle strength and tone by holding you in a pose that challenge your muscles. This section builds strong core muscles which will increase your metabolism and burn calories.

Pilates and yoga are great at improving flexibility but again we ensure the workout continues. All stretches are done whilst maintaining a pose that requires some muscle engagement ensuring you are still working out. This section helps with post exercise recovery and injury prevention ensuring that you won’t miss out future classes due to injury and stiffness.

The class are indoors so the excuse that the weather is too wet or cold cannot be used so attendance levels are high. The class are done to high tempo music which has been scientifically proven to make you work 15%  harder than exercising without music. Lastly people just love the class so they keep coming back.

The benefits of RHF training can be summed up in a few words: ”Maximum results in the minimum time”. It is probably one of the best methods of exercising as it provides excellent all round fitness, tone and strength.