Frenetic Fitness

fre·net·ic /frəˈnetɪk/ done very fast and with a lot of energy, often by someone who is in a hurry.

Fit Deck Workout

Many gym goers appreciate the social atmosphere of a busy gym but the workouts don’t always translate to working out on your own at home or while traveling. This week I had a chance to participate in a group cardio class that used Fit Deck cards and the cardio machines at the gym to compose a workout. We each got 2 cards to start and were instructed to do the number of reps in the “advanced” circle at the top of each card then pass our cards to the person to the left and go upstairs and run a quarter mile as fast as we could then come back to do our next 2 cards, and repeat. It was so much fun and moved so quickly, I was hardly ready to stop when our trainer called out “last round” meaning almost 40 minutes had passed.

We used the Fit Deck Bodyweight cards that had common exercises like push ups, sit ups, squats and also a few not so typical moves like the duck walk and bear crawl. Since this deck needs no equipment it can easily be taken on the road or used at home. Fit Deck also makes cards that do use additional equipment like dumbbells, kettlebells, and TRX systems and for stretching and yoga. There are also decks for sports specific training like basketball and soccer. There are performance boost cards for plyometrics and speed and agility training. There is even a set for nutrition. It seems that any fitness interest you have, they have a deck to help you out.

If you’re an app person like me, you can get some of the decks for your phone through iTunes. The Bodyweight deck is one of the apps available now but the website says plans are to have all the decks available soon. So if you need a quick workout idea, get a deck, give a shuffle, get to work.

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