Cross Training for Consistent Variety

Posted July 16, 2017

It’s ok.  It’s even advisable to practice a variety of workouts within any given week of fitness.  What is important is that the individual workouts remain consistent.  Nobody wants to get bored with their fitness routine and workouts should remain exciting and fun.  Individual workouts should remain consistent, though, so that clients can measure their performance effectively.  To keep things exciting, combining different types of consistent workouts is a great idea!

We kept these things in mind when we created the first HOTWORX 24 Hour Infrared Fitness Studio.  As a professional trainer, I knew that we had to keep our individual workouts consistent and familiar to our customers while keeping things exciting for them with variety and options.  Cross training by practicing different types of workouts has been around for a long time, and it can provide stimulation for muscle development beyond just keeping to the same workout type every session.

“Research on exercise adherence indicates that many individuals drop out of exercise programs because they become bored or injured. Cross training is a safe and relatively easy way to add variety to an exercise program. In the process, it can play a positive role in promoting long-term exercise adherence by reducing the incidence of injury and eliminating or diminishing the potential for boredom.”

We have found from our membership data that the HOTWORX Studio concept has an incredibly high exercise adherence ratio as compared to industry standards.  One of the reasons for this high level of repeat studio member visits is due to the opportunity to easily practice cross training.  HOTWORX members can choose from 8 different 30 minute isometric workouts 2 different 15 minute HIIT workouts and a complete functional training area called the FX Zone.  There are endless combinations of ways to cross train.  Some members practice the “Bonfire Workout” which is a back to back workout session consisting of isometrics followed immediately by HIIT or vice versa!  Some members simply schedule a different workout type every day, for example: Monday-Hot Yoga, Tuesday-Bonfire Hot Iso and Hot Cycle, Wednesday-Hot Warrior, Thursday-Hot Pilates, Friday-Bonfire Hot Core and Hot Row. 

There are thousands of ways to combine the workouts in the 24 hour HOTWORX infrared fitness studio environment.  The cross training combinations are limitless.

Keep the individual workouts consistent and cross train for variety!

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Stephen P. Smith, MA

CEO and Creator of the HOTWORX
Former National Collegiate Bodybuilding Champion and Arena Football Player
Certified Professional Trainer