Created by a former Royal Marine Commando and a National Gymnast, Metafit combines traditional bodyweight exercises with the latest High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Tabata techniques, working on the premise that in order to burn fat, you need to boost your resting metabolism.
30 minutes of Metafit burns approximately 300 kilocalories during exercise and up to 500 kilocalories of additional afterburn.
With HIIT, we alternate between short periods of intense anaerobic exercise and less intensive recovery periods. Tabata is a training method originally employed by the Japanese Olympic Speed Skating team and is named after sports scientist Izumi Tabata. His studies found that subjects who performed an intense four minute workout, five times per week, incorporating just eight 20-second full sprints improved their aerobic fitness by almost 50% when compared with those who did hour-long sessions of moderate exercise.
Metafit combines these techniques to produce a heart-pumping, muscle-burning workout that takes just 30 minutes, but boosts your resting metabolic rate for up to 24 hours afterwards. This effect, called EPOC (Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption) is responsible for an additional 65% calorie afterburn.
It is! But the short session, broken up into rapid-fire 20 second bursts of intense workout, followed by brief recovery periods before moving on to the next exercise, allows you to work to your own limit and then push that limit up as your fitness improves and your stamina builds. And believe me, it will!
The session starts with a five minute warm-up and mobility section, then 20 minutes of workout, followed by 5 minutes of recovery. Afterwards you will feel fatigued, but not completely exhausted. The exercises I use change weekly, involving anything from push-ups and planks, to burpees and squats, so you will find the session always remains varied, fun and motivational.
You can join my Metafit class, or I offer 1-on-1 sessions held in a location of your choice, like your own home – a great option for people with younger children who cannot be left unattended. A 30 minute 1-on-1 session costs just £15 for up to two people, group training sessions are also available. Contact me for more information.
Try for FREE
Come along and try a free introductory class to see exactly what Metafit can do for you.
Metafit Alongside Running
Combine Metafit with your running schedule and take your performance to the next level. Metafit helps to make your cardiovascular system stronger, pushing more oxygenated blood through your body, resulting in greater endurance for longer runs.
In addition to improving your running fitness, the varied challenges of Metafit build coordination between muscles and nervous system, helping to improve stride efficiency.
I have many dedicated clients who are reaping the benefits of Metafit training to boost their running performance, read about their stories and many others in my testimonials.