Madabolic was founded by two elite athletes (they played in the NHL) that focused on designing functional workouts. Each workout incorporates different elements of fitness, such as power or strength and stability. It’s the type of workout that can be your sole source of exercise or can be used to compliment other activities.
That is exactly what drew me to Madabolic, the fact that I could cross train and compliment my other activities. What I learned after my first two classes was that I could choose how I did that.
Madabolic classes follow a rotating theme and if you look at its schedule you’ll notice the M.A.D acronym (clever, huh?). M workouts focus on athleticism and building intensity. A workouts are anaerobic, race pace, and you can expect to leave drenched and out of breath. Lastly, D workouts are slower paced, think endurance vs. a sprint, and meant to make you work through sustained efforts. With this in mind I hit both an M and A workout.
When you arrive the trainer has already set up various stations and the workout is written out on a board. I liked that the workouts and days differed, so one day you may end up with a boxing station and another day you may be doing burpees. They will sample each station and lead the class through a warmup, but then you’re off to begin. A countdown clock on the wall helps keep track of your intervals and when you should rotate between exercises. Physically having to move between stations, not just change exercises, made it fun.
Class is an hour long, and I’m not going to lie at times it really feels like an hour, but when it was complete I had really felt like I accomplished something. I think the pace and movement really make you work harder. I approached each station as if it was just one good effort, rather than thinking about the workout as a whole. If you want to maximize your time, hit Madabolic because there is no time wasted in this workout!
Until next time!
Sincerely, Lindsey aka Get Fit GVL
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