Healthy Living Programs
Uphill Climb: (30 min. default)
Uphill Climb is a great workout for burning calories, for the muscular development of your lower body and the cardiovascular development of your heart and lungs. The Uphill Climb workout should begin at a speed that you are comfortable accomplishing throughout the entire hill climb. It makes no difference if you are on a cycle, treadmill or walking up a hill, but be sure to start the workout at a pace you can maintain through the finish. You decide how fast you want to ascend and descend the hill. You can go in 30 second intervals or three minute intervals, or just climb at a steady pace. The main goal is to climb the mountain and feel good doing it! Be sure to cool down for an extra long time following this workout and be sure to stretch your lower body more than usual as your lower leg muscles may need it after your climb.
Gradually increase the intensity of your exercise with this fun Uphill Climb workout. The goal of the Uphill Climb is to stiumlate your body to improve your overall cardiovascular fitness, while also maximizing muscle cell development in working muscles. The LifeSpan Uphill Climb workout has been designed to start out at a very slow intensity and gradually increase to a peak intensity, then gradually decrease in intensity back down. You will maximize calorie burn during the peak levels of this workout while allowing your body to exercise longer and still benefit from the higher intensity as you slow down towards the end and return to your starting level.
Pyramid Climb: (30 min. default)
Gradually increases in intensity during your workouts are ideal to stimulate your body to improve overall cardiovascular fitness, while also maximizing muscle cell developement in working muscles. The Pyramid Climb workout has been designed to start out at a very slow, confortable pace and gradually increases to a peak intesity then gradually decreases in intensity back down to your starting level. You will maximize overall calorie burn during the peak intensity levels of this workout while allowing your body to exercise for a longer duration and still benefit from higher intensity workout as you gradually slow down in this workout and return to your starting level.
Plateau Climb: (30 min. default)
A Plateau Climb workout will provide you with all the benefits of the other steady state workouts, but push you to maintain a higher steady state intensity exercise level. As you improve your overall health and fitness you can slowly and of course always comfortably push yourself to higher overall exercise intensity for longer periods of time. Remember, if you simply get on your treadmill and go at the same pace for the same amout of time every day when your workout, your body will only improve to the level of workouts you are currently pushing yourself to do. In order to improve your overall health and fitness, you need to always "change" your workouts so you don't do the same workout within one week, while at the same time slowly increasing your overall exercise intensity while also increasing your overall exercise time.
Ladder: (30 min. defaul)
One of the greatest benefits of exercise are the direct benefits exercise has on the heart and cardiovascular system. The Heart Health Ladder has been specifically designed to provide your heart and cardiovascular system with a series of progressively harder exercise intensity's that will improve your overall aerobic endurance, while also stimulating your anaerobic endurance. Remember as you go through this workout that it may be challenging for a few minutes, but each progression has been carefully timed to also provide recovery intercals after the highest intensity intercal so you can feel good as you exercise and comfortably push yourself to improve your cardiovascular fitness.
Uphill Interval: (20 min. default)
Uphill interval workouts are unique in that they provide your body with the benefits of an interval workout, with the added benefit of gradually increasing the overall intensity of the maximum level intervals throughout the workout. In this workout you should begin at a level that is comfortable and then you will gradually increase the intensity during each maximum interval, pushing yourself to a slightly higher intensity each time knowing that you have a recover interval as soon as you complete the maximum intensity interval. During this workout you will also maximize overall calorie burn during each of your higher intensity intervals, while at the same time working on improving your overall anaerobic fitness.