Saturday’s HIIT Circuit Boot Camp Highlights!

The Saturday HIIT Circuit boot camp workouts at our Monmouth County gym are always fun and full of energy! This Saturday was no different as we tackled the fireman’s carry with the heavy bag for the first time! Members either had to carry or drag the bag for four :30 rounds. There were two different bags to try, one being a little heavier. It was a lot of fun watching people hoist the bag up with a victory smile! We also did a lot of TRX training, some great strength and resistance work and of course..two rounds of calorie burning Tabata to really get that heart rate going! Check out the highlight reel below!

Ultimate Fit Zone opened its doors in 2012 as a Cross Training and Circuit Boot camp gym in Monmouth County. We offer HIIT workouts in three different formats; ZONE 360, IT 360 and HEAT.

ZONE 360 is our hallmark cross training workout program. This program is based on the method and style of CrossFit training BUT we de-emphasize heavy weight and instead focus on longer, intense workouts. For those that want to incorporate the heavy weights- don’t worry- we offer that too. It’s customizable for any fitness level and we have an excellent beginner program to educate you on the program and ease you into the new workout routine.

IT 360 is our Interval Training circuit workout (check out video above). We cycle through different circuits of timed intervals which bring our heart rate up and down for maximum fat burning effectiveness!

HEAT is our unique program created by our personal trainer and fitness coach, Bonnie. This workout is very high energy- lots of body weight movements (think burpees, squats, pushups) combined with light weight/high rep strength exercises with light dumbbells. Fun music- lots of energy. Don’t miss this calorie burning workout!

See our full schedule of training times online by clicking here: https://ultimatefitzone.com/training-schedule/

Also please text us for more info at 732-757-7944.

Women Dominate Monmouth County Boot Camp Workout

Monday’s ‘911’ Cross Training boot camp workout was dominated by the women! Ranging in age from early twenties to early 60s (!) the women showed up and worked fiercely to finish the long workout!

It was a day of many ‘firsts’ for the cross training women who tackled 2,000 meters worth of rowing, 50 push-ups, 50 butter fly sit-ups, 50 pull-ups and 50 barbell push presses. For several women it was their first attempt at band assisted pull-ups on the rig!

The arduous workout took roughly 27-33 minutes to complete (each woman achieving their own personal time) and targeted every muscle in the body with high repetitions and a true test of cardiovascular endurance. From rowing to pushups, to setups to pull-ups and barbell presses, this comprehensive routine activated muscles from the every part of the body, calling upon thousands of nerve cells to be stimulated with compound movements and a strong showing of physical and mental toughness.

“I think it’s important for women to be strong,” says Co-Owner and Fitness Coach Stacey Albert. “Since the dawn of time women have been viewed as the weaker sex. It’s time to show we can be strong not just physically, but mentally too.”

“The beauty of cross training is that it takes just as much mental acuity as it does physical strength. Pacing yourself. Strategizing the workout. Mentally talking yourself through the fatigue to finish,” she adds.

Ultimate Fit Zone is a Cross Training and Circuit Boot Camp gym in Monmouth County serving men and women of all fitness levels. The program teaches goal setting, strength training, cardiovascular endurance and spirited team and individual camaraderie in a workout setting. The gym is owned by husband and wife fitness team Edward and Stacey Albert. Eddie is a former body builder and long time personal trainer in the NJ area. Stacey is a fitness coach, cross training enthusiast and Nutritionist.

For more information please text Stacey at 732-757-7944 or email the gym.

Circuit Training Boot Camp Workout

IT 360 is the Circuit Training boot camp workout at the Ultimate Fit Zone gym in Monmouth County. This HIIT workout combines cardio exercises with weight training to burn fat, build lean muscle tissue and give participants that ‘toned’ from head to toe body.

Get nice arms, toned abs, firm legs and a great cardio workout at this multi-dimensional boot camp gym. Programs include more than just circuit workouts. Traditional cross-training programs, personal training, High Energy Athletic Training (HEAT) and holistic nutrition programs round out the offering of services for fitness enthusiasts.

Workouts utilize the latest equipment in the fitness revolution including TRX straps, sleds for pushing and pulling, battle ropes, Concept2 rowing machines, the Rogue Echo Bike, spin bikes, kettle bells and more. As participants work their way through stations, they are constantly challenged in strength and cardio. In just about one hour, the workout is complete and no body part was left to rest. Check out a sample video below.

Ultimate Fit Zone was launched in 2012 by husband and wife fitness professionals, Edward and Stacey Albert. Both long time Monmouth County residents. He is a former body builder with a long list of personal training clients that span from novice to professional athlete to specialized help for individuals with disabilities or movement disorders (such as Parkinson’s Disease). She is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist with a background in Personal Training, Cross Training and Pilates mat training. Together the duo offer results oriented weight loss programs, strength training regimens, detox diets and much more.

Owners Stacey & Eddie Albert

To try your first training session free, text Stacey at 732-757-7944.

Is HIIT and Cross Training the Fountain of Youth?

We slather on anti-wrinkle creams and eat our veggies, all in an effort to age healthily and slowly.  Now there is even more we can do to tap into Mother Nature’s natural fountain of youth; exercise.  Exercise science professor Larry Tucker conducted a study at Brigham Young University that revealed major differences in biological aging in people who do intense exercise (think high intensity training) versus sedentary individuals or those that don’t exercise at all.

The study examines the effects of demanding exercise on telomeres, best described as the protein endcaps on chromosomes within the human body.  They are a symbol of our internal biological clock and are strongly tied to age.  As we age, our telomeres shrink.  According to the study, adults who consistently engage in demanding exercises have telomeres with a biological aging boost of nine years.   The people with the shortest telomeres (associated with aging) were those who lived sedentary lifestyles.  To reap the anti-aging benefits, you must be willing to sweat.  ONLY demanding physical exercise (like the type we do at our cross training and HIIT gym in Monmouth County) was associated with elongated telomeres.  Surprisingly, there was no significant difference in telomere length between those with low or moderate physical activity and the sedentary people.

So, no matter what how old you are or your physical fitness level, starting an exercise program could help you live a longer, healthier life.  At Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County, we incorporate high intensity interval training, cross training, TRX training, and more into group oriented training sessions.  We can modify the program for anyone who wants to participate.  Plus, our on-site nutritionist will help make sure you are getting the proper nutrition you need to fuel your workouts and live a healthy life.

Ready to start reversing the hands of time?  Give us a call or fill out the contact form below to get started.

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A HIIT Program With Olympic Lifts and Power Lifts

The spotlight is once again shining on the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT).  A new study from the Mayo Clinic recently found powerful anti-aging benefits of this type of interval training.  Other benefits of HIIT include increased endurance, mega calorie burning, boost metabolism, burns calories long after you leave the gym, great for the heart and blasts fat. If HIIT is one of the healthiest ways to exercise, then one can only assume that adding in two of the most popular types of weightlifting; Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting, can only create a powerful exercise regimen.

At Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County, our cross training program combines, HIIT, Olympic lifts and powerlifting to create an exercise program that fights the aging process, dramatically boosts your cardio performance and  helps to create strong, powerful bodies.

Olympic weightlifting may seem like a sport only ridiculously strong men or women can do.  Not true.  Although what we see on TV may portray this idea, ANYONE can participate in a program that includes Olympic lifts. At our HIIT gym in Monmouth County, we’ll teach you the lifts as well as how to perform them safely within the workouts.   The two olympic lifts are the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk.  The benefits of performing these lifts include:

  • Increasing lean body mass and reducing body fat (weightlifting will NOT make you bulky.  Just the opposite.  You’ll see the shape of your body change as you melt fat and sculpt lean muscle tissue)
  • You’ll strengthen and sculpt your back, arms, shoulders and entire core area
  • Better bone health: Weightlifting increases bone mineral density
  • Great brain workout!  Even though it’s your body that’s performing the movement, learning and perfecting the exercises boosts brain activity, concentration, coordination and balance

Powerlifting movements consists of the squat, deadlift and bench.  We incorporate the squat and deadlift into many of our workouts.  Benefits include:

  • Strengthen the muscles of your legs, back and upper body
  • The squat works the muscles of your legs and hips better than many other training alternatives, according to a 2001 study published in “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.”
  • Powerlifting burns LOTS of calories
  • You do not have to lift heavy to get the benefits, we help you choose a weight that’s comfortable and safe for you
  • Increases strength and bone mass, reducing risk of osteoporosis

If you’re looking for an amazing overall strength and cardio workout that combines HIIT, powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting in the Monmouth County area, contact us by filling out the form below and come try a free class.  (*Must have valid, local license for free class trial).

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