What is GRID training?


Gone are the days when going to the gym meant a run through the circuit, perhaps a quick dip in the pool, and a shower to end it off before heading to work. The offering today includes a variety of specialty workouts, including a host of training programmes with abbreviated names you’ve probably never heard of.

One such training programme that is currently available at Virgin Active at Hazeldean Square is GRID training. If GRID is new to you, read on to learn a little more about this high-energy, fast-paced workout.

GRID training in a nutshell

Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, GRID is a combination of HIIT (high-intensity interval training), functional fitness and mobility, and this workout promises to push your body further than you thought it could go.

Divided into GRID Athletic and GRID Power sessions, each type of GRID workout aims to improve different types of fitness. With GRID Athletic, there is a focus on heart rate and sustainable pace, helping to improve cardiac health and increase endurance. GRID Power, on the other hand, lets the focus fall on moving as fast as possible, which aids you in burning fat and gaining lean muscle mass.

Packed into one explosive 30-minute workout session, GRID at Virgin Active will leave you panting and sweaty, but certainly aware that you’ve put in the work.

The benefits of high-intensity interval training are widely documented, and include a higher metabolic rate (even hours after you’ve completed a session), improved oxygen consumption and reduced heart rate and blood pressure, among many others.

Because GRID workouts pack a punch in a short period of time, they are especially popular among professional people with little time to spend on health and fitness.

The fitness experts at Virgin Active are ready to help guide you on your journey to better health. Drop by shop 43 at Hazeldean Square to learn what other training options are available – there is something for everyone, no matter what your training preference is. Call Virgin Active on 012 809 4115 to find out more.