MetCon… What’s It All About?
You may have seen MetCon on our timetable and thought, “what’s this all about eh?” MetCon, is short for metabolic conditioning and these classes are high-intensity cardio workouts incorporating strength, balance and endurance. Head Met.Con instructor David Norman explains.
I’m loving teaching met.con. I’m excited about the format and the smiles at the end of the workouts generally say it all – ‘glad it’s over, but I know that was so good for me!’
The sessions can be tailored to everyone’s intensity and whilst we do try to work your limits and take you to positions and movements that challenge your mobility and exertion tolerance, it really is a class that can offer something for everyone. If you haven’t considered met.con in your weekly regime, now is the time with four class options per week on the timetable.
MetCon is short for metabolic conditioning
Metabolic conditioning or high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a proven and hugely popular training methodology and we at Pilates & Co believe it is an integral part of a balanced training regime for health, wellness and results.
Post-exercise oxygen consumption often referred to as the afterburn effect or fat burning potential is elevated by this type of session more so than more steady state cardio activity or even Pilates. We want our clients to gain the best results and body function, hence our recommendation for at least one met.con class per week to complement Pilates sessions.
David’s background is a sports science degree and has owned fitness equipment businesses, award-winning fitness studios and co-founded Pilates & Co. You can follow him, with wife Roz, on Instagram at The Norman Life.