Located on the second floor of the Payne Center, the Wisteria Circuit Training Room
is designed to be a concentrated, time-efficient, total body workout. Circuit training
has both strength and cardiovascular benefits when performed properly. The Wisteria
Circuit Training Room has eleven resistance machines and aerobic training stations.
The muscle groups targeted in the circuit are legs, buttocks, chest, back, arms, shoulders,
abdominals and heart.
Steps to Circuit Training
- Become familiar with the hours of the Wisteria Circuit Training Room. Hours of operation
are posted outside the Wisteria Room and printed on flyers near the Welcome Center.
- Warm up and stretch. It is important that proper stretching and a light warm-up are
completed before beginning your circuit training. The warm-up will prepare the body
for more strenuous work and increasing muscle temperature. This decreases the possibility
of injury and the early onset of muscle fatigue.
- Follow the circuit pattern. Stay in the prescribed order - do not skip or repeat exercises.
For maximum workout efficiency, more from station to station in order.
- There should be no rapid lifting, which relies on momentum and may cause injury. We
recommend a repetition count of one and a half seconds up and a half second down.
- Know when to increase weight. Once a user is able to properly life a weight consistently
and easily, the weight should be increased only one plate at a time.
- Use the target heart rate zone. It is recommended to take a pulse before and after
performing the circuit. It is recommended that the heart rate stay between 55-85 percent
of the Theoretical Heart Rate maximum during the workout. The chart located in the
Wisteria Room can help determine your heart rate.
- Breathe properly when performing the circuit. Exhale during the strenuous portion
of the exercise and inhale during the less strenuous portion of the exercise. Do not
hold your breath when performing the exercise.
- Cool down after your circuit workout. Be sure to include some stretching after the
workout in order to prevent muscle soreness and to improve flexibility.
Hours subject to change.
The Wisteria Room is currently closed for the summer interim semester and will reopen
with the above times on Monday, August 27.
CIRCUIT40/30 - Intervals set on a 40-second work, 30-second rest cycle. Designed for come and go
activity anytime when open.