Wisteria Circuit Training Room

 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.



6-8 a.m.CIRCUIT40/30
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CIRCUIT40/30 CIRCUIT40/30 CIRCUIT40/30 CIRCUIT40/30 CIRCUIT40/30
4-6 p.m. CIRCUIT40/30 CIRCUIT40/30 CIRCUIT40/30 CIRCUIT40/30 

Hours subject to change.

Class Descriptions

CIRCUIT40/30 - Intervals set on a 40-second work, 30-second rest cycle. Designed for come and go activity anytime when open.