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F.A.Q’s – Hard Core Fit

 What is Hard – Core Fit?

Do you really want results and need someone to show you how to get them?  Are you stuck in a rut?  Maybe you have never worked out before and need help.  You need that extra motivation?  You want a more fun environment?  You want nutritional support and education?  You need support and guidance? Then Hard-Core Fit may be the answer. Hard-Core Fit is a personalized group fitness center.  We have a system that gives a tailored plan of workouts utilizing the most advanced sports training methods and cutting edge personal training techniques that can be easily brought down or up to your fitness level.

The workouts concentrate on your Core, Joint Stability, Balance, Cardio and Strength. They are all designed by our founder, Dr. Tony Riello.  Professionals guide you through each workout, assisting you with your form and motivating along the way. This gets you the personal attention you may have been looking for. 

How Did it get its name? 

Hard-Core Fit stands for having a hard core and being fit. The main premise behind our staple strength and conditioning sessions (The Hard-Core Fit Session) is to go through a series of exercises that will build lean muscle mass, burn unwanted fat and generate a rock hard core. 

How Hard-Core Fit came to be?

Dr. Tony Riello, founded HCF out of necessity and interest.  He had been struggling with back pain for years and needed to make some drastic changes. He knew that to overcome this he had to get in shape and more importantly, get his Core into shape. After investigating, he found and was inspired by a totally new way of working out. A way to work your core and the rest of your body at the same time. Also he found you can do it in such a way as to work your cardio and amplify your VO2 max (cardiovascular capacity). This appealed to him because he disliked working out gym style, loathed to run long distances and detested doing sit ups. This workout allowed him to avoid the things he did not like and formulated a system that is fun and extremely effective. 

Our Secret To Getting Results 

Our secret is using Interval Training and Station Training in combination with Resistance Training, Instability Training and Muscle Confusion. We use the most cutting edge techniques in the industry which are multi-planar and multi-directional movements. These techniques are being used at the professional level. At Hard-Core Fit you don’t have to be an athlete to train like one.  We have modified the exercises to fit almost anyone.

 Benefiting from this type of training 

Interval training is built upon alternating short, bursts of energy with slower or lower recovery phases of intensity throughout a single workout. Interval training works both the aerobic and the anaerobic system. During the efforts, the anaerobic system uses the energy stored in the muscles (glycogen) for short bursts of activity. Anaerobic metabolism works without oxygen debt, and it is during the recovery phase that the heart and lungs work together to “pay back” this oxygen debt and break down the lactic acid. It is in this phase that the aerobic system is using oxygen to convert stored carbohydrates into energy.

Station training expedites your workout and helps beat boredom. This mode of exercise involves moving through exercise stations with little rest between them to build strength and cardiovascular capacity and to burn calories. The exercise stations may be cardio-focused, balance-focused, core-focused or a combination of them all. Circuit training helps you burn more calories, especially when it comes to strength training. While you may burn just about 220 calories per hour in a traditional weightlifting session, in circuit training you could burn far more, up to 10 calories per minute, or 600 calories per hour. Our session has a limitless number of variations. You move quickly from exercise to exercise which prevents you from becoming too bored with any one move. It is very efficient. A strength and cardio circuit helps you get in and out of the gym in minimal time. Instead of spending a lot of time resting between sets of weight exercises and then spending 30-40 minutes slogging away on a cardio machine, you can save time and amp up intensity by constantly moving. 

So how does this benefit us? 

Interval training leads to many physical changes including an increase in cardiovascular efficiency (the ability to deliver oxygen to the working muscles) as well as increased tolerance to the build-up of lactic acid. These changes result in improved performance, greater speed, and endurance.  For athletes Interval training also helps avoid injuries associated with repetitive overuse and allows the athlete to increase training intensity without overtraining or burn-out. As with circuit training, interval training also burns a ton of calories. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, more calories are burned in short, high intensity exercise. Also, exercise such as intervals, dramatically boost your metabolic rate upon completion, ensuring that you continue to burn more calories throughout the day. 

Who would benefit?

Athletes high school and up, will get a full body workout that will improve there overall strength, power, lean muscle mass, balance, proprioception, core strength, stability, and aerobic capacity. Most importantly it is designed to prevent injuries.

Busy business people / Busy moms   - These  folks do not have time to waste. The workouts are efficient, effective and fun. The best part is you do not need more than 3 workouts per week. 

Fitness enthusiasts will find this workout to be fun and effective and intense enough to satisfy their fitness cravings. 

Those who - Want to get in shape
If you have finally made the commitment to get fit and healthy for whatever reason this workout is tailor made for you.

Those who - Want to lose weight
Interval training has been proven to burn massive amount of calories during and hours after the work out. This would be a great addition to anyone’s weight lose program. 

Those who - Dislike going to the gym
People dislike gyms for many reasons; however, most of the time it’s because they do not know what to do when they are there. The Hard-Core Fit Program solves that problem by getting a full personalized training session. Complete with instructors guiding you through an awesome workout.

Those who - Dislike Cardio Exercises
Dr. Riello created Hard-Core Fit in part because he disliked having to jog for hours to get his lungs strong. Now he does the Hard-Core Fit workout and so can you to get a great cardio workout.

Personalize Your Training

Understanding everyone’s fitness levels and goals are different. We tailor and modify your workouts to fit you. You don’t have to be afraid if you are a beginner or out of shape.