Hybrid Workouts – KickFit Circuits

By: Jonathan Quartuccio Published May 21, 2009 – Westchester Magazine@

While hybrid cars may be the latest trend on the road, hybrid workouts are becoming the latest fashion in the gym. Some creative trainers have mixed and matched various components of staid, traditional exercises to give gym goers a refreshing challenge, with some interesting results. Which are best? Here’s what the pros selected.

KickFit Circuit 
Want to burn 800 calories an hour while learning how to fight? Try Muay Thai kickboxing taught by Peter Belmar of Belmars Martial Arts and Fitness in White Plains. Muay Thai, a martial art, is referred to as ´the science of eight limbs´ because you use each of your shins, elbows, hands, and knees, which differs from American kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do where the moves and kicks are usually done above the waist. In Muay Thai, you punch, kick, knee, and elbow the kickboxing pads,´ Belmar says. The Muay Thai kickboxing circuit is a 60-minute training session followed by 15 to 20 minute floor exercises. Belmar recommends training two to three times a week.