I do Curves but recently I bought a pair of 5 pound dumbbells to do in addition to Curves. I have been trying to tone my upper and lower body and using the dumbbells for this.
I also have a stepper, but I can only do a minute and a half at a moderate pace before being too exhausted to continue on that machine.
So I made a circuit with 3 stations. My stair stepper machine, dumbbells and I put out a mat too. I did the stepper, a dumbbell exercise and then did something on my mat. After doing the mat I also went back to the stepper to get my heart rate back up and do the next set...
Standing exercises with dumbbells:
Tricept Kickbacks, military press, bicep curls, lateral raise, shoulder raise, bent rows, french press, squats...
Mat exercises included:
Abductions, bridges, push-ups, planks, and things with dumbbells like chest flys, chest press, ribcage pullover
Was this a good workout? I can't remember all the sets/exercises but I tried to do 15+ of each set, and I did the circuit 2 times (2 sets)
Also I didn't keep track of time on each station. I just moved when I was finished with a set or when I got tired of the stair stepper. However, when I was finished I realized that the entire thing took me 2 hours...
I think I just had alot of exercises, but I tried to get a total body workout...so I don't know if I should cut any of the exercises out to make less time?
Also, I don't know if it burned many calories, I do hope it did. I am afraid to log it into my fitness tracker at the moment, so I just checked some of the strength exercises I did for now. Should I track it in strength training or cardio?