When I was younger I was quite athletic. As I approached 30 I sought to "maintain" my prowess/stature with rigorous circuit training. I CT'd four times a week.
After two years of this (and occasionally leading the sessions) I was actually worse. I'd put on weight (fat) and I was slower running over all distances. I had benn doing about 5 hours a week... and diligently.
Classes are not really much good if you are ok fit and looking to improve. In my case classes actually made me worse.
If you are looking to improve physique/muscle tone/ posture etc and you're fit - you have no choice but to use heavy weights for low reps. Two sessions of weights and one of cardio a week will get results which are noticeable over six months or so.
With your diligence you can do it.. but it's actually far harder than losing weight. On top of diet control you have to have a well designed programme - it doesn't have to be long timewise but it has to be intelligent. You also have to be firm about goals.
e.g do you want abs? If you do then the programme is very different to someone who wants a more waif like look.. Both are ok.. but both are won with different strategies...
Finished P90x, Insanity? - full training program here:
| current weight: 196.0