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Description
Circuit Training is a type of interval training in which strength exercises are combined with endurance/aerobic exercises and strength training. 

An example of a Circuit Training workout is provided. Circuit Training workout (This is a large file and may take some time to open)

Pros:  Workouts can be easily adapted for all fitness levels. Minimal amount of equipment and space is required to set up an effective circuit. Excellent program to enhance or maintain current fitness level.

Cons:  Not ideal for individuals seeking to increase muscle mass.

Cost:  Varies depending on the exercises chosen for the circuit.

Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Health Promotion Manager on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Health Promotions Program Manager, Tim Merrell at (202) 475-5146, fax (202) 475-5907, or email at Timothy.M.Merrell@uscg.mil.

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Last Modified 4/16/2014