Choose from 30 or 45 minute classes; varied circuit stations provide high intensity whole body challenges to build muscle strength and muscular endurance and improve cardio power and body co-ordination.   

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What is ShockWave?

Dubbed “the most efficient total-body workout in the world,” ShockWave is extreme cross-training at its best. ShockWave makes use of the WaterRower GX rowing machine to provide bursts of high intensity intervals while its functional strength stations are designed to sculpt the legs, core and arms. The advantage of using rowing as the cardiovascular exercise is that it's low impact and works almost every major muscle group. This truly unique workout is designed in such a way that it builds a sense of camaraderie and accountability that will push you to do your best.

What is the Primary Goal of this workout?

ShockWave allows participants to effectively build muscular strength, endurance and cardiovascular power while torching calories. The goal of teh ShockWave circuit is to row a certain distance on the rowing machine as fast as yiou can, then work as hard as possible at each of the strength stations until everyone else has completed the set distance on the rower. Then repeat.

Who is ShockWave for?

Shockwave is ideal for members looking for an effective total body workout in less than 60 minutes. It will appeal to those looking to train in a supportive and energetic environment, as well as others looking for an outlet for their competitiveness. It's an ideal introduction to circuit training.

What about beginners?

Shockwave is designed to provide people of all fitness levels n appropriately challenging workout. The rowing is limited to distances at which an elite level rower and a fitness beginner will be separated by no more than about 30 seconds provided they are both givint it their all. With that said, ShockWave is not designed to be easy, it's supposed to test your limits.

Tips for members doing a ShockWave Class

We recommend members to socialise with the others participating in the class. ShockWave allows members to share, compare and compete in a supportive environment to enable every participant to do his or her best. It's not about winning, it's about helping each other achieve results.

Who designed ShockWave at Fitness First?

Andrew Conolly designed the ShockWave program at Fitness First. Andrew represented Australia in rowing a both the Junior and Under 23 World Championships. Since completing a degree in Psychology, Andrew worked in the fitness industry for about 7 years. It was at the 2012 FILEX convention where Andrew met ShockWave co-creator Jay Blahnik, who was launching the program in the US, and the rest is history.

ShockWave launched in Fitness First Australia in 2012.

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