Jillian Michaels workout at Curves defines interval training

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Editor’s note: This story originally was published Jan. 29, 2014 in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Curves is a great starting point for people new to the gym or working out — so it is a fitting place to try a fitness trend: Interval training.

Curves gyms across the country have paired up with celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels to design a workout that uses the principals of interval training to get you working hard. And if you’ve ever watched Michaels on “The Biggest Loser,” you know what you’re in for.

Alternating between Curves’ signature hydraulic machines and plyometrics every 30 seconds is the same as a regular workout at the gym chain, though this circuit is done while watching a video of Michaels as she describes a different cardio or weight-based strength move every minute. It’s a class, so expect to follow along with the video if you are there to exercise.

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