Well, except it's not called 24S.E.T anymore. With the recent changes to the 24 Hour Fitness group fitness schedule, the biggest health club chain in Denver has stopped calling this class by its original name and you will now see it on the schedule as Cardio Step and Strength Interval. Same great class, new moniker.
Almost. 24S.E.T. was a pre-choreographed class, meaning that the instructors had certain exercises to teach in a certain order. The class started with a three-minute warm up, followed by a minute each of push-ups, crunches, and a cardio step drill. Then the real work began with 12 alternating strength and endurance segments, each three minutes long.
With the name change could come a slight format change. Some instructors who still teach the format will likely continue with the well-loved -- and very effective -- choreography. Others will take advantage of the new freedom to make the class more their own. Either way, you win.
Cardio Step and Strength Interval uses the barbell, dumbbells, and the step to give you a full-body strength and cardio workout.
Why you might love it: It's incredibly effective. Expect to burn 400-600 calories in an hour while toning and strengthening your entire body.
Why you might not: It's challenging, and if you're not used to using a step it can be a little tricky at first to get comfortable with the cardio drills. Give yourself time on the learning curve. It's worth it.
24 Hour Fitness clubs around the metro offer this class at various times of the day and week. Find the club closest to you and take advantage of the free seven-day pass for new guests.