Trend­ing fit­ness classes for ex­tra in­spi­ra­tion

IF YOU’RE IN NEED OF SOME #FITSPO, THEN HERE ARE SOME POP­U­LAR CLASSES THAT FIT­NESS LOVERS AROUND THE WORLD ARE FLOCK­ING TO

Good Health Choices - - Content -

» Barre

Mak­ing like a bal­le­rina has be­come a big hit, with celeb fol­low­ers such as model Chrissy Teigen singing its praises. The orig­i­nal method – a com­bi­na­tion of barre and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ther­apy ex­er­cises – was in­tro­duced in Lon­don by Lotte Berk, a Ger­man dancer. It has since evolved to be a mix of bal­let, Pi­lates and yoga aimed at ton­ing your body, strength­en­ing your core and im­prov­ing your pos­ture.

Your best chance of get­ting and stay­ing fit is to find an ex­er­cise pro­gramme you love. So try a few un­til you find your match – you can change it up as your fit­ness im­proves.

» Soul Cy­cle

Orig­i­nally started in New York, Soul Cy­cle is an in­tense cy­cling class that com­bines car­dio and strength train­ing. It’s a group class with an in­struc­tor push­ing you to cy­cle harder, faster and stronger. Classes are held in dark rooms with loud mu­sic to en­cour­age you to let go, have fun and feel the en­ergy and adren­a­line cours­ing through you. It’s also one of the most pop­u­lar work­outs for celebri­ties – Ni­cole Kid­man and Lea Michele are both fans.

» Barry’s Boot­camp

Barry’s Boot­camp started in Los An­ge­les, and is a high-in­ten­sity work­out de­signed to tone mus­cles, burn calo­ries and push you to your limit. Kim Kar­dashian is a big en­thu­si­ast. Barry’s Boot­camp fo­cuses on car­dio and strength in­ter­val train­ing with two main work­outs. The orig­i­nal work­out is 25 min­utes of car­dio train­ing on a tread­mill and 25 min­utes of floor-based strength train­ing. Dou­ble Floor train­ing fo­cuses solely on strength ex­er­cises.

» An­i­mal Flow

Feel the call of the wild with An­i­mal Flow. De­vel­oped by Amer­i­can fit­ness in­struc­tor Mike Fitch, the pro­gramme in­volves floor-based ex­er­cises that have you mostly on all fours like an an­i­mal and purely us­ing your body weight as re­sis­tance. These pri­mal move­ments will work mus­cles you never knew you had and in­crease tone and strength.

» Pound

Re­lease your in­ner rock star! Cre­ated in the US by two women who were recre­ational drum­mers and for­mer ath­letes, the Pound work­out uses Rip­stix – lightly weighted drum­sticks – for a car­dio jam in­spired by the sweat­drip­ping ac­tion of play­ing the drums.

Tips and tricks to make the most of your work­out

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.