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
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.
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.
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