Stretch­ing: The truth

Friday - - TRIED & TESTED -

MAIREAD

I def­i­nitely found that while ev­ery class has op­tions to al­low peo­ple of all fit­ness lev­els to par­tic­i­pate and take it at their own pace, this se­lec­tion of classes is fairly in­tense.

Ul­ti­mately, whether on a tram­po­line, in a pool, us­ing TRX or in a box­ing ring, the fo­cus on sim­i­lar move­ments such as plank­ing, squats, push-ups and sit-ups is con­sis­tent, but the var­ied en­vi­ron­ments and cir­cuit styles is stim­u­lat­ing and def­i­nitely worth a go!

If I had to pick favourites, I’d say you can’t beat the em­pow­er­ing feel­ing of box­ing at 9Round, but Bounce is the best-value calo­rie killer and a su­per mood-en­hancer.

MARK

What a cou­ple of weeks! Some may not think back-to-back classes is fun, but it has been in­ter­est­ing. I didn’t love all the classes, but that may be down to try­ing out so many in such a short pe­riod of time. Hard­est was Bounce – it’s de­cep­tively dif­fi­cult. Over time, my strength and en­durance would im­prove, but on the day, I was beaten. The big­gest sur­prise was poi spin­ning: Not the most chal­leng­ing phys­i­cally, but in terms of con­cen­tra­tion and co­or­di­na­tion the hard­est, and some­thing I had never done be­fore.

The one that I would do again and again is 9Round. Who doesn’t love to punch things af­ter a stress­ful day in the of­fice?

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