The Ul­ti­mate Fat-burner

Men's Health (UK) - - Gym Awards 2018 -

HOL­LY­WOOD AT F45, NA­TION­WIDE f45­train­ing.co.uk

F45 Train­ing is a global fit­ness chain with a sim­ple, spe­cific sell­ing point: it of­fers func­tional (that would ex­plain the “F”) work­outs that last for 45 min­utes. Well, all ex­cept for one: Hol­ly­wood, the only class that runs for a full hour. It’s the high­light of F45’s weekly cal­en­dar, with 27 dif­fer­ent ex­er­cises for brave at­ten­dees to blast through, burn­ing as many as 800kcal. But it’s the in­clu­sion of so many full-body strength ex­er­cises that earns it our vote: by build­ing mus­cle as well as rais­ing your heart rate, it keeps your me­tab­o­lism high long after you’ve stopped sweat­ing. It’s truly movie-mon­tage wor­thy.

RUN­NERS-UP Ver­saclimber at Sweat by BXR, Lon­don bxr­lon­don.com

One for car­dio purists. By in­cor­po­rat­ing han­dles and ped­als, the Versa ma­chine of­fers a more com­plete work­out than the av­er­age spin bike. The mu­sic is loud, the lights are low – and your fit­ness will reach a new level.

Heat at Vir­gin Ac­tive, na­tion­wide vir­gin­ac­tive.co.uk

In the class’s pro­mo­tional shots, sweaty gym-go­ers run on Skillmills in a burn­ing, aban­doned build­ing. In re­al­ity? Well, it feels largely the same – mi­nus the health and safety vi­o­la­tions. Run­ning drills are mixed with rounds of tough re­sis­tance train­ing. God­speed.

FUNC­TIONAL TRAIN­ING MAY BE TRENDING, BUT ITS RE­SULTS ARE NO JOKE

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