The benefits of a fitness class; from Body Combat to Zumba.

We know the feeling – you’ve taken the plunge and decided to attend your first ever exercise class but you’re nervous and not sure what to expect. From Zumba and Body Combat to Pilates and Circuits, we have it all at The Holbrook Club; but know how overwhelming trying something new can be.

To help, we’ve uncovered the top benefits from each of our classes to keep you motivated…

Body Combat

Body Combat class

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Body Combat combines high intensity cardio with martial-arts inspired disciplines such as karate and tai chi. It burns a huge amount of calories and fuels cardio fitness whilst giving you a full body workout. The top benefits to a Body Combat class are:

  • Improves heart and lung function
  • Tones key muscle groups and gives an all body workout
  • Teaches new workout skills and broadens exercise horizons with “alternative” movements
  • Burns, on average, more than 700 calories in a 50-minute session
  • Improves your posture and core strength

 

Circuit Training

Circuit training equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Perhaps not for the faint hearted, circuit training is popular with those who might need a little variation in their exercise routine. It’s a great boredom buster as you move quickly from one exercise to another and has huge cardio benefits whilst working every part of your body. The top benefits include:

  • Maximum results in minimum time can be achieved; take part in as few or as many stations as you’d like and shape your circuit training to your level
  • You’re able to challenge your whole body by working on different parts at different stations
  • Huge fat burner with a 30-minute session burning around 500 calories
  • Mixes cardio with weight training to give a great overall body workout
  • Accelerates your heart rate to keep your metabolism going and keep your blood pumping

 

Pilates

Pilates class

 

 

 

 

 

 

You might think Pilates is an “easy” exercise class but you’d be wrong; the whole point of a Pilates session is to strengthen the body with an emphasis on core strength. There are a huge range of benefits to attending a Pilates class such as:

  • It’s perfect for any age and any level; from beginner to expert
  • Regular practice can improve posture and joint mobility
  • It’s a known stress and tension reliever and can also help to reduce the risk of injury in other sports or exercise
  • Despite its low intensity, Pilates helps to strengthen muscles which in turn promotes weight loss and healthy living
  • It’s known to ease back pain with studies showing that four weeks of practice can significantly help those that suffer with chronic discomfort

 

CXWorx

CX Worx class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CXWorx is a fantastic workout for those looking for a stronger body overall. Benefits include:

  • Increases your core strength with exercises such as crunches and hovers
  • Helps to tone your abs, legs and glutes
  • Improves your posture
  • Introduces you to new apparatus such as resistance tubes and weight plates to make your workout that bit more exciting
  • It’s a high calorie burner and each session only lasts 30 minutes but with great results

 

Zumba

Zumba class

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mixing exercise with dance and a bit of fun; Zumba is great for all ages and ability. It combines non-traditional salsa moves with hip-hop, mambo and merengue as well as some key aerobics moves such as squats and lunges. Reasons to practice Zumba include:

  • It’s a fun exercise to do on your own or with a group of friends
  • It’s a great weight loss method with the average person burning around 600-1000 calories per session
  • It allows for a full body tone as you use a variety of muscles
  • It can be adapted for any fitness level so whether you’re just starting out or you’re a pro, you can still make it an effective workout

 

Insanity

Insanity class

 

 

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This might sound scary but it’s an awesome, intense workout that is one of the most challenging out there. Reasons to come along to an Insanity class include:

  • You’ll sweat a lot which means your burning more calories than an average workout
  • You’ll increase your overall fitness stamina
  • You can burn up to 1000 calories in a single hour workout

 

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