This is a 30 minute aerobic workout followed by 10 minutes of mat-work to further tone the muscles.
During the cardio section we include 1-minute intervals where you choose from a range of equipment including weights, hula hoops, skipping ropes, or an ab curler, so that you can not only pace yourself but choose exactly which areas you want to work on – and guidance is always available.
The class is taught to upbeat tracks and has a fun atmosphere, which really allows people to enjoy what can sometimes be a chore. The class caters for complete novices or those who feel they have little co-ordination, so routines are taught gradually throughout the lesson and repeated for a number of weeks so you get more confident with the steps and therefore put more effort in as you progress.
Something you can easily move around in that won’t make you too warm. Trainers are best for the feet. We do provide water (50p) otherwise it is recommended to bring a bottle with you.
Steps and routines are taught gradually in class, so that people are given time to pick them up, and there are options to work at a higher or lower pace so that you can build your stamina and confidence up over time. Plus with the intervals of equipment, you do get a few ‘breaks’ if you need to catch your breath.
Not at all, whichever week you attend the moves are still built up gradually. You may find it harder in your first week but you gain confidence the more you attend.
Aerobics was always one of the top ways of losing weight because it’s a cardio workout with muscle toning combined – and as this class offers the mats as well, you can add in the extra element of an ab workout.