Class descriptions

Legs, bums and tums

A fun class to target those stubborn areas of the thighs, buttocks & abdominals with exercises to also burn calories, raise metabolism, and tone muscles without bulk.  Light hand weights are also used.

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Spin and tone

Love to Spin, but need a twist? This dynamic spinning class offers both spinning and toning in one class! Toning is added at the end of each class to enhance your overall fitness routine.

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Beginners pole

Pole exercise is also a fantastic way to keep fit. Pole exercise brings you the graceful spins, stunning poses and dramatic inverts that make pole work one of the most visually impressive and evocative forms of exercise.

The exercises train every part of your body, helping to strengthen and tone you from head to toe. A refreshing and stimulating way to work out, pole exercise increases your fitness and flexibility without ever becoming boring or repetitive. Pole work helps coordination and boosts confidence as you find yourself accomplishing moves that previously seemed impossible.

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Yoga

While Yoga evolved as a spiritual practice, in the West it has grown popular as a form of purely physical exercise. Some Western practice has little or nothing to do with Hinduism or spirituality, but is simply a way of keeping fit and healthy.

Yoga as exercise has evolved into numerous subdivisions and variations. Most yoga classes consist of a combination of physical exercises, breathing exercises, and meditation. Studies have shown yoga helps physically with strength, flexibility and endurance. Yoga also helps create relaxation through the breathing and meditation techniques employed.

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Fitball

Fitball is a safe and very effective exercise tool. The best method of improving core stability is to train in an unstable environment. So at the heart of the Fitball concept is the ball’s instability and mobility. Fitball is a dynamic tool. Performing traditional exercises (eg biceps curls) on the ball call in the deep stabilisers, resulting in training of both the biceps and the postural muscles. This has an overflow effect on posture and contributes to injury prevention in everyday life. Using the ball’s mobility allows you to do excellent stretches and increase flexibility.The ball encourages automatic alignment of the spine. Ball movements make changes in posture and co-activates abdominal and back muscles to stay in balance.

Because Fitball concentrates on deep postural muscles as well as training the visible abdominals, biceps and hamstrings, training with the Fitball will help you look terrific as well as have you fit where it counts – on the inside.

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Boxercize

Boxercize is a sport based on the exercises that boxers use to keep fit, but does not involve hitting anyone (or being hit). It is therefore a relatively safe activity for all sorts of people. The sport offers a way for people with little interest in contact boxing to benefit from the fitness that the sport can bring.

Boxercise classes can be very varied, both in content and target group. Some are heavily influenced by traditional boxing exercises, some are based around kick-boxing, whilst others take the form of circuit training. The type of exercises performed often depends on the equipment available (e.g. the availability of punch-bags) or the background of the instructor. A typical class may involve shadow boxing, skipping, hitting pads, kicking punch-bags, press-ups, shuttle-runs, press-ups, sit-ups etc.

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Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a circuit training format developed to promote the sport of kickboxing through kickboxing for fitness.

The techniques used during the workout are based on authentic kickboxing techniques which provide both resistance and cardio vascular benefits to its participants.

The techniques learned can also be used for self defence purposes.

Programs have been promoted with or without the use of equipment with cardio kickboxing becoming almost a generic term for this type of workout.

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Bodymax

The classes are performed to music using free weights-plates, barbells and an aerobic step. Participants choose their weights based on the exercise and their personal strength levels. Major muscle groups are worked via series of compound and isolation-based exercises including squats, presses, dead lifts and as well as other exercises. The focus is towards muscle endurance using several repetitions.

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Kangoo

Kangoo Jumps state their boots are safe, low impact rebound sport shoes, providing many great health benefits, for everyone, any age. They are so much fun you’ll forget you’re exercising to get into better shape. Never has a sport been so enjoyable, safe and easy to learn

Kangoos weigh one kilo each making your muscles work four times harder when you exercise.

They work your core muscles and doing a hard workout you can burn up to 700 calories an hour, and because of the type of workout you continue to burn fat even after you stop working out.

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Dancing

This is a fun, high-energy program that will help you blast calories and burn fat fast. We start with a few fun, easy dance basics to loosen up your shoulders, chest, and hips then jump into a longer dance routine.

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Spinning

A typical class involves a single instructor at the front of the class who leads the participants in a number of different types of cycling. The routines are designed to simulate terrain and situations encountered in actual bicycle rides, including hill climbs, sprints and interval training. Coasting downhill, obviously, is not simulated. The instructor uses music and enthusiastic coaching to motivate the students to work harder. Most instructors will lead what is called an interval ride, this is where students will sprint, run, climb, and jump all in the same ride but there will not be definable pattern to the exercises.

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Pilates

Pilates follows principles based on a well-constructed philosophical and theoretical foundation. It is not merely a collection of exercises but a method, developed and refined over more than eighty years of use and observation. While Pilates draws from many diverse exercise styles, there are certain inherent ruling principles that bring all these elements together under the Pilates name. One interpretation of his fitness ideals is the Pilates Principles: Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breathing, and Flowing Movement.

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