Which fitness class should you try?
With over 50 exercise classes available at 24/7 Fitness, it's easy to feel overwhelmed with choice, especially if you’ve never been before. How do you know which classes will target the right areas? Which ones are best for beginners? How do you distinguish between the more laid-back classes and the super-serious ones?
It’s OK. We’re here to help.
What types of fitness classes are there?
There are multiple ways to break down fitness classes, such as by ability level; beginners, average ability, pro level. However, we believe the best way to group exercise classes is:
Core fitness classes
Ever heard the phrase 'engage your core'? That's because your core is the most important muscle group. Every movement you make, whether it's walking to work or bending down to tie your shoelace, is connected to your core. Not only this but without a strong core, you will find every other type of exercise more challenging.
So, whether you are a newbie or a fitness pro, it's vital to maintain good core strength. Some of the core exercise classes we offer include:
Yoga and fitness yoga
Core class and core conditioning
A leaner and stronger body is just one of the incredible side-effects of a regularly-worked-out core.
Hi-intensity exercise classes
Hi-intensity classes, also known as HIIT, are very on-trend at the moment. They aim to increase your heart rate to 80 to 90% of your maximum heart rate. The highly intense workout means you can reap the benefits of a much longer form of exercise in a shorter time. Some of the hi-intensity classes available at 24/7 Fitness are:
HIIT & Abs
Low-intensity fitness classes
If you like the idea of quick results but getting your heart rate up to 80-90% makes you weak at the knees, you could opt for a low-intensity exercise class. It has the same premise but only aims to get your heart rate to between 50 and 70% of your maximum heart rate.
Some of the low-intensity exercise classes we offer include:
Legs bums and tums
Circuit training lite
Classes for cardio
Similar to HIIT training, cardio aims to increase your breathing and heart rate; improving your heart and lung function as well as your circulatory system.
We have a wide variety of cardio-based exercise classes such as:
HIIT & abs
Les Mills bodyattack
Les Mills RPM
Exercise classes for toning
While classes work to improve muscle strength, stamina and flexibility, toning classes aim to make your body leaner. You can target specific parts of your body or incorporate exercises for full-body toning. Toning classes available include:
Hopefully, this 24/7 Fitness class-guide will help get you on the right path to finding your soon-to-be-new favourite fitness class. If you still can't decide which to try first, get in touch, and someone in our team can make some tailored recommendations.
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