Who knew that using what was once a Russian measurement of weight gives you seriously toned biceps, triceps and glutes and burns huge amounts of calories? Or that a 30-minute intense workout can burn over 100 calories for up to 48 hours? Like me, you may have tried out a fitness video in the comfort of your own flat, but with noone to shout at you drill instructor-style are you really going to push yourself to the same extreme? Seriously, who are we kidding? Below is a non-exhaustive list of the go to classes if you want to improve muscle tone and fitness and leave you in an addictively euphoric state (it’s a fact). The Arc Gym at Glasgow Caley is one of many gyms offering all below-mentioned classes…just saying!
Looking for variety in your workout? Work the full body using a range of equipment. Class can be difficult but easier options available. Work every muscle in your body, so if you’re new to the gym and want to jump head first into serious aches and pains the next morning, look no further…you have been warned!
Classes range from 30 to 60 minutes including a series of challenging sprints and hill climbs. Each class will be guided with an instructor calling out the instructions so you never get lost. A great cardio workout that keeps you coming back for more. Spin is accessible for anyone from beginners to seasoned cyclists.
Makes the body stronger and more flexible, releases tension and trauma stored in the body and calms the mind. With warm up, flowing sequences, held postures and relaxation. Suitable for all levels
HIIT & CORE
Want to firm up? Get in here! Interval-based classes combine body weight strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to blast fat, improve your endurance and get you in ultimate shape. Send your metabolism into overdrive to burn fat for hours after.
High energy fitness class combines athletic, aerobic movements with strength and stabilization exercises. Dynamic Instructors and powerful music will motivate you towards your fitness goals. Burn loads of calories and raise your overall fitness and stamina.
Contemporary (Modern) Pilates is based partly on Joseph Pilates’ work but with modification to the exercises so that they fit with modern research with a heavy influence from physical therapy and bio-mechanics. Many of the exercises remain the same but allowances are made for creativity by the teacher.
One of the world’s fastest ways to get in shape. A total-body muscular endurance workout, using adjustable weighted barbells.
Come along if you want to get lean, toned and fit. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast! This class pushes you to your limit every time. Want to make up for over indulging last night? Calories burned per class around 550.
A full-body cardio workout which incorporates dance and aerobic movements choreographed to music. With easy-to-follow dance moves, everyone is able to enjoy the benefits of Zumba. This workout is so much fun you forget you’re exercising! Prepare to sweat!
Heads up – you may not look as great, perfect and flat-tummied as the above images but you will have a similar smile after a few weeks.