As we all know, this month's workouts equal next month's body, but hitting the gym three times a week can get a little boring on occasion. If you're yawning at the thought of your next workout, why not stir things up a bit and try a class?
As part of this blog, we are going to take a look at some of the most popular, unusual and kick-ass classes out there at the moment. First up is an absolute corker - Body Combat.
Body Combat is defined as a "high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact". Taking inspiration and moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu, participants can burn around 770 calories in one high-impact hour long class whilst relieving stress and having fun.
ZAAZEE founder Deborah Todd takes part in a Body Combat class at her local fitness centre every week.
"Body Combat is a full body, empowering workout which takes inspiration from mixed martial arts. The moves are choreographed so it can be intimidating at first, but the people that go every week end up knowing the sequences better than the teachers! It's so much fun and the class I attend features great music which adds to it even more. I’ve been doing it for nearly four years now and I’d encourage anyone wanting a bit of high tempo excitement and a fab workout to try it out."
Megan Hyland, who teaches Body Combat at David Lloyd in Trafford, Greater Manchester, said:
"Body Combat really makes you feel happy and alive - it gives you the chance to really kick-ass and let out any stress that you've been holding on to. I'm so passionate about it as it's really helped so many people in my class. On the social side, it's lots of fun and great for making new friends."
As well as being fun and enjoyable, mixing up your workout routine can be really beneficial in lots of ways. Trying new classes and changing your routine can help you to break through a weight-loss plateau, build new muscles and minimise repetitive strain injuries.
Body Combat can help with weight loss, confidence and co-ordination. It really gets the blood pumping as it's high impact and fiercely energetic. Find a local Body Combat class here.
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From gym class to run, we've got you covered.