Many people love boot camp fitness classes because they always provide a new and unique challenge. However, if you have been going to boot camp classes for a while, you might be getting a little bored with the workouts. This can especially happen when you go to the same class with the same instructor week… Read More
New Group Class Concept by David Lloyd Leisure to Combat Boutique Fitness Studios
David Lloyd Leisure has thrown down the gauntlet to the UK’s boutique studios by investing £15 million to roll out a new Blaze group exercise class across 49 of its 114 health clubs. The high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class combines cardiovascular training with strength and combat exercises in a format not dissimilar to those from 1Rebel… Read More
What are the Most Popular Group Workouts in 2018?
Indoor cycling has been identified as the most popular group workout in the UK – beating pilates and yoga – by a new industry report from ukactive and the DataHub. The Moving Communities: Active Leisure Trends 2018 report indicates that group cycling currently makes up 13% of all exercise classes (2015, 10%; 2016, 14%; 2017, 25%). Other findings from the report – which was… Read More
National Fitness Day on Wednesday 29 September 2018
Wednesday 29 September 2018 is National Fitness Day. National Fitness Day is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping to raise awareness of its importance in helping people lead healthier and active lifestyles. National Fitness Day sees a huge range of activity options enjoyed by participants of all ages,… Read More
When was the Term ‘Aerobics’ Coined?
Until the late 1960s, the idea of exercising for good health and well-being was virtually non-existent. Then in 1968, Kenneth H. Cooper, a Major in the US Air Force Medical Corps, published a global bestseller in which he coined the term ‘aerobics’ and explained that the more the human body moves, the better it performs.… Read More
How Can You Tell if You are Overdoing it in Your Boot Camp Classes?
Boot camp fitness classes are all about pushing yourself and striving to do your very best. That is what so many people love about them. But, at the same time, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. If you are pushing yourself too hard and overdoing it in your boot camp… Read More
The Active Lives Adult Survey Provides a Snapshot of England’s Activity Habits
The latest figures from the new format Active Lives Adult Survey, which replaced the Active People Survey (APS), show 27.7 million people (61.8%) of the 16+ population in England are active. In other words, they meet the Chief Medical Officer for England’s guidelines to do at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week –… Read More
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