A new style of freestyle training

April 21 2017

We’ve long been advocates of freestyle training, which is a social, free-flowing type of workout allowing you to train across multiple pieces of equipment and focus on multiple muscle groups all in one session.

Fitness First freestyle training classes not only enable you to become familiar with lots of the equipment at our gyms, which you can then use in your own time outside of classes, but they also allow you to reap the benefits of training in a group.

Working out with others means that exercise is a fun, social activity, but it also makes for a healthy sense of competition, which means you’re more likely to push yourself and go further. Using exercise equipment with others is advisable for safety reasons too, like directing on form and assisting with heavy weights.

To go alongside our existing HIIT and Core freestyle training classes, on April 17th we launched three more freestyle classes: Glute Gains, Explore, and Bootcamp. Discover more about each new class below…

Explore

Our new Explore class allows participants to master the fundamental movements of freestyle training before then applying them to our freestyle equipment.

Perfect for freestyle newbies, the session will begin with a focus on form and technique as a group, but will then split down into pairs to apply that technique on to the gym equipment.

Flexible and adaptable to your needs, participants will be able to choose what piece of kit they want to work on in every class as well as the pace at which they use the kit.

Our Explore sessions will leave you feeling a satisfying burn, but also looking forward to the next session and which piece of kit you’ll get to grips with next time.

Glute Gains

This resistance band-led class aims to both lift and shape your lower body assets, building muscle and strength in the glute area.

Glute Gains will focus on controlled movements involving tension, which can be adjusted to suit each participant. These movements will activate and engage both the core and the lower body muscle groups, including the glutes, quads, calves and thighs.

The class will involve repeating a set of multiple exercises twice, with 40 seconds of work broken up with 20 seconds of rest in between each exercise.

Bootcamp

The new Fitness First Bootcamp aims to not only improve your cardiovascular efficiency, but also increase strength, and burn up calories and body fat.

The class will consist of several (around nine or ten) exercise stations, at which participants are encouraged to go as hard as they possibly can for one minute in order to achieve their personal best. Participants will move from station to station and the aim is to work at maximum intensity at each.

After each station, you should be totally spent, and after the whole Bootcamp session itself, you’ll definitely be feeling the burn.

At Bootcamp, you’ll be spurred on by those around you, who are all pushing themselves to the limit, and you’ll be competing with yourself to beat your last time or increase your last set of reps.

 

If you’re a Fitness First member, sign up to one of our new freestyle training classes today, and if you’re a non-member, you can get a free class trial pass here.

 Discover more of the great exercises classes available at Fitness First here.