We are constantly being told that we should get at least three times twenty minutes of exercise every week in order to maintain normal health. But exercise doesn’t need to be something that is yet another chore on our busy weekly schedule. Exercise can actually be fun and there’s no better way to have fun when exercising than with body conditioning classes.
There are a broad range of exercise classes available to those who want to keep fit and tone up and exercise class trends are constantly evolving, to both keep things fresh and to ensure that clients get the best return for the time invested. But it is important to know what classes are aimed at improving and what your specific exercise goals are.
In most cases, individuals will look to increase their aerobic capacity, burn fat and increase muscle tone, all at the same time. Yoga will help you to maintain flexibility, but won’t make running for the bus any easier, jogging or cycling will help keep the weight off, but is unlikely to give you toned arms or a wash-board stomach.
Body conditioning, by definition, looks to provide a cardio workout and increase your aerobic fitness at the same time as toning and strengthening all the body’s muscle groups. It is one of the best classes available to improve overall fitness. Body conditioning can be adapted to your current fitness level, so that you always get a good workout whether you’re a complete beginner, or a class veteran. And the really great thing about body conditioning is that, unlike aerobics, those who are challenged when it comes to coordination won’t be running for the nearest exit door.
Body conditioning can take a number of forms, usually involving performing high reputations of strengthening exercises at a low weight and almost always involving high-tempo motivational music. Exercises which condition and tone the legs, bum, tummy and upper arms are included, as are exercises which raise the heart rate and condition the heart and lungs, meaning that body conditioning strengthens the muscles you can’t see, as well as those that you can.
Specific post-natal classes, sport-specific classes and classes for the over 50s mean that body conditioning can be utilised by a broad spectrum of individuals. Flexibility exercises are often included, as are core stability exercises, improving the overall wellness of your body and the combination of stationary and dynamic exercises maximises the number of calories burned during a class.
The really great thing about body conditioning is that it doesn’t have to come in the form of an exercise class. You can combine exercises with running or cycling to get a simple body conditioning workout, or set up a body conditioning circuit in your own living room. Trampolining is also a great way of conditioning the whole body and trampolines are a great investment for those looking for a fun way to carry out their recommended exercise sessions. You’ll be having so much fun, that you won’t even need to count the time. One less ‘chore’ to fit into your busy schedule!