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Summer Shape-Up Series – Part 3

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The second part of our Summer Shape-Up Series looks at cardio…
 “20/20/20 is a combination of 20 minutes of cardio work, 20 minutes strength training and 20 minutes core and conditioning work. This class really does work every muscle in the body and you are getting, in effect, THREE workouts in ONE session to improve your cardiovascular endurance, burn calories and tone up.  With 20/20/20 you hit all those fitness goals within an hour.” Kevin Read - 20/20/20 Fitness Class Instructor

Kevin’s at-home exercise for improving cardiovascular fitness: The Burpee

“The Burpee really does work the entire body and it increases your cardiovascular endurance whilst also working those important core muscles. You will burn fat, strengthen and condition your entire body and there are so many different variations to make it even more challenging or easier, if necessary. Aim to do as many as you can in 1 minute, then rest for 45 seconds and repeat 3 times.  Why not try the 100 day Burpee challenge? On the first day you do one Burpee, on the second day you do two, and so on for 100 days.”
  • Begin in the squat position with your hands on the floor in front of you.
  • Kick your feet backwards so your body is in the plank position.
  • Jump your feet back into the squat position.
  • Jump up as high as possible from the squat position.
  • Return to the squat position and repeat.
Tip for beginners: “If you are new to this exercise, you can make it easier by stepping your feet backwards into the plank position one at a time, and then stepping them forwards again back into the squat position,  instead of jumping them back and forth together. When jumping up at the end, it is important on landing to bend at the hips and knees to absorb the shock and keep your core tight throughout to support your back.”
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All levels

These classes have been specifically designed to allow participants to work at their own intensity level, with the ability to modify all exercises according to their own personal fitness.

Beginner

A person new to training or an individual with below average fitness levels can be termed as a beginner. These classes are also suitable for those returning to exercise after a break/injury.

Intermediate

A person training at intermediate level should have a fair amount of base fitness and coordination and thus can be exposed to a higher intensity workout.

Advanced

At an advanced level, the participant should have experience in subjecting themselves to high intensity training on a regular basis. Every person starting off as a beginner should aspire to reach this level.

Online booking is available for members for classes, activities and spa treatments.
Non-members can book our spa treatments online, and please call 01983 766222 to book classes or activities.

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