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Get Active & Try Something New For 2014

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Tired of the same old mundane workout? Have you hit a plateau? Are you having a hard time getting off the couch? Combat fitness fatigue by trying something new. It’s time to mix up your fitness routine to ensure you keep motivated.

For cardio give Zumba a go instead of spending half an hour on the cross trainer, for strength training why not swap dumbbells in the gym for a Kettlebell class and try trading in crunches for Pilates. Switching up your exercise routine for new and interesting classes will keep you engaged and challenge your body to learn new techniques.

Staying motivated and engaged is easy at The Country Club – with over 60 exercise classes a week to choose from, there are plenty of new and exciting classes to try…

Barre Conditioning

Try the Island’s first and only Barre workout class! Conducted at a ballet barre, this class combines elements of ballet, pilates and yoga. Barre classes rely mainly on your bodyweight for resistance and the moves challenge your core stability and balance. This workout is designed to achieve a ‘dancers body’ – strong and lean. This is a great class for improving body tone, posture, endurance and body awareness (Wednesday 7pm-8pm and Saturday 10am-11am).

 Salsa Groove

An exciting, exhilarating and fun-filled salsa inspired aerobic dance class which is great for improving cardiovascular fitness and co-ordination with carefully choreographed routines (Wednesday 9am-10am).

Aqua Zumba

Looking for a new way to enjoy Aqua Fit? The Country Club is bringing a little salsa twist to their Aqua Fit class with Aqua Zumba. Splash your way into shape with this invigorating and refreshing aquatic workout! Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a workout that's cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all great fun! (Monday 11.10am-12pm)

Kettlebells

Kettlebells are particularly ideal for those who want to achieve maximum results in the minimum amount of time. There’s no better way to get fit and burn fat than with half an hour of high rep kettlebell swings, cleans and snatches. It’s estimated that in a strenuous one hour kettlebell session it is possible to burn 1,500 calories - with a conventional resistance or aerobics class you would be lucky to burn 400 calories. The added benefit is that you don’t have to be super strong or super fit to train with kettlebells as they come in different sizes (Wednesday at 6.15pm-7pm).

Hot Yoga

The benefits of practicing Hot Yoga are well documented and endorsed by the likes of Andy Murray, who swears by it as part of his training programme. Unlike regular yoga, Hot Yoga is practiced in a 33-37°C environment which helps to warm your muscles up and reduces the risk of injury so that you can stretch further in comfort. The West Bay Country Club & Spa offers weekly classes and is the only Hot Yoga centre on the Island (Thursday 7pm-8.30pm and Saturday 10.30am-12pm).

For more information just call our team on 01983 766222, email info@westbayclub.co.uk or pop by and speak to our team at the Country Club reception.

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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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