Body Conditioning with Tessa

On Thursdays starting from 31st October, your evening classes will be running a little bit differently starting with BODY CONDITIONING at 6.15pm.

Body Conditioning is a full body workout which changes from week to week. We will be working with weights, from Barbells to Kettlebells and Dumbbells and the class structure will also vary. For example, it may be a full body toning class like Sculpt one week and then switch to more of a HIIT style workout. The idea is to keep this class fresh each week so you don’t fully know what to expect, therefore receiving the benefits from a new class each week!

Is this class for me?
Yes absolutely, the class will be for all abilities and you’ll be able to pick your own weights and take your own pace with the workout. Breaks will be given but as with any other class you can take a break whenever you need one.

What sort of moves will it include?
All of your usual exercises will be in there including lots of squats and lunges, but also lots of different ways of training using functional fitness, pyramids and even fartlek training (see examples below). All of the training sessions will have alternatives and progressions so you can find the right level for you and work to your own strengths and weaknesses.

Below are some descriptions of a few training sessions you may come across in the upcoming months to keep your workout new and intense every week. Remember change is good, and never stand still!

Functional fitness is a type of training that prepares the body for real-life movements and activities… Movements such as squatting, reaching, pulling, and lifting will be made easier with functional fitness sessions.

HIIT is High Intensity Interval Training, which means pushing yourself for a short period of time and then recovering with a rest, which is repeated throughout the session.

Sculpt helps you achieve a fitter body through a series of medium intensity exercises using dumbbells and your own body weight.

Kettlebells are cast iron weights ranging from 5lbs to over 100lbs, shaped like a ball with a handle for easy gripping. Kettlebells offer a different kind of training using dynamic movement targeting almost every aspect of fitness – endurance, strength, balance, agility and cardio endurance.

Barbell movements are one of the best ways to target large muscle groups and help strengthen functional movement patterns. That’s why we’re breaking down five of the most essential barbell exercises: the squat, deadlift, bench press, overhead press and lunge.

Fartlek is a Swedish term that means “speed play” and it is a form of interval or speed training that can be effective in improving your running speed and endurance.

I look forward to showing you all new ways of training, keeping classes fresh and different from week to week.

I can’t wait to see you there! Tessa x