Beer yoga, rage yoga and now clubbercise. The world of fitness, it seems, is readier than ever to warm up to new ideas that would actually inspire more and more people tread the fitness route. If beer yoga is all about sipping beer while performing yoga, rage yoga is all about blurting out all your frustrations loudly in your yoga class. As incongruous as it might sound at the beginning, let us tell you that none of these is actually a fitness fad. There is more substance to these trends than what you can imagine and there’s definitely more to learn about their efficacy than what you think is needed.
Clubbercise: All hype No Substance?
Clubbercise, as has already been mentioned above, is the new fitness frenzy. It’s very simply described as fresh new dance fitness class – generally performed in a night club-like ambience with lasers, glow sticks and disco lights. Instructors conducting these classes are (usually) trained for the same.
One of the foremost reasons why fitness enthusiasts are endorsing clubbercise is its nature. Clubbercise lets you perform exercises in a group. It has been maintained that attending group exercises is physically rewarding because it’s easier to fulfill the fitness goals in a group. Plus, the whole idea of attending classes in disco lights and on dark dance floors appeals to those who strictly stay away from the gym fearing the grueling sessions that they might just have to undergo in order to shed those obstinate pounds. The ambience itself takes the “perceived monotony” out of regular fitness routines.
It has been reported that clubbercise is slowly emerging as a very popular exercise routine in the United Kingdom. People in large numbers are embracing the sober raves dubbed as the perfect pre-work-energiser primarily focused on dance or just fun movements of your body.
There definitely are a few set movements to follow but the simplicity of every move ensures that you can actually go on to pick up moves very easily. Notably, the classes are designed for people of diverse fitness levels. Though it is largely known in the UK circles for its cardio feel, there is definitely more to it. You are required to hold a few of your moves at certain points which definitely means that you are working on your muscles too. You need not be embarrassed for not being able to perform a few moves perfectly because it’s so dark that your fellow “clubbers” will not even be able to see you. However, don’t be shy when it comes to informing your instructor about the same. Don’t be stuck with the wrong moves.
Other Attributes of Clubbercise
There is a lot of lunging and squatting involved as well. It also covers a bit of core work and lot of fundamental moves!
What is the total amount of calories that you can burn by clubbercising? Well .. it depends on various factors like your overall exercise experience, age etc but on an average you can expect to burn up to 500 calories (yes!!!) per session!