Put a night out into your workout
If you like the idea of a workout that feels like a night out on the town then you’ll love the latest craze to sweep the gym scene.
Clubbercise is a fitness class which combines aerobics with club/street dance moves. It’s set to a soundtrack of club anthems ranging from 90s classics like N-Trance to contemporary chart toppers by artists such as Rudimental, David Guetta and Calvin Harris.
Co-founder Claire Burlison Green told Cover Media the concept of Clubbercise was thought up by herself and two friends after they found themselves yearning for their carefree clubbing days, before work and family commitments took over.
“We missed dancing the night away to great music and the fact that you could burn calories on the dancefloor – no gym required,” she said.
Claire explained that Clubbercise varies from other dance-based classes such as Zumba because it takes place in a darkened room which emulates a typical club dancefloor, including flashing lights and pumping music.
“This means people feel a lot less self-conscious and are able to give their all,” she said, adding, “Routines are easy to follow and great fun.”
The rave-atmosphere is enhanced as participants are armed with flashing glow sticks which give a great arm workout.
“Our flashing LED glow sticks are the icing on the cake – they’re so much fun to use, you literally forget you’re exercising,” said Claire.
Participants can expect to burn around 500 calories per class. It is suitable for people of all levels of fitness and is great if you are looking to add more cardio to your workout schedule.
Clubbercise is available in independent venues and Virgin Active health clubs in the U.K., Ireland, Asia and Australia.
Those keen to get their groove on should make sure they wear trainers with good cushioning, such as cross trainers, as well as comfortable fitness clothing – neon is optional!