Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured
series of stretches, moves and poses create an holistic workout
that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance.
Like all the Les Mills programmes, a new BODYBALANCE class is
produced every three months with new music and choreography.
What will Bodybalance do for me?
- Improve joint flexibility and range of motion
- Increase your core strength
- Reduce your stress levels
- Provide a lasting sense of well-being and calm
- Focus the mind and raise consciousness levels through
Describe a typical class
Each class follows a set sequence of exercise disciplines and is
made up of 45 minutes of simple, yet challenging, exercises
followed by 10 minutes of relaxation and meditation. Your
instructor takes you through the moves and shows you options to
suit your fitness level. If you haven't done any yoga or group
fitness before, please take it easy. Use your first few classes to
learn the poses and moves and how to get the most out of your
workout. Don't hesitate to have a word with your instructor if you
have any questions.
T'ai Chi warm-up
Easy, flowing moves from the ancient Chinese exercise discipline
let you leave your day behind, centre yourself and warm the
A traditional yoga sequence warms your body more deeply,
stretching and strengthening key muscle groups.
Yoga Standing Strength
Poses such as Warrior Pose and Triangle Pose strengthen and tone
Concentration and focus allow your mind and body to meet the
challenge of balancing poses.
Focuses on strengthening for greater flexibility and freedom of
movement in the hips and lower back.
Abdominals and back
Uses exercises from yoga and Pilates to strengthen core abdominal
and back muscles.
Twists and Forward Bends
Poses and stretches create suppleness and flexibility in the
hamstrings and back.
Relaxation and Meditation
The final 10 minutes deliver the mental and physiological benefits
of meditation and enhance the effects of the exercise you have just
||Yoga, T'ai Chi and pilates inspired
||up to 340 calories
||Yoga mat optional
||Latest soulful, calming and inspiring tunes
||Improves joint flexibility and range of motion, tones and
shapes, enhances mental well-being
What do I need to bring?
You should wear comfortable workout clothes - and no shoes. we do
the class in bare feet because you need to feel full contact with
the floor for the balancing and postural work. In colder weather,
you may also need to bring something warm to wear for the
relaxation and meditation sequence. Some clubs may ask you to
bringa yoga mat, and you may prefer to do so anyway - however, this
is not essential.
How often should I do Bodybalance?
You'll feel real benefits from coming to class just once a week,
but coming three times a week is ideal.
When will I notice results?
It usually takes about three classes to understand the feel and
structure of the class and moves. You may experience some mild
muscle soreness at first, but this will quickly pass and be
followed by noticeable strength anf lexibility gains and postural
improvement. From the very first class, you should start to
experience the stress-reducing and spiritually renewing benefits of