The what’s what of classes

 Exercise Classes

So many different types of exercise classes doing different things. How do I know which one I should go to? Here a small breakdown for you.

Holistic Exercise

Contrary to popular belief, exercise doesn’t have to be approached with the ‘No Pain, No Gain’ mentality. Holistic exercises are designed to use exercise techniques that improve both body and mind. These exercises focus on relaxation and spiritual balance through meditation, stretching and calming of the senses, instead of pumping iron until you drop.

SportsDock provides three types of Yoga that aims to deliver the relaxation and spiritual balance that is required for a cleansed body and refreshed mind: Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Detox Yoga.

Low Intensity Exercise

Low Intensity exercise is performed between 60-65% of your maximum heart rate. This type of exercise is usually ideal for beginners or those who have a chronic health condition, such as obesity.

If you want to lose weight but have little or no experience in exercising, low Intensity training could be the perfect option for you. This could be as simple as walking the dog around the park or mopping the kitchen floor.

Or why not try one of our low intensity exercise classes which offer you the benefit of a group environment, guidance and support from our highly qualified instructors.

 Low Intensity SportsDock classes include Pilates, Core Conditioning and Ab Blast.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

High Intensity Training will be performed at about 80-85% of your maximum heart rate. The aim of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is to combine periods of extreme anaerobic exercises with less intense periods of recovery in order to burn high levels of calories and fat, improve athletic capacity as well as improving insulin resistance and glucose tolerance. This is a great method if you would like to lose weight or improve your VO2 max with the added bonus of after burn (EPOC) for up to 24 hours after your training.

However, why not seek that extra level of motivation by competing with friends in one of our exciting exercise classes which include Spinning, Train Insane, Body Blast and Body Pump.

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Detox Yoga

She said

I have only been to one Yoga class before and it was painful. The instructor had to keep correcting me and I couldn’t get very far with any of the stretches, it was something I’d rather forget about. Until 2015 when I jumped on the “New Year, New You” band wagon and asked a colleague to make sure I worked out. Obviously he asked me to go to Detox Yoga. Dun dun duuuuun.

With a change of scenery, a different instructor and a different type of Yoga I knew I could do it again and actually benefit from it. The class wasn’t too busy, the instructor didn’t have to correct me all the time and I left feeling somehow different than when I left. I know I still need my cardio but Detox Yoga is great for some down time between the hardcore stuff.

He Said

Detox Yoga is one of my favorite classes that I have taken part in, I found it really useful. I went to the class in order to relax and recover after a long week of training and competing for UELSports.

Before I started attending Yoga, I was under the impression that the class may be aimed at females but I was quickly reassured that this was not the case. The class is challenging and it took me a while to learn some of the Yoga positions, I really felt it afterwards!

One line: Great for your core muscles when you’re in too much pain to go to the gym