FCO - Services - Exercise Classes
Zumba is a fun but challenging form of exercise that has become extremely popular in the past few years. It was created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez and incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together. The types of dance it includes are hip-hop, salsa, soca, samba, merengue and mambo and each type of dance comes with its associated music to help motivate you.
Zumba is suitable for all ages and is a great way to meet new people and socialise while ensuring a full body workout and having some fun!
Pilates is a fantastic tool for rehabilitating injury. Clinical Pilates differs from standard Pilates in that the principles have been adapted to improve the safety and effectiveness of the exercises and highlight the key elements that improve back pain. The aim of Clinical Pilates is to assess the movement and control of the lower back and pelvic region, then use specific exercises to help correct the problem areas. These basic exercises use sub-maximal muscle co-contraction. This means gentle low-level exercise of several muscles at the same time. The focus is more on teaching the brain to recruit the correct muscle groups to find the correct pattern of movement than on the strength and length of muscles and joints.
If you don’t suffer from any back conditions and would just like to strengthen your core muscles and perhaps tone up those abs then a core class would be right for you. Your core muscles are those that give the strength and stability to your spine and help to improve balance and posture.
These classes are suitable for all levels as they can be easily adapted to suit your needs. By incorporating a range of equipment to assist in strengthening your core it can also make it a fun and varied form of exercise that will be a great addition to your current work out regime.
Circuit training is a great way to ensure a full or part body workout focusing on specific types of fitness. For example you could devise a circuit that focuses on cardiovascular fitness or one that focuses on muscular strength or endurance to name but a few. It takes an interval type training format so you spend a short amount of time doing high intensity exercise bursts followed by a short period of rest before moving onto the next exercise.
The great thing about circuit training is that it can be adapted to focus on whatever your needs are but is kept varied and fun to help motivate you. You can work in pairs or individually.
Spinning is a form of exercise that helps to improve your cardiovascular fitness as well as muscular endurance in the legs and toning the legs. It is also a great way to burn calories and lose weight. It takes place on a static bike indoors usually in a class situation and with music to help with motivation. Your instructor will take you through a number of routines incorporating warm up, cool down, sprint, hill and steady sections that will be tailored to the ability level of the class you are in however, you have control of the resistance of your bike so you can adjust it accordingly.