IT’S NO SECRET THAT FITNESS IS THE KEY TO BECOMING A LIONESS IN THE BEDROOM, NOT ONLY CAN A LUNG BUSTING, HEART POUNDING WORKOUT RELEASE A HEADY COCKTAIL OF ADRENALINE AND ENDORPHINS THAT LEAVE YOU FEELING LIKE APHRODITE REINCARNATED. TNG REELS THROUGH THE HOTTEST WORKOUTS OF THE MOMENT TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE ALL SET TO GIVE YOUR MAN THE RIDE OF HIS LIFE.
Barre Core is the latest trendy fitness class to have charmed London’s chelsea squad and Victoria Secret models alike. The 60 minute class is made up of stretching and isometric exercises, in other words, if you’re a teeth clenching, high intensity work out, endorphin junkie then this might not be the class for you. If you like to take a more calm and collected approach to fitness, it’s a different story however. in fact you’ll need to have a rather zen like approach to life to endure the muscle groans and aches that will begin almost as soon as you start performing this ‘simple’ and ‘small’ movements. The class is a cross between ballet and pilates with a large majority of the class is performed using the ‘barre.’ Founder of Barrecore, Niki Rein claims that you can expect to see results after just 5 sessions claiming that your hips will be noticeably narrower, stomach taughter, legs more sculpted and you buttocks firmer. All this is great for ladies who are looking to enhance their performance in the bedroom, not only will you feel and look great but whatever kind of pretzel-esque shapes your partner may be depending on you to sustain will be an absolute breeze after a few sessions of Barre core.
Barre Core Gyms in London: There are Barre Core gyms in Chelsea, Chiswick, Hampstead, Mayfair and Wimbledon. Check the site for more information http://www.barrecore.co.uk/
You Spin me Round
Anyone that has been to a spinning class will be all to familiar with the 3 phases of spinning class. Phase 1: you’ll feel pleased as punch that you actually made it to your spin class but can’t help scanning the room for the emergency exits, you’re wondering in advance how obvious it would be if you just made a run for it, right now. Phase 2: you’re less than 5 minutes in and you’re already hating yourself for allowing yourself to think you were some kind of fitness messiah capable of completing a spin class. You’re weighing up making a run for it, but you’ve noticed that in your spinning delirium that the guy in the shorts in the bike in front of you has quite tasty looking buttocks so you make a deal with yourself that you might hang around for a bit and admire the view. Phase 3, they are precisely 10 minutes to go and your beginning to feel a bit like Leonardo di Caprio must have snuck in and popped some ludes into your waterbottle when you weren’t looking. Before you know it, you’ve made it to the end and you’re not quite sure how. You curse yourself when you realise that Mr shorts isn’t actually hot at all but some poisonous cocktail of adrenaline and endorphins tricked you. Still the good news is, it’s all over, you legs feel like noodles and you scramble to the changing room. Bedroom Bonus: Your quadriceps do most of the work at the top of the stroke, your glutes and calves take over as the pedal approaches six o clock, then the hip flexors help lift the pedal as you begin the next cycle. All this work, will mean you will soon notice more toned and shapely legs after a few weeks. Not only will this mean your stamina in the bedroom will improve.
Get in Pole Position
If the last time you practiced the ‘art of pole dancing’ was while suitably inebriated in some grimy pole equipped nightclub then you’ve been doing it all wrong. Pole dancing as a fitness trend is now reaching mass popularity in the USA, and it’s miles away from the seedy, smoke filled room cavorting traditionally associated with the discipline. Ladies that embark on a pole dancing program will be put through the rigours of weight training exercises designed to build and tone muscles to enhance performance. Pole dancers in training learn to support their entire bodyweight with one arm as they build upper body strength while using their stomach muscles. Advocates claim that pole dancing roles endurance training, strength training all into one with many ladies finding themselves in the best shapes after their lives after a few months werkin’ the pole. With enhanced flexibility, abs of steel and lithe and lean limbs and a whittled down waist, pole dancing will give you the boost of confidence you need to spice up your sex life and will equip you with numerous transferable skills to add to your bedroom gymnastic routine.
Where to Pole Dance: The Academy of Pole Dancing offer numerous classes in Gyms across London. Prime locations to practice Pole include, London Liverpool Stree, Aquila Spa Knightsbridge and Gym Box Farringdon. Go to http://www.laphq.co.uk/venues to find out more.
So You Wanna be a Boxer?
Any mention of boxing instantly casts my mind back to that scene in Rocky where Slyvester Stallone guzzles a not particularly appetising looking glass full of raw eggs before setting out for his morning run at 5:30 in the morning. Indeed boxing has something of an ‘edgy’ reputation, all downtown New York; an Italian gangster sport where the outcome is settled by cigar smoking, ‘Fat Sams.’ But boxing has experienced something of a revival in recent times and while you might not be ready to dive into the ring, boxing training requires a high level of athletic prowess: stength, speed, agility, endurance and power. Punching, kicking and jumping requires a surprising amount of strength – most professional heavy bags weight at least 100 pounds. Most boxing gyms will also incorporate high intensity circuits into their training sessions. You can expect to be put through your paces with high octane lung busting routines involving squatting, pushups, planks and weighted medicine ball exercises. Boxing also enhances hand eye co-ordination, all that sparring – the word used for punching your partners padded mitts will sharpen up your reactions (useful when you’re fighting over who gets what side of the bed) or for snatching those covers back at lightening speed. Not only this, but you will see rapid improvements to your body composition as you will be literally torching calories.
Where to Box: 12 Rounds Boxing Gym http://12roundsboxing.co.uk/ in Clapham Junction offer one to one training as well as small group glasses in you’d rather train in company.