Another of the new fitness classes we are launching this May is THIGH HIGH...the perfect class to keep those lovely pins of yours in shape.
We thought the best way to tell you about it, was to ask one of our members to try the class and report back. So our big thanks to Melissa Bovill who put her hand up to be our guinea pig. Below is her report on Thigh High.
Over to Melissa....
When you're looking for a new class, you want to find something that fulfils a brief. Whether that be strengthen your abs, lengthen your limbs or get your heart pumping, you have an idea in mind of what you want. After almost two months of not being able to exercise properly due to injury, the idea of strengthening my legs really appealed. And with a name like Thigh High, how could I resist? I headed to the Centennial Health Club in Moore Park to find out more.
As soon as I walked into the classes, I knew it would be a good class as there were plenty of regular participants. The energetic instructor Alana soon got the class started with a high tempo warm-up of cardio steps, squats and basic moves. Not too difficult for someone completely new to follow, but certainly something to get the heart pumping.
Then once we were all sufficiently hot (and sweaty), she then took us through what we would be our workout for the next 35 minutes. Five stations of exercises to really get your legs working, such as squats with weights, lunges off a step, sliding mountain climbers, leg lifts using a band…Yes, it all sounds so simple on paper but actually doing it, well, that's a completely different matter. We only got a short break before starting the next exercise, so it really worked all those muscles which are so often ignored.
The class was powered by music that made you feel like you were on some Iberian island, or partying on the beaches of Rio – having an enthusiastic group of 'Thigh Highers' around you certainly pushed you to go harder. Alana was very attentive, ensuring that you carried out the exercises correctly so you really worked those muscles, which for anyone starting a class is always good to know. That is probably one of several reasons you decide to attend a class, rather than workout by yourself in the first place.
I can definitely see how Thigh High isolates and works those lower muscles often neglected when you just do cardio. It's also a lot of fun. So if you're looking for a way to lengthen and strengthen your thighs with guaranteed laughs thrown, this explosive mix of beats with exercise is definitely one to put on your list.
What I loved about the classes is the exercise we did, some of them I had never tried before, targeting those all important parts of the legs which are hard to focus on if you go it alone. Well, not anymore.