You will have noticed I am very excited at the addition of a new style of Boogie Bounce Class to the timetable this January. It’s called Boogie Bounce Strength and Tone, and I’d like to share with you why it’s such an important addition to your weekly exercise classes.
You should be seeing benefits from the classes you are currently doing but may want to challenge yourself in a new way, or may have plateaued, and need to add something new. Boogie Bounce Strength and Tone is ideal for everyone to have a more complete exercise schedule.
So why is doing strength training different to the traditional Boogie Bounce Classes? They are cardio based and so focus on burning calories during the class and improving the health of your heart and lungs. How would you like to increase the calories you burn, even when you aren’t exercising?! Sounds great, but not very likely! But it is achievable. If you do strength training, you increase your metabolic rate, which determines how many calories you burn at rest. Increasing your metabolic rate, increases the number of calories your body needs to function. So, if you don’t increase your calorie intake, you increase the calorie deficit you are in, and over time you will lose weight.
Strength training and weight bearing exercise is important, especially for women, as we get older, as it helps maintain bone density, which naturally decreases as we age. This means we are less likely to suffer from Osteoporosis, or broken bones.
Strength training not only is good for the muscles and bones, but also makes the joints stronger, making injuries less likely, and it can also reduce the pain caused by osteoarthritis.
With a well-planned routine, such as Boogie Bounce Strength and Tone, strength training can also improve your posture, as it can strengthen muscles which have been weakened due to not being used in everyday life.
Talking about everyday life, by adding strength training to your weekly routine, things you do daily or weekly, such as carrying heavy shopping, lifting children and household activities, suddenly become easier.
By doing strength training for a period of time, you become stronger, and this can also help you mentally feel more empowered and increase your confidence and self-esteem.
Like other forms of exercise, each time you do strength training, it is a great mood enhancer and stress reliever, and can help improve the quality of your sleep.
Strength training can also increase the levels of good cholesterol in your blood and reduce the levels of bad cholesterol, as well as maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
And finally, Boogie Bounce Strength and Tone is a lot of fun, so what are you waiting for? Book your first class now and start seeing the benefits as soon as possible!