A favourite with middle-aged women everywhere, this is definitely not one for the boys. Seriously boys, don’t do it. It’s basically aerobics but camped up to the max, meaning you’re never further than a pair of fluorescent leg-warmers and some jazz hands away from a Fame-esque ‘80s experience. There’s usually no equipment involved, just good old-fashioned enthusiasm, generally provided by an overly perky instructor.
Good for beginners because it’s not overly intense and nobody minds if you screw up your grapevine as long as you’re smiling.
Might as well be called ‘Thighs, Thighs and Thighs’ because the bum and the tum hardly get a look in. However, if you’re a fan of doing lunge upon lunge until your eyes water, this is perfect for you.
You’ll most likely be the youngest person in the room.
Morning After Burn Factor: 6/10 – Mostly in the thighs. Expect to walk downstairs sideways for a day or two.
Tomorrow: Circuit Training
Classes in Oxford: The University doesn’t (yet) offer bespoke Bums, Tums, and Thighs classes, but a number of independent gyms do. Heading down could be the perfect way to break out of the University bubble.