The aim of group fitness training is to develop your cardiovascular fitness as well as toning and tightening up those unwanted bits. This is achievable by combining functional body weight exercises, weight training and high intensity interval training. By using these training methods you will have increased strength, endurance, agility, faster metabolism and also improved stamina.
Bootcamp is a challenging free-weight and body weight workout for your whole body. Using functional movements you will improve your definition, strength and overall fitness. Within the class there is an element of circuit training involved, meaning that it is a great class for beginners as well as those looking to push themselves further. The classes are 45 minutes long and are jam-packed full of exercises that keep you moving throughout, burning calories and building strength. Wear old, comfortable clothing, which is easy to move in, and supportive footwear you don’t mind getting a bit muddy (in the winter months you may also be thankful for a pair of gloves).
Circuit classes are great for a whole body work out and to improve general fitness, you can even have a private circuit class with your friends, relatives or work colleagues if the idea of exercising with people you know is more appealing. During circuit classes everybody encourages each other, helping you to achieve maximum results in the 45 minute session. Another positive about circuit training is that it invites mixed abilities into each class, as many of the exercises and stations are timed so you work as hard and fast as YOU can, not as fast as the person next to you.
Health, fitness and wellbeing are important factors not only in riding, but also in everyday life. This fun and friendly group exercise class is designed to increase balance, co-ordination and proprioception as well as increase strength in the main muscle groups we use whilst being on the horse such as our inner thighs, glutes and core. Remember, a strong core is the basis for a good posture and can lead to a decrease in back pain.
Training a sports club or team can be as broad or specific as you require. For example, this could be anything from training a whole football club, to training a team within the club or even going one step further and just working on a specific area or training withing the team (such as speed and agility work with the forwards). The idea behind the training is that no matter how in depth the training goes it will still increase the team’s performance. This will not include tactics, techniques and skills sessions but will rather look at the biomechanics of how the body moves during the sport and will adapt the training to strengthen these muscles and ligaments specifically, improving performance and reducing the risk of injury.