Trainer Tips: It’s worth shaking up and trying something new

by Rachel Darcy

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]This week, Jess Demicoli – a trainer at Icon Health Club, Camden Street – says routines are great – but sometimes it’s worth shaking things up and trying something new.

At Icon Health club, you can guarantee there’ll always be something fresh, exciting and unique on the horizon.

So, if you’re bored with your training, make this the year you book in for something completely different. Whether you’re floating in the air in our Aerial Yoga class or trampolining in the pool (yes, really), these fun and inspiring workouts may just feature your new favourite exercise you never knew existed:

Balance your body and mind at Aerial Yoga

Exercise doesn’t get much more unique than suspending from the ceiling on a silk hammock. But don’t think this is a workout solely reserved for trapeze artists – Aerial Yoga is an artistic fitness experience that boasts benefits for everyone.

Floating, fine-tuning and fitness-boosting, the aim of Aerial Yoga is to nourish your health, agility, mobility, creativity and wellness by combining elements from pilates, yoga, dance and gymnastics.

You spend a lot of your time upside-down, so you’ll leave feeling lighter, taller, stronger, bendier, and delightfully surprised at what your body can actually do – it’s much easier than it looks.

Jump without stress with Aqua Jump

This water-based workout is making waves for all the right reasons. Put simply, Aqua Jump is a aerobic workout – only you do it on trampoline in the middle of a swimming pool. Thanks to the water resistance and balancing required to stay centred on the trampoline, your muscles can work harder but there’s less stress on your joints compared to doing the moves on the ground. If you fall, it’s double the fun (and the splash) and as you are immersed in the water, nobody can see if you are putting a step wrong – plus you get an instant refresher.

Unleash your inner warrior with Body Combat

Bit of a sport warrior? Then our Les Mills BodyPump/Body Attack/ Body Combat are perfect for anyone eager to push their bodies – crunching, lifting, jumping, pressing and pulling your way to a lean, mean figure.

Expect 45 minutes of full body training and hours of feel-good adrenaline post-class.
Whether you’re looking to boost your fitness and conditioning levels or aiming for abs of steel, these Les Mills classes will work the entire body for quick results – so you can look and feel faster, fitter and stronger.

Dance yourself healthy with Zumba

Laugh, swirl and slide your way to a slimmer body and healthier mind with this heart-rate-boosting dance class. Improve your aerobic fitness, muscle tone, heart and lung health, and strengthen your bones – all without really feeling like you’re actually exercising, thanks to the fact Zumba is ridiculously fun. With a choice of so many group exercise classes at Iconic Health Clubs you’ll never get bored and you’ll be craving the next class!

For full details of the wide variety of classes available at Iconic Health Clubs visit www.iconhealthclub.ie.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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