A 2021 study by Cambridge Ruskin University finds that up to 72% of the difference between people’s workout outcomes whilst undertaking the same exercise regime is due to genetics.
Muscle strength, cardiovascular fitness, and anaerobic power were examined as factors influencing an individual’s fitness, well-being, and quality of life. Every single participant showed improvements following their exercise training, but to varying degrees, even when performing the same exercise training.
The study proved that genetic differences are responsible for 72% of the variation in outcomes for people following identical exercises designed to improve muscle strength i.e. genetics played a huge part in who became strongest fastest. 44% of the differences were due to genetic make-up when participants followed a regime designed to boost their cardiovascular health. Only 10% of the differences in the outcomes were attributed to genetic variation when exercises for anaerobic power were undertaken. Anaerobic power is a great measure of movement and agility.
This highlights the importance of doing a variety of exercises to find a workout that works for you and your genetic make-up. Gene testing will hold the key to tailoring exercise effectively, but until then jump in and search for what makes you feel good now.
Tuesdays – Shesensu – 07:00 – 08:00
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A brand-new fitness concept drawing on the peace that a yoga flow session instills and the sensual well-being hit you get when you dance like no-one is watching. Gentle on the joints but big on the hope. The tagline is for this concept is ‘liberation through movement.’ And that is so apt – you’ll leave feeling lighter and free.
The best project you will ever work on is you. This is Tara’s mantra. Her fiery fitness classes have followings in 18 countries, drawing audiences of over a billion on her TV debut. Having trained in dance, fitness, and massage everything she teaches is hued in this 3D perspective.
Wednesdays – Dumbbell Conditioning – 08:30 – 09:15
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Why free weights? They are mega efficient, they improve your balance, they fit in your wardrobe, they reduce your risk of injury and there are no limits. If you want a workout that pushes you harder than a normal day HIIT, join us. Sales of free weights rocketed during lockdown and the hype still remains. Once you’ve started you won’t stop because of the efficient way weighted movements tone and flood you with endorphins.
Whether you’re new to the weight rack or an old hand, Adam will tailor the workout.
Adam Fung lives and breathes fitness, as a functional personal and group exercise trainer, weightlifter and gymnast. He believes in building flexibility alongside strength to ensure a brilliant body balance.
Wednesdays – Wednesday’s Lunchtime Express – 13:30 – 14:00
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30 minutes pit-stop to get you firing on all cylinders again. There is no better way to finish for lunch than a fast-paced HIIT session. This delivers a complete mental and physical break to your working from home schedule. A great way to incorporate and tick off exercise in your busy schedule whilst also boosting your mental health.
Shane Campbell’s background is in the poetic art of punching. As a pro MMA fighter and kickboxing coach his cardio health is sky high. He has high hopes for yours, so expect some lung labour and some fiercely brilliant motivational chats.
Thursdays – Sassy Streetdance – 18:30 – 19:15
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A dance fit class that is simple and ridiculous amounts of fun (as every one of Charlotte classes are). If you want to re-vamp your dance routine come join and learn easy steps that’ll have you hot skipping to a dancefloor this weekend. A workout without any effort.
Charlotte Chazel is a former professional dancer in Paris and now keen to keep her snake hips moving through her insatiable love of streetdance. Here to boost body confidence through movement.
Saturdays – Nourishing Nature Flow – 10:00 – 11:00
People who experience 2 hours a week in green spaces are significantly more likely to experience good physical and mental well-being. So with just a single outdoor class you’ll be halfway to feeling rather shibby. This isn’t any ordinary Vinyasa class – Simone infuses intentions and a deep calm that’s hard to emulate in an indoor studio or over the internet. This is the perfect counterbalance to sitting down inside all day. Postures will be catered for all abilities – you decide the level of challenge and we’ll conquer it together.
An international yogi, Simone Topel, trained in India but fell in love with London. Her class offers options for all levels. Sequences are influenced by the active styles of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga, and always carry a strong undercurrent of yogic philosophy and mindfulness.
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As always, stay fit and healthy.
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