How does it work?
During a body sculpting class you will perform a variety of cardiovascular strength training exercises to help hone your body and leave you fighting fit. To prevent muscle strain, the session will begin with a light warm up and plenty of [[treatment/stretching/| stretching]] – ensuring that you are nice and ready for some more intense resistance training.
Certain [[treatment/cardio-training/| cardio exercises]] are incorporated to increase fitness, but the real star of the show in body sculpting is strength training. Your instructor will teach you to use a variety of different weights and resistance bands to really get those muscles working. You’ll focus on typical problem areas such as your core, legs, bum, arms and stomach – before performing a gentle cool down at the end of the class. It won’t necessarily be easy – but then they do say no pain, no gain...
Is it for me?
Whether you’re a bit of an exercise-phobe or a fitness fanatic, you can benefit from body sculpting. Classes cater to different levels of stamina, and there’s no need to panic about learning the ropes - your instructor will be on hand to help you get the hang of it.
Not only is resistance training a good choice of exercise for those who want to tone their body and increase their muscular strength – it’s also a fantastic way to lose weight. Strong muscles mean a higher metabolism – helping you to burn more calories as you go about your everyday life. Sounds pretty good to us...
If you suffer from a medical condition or are recovering from an injury it’s best to consult your instructor before beginning a class, as some aspects of body sculpting may make it unsuitable for you.
Good to know
Regularly attending a body sculpting class could help to reduce your chances of developing osteoporosis – we reckon that’s a pretty good reason to get your gym kit on.