How does it work?
Legs, bums and tums classes (as they are so originally called) usually last around an hour, and you can find them at most gyms and fitness centres.
The class is a full body aerobic workout that aims to tone up those flabby areas of your thighs, bum and stomach - great for those who want to lose weight or who simply want to increase their fitness levels with a motivated group of people.
The classes start with a warm up to get your body moving, so you may jog on the spot, do some arm swings, or shoulder rolls - just some general stretches to loosen those limbs.
Next up will be three sections – or your instructor may mix it up a bit. Well, variety is the spice of life, right?
===Crunches – for the tum===
Yes, you will have to get on the floor and do those tough crunches to give your abs a workout. The aim is to repeat the exercises as much as possible, building up how long you can do it each time- and getting fitter in the process. Who knows, you might have that washboard tum in no time…
Your legs will get a workout through lunges, step aerobics and all sorts of simple moves whether you’re standing or air-cycling on the floor. All to an upbeat soundtrack to keep you going.
===Squats – for the bum===
Most classes will incorporate the wonderful squat exercise - great for building strength and toning up your thighs and bottom. The lower you go, the higher your bottom will be… or so they say.
Finally, after the exercises you must have a cool down as this will slow your blood flow back to normal after all the hectic exercising you have been doing. Be sure to have a good stretch too or else you’ll be wanting to take the lift instead of the stairs the next day.
Is it for me?
Legs, bums and tums is great for people who want to lose weight, being a top calorie burner while targeting those tricky areas. It is also great for those who just generally want to get fit and raise their stamina with some aerobic exercise. However, check with your doctor if you are pregnant, or over 65 before participating in the class.