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SportsDirect.com's Guide to Fitness Classes for 2014

NOTTINGHAM, England, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Fitness classes are a great way to lose weight and can be much more fun than enduring an hour at the gym. However, with so many different classes available it can be daunting when it comes to choosing one to try out. SportsDirect.com take a look at the latest exercise classes that are set to be huge in 2014.

Exercising can feel like a chore, but when thrown into classes with a group of people and everyone is learning together it can be much more motivating than an hour on the exercise bike or treadmill.

A class that is not dull in any sense is Aerial Fitness. It  is a fairly  new class to hit the UK and is very popular with celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Pink. Based on an idea discovered in Buenos Aires, aerial fitness combines a range of different workouts including yoga and pilates , all in the air, using hoops and slings to help improve fitness, burn off fat and strengthen core muscles.

For people who love dance, Virgin Active have launched Fierce, an African tribal dance class that aims to improve flexibility, strength, and acts as a cardio workout. The class involves jumping, stomping, twisting and kicking to create a high intensity and strength building dance class that will also build stamina. It is ideal for people who have previously tried out Zumba or Bokwa®.

Over the past year CrossFit gyms have been popping up around the UK and are set to get even bigger in 2014. A mix of cardiovascular activities, stretching and weightlifting, CrossFit training involves competing and submitting best times online. Typical exercises that are included in the program are squats, pull-ups, push-ups, running and rowing and is perfect for people who want really push themselves to the next level and have a competitive spirit.

Similar to CrossFit, boot camp acts as a full body workout and uses the same format as circuit and interval training.  Predominately performed outdoors, though some classes are taken inside,  the class takes inspiration from military boot camp and includes a lot of short sprints, push-ups and plyometric exercises to help build fitness and increase strength.

Finding a class that encourages and maintains motivation is key, as is trying out a range of different classes. Visit http://www.sportsdirect.com/fitness-and-exercise-equipment and get kitted out before trying out a new class. Keep up to date with the latest news too on http://www.sportsdirect.com/news

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