Move review: Clubbercise

Neon glow sticks clubbercise

Picture this: you’re in a dark room with disco lights, holding a glow stick and singing your heart out to club anthems. No you’re not in the middle of town at 3am with sore feet wondering how you’re going to get home. You’re in a Clubbersise class! I tried it out for the first time this week and here’s what I thought.

What is it?

It’s a dance-based fitness workout that started in London a few years ago. It’s great for cardio and toning, and it’s a whole lot of fun. The class is set in a dark room with a light show to die for and everyone is given a glow stick to swirl around. I love a good dance session (I’m talented in my own special way!) and nights out on the town have become few and far between since, you know, kids and age happened. I also really like to workout so it’s a win-win!

Who’s it for?

Anyone can jump in and do this. It doesn’t matter if you get the moves wrong because it’s dark. You can hide! So if you feel a little bit self-conscious in group classes, this is a perfect way to get your confidence up. Or if you’re looking to get your girlfriends together for a fun night out, this is a great way to do it. It burns a bunch of energy and with such a fun atmosphere, it doesn’t even feel like exercise. And you would have really earnt those cocktails you’re about to devour!

Where can you do it?

Search your area for places that run Clubbercise classes. I went to a great new group fitness club in Joondalup, Western Australia, beatsGX. It was their opening week so we had a celebratory champagne before the class started. I loved that it coincided with World Mental Health Day as  dancing and exercise releases a heap of endorphins to get you feeling good. This class definitely did that for me! I found myself having flashbacks to my late teens dancing around like an energiser bunny, and my twenties with soul searching groove. No venga bus in site!

Give it a go! You never know, you might rediscover some dance moves you forget were inside you! And you’ll get a workout at the same time. And be home early with feet that don’t hurt. WINNING.


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