With muscle strengthening across your whole body and posture improvement, it's almost strange we don't all do it.
If you've been put off by position names, inflexibility or the struggle to breathe right, NOVA at Virgin Active is definitely worth a try.
What NOVA involves
NOVA combines parts of creators Jayne Nicholls' dynamic yoga ideas with Pilates specialist Rachel Holmes' similar 20 plus years in the industry.
The pair have created a class with seamlessly combined yoga and pilates set to unusually upbeat music.
So, it's not about to be Dance Anthems 2001 but there are some sing-a-long tracks and not a trace of a wind chime.
The class works on flexibility, strength and cardio through a combination of fluid and fun movements.
Give it a try if:
You've always wanted to try yoga or pliates but been put off by the idea of meditating and breathing in silence. This is laid back, fun and challenging.
Give it a miss if:
You either love the classics too much to stray, or can't work out without serious base and something to pound - either the ground or a punch bag.
What to wear:
You can wear your usual gym attire, depending on preference. Shoes aren't required and a mat is provided but a towel is a must.
From £40 per month for Virgin Active Gym membership. View full details about membership.
NOVA is available exclusively at selected Virgin Active Health Clubs from 19th May.
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