We are thrilled to be featured on the About Time website, as one of the top 5 best HIIT workouts in London!
So...if you haven't already tried one of our STRIKE classes, what are you waiting for?!
We know through years of experience that it can be hard to get into the habit of exercising regularly. That's why our sessions are designed with an emphasis on fun, sociable fitness.
Even when you do manage to get yourself into a routine however, you can find that after an initial bout of success you can sometimes plateau. With this in mind we asked our team to come up with their Top 10 tips to ensure that you continue to progress in your goal to get fitter in the most safe and effective way. They combined these with some real life stories from their time with our clients here at RIZE.
Tip 1# Form and technique
It might seem obvious, but it’s surprising how little people pay attention to the ‘how’ of performing an exercise. The body has to learn the pattern of the movement, and because everything is connected, you get the best results from using muscles in the right order. Go for form before quantity to get better results. If you aren’t sure, ask for help from someone qualified to make adjustments to your technique. This has the added benefit of protecting yourself from unnecessary injuries.
Case Study - Knowing what to do
"Sometimes technique makes all the difference - a client who was very strong had weak mobility and couldn’t perform a squat or lunge properly. Weeks of resistance training and mobility work made an incredible difference to her performance. Many people believe they should be able to do it themselves, without help. But even a small amount of expert guidance can give huge improvements - for example, just a body composition consult and a general meal plan given to a client allowed her put the focus and effort in the right place to lose two dress sizes. The right help can make it easier to reach your goals."
We enjoyed our trainers feedback and stories so much we put it all into a little book. If you would like to read the full thing click here to download it or watch this space for more tips and success stories.
Although the boutique studio fitness concept is the latest "Big Thing", Movers and Shapers is no "Johnny Come Lately" we have in fact been around for over 10 years. We were the real pioneers of the boutique fitness studio boom that has taken the country by storm.
Movers & Shapers pioneered the inclusion of the Power Plate, and specialised in offering small group exercise classes. Our ethos has always been to provide a welcoming space, that feels comfortable for women (without being ladies only) relaxed for men, and supportive of family fitness. And that isn't going to change. We have members who workout with their partners, take turns to have some me time, or bring the whole family to build a love of feeling fit.
Times change however and some months ago we realised that it was time for a refresh of not only our physical spaces but also the classes we offer and our very brand itself. For a while now we have been beavering away busily on many of these elements in the background. This week however, we took a big step towards our new brand. Overnight the name above the door changed, we went to bed as Movers & Shapers and with the new day Rize had been born.
Rize will provide more of a relaxed, but no less effective range of group exercise classes. We want people to workout at Rize because they want to make a habit out of feeling good, and liking the people they get fit with.
We keep classes to a size that is sociable and allows our trainers to be more focused on the individual.
Unlike most boutique studios we offer a wide range of class styles so there is no danger of getting bored. Our members can do a full Body Strike on a Monday to get them in the mood for their week, and ease into the weekend with a Candlelit Yoga session.
Over the next few weeks we will be launching our fabulous new website and our new app. If you haven't had a chance to experience getting the Rize feeling why not come along and try some sessions for yourself, we guarantee you won't regret it.