It's Tuesday and it's mid-January. The weekend saw the Spies busy celebrating a dear friend's 30th birthday and, therefore, consuming one-too-many glasses of wine. Follow this with a Sunday roast to ease the pain and it brings us to this conclusion.
Time to shape up or ship out.
This feeling overwhelms the GSG office most Monday mornings, but, inevitably, by Wednesday the cake round rears its gorgeous-gooey-chocolatey-crumbly-moist but ugly head once again.
The problem is, you see, we lose our motivation. We are forever on the lookout for something to grasp our imagination, to help us get fit without getting fed up.
And, by Jove, we think we may have found it.
Fitness Ballet is the brainchild of Kirsty Pellant. Kirsty is a lady with a prolific dancing background who later went on to train in gym instructing. You'll now find her at DW Sports in Canterbury teaching her own personal brand of "dancercise" – Fitness Ballet.
Fitness Ballet utilises basic ballet moves (no previous experience necessary) in a fitness setting set to a contemporary soundtrack for a dance workout with a difference. We have it on good authority that this exercise class will get your heart pumping without your mind wandering. Learning to pirouette, arabesque and demi-plié to the latest chart hits ensures you engage your brain as well as your muscles.
Kirsty claims this high-energy class helps improve:
* core balance
* muscle length
We can’t wait to try it!
If you have tried Fitness Ballet, or know of another class or activity that promises to keep even the most capricious Spy engaged - let us know!
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18th March 2014
Instant results; jasmine and frangipani scents; hot steam rooms; a good selection of magazines; modernist decor.
Whale noises (on CD, not in the pool hopefully); hard massage beds; tiny toilet cubicles; being spoken to like a child; lukewarm pools.
Behind the scenes