Here are the activites currently proposed by the CERN Fitness Club:
General Fitness and Early Bird Fitness & HIIT
The fitness classes are given by our fully qualified fitness instructors Loris, Natalia, Germana and Cristovao. The classes focus on cardio, toning and stretching and also work your co-ordination, set to music, using steps, weights and bands. As of August 2014, Rachel's zumba classes are also included in the General Fitness subscription.
New to General Fitness is the HIIT activity:
HIIT:High Intensity Interval Training is a training method that combines exercises from different exercising styles like Tabata, Calisthenics, Crossfit, etc.It consists of very short and intense routines of anaerobic exercises, with very small recovery periods, whereby athletes can improve their body condition and increase their muscle definition, endurance and fat loss. With HIIT, the body is pushed to the limit, and every person has its own. Due to this, and to the fact that every routine is different (with and without weights, cardio and strength oriented), this class will provide fast results to those looking for major fat burns and also for those looking to increase muscle mass and get ripped. Classes are always different and based on WoDs (Workout of the Day), which will be built according to the attendants demands and feedback. It's exercising shaped to your needs!
A body-conditioning technique designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. Pilates targets the deep postural muscles within the body through a series of exercises aimed at building muscle strength and rebalancing the body. Excellent for improving posture, strength and flexibility and aligning the body correctly, pilates also teaches coordination, concentration and control of the body.
It’s fun, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Come along to the pump room Wednesdays 19.30 - 20.30 and Thursdays 18.00 - 19.00 or Fridays 12.30 - 13.30, to give it a go! We also organise master classes (1h30 of zumba) every other Saturday afternoon (please see timetable).
A fitness class which incorporates a number of boxing moves and techniques, not just for men but actually popular with both men and women. It focuses on upper body conditioning, working the arms, abs, chest and shoulders. It also includes some lower body exercises in the kickboxing area and increases your fitness levels.
Powerlifting is a strength sport, which is simple as 1-2-3 and efficient.
The "1-2-3" are the three basic lifts (bench press, squat and deadlift) which involve most muscles of your body. For men the essence of the powerlifting training is "don't look strong, be strong", for women the strength training combined with general fitness classes is an effective calories-burning activity as this combination boosts the metabolism. Tools (free weights and "the big three" lifts) don't change, but weights and number of sets and repetitions do change a lot, thus redefining strength conditioning strategy depending on your needs. Powerlifting as a sport requires many things, including physical strength, speed, stamina, and skill. We have a professional equipment and advanced knowledge in strength training, and we will be happy to share this with you - join the club, and explore your potential :)
Nordic Walking is a great way to get your whole body moving and to significantly improve the condition of your muscles, heart and lungs. It will boost your energy levels and help you to ward off medical conditions such as:
- Heart Disease and Strokes
- High Blood pressure
- Diabetes (type 2)
- Bowel Cancer
- Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
- Stress and Anxiety
Whatever your goal and whichever activity you choose, you will probably find yourself
- Becoming more active
- Improving your fitness levels
- Losing weight
- Training for a specific sport or challenge
- Enjoying the great outdoors
Or simply………….Meeting people and having fun!
Before starting any exercise regime you should consider consulting a qualified fitness or sports adviser or your doctor to ensure the regime is suitable for you and your own doctor if you have a medical condition or taking medication or have related concerns. Participation in the CERN Fitness Club's activities is at the sole choice and risk of the participant.