The New Age Of Fitness - The Directory Group

The new age of fitness

The new age of fitness

One of the main reasons that people tend to stop their new year exercise regimes after a week or two is down to boredom. If you aren’t enjoying the exercise you are doing, it can be easy to lose the motivation to keep it up, and eventually you stop altogether.

Thankfully, new types of exercise are emerging all the time, which are less of a workout and more focused around fun! Here a few ways you can keep fit throughout 2019 while still enjoying yourself, and hopefully you’ll discover a new favourite activity to keep up throughout the year.

Hula Hooping

Who says hula hooping is just for kids? Hoop fitness has emerged as one of the best complete core workouts as it strengthens your muscles and can help you burn up to 450 calories in an hour, not to mention the amount of fun you’ll have hooping either on your own or with friends! Hula hooping is a fantastic way to increase your spine’s flexibility while improving your hand-eye co-ordination as it challenges your brain to think about keeping the hoop moving in one direction.  Keep your back straight, your core strong, put your best foot forward, and spin!

Where to find a class: Hoopshaker classes with Sally Cox - Monday 6-7pm at The John Pounds Centre in Portsmouth, Tuesday 5.45-6.45pm at Bedhampton Social Hall, Wednesday 8-9pm at The John Pounds Centre, Saturday 10-11am at Charter Academy. Call 07787 950092 or email


What better way to combine your love of music and dance than with a night of Clubbercise? This form of exercise consists of easy-to-follow dance routines with glow sticks and disco lights, along with club anthems and disco lights to make it feel more like a night out than a workout. Dancing is a fantastic way to relieve stress and pass the time without realising you are burning calories!

Where to find a class: 7-8pm every Friday at Clanfield Community Centre, Endal Way, PO8 0YF. Call 02392 592498 or email

Indoor rock climbing

For the adventurous type who need a break from the treadmill or elliptical machine, indoor rock climbing is a great stay to keep fit as it’s a full body workout. You’ll be engaging abdominals, obliques, deltoids calves and even your fingers.

Where to find a class: Climbing ambitions in Portsmouth, call 07936 518254 or visit @climbingambitions on Facebook. Red Spider Climbing in Fareham, call 01329 28 29 23 or email

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