Clubbercise®, the adrenalin-pumping dance fitness phenomenon has taken the UK by storm since it launched in 2014 and is set to do the same in Australia.
In four years over 2,000 instructors have been trained and around 100,000 people take their classes every week.
NRG Fitness in Suffolk introduced Clubbercise classes in late 2014. Their Business Manager Julie Zarkos says “As an independent gym we like to take risks trying new fitness trends. Clubbercise was one of those risks and it has paid off massively! It’s even played a key part in our decision to build a bigger studio.”
“With our timetable already featuring classes like HIIT, combat and cycling we felt there was a gap. We introduced Clubbercise and immediately it brought a different customer through our doors. People are trying exercise classes who never thought they would. The class is taken in a darkened room so they feel comfortable whilst getting fit and having fun. One participant lost over 8 stone!”
“Another benefit is that the instructors love teaching Clubbercise, it’s something different for them too, we’ve now trained 8 instructors in total. We have 7 classes on the timetable including our popular Friday night slot.”
Sam Haith, 40, a Clubbercise convert says “I’m completely hooked! I love that it’s so carefree, nobody worries about looking silly you get such a buzz from the music and lights. My cardio fitness has really improved and I’ve toned up as well”.
So what’s the secret of Clubbercise’s success?
The easy-to-follow routines are a clever mix of dance, toning, combat and plyometric moves. Classes are taught in a darkened room with disco lighting which is a great confidence booster.
On the playlist you’ll hear a mix of uplifting club anthems, anything from 90’s classics that bring back memories like N-Trance, Set You Free to the very latest floorfillers from artists including David Guetta and Sigala.
One class will burn around 600 calories and the trademark flashing LED glow sticks are not only great fun but as a bonus they also tone up the arms.
There’s also a charitable element to the business. Founder Claire Burlison explains “Litres of water are consumed at every Clubbercise class and sadly there are people around the world who don’t have access to clean drinking water. Every time a new instructor joins the team we donate to safe water projects. We’ve helped 20,000 people so far.”
For more information including training course dates visit: clubbercise.com/australia