W Model and Fitness Blogger Kirby headed down to Ministry of Sound, London last week to try out their innovative Total Body Phat Burn class. Â We couldn’t wait to catch up with her and hear all about it…
Total Body Phat Burn
by Kirby Akindeinde
Clubbing and exercise. Not two words that usually go hand in hand. Sure,Â dancingÂ isÂ exercise but the alcohol and lack of sleep tends to make it not so healthy. Well,Â Ministry of SoundÂ have brokenÂ that barrier, providing 8 intense fitness classes in theÂ middle of what is generally known as one of London’s most famous partying spots. IÂ grabbed a place at Total Body Phat Burn and (excuse the pun) definitely felt the burn.
I’m not going to lie and say that it felt perfectly normal turning up to a club at 6.15pmÂ head-to-toe in sportswear. It didn’t. There wasn’t the usual queue of people or distantÂ thud of music as I approached. Instead, there was an eagerÂ bunch ofÂ fitness enthusiastsÂ ready to take to the…mats?
In the middle of it all was instructor Dan Chapman introducing himself to every singleÂ person. A friendly face that would soon be putting us through our paces. After everybodyÂ had been passed a bottle of water- that we were about to discover wouldÂ be muchÂ needed- we were ready to go.
The class consisted of multiple 45 second rounds with 15 second intervals before aÂ slightly longer rest between sets. FirstlyÂ weÂ focussed on arms and legs, includingÂ a lotÂ ofÂ variations of the press up… much to my horror! I soon found, by the look onÂ a lot ofÂ otherÂ faces,Â that there are more press up haters than I thought!Â We then moved onto absÂ and more legs before ending with a cool down. Dan kept us motivated the whole time.
I’m not sure if it was the electrifying sound system, Dan’s fabulous instructing, my sheerÂ determination or a combination of all three, but the class seemed to finish surprisinglyÂ quickly. I was impressed at howÂ it catered toÂ all abilities, as youÂ were able toÂ work toÂ your own pace and how 45 seconds seemed to be the perfect length to push your bodyÂ without having to stop.
Treated to smoothies and fruit and nut barsÂ after the workout, this had to be myÂ healthiest trip to Ministry ever, which admittedly may not be that impressive. But as theÂ most energetic I’ve ever been on the dance floor thatÂ definitelyÂ takes some beating!
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