The focus in BODYBALANCE 45 is on breathing and letting go. There are plenty of options to enable you to really enjoy the class and experience it with your mind and body. You'll love the fresh, new music which includes Jem, O.A.R., Pink and Dido. You'll feel like you're doing Tai Chi in the park in the warmup to Moby's Hyenas.
We set up the leg pattern in the first sequence then add in fluid, relaxed arm movements. Track 2 is a little different with the first two Salutations like warmups with a simple flow before progressing - rising into Warrior 1. The challenge in Track 3 is to use only the muscles you really need. The drama comes during the chorus of Snow Patrol's Crack The Shutters when you rise to Sun Warrior. Evolve further into your poses - the Aeroplane, Eagle Pose and Star Pose - in Track 4, before focusing on the best alignment to maximise flexibility in Track 5.
A long Frog Pose finishes the track. We use PNF stretching which is a combination of passive stretching and isometric contractions designed to increase flexibility more rapidly. Track 6 is fun! There's a great sequence of Pilates moves which will ensure your core gets a tough workout. Look forward to new move the Seesaw in Track 7 which strengthens the muscles that stop you slouching. Twisting to James Morrison's You Make It Real and Beyonce's Ave Maria is a real treat - look out for the new extension in our Lunge Twist. To finish the class, your body is relaxed from the outside inwards, then energy is restored with breath from the inside out.