David Lloyd clubs launches new family HIIT workouts

David Lloyd is rolling out a new workout for families around the UK, which introduces children to HIIT training in a boutique-style studio set to high energy dance music.    

Inspired by David Lloyd Clubs’ popular class Blaze, the new Blaze Rebels classes will see children aged eight and over joining the grown-ups in David Lloyd Clubs’ for 35-minute group exercise session.

Each class features a series of short bursts of activity to get the heart pumping, combining mixed martial arts with cardio and strength training. Activities are based at one of three stations: a Woodway treadmill, a bespoke weight bench, and a suspended light punchbag. Participants will spend three minutes in a zone before moving on to the next one, completing the entire circuit twice. 

“Our family members tell us that when their children reach around eight, they feel ready to start more challenging exercise but finding something that the whole family can do together is difficult,” said Michelle Dand, group head of fitness products and programming at David Lloyd Leisure.

“We’ve carefully choreographed each session to ensure children can safely enjoy the benefits of HIIT training in a lot of the same ways that adults can, with the benefits of improved cardiovascular health, greater strength and stamina.  

“Most of all, we want to spark a love of exercise and give children a buzz about fitness. Classes are a lot of fun with a brilliant playlist to get everyone motivated.”

Using Myzone technology, participants can track their workout on the studio’s interactive screen as they go, which is great for keeping the kids engaged and striving towards giving their best in each session.

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