Well, we’re two months into the new year, so how’s that strict fitness regime you embarked upon on January 1 panning out? If that question leaves you bowing your head and mumbling incoherently, you clearly didn’t sign up for the new concept taking Fitness First gyms by storm.
Called 6D, the programme is founded upon, you guessed it, six dimensions: move, lift, core, burn, function and recover. Essentially, the idea is that you’ll drop some weight and tone your body using six different sets of movements in short bursts.
The concept uses a 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off method as you move from station to station, burning as much as 600 calories during the 30-minute session, by increasing your heart rate and targeting muscles you might be underusing. Alan Holl, Fitness First’s head of fitness and business development, believes that the concept, which has an intimate feel as groups are at a maximum of 12, has really captured the imagination of members.
“6D has been very well received by our members due to the way we’ve enhanced the programme experience with measurable technology. Members can track their progress class to class using their MYZONE feedback,” he says. “We’ve seen an uptake in classes particularly from our female market where the metabolic nature of 6D is great for toning and sculpting the body.”
And Holl is hoping to keep members engaged and motivated by refreshing the programme every two weeks, targeting the entire body. Sounds good to us.
Dhs999 for a two-month PLUS membership and a personal training session. Until March 31. www.uae.fitnessfirstme.com (800 348 6377).