Can you Ugi?
- By Hannah Mahony -
- Jan 18, 2013
Have you tried Ugi yet? Nope, it's not a new Japanese dish, nor a new Furby-esque child's toy.
Ugi is the new Virgin Active class using exercises that focus on a 15 inch diameter ball which has “the squish of a beanbag and the bounce-back of a stress ball”.
The 30 minute Canadian HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class is set to music, combining strength, cardio and core training into the most fun, challenging, stylish way of becoming functionally fit.
So what can you do with a Ugi ball? You can stand on, kneel on, sit on or plank on, pick up, throw, or use as a weight.
There are several variations of the exercises meaning that members will never get bored, stay motivated and continue to see results from Ugi.
Gillian Reeves, Virgin Active's Group Exercise Manager said: “Ugi is about working out for real life, for health and happiness. It's functional training that helps you operate better and feel better every day. It's health training that helps you benefit from the relationship between good eating and exercise.
"It's happiness training that helps you get more joy out of each minute, based on the idea that there are 1,440 minutes in every day, and if you use 30 of them for physical activity, the other 1,410 feel better!!”
Virgin Active Kensington Health Club is the first Virgin Active’s to launch the class in their recent £1.1million refurbishment.
For more information on Ugi, and other HIIT classes on offer, click your way over to Virgin Active.