WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE?

For the brain:

  • Boosts your energy.

  • Reduces stress.

  • Improves your sleep.
  • Increases your self esteem.
  • Reduces anxiety and depression.

 

For the body:

  • Builds strong bones for life.

  • Helps you stick to a healthy weight which in turn can prevent diseases like diabetes.

  • Creates good habits - If you’re physically active as a teenager you are more likely to be an active adult.
  • Prevents high blood pressure, protecting you heart and arteries.
  • Protects against some types of cancer.
I loved how the exercise moves changed frequently because I didn’t get at all bored throughout the class. I also enjoyed the mindfulness which I think is the best ending to a workout and helped us feel relaxed.
— Ella, 14
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What is HIIT? 

HIIT stands for high intensity interval training.

It is an approach to exercise that involves alternating short, intense bursts of exercise with equally short rest periods — for example, one minute on and one minute off — for a total of about 20 minutes.

Why choose HIIT?

Children and teens should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity every day, according to the World Health Organisation. So we all know that regular exercise is important to our health. Yet in reality most of us struggle to fit it in to an already busy week. On top of that maybe school sport just isn't your thing. Unless you take part in lots of clubs and teams it’s just not possible to fit it into the school day. While young children are constantly physically active, the rate of activity often drops off for teenagers and as parents we need to find ways to help our teens get the exercise they need in a fun and achievable way.

My own experience with my daughter led me to see that there really weren’t enough fitness classes aimed at teenagers. Most gyms don’t allow under 16s to join and if you’re not into team sports or dance there’s little on offer.

That’s why Train Body Brain’s classes are designed specifically to appeal to teenage girls.The aim of my classes is to provide a fun environment for girls to exercise and challenge themselves reaping both the physical and mental rewards that exercise brings.