In 2011 Frenchman Alain Lellouche launched an exciting new concept on the fitness world. This concept known as ‘aqua spin’ is simply spinning, but in water. Aqua…spin. Geddit? This exercise trend has only recently hit the UK and with a number of classes now available in swimming pools, I took the plunge with Aqua Fit Pro; one of London’s most popular aqua sports providers.
Yoga isn’t exactly a new craze and if I’m totally honest, I’d always thought of it as ‘exercise’ for hippies and fitness fanatic celebs like Madonna and Gaga. There’s always a lingo between fellow ‘Yogi’s’ (look it up) and I can’t help feeling silly that I don’t really know what ‘Zen’ means. Because trying out a normal yoga class wasn’t extreme enough for my first attempt, I decided to make it unspeakably hot. I’d heard stories of grown men needing to take time out due to the high temperatures and smothering humidity, begging the question: ‘Why on earth do people choose to put themselves through this?’