What is Burlexercise, and why you should try it

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I’ll be totally honest with you all; I’m that bitch you all love to hate that is naturally slim without an ounce of hard work towards it. I eat what I want (and in vigorous amounts too), and exercise? I’m sorry could you repeat that last word? It’s unfamiliar to me. For me to attend a fitness class is completely out of my comfort zone.

However I decided this year to push boundaries, to do the unthinkable. If you never take any chances in life you will never progress.

What is Burlexercise?

Burlexercise is a hybrid fitness regime, inspired by the sassy dance moves of Burlesque show girls.

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Contrary to popular belief, Burlesque is not just a seedy form of dancing for money. It is renowned for it’s glamour, and it’s ability to enhance a women’s confidence. That is where Burlexercise draws it’s main influences from.

It is an intense workout that not only tones and tightens all round; it is aimed to empower women and make them feel sexy whilst working out.┬áThe regime consists of high powered cardio (usually a dance routine to equally sassy music, think George Michael or Madonna), squats (who doesn’t want to tone their bum?!), planking (great to tighten stomach), and dancing with weights.

My experience

At various points throughout the night, I did feel like a real-life epitomisation of Bridget Jones. My timing was questionable, and my hand eye coordination has certainly decreased since school. I did almost die. (I guess this just reinforced how unfit I am!) But I survived – and more surprisingly my legs did not feel like liquid gelatine the next day.

For beginners the work out can be a little tough, that being said, there is zero pressure to keep up with your instructor. Burlexercise is all about having fun whilst working out, the more you laugh the more you’ll tone your stomach muscles right?

I would highly recommend Burlexercise to anyone looking for a fun, flirty class to attend. Regardless of ranking or fitness, it is beneficial to all. You can also learn to be a fitness instructor for Burlexercise here.

If you would like to attend the Burlexercise class I joined, my instructor was Rachel Tuckett-Lodeiro. The class takes place every Tuesday at 8pm at LJA Academy, Stoneleigh Broadway, Surrey KT17 2HP.

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