Date posted 12 May 2022

Your New monthly Challenge awaits!

This Month we have chosen to go back to the basics and put on a Burpee challenge.

Feeling confident when it comes to performing those body weight exercises? Why not give it a shot with our new fitness challenge for this month!

How many burpees are you able to perform within a space of 1 minute?

The Burpee exercises is a full-body focused calisthenics exercise which aims to help build and tone muscle strength and endurance in both the lower and upper body. A standard burpee exercise works to strengthen the muscles in your legs, hips, glutes, core, arms, chest & shoulders. It is also a very effective exercise to burn off quite an increased amount of calories, as it requires so many different muscles to activate in order to perform it.

Did you know:

The person that invented the exercise was actually called Burpee? To be precise, Royal Huddleston Burpee which decided to create an exercise which could test an individuals physical fitness just by performing it over a certain amount of time.

Do burpees help burn fat?

YES they do! When performing burpees as part of your workout it can help burn off that little bit of stubborn fat you may have on your stomach area with the right diet and if performed regularly. As it is a high intensity movement, after a few repetitions your heart rate will start to beat a lot faster to meet the exercise demand, which means as well as working anaerobically its also helping your body work aerobically (Aerobic – your body working with the help of oxygen coming into your system. Anaerobic – refers to the body producing energy without oxygen). In conclusion, Burpees are a very effective exercise to burn fat and help you build stronger muscles and increase your metabolism throughout the entire day.

Come down today and give it a try!

Please ensure a member of staff is present when taking part in the challenge to ensure official score.