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PUBLISHED: 17:13 16 August 2015 | UPDATED: 17:13 16 August 2015

Jayne Nutley, one of the fitness instructors at the Angel Centre, Tonbridge

Jayne Nutley, one of the fitness instructors at the Angel Centre, Tonbridge

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For many of us keeping fit is a chore, rather than something we look forward to. We have made it our mission to find you a selection of fun ways to keep fit in Kent

Dancing

Many of us have heard of or even tried a Zumba class, but did you know the variety of dance fitness classes has expanded hugely in recent years? The enviable bodies and core strength of ballet dancers has led to ballet-fitness classes such as barre classes using ballet moves for a full-body conditioning workout, and Balates (ballet with pilates). For a packed timetable with many options, try Tunbridge Wells’ Sweaty Betty.

For something more high energy we love the idea of Boogie Bounce. Originating in America it’s only recently appeared in the UK. Think jumping and dancing around on a mini trampoline – high intensity, fat burning and great fun. At £5 per class, and with classes in Bromley, Gillingham and Ashford this is a must-try.

Piloxing

At first thought boxing and pilates don’t make natural bed partners, but this fitness craze straight out of Hollywood tells us otherwise. Piloxing blends the power, speed and agility of boxing with the sculpting and flexibility of pilates. Editor Sarah Sturt’s favourite class is run by Jayne Nutley at the Angel Centre in Tonbridge, but there are Piloxing instructors across the whole county.

Insanity

Promising a year’s worth of results in just 60 days, Insanity is not for the faint hearted. It first became popular as an at-home DVD workout, working at maximum intensity for intervals of three to five minutes. They call this Max Interval Training, and believe us when we say this will make you very hot and sweaty.

More recently, Insanity has developed classes, which allow you to combine this amazing workout with the social motivation of being in a class environment. And what’s more they claim you can burn up to 1,000 calories in a 45-minute class. Classes are available all over Kent; check out your local gym timetable.

Cardio Tennis

No matter how hard some of us try we just can’t engage with a normal exercise class, as much as we love sport. Cardio Tennis is a combination of sprint and agility drills with hitting balls. After an hour you will have had a great workout as well as feeling like you’ve improved your tennis skills. Try David Lloyd at King’s Hill for excellent tennis facilities and classes.

Cycling

There’s no better way to enjoy the sunshine than on a bike. It can be a little daunting getting back on a bike for the first time in years. Electric bikes are a great way to reintroduce exercise to your life, while enjoying the great outdoors. Contrary to popular belief you still have to pedal, but can choose the level of powered assistance the bike gives you. As you get fitter you can drop this back down! Check out the E-Bikes Direct website.

Get in touch

Sweaty Betty, 39 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1XL, 01892 528644, www.sweatybetty.com

Boogie Bounce, www.boogiebounce.com

Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge TN9 1SF, www.angelcentre.co.uk

Piloxing www.piloxing.com

David Lloyd, 21 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill ME19 4UA, 0845 1296797

E Bikes Direct, www.e-bikesdirect.co.uk

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