On Wednesday, Shaleena and I booked ourselves in for a class at Form in Notting Hill. When we arrived we realised that it was just going to be the two of us in the class, which ended up being a huge relief given how challenged we were during the 50 minute workout. Form is not your average pilates class. The workout is done on a MOTR (MOre Than a Roller) device – which challenges your balance while working your core muscles. We’d never used one of these before, so it took us a little time to get used to the foot placement needed to stabilise yourself. Our instructor, Tudor, demonstrated the exercises and then we were left to follow. First we started with some simple moves, stepping on and off the roller to work on our balance. Then we moved to squatting with one leg on the roller and the other on the floor. We gradually built in the arms using the hand straps, which are attached to the roller. These movements really worked my lats and back to improve my posture. We then lay down on the roller to work our core with leg raises. The sets didn’t last too long but you could definitely feel the burn throughout the class.
We ended the class with 8 minutes of HIIT training. This involved 8 rounds of 40 second cardio bursts followed by 20 seconds of resting. The cardio involved using TRX, a skiing simulator, kettlebell squats and burpees. We repeated this circuit twice and by the end, Shaleena and I were ready to collapse.
It’s been two days, and I’m still feeling the pain. Stairs are my archenemy right now. I’m looking forward to seeing the results. If you’re ready for some serious burn (you will definitely work up a sweat), book yourself in now. Form is offering some great introductory offers – your first class is free and you can buy your next 4 for £40!
Shaleena and Roshni
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