June 20, 2012 at 01:00 AM EDT
World Class Athletes Help to Create New Athletic Fitness Class for Lucozade
Only available within Fitness First from 1st July 2012

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 06/20/12 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

This July, learn to train like Mo Farah, Phillips Idowu and Louis Smith with the NEW "Athletic Fitness" class at Fitness First. Powered by Lucozade, it is the first class of its kind that brings expertise from iconic athletes to the workout studio. Fitness First have worked with the experts in their respective fields to bring insights from triple jumper Idowu, long distance runner Farah and gymnast Smith, to life. Reflecting the athlete's areas of expertise, the class comprises of three components; endurance, speed and power.

The forty-five minute class is available to all Fitness First members in selected clubs across the UK. Check out the gym membership deals and get signed up - members can expect the following style of class;

Step One: Warm-up A general five minute functional warm up using big moves such as squats, lunges and jumping jacks.

Step Two: Endurance Training & Endurance Competition The instructor will guide on four endurance exercises for eight minutes. All participants in the class take part with muscular endurance exercises. The class is then split into two groups with these groups battling it out for two minutes.

Exercises include: Squat/Lunge combos, side plank into planks, staggered press ups and buddying up for the competitions.

Step Three: Speed training & Speed competition Four speed exercises will be outlined by the instructor which will help the participants be prepared for the speed competition session. As before, the room is split into two, and going head to head the two groups battle it out for another two minutes using the speed exercises.

Exercises include: High knee skips, single leg squat thrusts, sprinter crunches, and buddying up and whole group competitions.

Step Four: Power training & Power Competition Power exercises are key for core and stability training, so these are worked into the final part of the class. Once again, all participants get involved and the groups battle against each other.

Exercises include: Burpee pikes, speed skater jumps, tuck jumps, push press into squats, and whole group competitions.

Step Five: Cool down session Cool down and stretching takes place for five minutes.

So get a cheap gym membership from Fitness First and you can soon be fit like Farah, agile like Idowu and as strong as Smith.

Notes to Editors

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Fitness First is the largest privately owned health club group in the world with over 400 Fitness First clubs worldwide reaching over 1.2 million members in 15 countries. The UK's largest health club group with over 130 clubs and over 320,000 members.

The Fitness First Promise is a pledge to all new and existing customers to provide a (fitness) first class service for all. Some of the promises that Fitness First makes to all of their members include;


--  Free Day Pass:
--  10 day guarantee
--  Peace of mind promise
--  Expertise guarantee

Fitness First is a member of the Fitness Industry Association (F.I.A), the industry trade body which represents both private and public organisations which are involved in the fitness industry, visit www.fia.org.uk.

To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link:

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Contacts:
Jessie Gogan
0207 3492490
jessie@halpern.co.uk

Freya Boucher
020 73492492
freya@halpern.co.uk

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