First, we stepped, pumped and attacked our method by way of Les Mills’ fitness courses. Then, we stepped into the field for CrossFit and obtained our HIIT on at F45. Now, the newest train craze includes appearing like an animal!
Iron Zuu is the brainchild of Australian private coach Nathan Helberg. Originally designed for athletes and army trainees, the category blends resistance, cardio and weight coaching with animal-inspired actions.
So, one minute you’re lifting dumbbells, the subsequent you’re slithering like a snake, crawling like a bear or squatting like a frog! You know that scene in Mean Girls the place Cady imagines all of the youngsters on the mall are animals on the watering gap? It’s identical to that, solely means extra sweaty!
Like CrossFit and F45, Iron Zuu is designed to maximise lean muscle constructing and fats burning. However, in contrast to the opposite coaching types, Iron Zuu is constructed across the ‘movement precedes equipment’ philosophy. That is, there’s a concentrate on the primal workouts the physique can naturally do with out gear — which reduces your danger of damage.
Don’t let the protected nature of Iron Zuu idiot you, although — you’ll burn some critical energy on this class. According to Nathan, you’ll be able to anticipate to burn as much as 1000 energy per session, and one other 1000 within the 24 hours after!
But Iron Zuu’s most original promoting level is definately the extremely robust sense of teamwork. At numerous factors all through the category, everybody heads into the center of the room for ‘three touches’ (aka sweaty excessive fives.) And any time you move one other member of the category, you’re required to bat them on the again and encourage them.
So, in case you’ve ever needed to attempt CrossFit however have been postpone by all of the horror tales about aggressive personalities or loopy accidents, Iron Zuu would be the class for you! You’re much more more likely to get a high-five than a hamstring pressure.
Iron Zuu courses are at present being held in Queensland, with a rollout anticipated in gyms throughout Australia quickly. You can discover out extra about right here.