A group workout.

Workout Wednesday

The concept: Some people joke that Pilates is like a nice lie down in Lycra. Bootcamp Pilates though? It’s definitely not that. With only ten people in each class, each with their own sci-fi sounding Reformer (in reality, a machine with six springs and two bands which provide adjustable resistance during the exercise), it is an intense and effective hour-long workout, targeting your core, but also working on wobbly extremities with hand-held weights. After the first class (it is recommended you do between one and three beginners classes to get used to the equipment) you will ache in places you didn’t know existed. By the third class you’ll feel smugly firmer in the places that perhaps existed a little too much beforehand. I’m doing it alongside my newbie ELLE Running Club training, and it’s definitely helping me to feel steadier on my feet….