Barbell Exercises: Intense Classes For The Ultimate Burn

The stereotype of a bodybuilder is more often than not a mountain of a man curling a hugely heavy barbell slowly and determinedly. The notion is that doing barbell exercises is synonymous with muscle building, and will get a person ‘swole’, as they say. While there’s no denying that you need barbells and other weights […]

8 Reasons Why Kickboxing Classes Are Perfect For Beginners

When wanting to start a new fitness routine and someone suggests kickboxing classes, you might think; “badass”. You would be forgiven for thinking, “as if boxing isn’t difficult enough on its own, we now have to throw in kicking, too?”. On top of which, the phrase kickboxing for beginners might sound like it’s in the […]

Group gains: The best classes for building muscle

When you think about how to build muscle, your mind immediately goes to endless reps in front of a weight rack and mirror. While that is effective and a valuable part of your strength training journey, it doesn’t have to be the only part. There are as many ways to get ripped as there are muscle […]

When Gym Class Gets Weird: 18 Workouts That Will Make You Question Everything

So, you have your routine down and looking for a little *more* in your workout? Group classes are a fun way to make exercise feel like less of a chore… but what if they are a little too much fun and a little weird? Yes, you read that right. Friends,  we have found the weirdest […]

Yoga Classes: Gym Vs Studio – Which Is Best For You?

So perhaps you’re thinking about trying yoga or maybe you’ve given it a go a few times and you’re thinking about taking it up again. Yoga is an amazing way to ease yourself into the world of fitness or supplement your existing fitness regimen without overexerting yourself. But is it really right for you? And […]

A Workday Workout: 7 Ways You Do Have Time for a Gym Program
posted in Gym Life, Group Classes on 23 April 2018

So you believe you don’t have the time to work out? Who has a spare hour or two a few times a week. Life is hectic, there’s the pressure of trying to build and excel in your career while still making time for friends and family. Once you start adding kids to the mix, time […]

What If I Fart? 4 Fears You Shouldn’t Have About Women’s Beginners Fitness Classes

You joined the gym. Well done! Now what? It’s day one and you walk into the building. Then it hits you. Why am I so scared?  We’ve all been there. A beginner. The confidence you had after signing up slowly fizzling away. Where was all that happiness at the idea of the mix of gym […]

Yes Really! 7 Reasons Why Fitness Classes Are Great For Guys

We get it, when you think group fitness classes, you think this: We have Jane Fonda, Patricia Lewis and Richard Simmons to thank for that. Luckily we’ve come a long way. Time is precious and you want to get the absolute most out of your workout. If you thought fitness classes weren’t a way to […]

Spinning: How to Cycle Nowhere Like a Bat Out of Hell

Image credit: tofusquirrel Are you a virgin when it comes to spinning classes? Well here’s what to expect from Viva Gym… We know winter training is tough, especially outside, so what’s stopping you from training indoors then? Wait for it, here comes the sales pitch… Our spinning classes are high-intensity (obviously), motivating (“I said pedal […]