Hot Hula Fitness.
The name of this fitness format really has a knack for getting people’s imaginations going! I am asked all the time if Hot Hula is done with a hula hoop. I also often get asked if it is done in a hot room, like hot Yoga.
So I thought I would do a blog post to let every-one know what Hot Hula Fitness really is 😉
I will start by saying that Hot Hula is really different from any other dance fitness class out there. The music is a mix of Polynesian drum-beats and funky Reggae. The moves are inspired by a mix of Samoan, Tahitian and Hawaiian dances. Though this workout is low-impact, there are so many strengthening, isolation moves going on that you are constantly dripping with sweat.
Hot Hula really works out your core muscles and leg muscles. A lot of the movements are done in a squat like position, keeping your glutes engaged, while using your core to move your hips. You also work on isolating, holding your shoulders and upper body still, while moving your hips. The music is awesome, you can really feel the beat of the drums and it helps you to let go and really get in to it. You also get the option of wearing a lava-lava (sarong), which really accentuates your hips, making the moves extra sexy!
Hot Hula Fitness is a format that is really great for all levels. As I said before it is low-impact, so it is suitable for many people. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it is low-impact though, I have been teaching Hot Hula for almost a year now and I am still dripping with sweat and feeling the burn after every class! You really have the option to make the movements harder or easier, while still following along with the rest of the class.
Hot Hula Fitness was launched in the summer of 2009 by Anna-Rita Sloss. It is now in 9 countries and taught by over 2000 instructors! I guess I am not the only one who loves it.
To see our class times and locations, see the timetable http://movegroovefitness.com/timetable/
For more information on Hot Hula Fitness, go to http://www.hothulafitness.com/