Over the past three weeks, I have been doing a new Les Mills class called Tone once a week. I usually go to the gym at 6am weekdays and Tone is offered on a Wednesday at this time at my local Les Mills club. It’s also the day and time when I have PT, so up until recently I wasn’t able to do Tone. However, my trainer went on a holiday, freeing up my Wednesdays for a few weeks, so I have been able to try this class for the first time.
Tone is a mixture of cardio, resistance and core (in that order) in a 45 minute group fitness class. It’s a really good use of time as you get a complete work out, unlike other Les Mills programmes. At first I was sceptical about whether Tone would be similar to Body Vive which I didn’t find very challenging, but I quickly realised that Tone is definitely not a soft option! The cardio tracks are similar to what you would do in Body Attack. For the resistance work, you use light plates and sometimes the band, which is needed again for the core work. There are a lot of burpees and sometimes running is involved. I’m usually sweating heavily after a couple of cardio tracks and by the end of the class, I feel knackered.
I’ve been enjoying the class so much that I’m going to try and change the day I do PT so it frees up my Wednesdays for Tone! I highly recommend Tone if you want a varied workout in a relatively short space of time. In just three weeks, I have seen a vast improvement in my fitness and I’m excited to see what new releases are in store for us in the future.