Is sweating a sign of a good workout?

Anyone who has participated in my classes or seen one of my post-workout selfies will know I’m a sweater. I usually finish a class looking like I’ve been caught in a hailstorm whilst flying through a hedge backwards.  It’s an interesting look. However, does being sweaty betty mean I’ve burnt more? Or that I’ve worked harder?

If you don’t sweat does it still count?

Of course it does. Every workout, big or small, is a good workout. Sweating is your body’s way of cooling itself down.  When you work out your muscles and core temperature rise and your body responds to this by sweating.

How much you sweat can depend on several things:

  • Genetics
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Metabolic Rate
  • Fitness level
  • Conditions you workout in
  • Type of workout

You can see there are so many different factors that can influence how much you sweat. For example, running outside during summer may cause to sweat more than a HIIT session in an air-conditioned gym. Pilates or Yoga may cause you to sweat less than a Zumba class just because of the sort of exercise it is. This doesn’t mean you aren’t working hard and challenging yourself. Every BODY is different and therefore, some people are just sweatier than others, and that’s OK! There are so many other ways to judge whether you’ve smashed your workout instead. Such as:

  • Muscle fatigue
  • Increased heart rate
  • Being out of breath
  • Feeling hungry after your workout

You may find as your body gets fitter and stronger you are able to push yourself: working harder for longer which naturally increases those sweat levels. However, you may also find your body might start improving the ‘cooling process’ as your body gets used to regulating your temperature so, you might actually sweat less or more efficiently. It’s vital no matter how much you’re sweating that you remain hydrated during a workout.

Overall, how you feel is the most important thing. You will know in yourself how hard you have worked. So, whether you’re a hot mess like me or as cool as a cucumber get smashing those fitness goals. You’ve got this!

ADULT STREET

GET UP OFFA THAT THING!!

Adult Street dance is an upbeat class that aims to develop technique, style and self-confidence in a FUN and non-judgemental environment. I mainly focus on the commercial dance style with core elements of street: hip-hop, popping and locking.

For adults with loads, some, or no experience come and let loose and get your groove on! You do not HAVE to be a dancer to join.

*Please note class has a different structure than my fitness-based classes.

CLUBBERCISE®

Clubbercise® is a fun, full-body workout with a BANGING soundtrack set to club anthems, in a darkened room with glow sticks. Get ready for exercise in disguise. I’ll have you dancing yourself happy and sweating until you sparkle, without even realising it.

This class is suitable for everybody because everybody’s free to feel good! So, grab your sticks and let’s GLOW!! Destination dance floor here we come.

POUND®

Channel your inner rockstar with this full-body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. POUND® is an exhilarating workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

After you’re done rocking out in a 45- minute POUND® class, you’ll have completed up to 15,000 reps, performed over 30 extended interval peaks, and zipped through more than 70 techniques without even realising it. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your Ripstix and let’s rock!

ZUMBA®

Ditch the workout. Join the party. Zumba® is a hot, hip-swivelling workout where African, Caribbean and Latin dance moves are combined with aerobic movements to create a fun and incredible workout.

My Zumba® classes are a full-body-burner guaranteed to get you shaking, sweating and smiling no matter your age or ability. Zumba® is for ALL!

So, if you want to shake it like Shakira whilst getting a booty like Beyoncé this is the class for you!