Andover people attack 2015 with high-energy workouts Andover people have been bitten by a high intensity fitness bug that’s growing in popularity right around the world.

Almost 90 people came to a morning of free Les Mills classes at Andover Leisure Centre.

The workouts are choreographed by New Zealand based Les Mills International, which is the world’s largest provider of choreographed exercise-to-music group fitness classes that are distributed to centres and health clubs.

The free taster session included BodyAttack, which was aimed at getting the blood pumping, and BodyBalance, BodyCombat and BodyStep, which involve a variety of running, lunging, jumping and strength exercises to music.

Andover Leisure Centre has a number of Les Mills trained instructors. Their workout routines are updated and changed every three months to keep them fresh and to give people new challenges.

Andover Leisure Centre studio instructor Lucilia Holder said: “It was great watching the whole team come together through laughter and sweat. Several people have told me they loved giving the classes a go, especially as they wouldn’t normally try this type of exercise. And since the launch many have joined in with more regular sessions.”

The Les Mills mission to create ‘A fitter planet’ matches well with the Valley Leisure aim of getting ‘More people, more active’.

Valley Leisure is the charitable trust that runs the Andover Leisure Centre on behalf of Test Valley Borough Council.

For more information on future classes see the Andover Leisure Centre section at

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