What’s So Trendy About LBT Class That Everyone Went Crazy Over It?

Legs, Bums and Tums or LBT class is no newcomer.  We’ve known about this little gem from the early nineties.  But how has it stood the test of time?

Let’s take a look at why people love LBT classes and how they can support you on your journey to optimal health and wellbeing.

What is LBT?

LBT classes are exactly what they say on the tin – these classes are filled with exercises that target working your legs, bum and tum!

But we’re not just looking at the muscle groups they target, LBT classes can:

  • Increase your stamina and endurance,

  • Build strength,

  • Increase energy,

  • Increase flexibility or mobility,

By participating in an LBT class you are increasing your daily energy expenditure and so it can also help manage energy balance, contributing to weight loss.

Not only that, but LBT classes are enjoyable – when we exercise, our muscle release molecules that help improve our mood – this is why we hear those runners mention that runners high so often!  But we get these good feelings no matter what sort of exercise we do!

We tend to find similar exercises across all LBT classes, and they all target your legs, bum, and tum!

Here are some of our favourite LBT exercises:

  • Donkey Kick and Crunch

Position yourself on your hands and knees with your hands beneath your shoulders. Reach one arm out in front of you and as you do, push your opposite foot away and up towards the ceiling – like you are doing a donkey kick!  Pull your arm back in and bring your leg back, touching your elbow and knee together as they meet by your stomach.  This exercise targets your glutes, abs and obliques, so you get a focus on both your bum and your tum!  Repeat for 10-15 reps.

  • Glute Bridge

Lay on the floor and bring your heels as close to your bum as possible.  With both feet on the floor, push your hips towards the ceiling.  This is a glute bridge.  Lower back down in a controlled manner.  This exercise targets those glute muscles.  The aim is to get a straight line from your chest to your knees as you extend up towards the ceiling. Repeat for 10-15 reps.

  • Flutter Kicks

Lie on your back and extend your legs out.  Lift your legs slightly off the floor, keep your arms straight and lift your shoulders slightly off the floor too.  Palms facing down.  Keeping your legs straight, lower one leg slightly towards the floor, alternate raising and lowering each leg, so you are fluttering your legs like wings!  If you find your struggle to keep your shoulders off the floor, you can keep your head, neck and shoulders flat to the ground. Repeat for 10-1 reps.

  • Lunges

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, that is if you were to draw a straight line from your shoulder down, your feet would be at the end of it.  Inhale and take a step forward with one foot, as you plant it down, bend both knees so they both make a 90-degree angle.  Ideally, in the leg you have stepped forward, we want your knee directly over your ankle, so if we were to draw a line between them, it would be straight.  The leg behind will hover just off the floor.  Spring your front leg back to standing, squeeze your quadriceps and glutes.  Alternate legs.  Repeat for 10-15 reps.

We love what LBT style exercises can do for health and well-being and if you’d like to focus on these areas of your body, then check out the programmes we have on offer below:

Leg Blast (£4 p/m)

Body Specific Workouts (£4 p/m)

Hardcore Abs (£4 p/m)