I will review each gym class according to 6 different criteria:
1) Atmosphere and fun
The most important aspect of any class because believe it or not, exercise should first and foremost be FUN! In the timeless words of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde: “Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands”.
2) Sweat and pain
Fitness classes should push you further than you would usually push yourself. This criteria measures how difficult the class is and whether it is essentially aimed at beginners, intermediates or advanced gym goers.
3) Calorie burn
The more energetic, active and high tempo a class is, usually the higher the calorie burn. This is not the be-all and end-all of a studio class, but it is always good to take into account.
4) Toning potential
How effective the class is at sculpting the body and creating a desirably firm and toned silhouette.
5) Morning-after muscle ache
I get huge satisfaction from the feeling that my workout has actually had an effect on my body. Even if that means that I have to spend the following day walking around like an elderly cowboy.