A new fitness craze in which people go back to the heady days of clubs like Manchester’s Hacienda, is proving to be a big hit for a Trust pharmacy technician.
Karen Pollard, who works on clinical trials at the pharmacy at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and has been with the Trust for 28 years, leads ‘Clubbercise’ fitness classes in her own time.
Clubbercise is a fairly new phenomenon in which women and men of all ages dance to banging tunes from the ‘90s to the present day.
There’s subdued lighting, disco lights, glow sticks and some people even dress up in day-glo clothing.
Karen, who has been an aerobics instructor for 25 years, explained: “It’s just a real feel-good class.
“Everyone gets two glo-sticks to wave around. Some people get dressed up in bright colours. It takes them back to their clubbing days. The lighting is subdued so they don’t feel self-conscious.
“They get carried away and are in their own world. We have people in their 20s and we have a 70-year-old who dances and pumps her glo-sticks in the air.”
All of the moves are choreographed and the music includes tracks by Black Box, Scooter, the Black Eyed Peas and Rita Ora.
The Clubbercise classes take place every Thursday at 7.30pm at Wendy Holland’s Fitness Studios, Butts Close, Thornton, Lancashire, FY5 4HT. Further details are on the website at wendyhollandsfitness.com. Booking is not necessary and people can just turn up on the night.