Cardio Insanity sweeps the Borders

From left: Clare Chisholm (Insanity instructor), Mark Forsyth, Annabel Small, Rob Quarm (Insanity Instructor)

From left: Clare Chisholm (Insanity instructor), Mark Forsyth, Annabel Small, Rob Quarm (Insanity Instructor)

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The latest fat burning exercise class from America is set to rock the region this week.

Eight Borders Sport and Leisure instructors have been trained to deliver Insanity – a cardio busting workout that can burn up to 1000 calories a session – and the response so far has been madness.

The first taster session, held in Jedburgh on Saturday had hoped to attract about 25 participants but over 40 attended.

Claire Chisholm, Borders Sport and Leisure’s Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Manager said: “Insanity is here to stay.

“I’ve never done a workout like it. You can burn up to 1000 calories in one class and by doing two or three sessions a week amazing results can be achieved in terms of toning and re-shaping your body.

“We have been offering free taster sessions across the region this week and they are proving incredibly popular. “Our instructors have all been trained in delivering Insanity to ensure participants do the moves both safely and effectively and also work themselves to the max.”

Insanity classes will be held in Kelso, Jedburgh, Eyemouth, Earlston, Hawick, Duns, and Galashiels with full details of class times and locations available by contacting Borders Sport and Leisure on 01896 661 166.

Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of Borders Sport and Leisure added: “Insanity is already a world-wide hit with a host of celebrity fans.

“Our fitness instructors are fired-up to deliver Insanity sessions across the Borders as part of our aim to offer new and interesting ways for people in the region to get active.”

Claire concluded: “Insanity is the perfect way to shape up for summer and we are also offering the class members fitness testing, nutritional support and progress monitoring. All those who complete an eight week course will get their own free insanity t-shirt. It is full package of support designed to turn fitness goals into reality.”