Why is everyone talking about Bokwa?
Innovative exercise dance class inspired by South African dance, Bokwa, is the latest craze to launch in the UK. Bokwa is leading the way as a simple to follow, yet effective total body workout, which uses letters to help people identify the moves.
Nuffield Health is first to recognise the potential in this innovative class and will roll it out to its' Fitness & Wellbeing Centres in May 2012.
Created in America by the South African born street dancer Paul Mavi, the name Bokwa is a combination of two words ‘BO’ representing light boxing and ‘KWA’ the traditional dance Kwaito.
Bokwa is an intense cardiovascular workout, but also strengthens muscles and helps maintain flexibility. It helps people to build up their fitness level and stamina at their own pace. The routines are fun and easy to follow. The class will be available across the UK at Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centres in May.
Nuffield Health bringing Bokwa across UK
Paul Mavi, Creator of Bokwa, said: “I created the Bokwa sign language to make it simple for people to follow routines. People learn the moves quickly and easily understand the hand signals, which gives them time to put the most into their workout. No one struggles to keep up with the class, signature moves such as the ‘Shincha’ or ‘click-click’ signal a change of direction at the beginning or ending of a letter, so everyone knows where they should be going.”
In a recent Nuffield Health member survey of more than 6,000 people, 43% said they go to the gym because they like group exercise classes.
Sean McBurney, National Fitness & Wellbeing Manager, Nuffield Health, said: “I’m proud that Nuffield Health is first to roll out this exciting new fitness class in the UK. We’re always looking for new trends to keep our classes up-to-date and to inspire our members. Bokwa is a mixture of dance and exercise combined with easy, yet effective moves - a true cardiovascular workout. I’m sure our members will love it.”