• Fitness Freak’s evening rave class features an aerobic routine and live DJ
  • Clubbers burn up to 600 calories per hour while dancing
  • The pop-up is held in King’s Cross, London, on 17/18 September for £14.90

By
Martha De Lacey

05:17 EST, 27 August 2013


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07:54 EST, 27 August 2013

Clubbers tend to burn between 500 and 600 calories per hour dancing non-stop – the same number you would during a high-impact aerobics class.

And now a team of music-mad exercise fanatics in London have combined the two, creating an aerobic rave workout that will leave you feeling energised the next day – as opposed to hungover.

Fitness Freak’s pop-up rave class is an intensely choreographed aerobic session with a live DJ spinning 90s dance classics. All you need to do is turn up in your finest neon gym gear clutching a handful of glo-sticks.

Rave yourself into shape at the new clubnight aerobics class at which you drink water, not vodka

Rave yourself into shape at the new clubnight aerobics class at which you drink water, not vodka

Fitness Freak's pop-up rave class is an intensely choreographed aerobic session with a live DJ
Instead of a gym sound system the rave workout comes complete with a live DJ

Fitness Freak’s pop-up rave class is
an intensely choreographed aerobic session with a live DJ spinning 90s
dance classics – all you need to do is turn up in your finest neon gym
gear clutching a handful of glo-sticks

The one-hour pop-up rave is on for two nights only, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 September, with four sessions and limited tickets for availabl

The one-hour pop-up rave is on for two nights only, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 September, with four sessions and limited tickets for availabl

The evening class combines cardio, conditioning, toning and stretching to a thumping soundtrack, all set against a backdrop of fluorescent multi-coloured disco lights.

One participant who took part in the last rave class said: ‘It was the perfect combination of a fun workout, neon outfits and my favourite 90s dance hits. With glow sticks highlighting our every move, it was a non-stop underground fitness party.’

The one-hour pop-up rave is taking place at the Camden Centre on Euston Road in King’s Cross in association with Time Out for two nights only, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 September.

There will be four sessions and limited tickets available. To book visit the Fitness Freak website.

With swirling neon lights, a live DJ playing club classics, a choreographed routine and a roomful of people with bags of energy, you might mistake the rave aerobics class for a flashmob

With swirling neon lights, a live DJ playing club classics, a choreographed routine and a roomful of people with bags of energy, you might mistake the rave aerobics class for a flashmob

Dig out your finest rave gear and grab some glo-sticks
The evening class combines cardio, conditioning, toning and stretching to a thumping soundtrack, all set against a backdrop of fluorescent multi-coloured disco lights

The evening class combines cardio,
conditioning, toning and stretching to a thumping soundtrack, all set
against a backdrop of fluorescent multi-coloured disco lights

'It was the perfect combination of a fun workout, neon outfits and my favourite 90s dance hits. With glow sticks highlighting our every move, it was a non-stop underground fitness party'

‘It was the perfect combination of a fun workout, neon outfits and my favourite 90s dance hits. With glow sticks highlighting our every move, it was a non-stop underground fitness party’

Clubbers tend to burn between 500 and 600 calories per hour dancing non-stop - the same number you would during a high-impact aerobics class

Clubbers tend to burn between 500 and 600 calories per hour dancing non-stop – the same number you would during a high-impact aerobics class

Nighttime clubbing is SO 2012… now it’s all about the morning rave

In a room in east London at 6.30am,
200 people are dancing to deep house club anthems, waving their arms
about, whooping and cheering, and generally getting pretty excited.

It’s a rave, yes, but not as you know them.

This
is not an after-party. These people have not dragged their weary selves
from a club to an underground bunker in which to continue their
slcohol-soaked merriment. These people are stone-cold sober, have just
woken up and are about to go to work.

Welcome to the world of early morning raving. Welcome to Morning Glory.

Morning Glory partygoers dance to music by The Loose Cannons from 6am in Shoreditch... before going to work

Morning Glory partygoers dance to music by The Loose Cannons from 6am in Shoreditch… before going to work

Wake up... stretch.... trainers on... go raving
The flyer for Morning Glory

Wake up…. stretch…. put your trainers on…. head to Morning Glory for a pre-breakfast rave before going to work

The premise of the monthly event –
whose subhead is ‘rave your way into the day’ – is to turn clubbing on
its head and allow music fiends to embrace beats and bass without
alcohol, and to rev themselves up for the day through dancing.

DJ
Marcus Veda, who provided the soundtrack to the event at Village
Underground as The Loose Cannons with his DJ partner Julien Davis, told
MailOnline: ‘We came straight from playing at Secret Garden Party
festival and the energy in the club was the same as it had been there.
People were so energised. A lot of people were really getting their
sweat on.’

Marcus,
who also takes rave to the yoga generation when he DJs for outdoor yoga
classes in Covent Garden, added: ‘Most people there were about to go to
work, and some of them looked a bit bewildered at first, but then
everyone really started getting into the music.

‘It’s clubbing with a good, happy vibe, and none of that dark edge. People were genuinely happy.’

The view from behind the DJ booth at Morning Glory held in east London

The view from behind the DJ booth at Morning Glory held in east London

Organisers hope to make the event a weekly occurrence, and The Loose Cannons hope to be asked back.

‘It
was free-form exercise. It came from the idea that people go to
aerobics or the gym in the morning, and this is like that without it
being structured.

‘It’s
like clubbing, but instead of crawling out into the darkness afterwards
feeling horrible, you go to work feeling great. And instead of having a
beer you have coffee, a croissant and a massage.’

The next drop-in event is scheduled for Wednesday 4 September.

Is an early-morning rave exactly what you need to feel energised in the morning?

Is an early-morning rave exactly what you need to feel energised in the morning?

The comments below have not been moderated.

Dancing is always fun and great exercise!

binky brain
,

NNV, United States,
28/8/2013 04:04

Brilliant!! Can’t wait for it to catch on.

I’m entitled to my opinion
,

anywhere but here,
28/8/2013 04:02

That looks like fun!

Cheryl
,

UK,
27/8/2013 23:36

Lol sounds fun, takes me back to the late 80’s 90’s :)

Beaker
,

Cheshire,
27/8/2013 21:28

Why not just do all your fitness in one go at a proper rave like Fantazia this September in Mancester. How any calories will you lose with 12 hours plus of raving!

Raver1
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Cheltenham,
27/8/2013 21:14

I love the idea

kati
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norway,
27/8/2013 20:41

Early morning rave seems cool but I’m afraid I’ll be late at work… or won’t show up at all!

Cla84
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n.a., Italy,
27/8/2013 19:15

Why not go raving full stop.

DingDong
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London,
27/8/2013 18:53

I really love these type of rave classes as a way of working out. Hope they take off and start popping up at venues outside of London as I for one would love to go and have a laugh and a workout with my mates.

michelle72
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sunderlasnd,
27/8/2013 18:35

Don’t feel like dancing with a load of fat hags thank you very much.

Stephanie
,

London,
27/8/2013 17:53

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