The instructors who take the classes also offer personal training (handy for beginners or those with injuries. My PT, Evan, was the reason I got hooked, teaching me all of the foundational moves thoroughly so that I had the confidence to move on to some of the more advanced classes. Interestingly, having a personal trainer over Zoom is surprisingly effective, making me ponder the point of going back to a sweaty gym environment in the future.
I particularly enjoyed the live classes that you can book in advance. I did a mix of the original Strength and Sculpt, a slow, muscle toning class and Cardio Burn for a faster paced class – although weirdly, both make you sweat, even when you’re standing still which for me was a sign that it was working. If you’re in an office during the day, there are dozens of pre-recorded exercise programmes available to stream from the site, which came in handy when I was on holiday and couldn’t commit to a live class.
Pvolve is great for anyone slumped at a desk all day and for those who want to firm up, improve their posture and lose weight, without impacting their joints or incurring pain. Keep it up and you can expect a dancers body, at any age. I lost 10 pounds over three months and a bottom that’s a fraction higher than it was when I started (at 47, the small wins are gratifying).
With a key emphasis on results, the sports science trained instructors describe each exercise in detail so you know what muscles you are working and reason why you are working them. A tonne of celebrities from Rochelle Humes to Lisa Snowden swear by this method.