Fitness: Don’t ‘just dance,’ just Sh’Bam!


A new sensation is gripping the nation! And it’s called Sh’Bam!

No, really.

It’s loud, fun, energetic and positive, and it will be your mission, if you choose to accept it.

So what is Sh’Bam, beyond the un-asked for answer to your unacknowledged desires?

It’s simple. Sh’Bam is a dance-based workout utilizing modern dance hits and intuitive choreography basic enough to learn quickly and that leaves considerable space for improvisation, which is not only accepted, but also actively encouraged. Sh’Bam workouts emphasise fun and positivity alongside the importance of getting in shape, and they’re designed for anyone and everyone ready to let loose and have some fun.

Why did I enjoy it?

Primarily, because Sh’Bam is the perfect workout for someone that tends to get bored at the gym, who finds long stretches of time thudding along on the treadmill too tedious for words, and who wants something that gets their pulse jumping. In a word: me.

Secondly, because it doesn’t matter whether you come to Sh’Bam with dance experience, or as a beginner in entirety with nothing more than semi-dubious gym kit and a water bottle on your side. It’s fun, often irreverent (never will I forget the moves brought into being while we danced enthusiastically to Frozen’s ‘Let It Go,’) and left me, at least, ready for more.

Lastly, and arguably most importantly, it is, after all, a workout. It’s tiring, energetic, and demanding, it requires strength and endurance, spades of it, and despite the aforementioned emphasis on having fun, it never stops feeling like a workout. But it’s a workout with foundations in fun and good humour, and with an openly stipulated belief in generating positivity. Sh’Bam’s tag line is: ‘Come as you are, leave as a star,’ and it is clear that this is a workout that cares for the mind as well as the body.

My conclusion? Give it a try. You might just surprise yourself.