Boudica Blogs: The Warm Up
Everyday begins with a warm up, led by RC Annie, which aims to ready everyone physically for the show.
This means one thing… circuits.
Circuit training entails undertaking a variety of exercises, such as skipping, squats, sit-ups and burpees (which are a sort of horrendous combination of a jump and a press-up) under timed conditions. We do 15 intense exercises for 30 seconds at a time.
This might not sound like long on each, but when you combine all the exercises together it becomes much more of a challenge. In a sort of remarkable / naive show of solidarity everyone joins in with the circuits – stage management, the directing team, even the writer.
It’s a real slog at first but also fantastic when you finally complete each 15 stage circuit – you really feel you’ve earned that tea break Jammie Dodger.
(Photography by Helena Miscioscia. Below: Anna-Maria Nabirye and Bethan Clark; above: Bethan Clark and Owen Findlay).