Fitness class descriptions
Abs is a 30 min core session taken by a fitness consultant, using exercises that concentrate on core/abdominal strengthening and toning.
A combination of calorie crunching, muscle toning, strength and stamina core-based exercises.
A friendly, social activity, consisting of low impact exercise to music. This class involves toning movements, with some chair-based and strength activities. A choice of activities such as badminton, table tennis or short mat bowls are also available.
A challenging cardiovascular workout to music, incorporating high and low impact moves at varying levels of intensity (including low impact toning).
An aerobic session that combines both aqua jogging and aqua circuits exercises in the pool. Maintain and improve stamina, strength and suppleness as well as increase cardiovascular fitness. It is suitable for people of all abilities as participants can work at a variety of levels.
Aqua fit is an aerobics session in the pool that can maintain and improve stamina, strength and suppleness, as well as increase cardiovascular fitness. A low impact class that is suitable for all abilities.
Aqua natal is a safe, water based exercise class designed for pregnant ladies. The class uses a range of water circuits and aerobic style moves which helps you to keep active during pregnancy and prepare you for birth and beyond.
A low-impact aquatic class. Great music, great fun!
BODYATTACK™ is the sports-inspired cardio workout for building strength and stamina. This high-energy interval training class combines athletic aerobic movements with strength and stabilisation exercises.
BODY BALANCE™ combines the principles and practices of Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and Feldenkrais. The moves will improve your flexibility and mobility, correct posture imbalances and promote relaxation to leave you feeling calm and renewed.
A high energy, intensive class that will test your cardio, strength and muscular endurance levels of fitness. Using high energy music, the instructor will motivate you beyond your perceived limits. The class uses steps, barbells and dumbbells, along with explosive plyo-metric body weight exercises to give your body the "blast" it needs.
BODY COMBAT™ combines moves and stances developed from a range of self-defence disciplines including Karate, Kick Boxing, Tai Chi and Tae Kwando. An adrenaline-pumping, non-contact athletic workout to get you fighting fit.
This class targets all levels of fitness and includes all-over muscular toning and shaping.
BODY PUMP™ brings the resistance equipment into the studio. A non-impact workout to music using barbells and adjustable weights in a variety of resistance exercises to target all major muscle groups. Emphasis will be placed on correct technique with high repetitions and light-to-moderate weight.
This class targets all major muscle groups and your cardiovascular fitness with a mixture of challenging and fun exercises under the supervision of a qualified instructor. If you enjoy a challenge and exercising outside in all weathers, then this is a must for you!
Punch and kick your way to fitness with this aerobic circuit class.
This class will help you to improve muscle tone, strength, balance and co-ordination and promote postural awareness. The class will also highlight flexibility work, overall fitness, relaxation techniques and increase confidence.
This class focuses on core strength and toning, specifically designed for the needs of pre and post-natal ladies. Babies are welcome to join in with mums from six weeks old, to pre-crawling age.
A circuit-based session for those who have had a heart attack, heart surgery or experience angina. This class will help you increase your fitness levels under the supervision of a qualified instructor. A referral from your GP will be required.
No fancy footwork, just a combination of cardio favourites and resistance exercises designed to get you fit all over.
Core classes are vital for good posture and balance through controlled, specific exercises. These classes target the muscles of the torso and lower back, improving tone and strength with some use of stability balls.
Featuring simple dance moves, DanceFit is a great way to shape up - even if you think you can't dance!
Group based stroke rehabilitation classes take an active approach to improving your movement and independence. The classes are circuit based and are taken by our Level 4 stroke instructors who have specialist knowledge, to give stroke survivors the opportunity to exercise in a safe and enjoyable environment.
This class focuses on your core area using abdominal and back muscles with upper and lower body exercises.
Fit2Box is a high-intensity exercise class that combines resistance training with aerobic exercise. Fit2Box is non-contact so the emphasis is on knocking your body into shape, not knocking anyone out.
This class targets flexibility, core stability, balance and strength. It incorporates deep stretch, yoga postures and pilates exercises combined with the fluidity and aesthetic qualities of contemporary dance. Please note: not recommended for those who are pregnant or have major joint problems.
This 90 minute hatha yoga class focuses attention inwardly, helping to balance mind and body, using asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing).
This is a High Intensity Interval Training class which uses quick 30 minute sessions of intense weight, body weight and cardio vascular exercises. To maximise your overall fitness and challenge your body, alternate from intense exercises to lower recovery periods.
These classes are superb for toning the waist, hips, legs and bottom, as well as being a great aerobic workout too.
The aim of this class is to introduce 14 - 16 year olds to fitness in a fun way with the help of one of our trained instructors, leading to a fitter lifestyle! The class covers all areas of fitness within the centre, from studio cycling sessions to circuits.
This class is designed to develop strength, muscular endurance and tone through targeting muscle groups using functional movements. A great calorie burner.
This aerobic and toning class is based on martial arts and combat sports, using kicking and punching exercises. Fight your way to fitness.
This is a fun and social morning of badminton and swimming, guided by a qualified instructor, followed by tea and coffee.
Exactly what is says! A short, simple aerobic warm up with a combination of easy-to-follow exercises to improve muscular endurance and tone the legs, abs and bottom. Aimed at all levels, this is one of our most popular classes.
LES MILLS GRIT™ SERIES is designed to burn fat and rapidly improve athletic capability. This explosive, 30-minute team training session combines high impact body weight exercises and uses no equipment. A highly challenging workout suitable for those who are serious about taking their fitness up a notch!
A chair-based exercise class designed for the older generation looking to develop strength and confidence and increasing general health and wellbeing whilst listening to the songs of their youth.
Functional movements to music to improve co-ordination, motor skills and overall balance.
The class begins with a 30 minute warm up. Nifty Fifty is a low-impact session, choreographed to music. It is advised to wear sensible soled shoes, loose clothing and bring a towel to lie on when doing optional floor and relaxation exercises.
Using punch bags, TRX, kettle bells and free weights this is an open session where you choose your own workout, or pick from a selection of pre-designed programmes. This is an unsupervised session available to those who have completed a gym induction.
This is a mat-based class focusing on strengthening the back and abdominal muscles. The emphasis is on small, controlled flowing movements and conscious muscular control. Reduce your stress and feel uplifted.
This class is specially designed to help people who have had a fall or those who are afraid they may fall. The class is a mixture of chair-based and standing exercises which will help to improve strength, balance and mobility and increase their confidence in day-to-day living.
A unique circuit designed for people who want to lose weight and improve health and physical condition. The circuit will offer you a combination of cardio and strength training to burn calories for overall fitness.
Mount up for the bike ride of your life. RPM is a great exercise experience with fantastic training effects. Feel like a champion cyclist and come and ride the calorie killer!
This 45 minute class features simple but seriously hot dance moves and is the perfect way to shape up - even if you're dance challenged. Set to a soundtrack of chart-topping popular hits, dance music that is heard in the hottest nightclubs around the world, familiar classics remixed and modernised Latin beats, this class is the ultimate fun and sociable way to exercise. This class is vibrant, unique and varied.
A high intensity workout, stepping on and off an adjustable height platform. The class is designed to strengthen the cardiovascular system, burn fat and tone muscles.
Dramatically improve your fitness levels in our motivational high intensity indoor cycling classes. All abilities welcome.
Swimfit™ is your very own motivational tool for the pool which you can do at any time, or as part of a class with an instructor. Swimfit is all about getting results and helping you achieve your goals, whether it be to lose weight, tone up, improve technique or just become fitter and stronger. It is a fun and effective way to get those results you want and because water is 800 times denser than air, you are more likely to get there a lot quicker than any other workout!
A mind/body class which combines yoga and pilates. This class will improve flexibility, balance and core strength.
Tai Chi uses a series of slow, controlled movements, developing strength and balance and aims to improve posture. This class is especially beneficial to those who suffer from arthritis.
An excellent and unique form of cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and conditioning and core fitness. This class uses only your body weight as resistance and is suitable for any fitness level.
A mixed martial arts class designed to raise your heart rate and improve muscular endurance though punching, kicking and striking.
A toning and conditioning class using weights. This is for anyone who wants to add strength training to their aerobic workout.
Relax and tone using deep stretch and yoga postures. Good for mind, body and soul.
This class helps to prepare the mother for birth by giving restorative and relaxing exercise to help nurture mother and baby. This class helps to strengthen the pelvic floor, relieve pregnancy-related symptoms and provides breathing and relaxation techniques.
The Zumba® programme fuses hypnotic latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness programme that will blow you away.
Total body workout for all levels consisting of 20 minutes HI-LO aerobics, 20 minutes step and 20 minutes toning. This class is designed to tone muscles and strengthen your cardiovascular system.