Start Up Fitness Classes


FITNESS CLASSES

Social, fun, and rewarding workouts

Our Fitness programme includes Les Mills classes, calming yoga, (HIIT) high-intensity interval training, virtual and pool based fitness.

Each Centre offers a different programme and range of classes.

ADD DIVERSITY TO YOUR WORKOUT BY INCORPORATING A WIDE VARIETY OF DIFFERENT CLASSES

A-Z OF ACTIVE FITNESS CLASSES

ABDOMINAL CONDITIONING

A class solely for strengthening and conditioning abs, core and lower back area; having good core body strength is vital in all physical daily activities and can help improve your sporting performance.

 

AEROBICS

Aerobics is a fun, rhythmic dance-like class exercising to music; aerobics improves flexibility and helps to promote fat burning and strengthen the heart and lungs.

 

AQUAFIT

A great all-over workout to music. The water supports the body reducing stress on joints and muscles and because you are in water it helps prevent overheating. Aquafit is particularly good if you are recovering from an illness or injury. Suitable for all levels of fitness.

ASHTANGA YOGA

This is a more advanced dynamic and structured type of yoga which involves doing specific sequences of poses, which are done in a continuous, flowing, fast-paced manner.

BARBELL BLAST

This class is a form of metabolic training; in short is a series of exercises (sets), which requires a maximum amount of energy with little rest. This type of training increases your metabolic rate and rate of calorie burn, once the class has finished / during rest.

BODY CONDITIONING

A whole body workout set to music; designed to improve body shape through tone whilst also working the heart and lungs. This type of class is a perfect complement to most sports and fitness regimes.

BOOT CAMP

Our Boot camps are an intense, high calorie burning class which involve continuous exercises such as push-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, free weights and apparatus. This class is as challenging as you want it to be.

CARDIO-KICK

Is a fun energetic cardio based class inspired by a multiple of disciplines such as kickboxing, Karate and Taekwondo. Come along and try a great stress relieving workout which can challenge all abilities to improve general fitness and tone up your body.

CIRCUIT TRAINING

Combines weights with aerobic training, and is excellent for improving over-all fitness and muscle tone. The circuit consists of stations; each station has a pre-set exercise. The time between exercises (stations) in circuit training is short, often with rapid movement to the next exercise. This is an intensive class.

FITBALL

Classes are predominately aimed at strengthening the abdominal ‘tummy’ muscles and lower back. Because the exercises incorporate balancing on or with the ball you’ll engage the deeper core muscles.

 

FITNESS PILATES

Run at a slightly higher tempo to normal Pilates. Fitness Pilates uses the principles and fundamentals of Pilates techniques and exercises, working the whole body with non-impact standing and mat based exercises. This class is suitable for all ages and abilities, and includes weight bearing exercises that can help prevent Osteoporosis.

HIIT SESSIONS

One of the best ways to get fit quickly. These workouts burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. Classes involve bursts of high-intensity exercises followed by low-intensity active rest. Following the workout your metabolic rate is normally increased meaning your body continues to burn additional calories whilst you are resting.

KETTLEBELL CIRCUITS

This is a full body kettlebell circuit working and toning muscle groups. Our instructors will guide you throughout the circuit to ensure exercises are carried out using the correct technique.

 

LES MILLS CLASSES

Les Mills workouts are world-renowned.  Offering a range of fitness classes, high-intensity interval training workouts and fun, physical activity.  Find out more…

PILATES

Pilates is a holistic exercise system designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance; so much more than just building a ‘strong core’ or ‘perfect posture’.  Exercises involve the whole body and are performed on a mat.

STEP AEROBICS

Our aerobic class incorporates the use of a height-adjustable step, enabling you to increase the intensity level, whilst incorporating upper and lower body movements. These exercises have similar benefits to those gained from running, including toned legs, tummy and bum.

STUDIO CYCLING

Studio Cycling combines intervals of seated, climbing and speed work set to music on a static bike. You control your bikes resistance under the guidance of our instructors. These classes help strengthen your heart and lungs and build endurance.

SWIM TO FITNESS

These are coached training classes in the pool which are designed to improve swimming fitness, develop stamina, strength and improve stroke technique. Classes vary according to Centre.

VIRTUAL CLASSES

Why going virtual could be the perfect introduction to Fitness Classes for you.  Find out more…

YOGA

Yoga can help with stress relief, improve flexibility and breathing control through meditation techniques and can also help with weight loss amongst other health benefits. Our classes run from beginner through to the advanced.

ZUMBA/ZUMBA GOLD

Classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you’ll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating. Add some Latin flavour and zest to your workout.

MOTIVATING BLEND OF YOGA WITH TAI CHI AND PILATES

If you haven’t tried yoga before then BODYBALANCE is a great introduction. If you’re already doing some form of yoga you’ll love the variety you get with BODYBALANCE

Benefits

Improve your flexibility and increase core strength while you reduce stress levels. You’ll focus your mind and create a lasting sense of wellbeing and calm.

Why it Works

Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings your body into a state of harmony and balance.

The Class

During BODYBALANCE an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm, centred and happy.

THE FASTEST WAY TO GET YOUR BODY TIGHT

BODYCOMBAT is a fiercely energetic workout to get you fit, fast and strong. Unleash and empower yourself.

Benefits

BODYCOMBAT is our ultimate warrior workout to develop co-ordination and release stress. Destroy calories as you learn to punch, kick, block and strike. Get a whole body workout that targets every muscle group.

Just Getting Started?

You can adjust a BODYCOMBAT workout to suit. Our instructors always show options to work at your own level. Start with 1-2 classes a week and discover your warrior fitness in no time at all.

The Class

Step into a BODYCOMBAT workout and you’ll punch and kick your way to fitness, burning up to 560 calories along the way. This high-energy martial-arts inspired workout is totally non-contact and there are no complex moves to master. A LES MILLS™ instructor will challenge you to up the intensity and motivate you to make the most of every round. You’ll release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ.

WORK ALL MAJOR MUSCLE GROUPS

Get lifting with BODYPUMP and you’ll tone and shape your entire body, without adding bulky muscles.

Benefits

This full-body barbell workout will burn calories, shape and tone your entire body, increase core strength and improve bone health.

The Science of Bodypump

This program is based on THE REP EFFECT, a proven formula that exhausts muscles using light weights, while performing high repetitions – this is the secret to developing lean, athletic muscle.

The Class

BODYPUMP™ is a barbell workout for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast.

Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 540 calories. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.

EASIER THAN RIDING A BIKE

Born from the sport of cycle racing, RPM uses simulated climbs and sprints in a workout where you control the intensity.

Benefits

  • Race proven and body proven
  • Group riding lifts personal results
  • Improve your aerobic fitness
  • Burn calories and fat
  • Cardio peak training created by the world’s best

Just Getting Started?

Your instructor will show you how to set up your bike and all the basic cycling moves. You can start off with 4 or 5 tracks and work your way up to a full class.

The Class

RPM™ is a group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity. It’s fun, low impact and you can burn up to 675 calories a session.

With great music pumping and the group spinning as one, your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. In an RPM workout you repeatedly spin the pedals to reach your cardio peak then ease back down, keeping pace with the pack to lift your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness.

BECOME TOTALLY IMMERSED

OUR CLASSES

With great music pumping and the group spinning as one, your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. Keep with the pack, lift your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness. Burn up to 675 calories a session…It’s a journey, not a race!

Technogym® Group cycle™ ride

Available at Kingswood and Yate

A beat based, high energy experience in our atmospheric dedicated studio – think dark room, atmospheric lighting, motivational music, and video imagery.  View your stats on your console and review your performance using our free Technogym Mywellness app.

Les Mills RPM™

Available at Longwell Green.

Born from the sport of cycle racing, RPM uses simulated climbs and sprints in a workout where you control the intensity.  Read and watch more…

WHY GOING VIRTUAL COULD BE THE PERFECT WORKOUT FOR YOU

Want to squeeze a workout in during the early hours before work?

Want to follow an instructor who is exercising at your pace?

Want to try a Fitness Class before going to an instructor-led class?

Whether you’re taking part in our virtual cycling class or taking part in a HIIT workout, here are 3 very good reasons why a virtual class may be perfect for you:

Reason 1

You get 3 Instructors per class! Each Instructor works at a different level, from beginner to intermediate and advance.

Just follow the instructor who is working out at your pace; you can choose to switch up or down a level during the session.

Reason 2

Virtual classes run during the early hours of the day enabling you to fit that workout in, have some ‘me-time’, all before the day gets fully underway.

Reason 3

Just like the instructor-led classes, our virtual classes also change their music and moves every 12 weeks.

Why?

Your body becomes used to the class and as result it learns to minimise energy expenditure meaning you don’t get the most out of your session. It’s also stimulating to listen to broader range of music rather than the same tracks.

Shake up your fitness routine with a workout in the water

You do not have to be a strong swimmer to exercise in the water. So don’t let your land based workouts plateau; add a bit of variety to your weekly workout.

Aquafit

A great social, and all-over workout to music without overheating! Aquafit helps build strength, burn body fat, improve cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility without the impact on your joints. Equipment supplied.

Swim to fitness

A set lane training session, with different lanes, for different levels.  Coaches are on hand to help you improve stroke technique, stamina and swimming fitness. Equipment is required, and supplied for anyone who doesn’t have their own.