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Give Group Fitness A Go

Give Group Fitness A Go

We expect that all you new members have settled into the gym, familiarised yourselves with our equipment, got to know some of our lovely staff, and made lots of new friends to accompany you on your journey, dedicated to improving your personal health and fitness. We hope that, especially if you’re a newcomer, you now feel more comfortable in the gym environment and that you’re enjoying your visits to the club.

To add variety and focus to your workouts, why not try some of our huge variety of free instructor-led classes, ranging from high octane to more paced and controlled sessions? You’ll soon find that you relish the challenge, camaraderie and fun of exercising in a group and you’ll work muscles you might not have realised you had! Our experienced instructors will show you the correct techniques, to make sure you exercise safely, and offer you advice and encouragement when you need it.

Here are just three suggestions for classes that you might like to try: -

• Power Bar
Shape and sculpt your body, using barbells and dumbbells in traditional weightlifting exercises accompanied by music. This class targets all major muscle groups and gives you a full body workout, concentrating on your core stability and posture. This motivational class is suitable for both men and women and you’re sure to enjoy it, so the time just flies by.

• Zumba
This is the class that started the dance exercise revolution and can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Zumba combines Latin American dance moves, including hip-hop, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo with aerobic elements, such as squats and lunges, all performed to infectious music with a strong rhythm and thumping beat. Especially appealing to women, Zumba offers a way of getting fit by having fun and releasing those happiness hormones. It provides a great cardio-based workout that helps sculpt and tone the body.

• Yoga
Undertaken at a slower tempo, yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing and aims to boost physical and mental wellbeing through a series of postures and stretches. Yoga improves your functional strength, balance and co-ordination, increases your flexibility, and promotes relaxation and concentration. It can help in weight loss by making you more aware of your body and its range of movements. It may also boost your self-esteem, relieve depression and make you feel happier and more positive.

Most of these classes are available at all our gyms and if a particular class, such as Yoga or Zumba, doesn’t appear on the timetable, you can always try a similar alternative, such as Pilates or Street Dance or another class that appeals to you. You can book classes on line here If you can't attend a class that you've booked, please make sure you cancel it online via the Members' portal on our website to avoid your booking facility being blocked until a small fine has been paid.

So, if you fancy having a go at one or more of our classes – and the more, the merrier - why not have a look at your club’s class timetable now by clicking on the Classes tab on our website and make a booking!

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