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Group fitness classes at our leisure centres

To follow any changes to this service, visit the Council Service Updates page.

With over 150 fitness classes across our five centres, we aim to cater for all fitness levels and ages. We offer a wide range of different classes from high energy to relaxation and well being.

Our group fitness programmes change every three months to keep them current and fresh and to reflect customer needs.

You can book onto our fitness classes online.

Why attend a group fitness class?

  • Motivation – your instructor will encourage you throughout the class and help you work out harder than you may might do on your own.
  • Results – our specific classes are designed to help you achieve your fitness goals
  • Community – our customers / members enjoy the social aspect of coming to a class with others just like yourself.
  • Sense of well-being – Group fitness classes can help relieve stress and make you feel better about yourself.
  • Prevent boredom – Great music and varying routines, plus a range of classes to choose from make it easier to stay focussed on achieving your fitness goals.

If you have any questions about our group fitness classes, please contact the centres directly for further details.

Have a look at our community group fitness pages for adults and young people too.

Group fitness class timetables

Programme changes

Occasionally we may have to change the advertised programme if an instructor is absent. We will try to cover the class with a different instructor, however, if this is not possible we will try to provide an alternative class. Cancelling a class is always a last resort.

Programme changes

Occasionally we may have to change the advertised programme if an instructor is absent. We will try to cover the class with a different instructor, however, if this is not possible we will try to provide an alternative class. Cancelling a class is always a last resort.

Programme changes

Occasionally we may have to change the advertised programme if an instructor is absent. We will try to cover the class with a different instructor, however, if this is not possible we will try to provide an alternative class. Cancelling a class is always a last resort.

Programme changes

Occasionally we may have to change the advertised programme if an instructor is absent. We will try to cover the class with a different instructor, however, if this is not possible we will try to provide an alternative class. Cancelling a class is always a last resort.

Programme changes

Occasionally we may have to change the advertised programme if an instructor is absent. We will try to cover the class with a different instructor, however, if this is not possible we will try to provide an alternative class. Cancelling a class is always a last resort.

Programme changes

Occasionally we may have to change the advertised programme if an instructor is absent. We will try to cover the class with a different instructor, however, if this is not possible we will try to provide an alternative class. Cancelling a class is always a last resort.

Fitness class prices

  • Group fitness classes (per hour) £5.50
  • Referral/ Active classes (per hour) £3.70
  • Les Mills, Group cycling, VibeFit classes and Kettlebell (per hour) £5.50
  • HIIT classes (per half hour) £2.75
  • Other classes – on request

Fitness class booking terms and conditions

All classes must be booked in advance to guarantee your place. Fitness+, Health and fitness members and booking card holders can book up to eight days in advance for classes.

A booking card can be purchased from any of our leisure centres for £5 per year.

Please do not book classes if you are not certain you can attend them.

The minimum age for classes is 16 years of age.

All decisions are at the discretion of the management.

What if I can’t make a class I have booked?

Group fitness classes can be cancelled up to 2 hours before the start of the class if you are unable to attend.  Classes booked and not attended will be charged at the current activity rate in addition to your membership fee.

Classes can be cancelled by completing the online cancellation form.

Please ensure you check in for your class at the customer service desk or by using the kiosk, collect your receipt and are outside the studio at least five minutes before the class start time. If you haven’t registered as attending, your place maybe given to another customer on the waiting list.

Repeated ‘no shows’ will result in you losing your advance booking rights.

Fitness class health, safety and etiquette

Please ensure you inform the instructor before the start of the class if you are new to the class, you have any injuries, illnesses or you are pregnant .

Please ensure you arrive for the class in plenty of time to park, check in at reception and get changed before the start of the class.

We ask that you wait outside the studio until the instructor is present and the previous class has finished. If you arrive late for a class and it has already started, the instructor may not let you in. This is at the discretion of the instructor on the grounds of health and safety.

We ask that all coats, bags and personal belongings at left in a locker and not taken in to the studio, as they may cause a trip hazard.

Please bring a towel and water bottle with you to all classes

Please note: if you are attending a BodyPump class for the first time, you must attend a technique clinic before participating it the class.

What type of fitness classes are available?

As a quick guide the following types of session are available:

Please note that some of our sessions are only available at specific leisure centres

  • Aerobics – combining low and high impact rhythmic moves which uses your large muscle groups to improve fitness and body tone for all fitness levels.
  • Aquacise – a high energy, fun, medium-to-low impact class in water designed to work the whole body, without the joint stress.
  • Body sculpt – a blend of high and low impact aerobics, muscle-toning and core strength. Exercise equipment may be used such as weight bars, exercise bands, stability balls or dumbbells.
  • Boxercise – high intensity non-contact exercise class that combines resistance training with aerobic exercise.
  • Fitness Pilates – improves overall body strength emphasising on your back and core muscles. It will help to improve posture, mobility, tone your body and relax the mind.
  • Fit start aerobics – low impact rhythmic workout which uses your large muscle groups to improves fitness and body tone. Ideal for people new to exercise.
  • Fit start group cycling – low intensity class to music, focusing on endurance, strength and stamina on a stationary bike. Ideal for people new to exercise.
  • Glowbics – a class taught in a darkened room with disco lights and glow sticks set to upbeat dance music. A fusion of dance moves with high/low impact options for all fitness levels.
  • Group cycling – a high intensity class to music, focusing on endurance, strength and stamina on a stationary bike.
  • HIIT Cardio – HIIT is a combination of brief, very-high intensity bursts of cardio exercise followed by equal or longer periods of rest.
  • HIIT Core – HIIT is a combination of brief, very-high intensity bursts of core exercise followed by equal or longer periods of rest.
  • HIIT Strength – HIIT is a combination of brief, very-high intensity bursts of strength exercise followed by equal or longer periods of rest.
  • Kettlebells – a total body workout, challenging the muscles which combines power and strength to build stamina using kettlebells.
  • Legs, bums and tums – an aerobic workout that aims to tone your thighs, bum and core.
  • LES MILLS – Body attack the high energy fitness class with moves that cater for total beginners to fitness addicts and gets you fit for the sport of life
  • LES MILLS – Body balance the yoga-based class that will improve you mind, your body and your life. Strengthen your entire body and leave feeling calm and centred.
  • LES MILLS – Body combat the high-energy, martial arts inspired, non-contact workout. Punch, kick and strike you way to fitness
  • LES MILLS – Body pump a full-body weights workout, bodypump is for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast
  • LES MILLS – CXWorx exercising muscles around the core of your body, CXWORX provides the ingredient for a stronger, leaner body.
  • LES MILLS – GritAthletic the 30 minute high-intensity interval training sports conditioning workout, designed to make you perform like an athlete.
  • LES MILLS – GritCardio the 30 minute high-intensity interval training workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, increases speed and maximises calorie burn
  • LES MILLS – RPM the indoor cycling class set to the rhythm of motivating music, burn calories and get fit fast.
  • LES MILLS – SH’BAM the fun loving, insanely addictive dance workout – no dance experience required
  • Poundfit – a full body workout combining cardio and weight training exercises, ideal for helping maintain and improve balance. Colourful, light-weight drumsticks add an element of fun.
  • Step – using rhythmic movements stepping up, around, and down from the step in different patterns to boost your fitness and body tone.
  • Stretch and tone – a full body workout which will leave you feeling relaxed and de-stressed. Working your muscles, improving your strength and flexibility.
  • Vibe gold – low Impact Aerobics involving a choreographed aerobic workout. Burning calories, improving flexibility and toning-up and having fun just happen to be the benefits.
  • X-circuits – circuit training is a form of body conditioning or resistance training using high-intensity aerobics. It targets strength building and muscular endurance.
  • X-spartan – the ultimate intense warrior workout for ultimate fitness. Circuit based stations with a mix of equipment for a full body workout.
  • X-fit – using a combination of TRX suspension, free weight and body weight stations to complete a fun and challenging circuit.
  • Yoga – using postures to promote alignment, strength, balance and flexibility. Breathing techniques and meditation are integrated to harmonise the body, mind, and spirit.