Below is a selection of our most popular classes and what exactly each entails. To make it easier for you, we have placed them into different categories based on the type of fitness each class will improve. We categorise them in the following way:
- Mind & Body
- Low Impact
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Exercise builds strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, and shoulders and increases grip strength. The basic movements, such as the swing, snatch, and clean and jerk, engage the entire body at once.
Les Mill BodyPump®
Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 590 calories.
Les Mills Grit Strength®
High-intensity workouts mean you burn calories for hours after the workout, increase aerobic fitness and grow lean muscle tissue.
TRX suspension training delivers a fast but effective total-body workout. This class will also increase your core strength and muscular endurance.
Cardio Classes (Tone Classes)
You will learn new combinations, routines and advanced techniques for your boxing sessions in this dynamic class.
Dance to great music, with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it.
High-intensity interval training is a form of exercise in which you alternate between very intense anaerobic periods and slower recovery periods for a shorter, more efficient workout.
A 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, increases speed and burns calories.
A multi-award winning HIIT workout that only requires you and a STEP. HIITSTEP is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) full body workout, designed to work you to the max.
A class that provides whole-body workouts that focus equally on strengthening exercises, aerobic exercise and endurance.
Legs, Tums & Bums
Get a firmer bum, tum and leaner legs by attending our ‘Legs, Bums & Tums’ workout.
Les Mills BodyAttack®
A high-energy fitness class with moves that cater for total beginners to total addicts. We combine athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats. A LES MILLS™ instructor will pump out energising tunes and lead you through the workout – challenging your limits and burning up to 730 calories.
Les Mills BodyCombat®
A high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories.
Les Mills Core®
This workout uses a variety of body weight exercises and provides the challenge and intensity you need to get results fast. Improvements will be seen in CV fitness, speed and maximal calorie burn.
On Spinner bikes, riders experience a challenging, exhilarating and fun workout. Knowledgeable and inspiring Certified Spinning Instructors — the core of Spinning — ensure riders enjoy the journey.
A form of aerobic power distinguished from other types of aerobic exercise by its use of an elevated platform (the step).
RockBox is an energetic, up beat rock fitness class! We punch, we kick and smash sticks to modern and classic rock tracks. Brilliant stress reliever for the body and mind.
FitSteps is an energetic, up beat dance fitness class featuring all of your favourite strictly dances. It is designed to give real, measurable fitness results. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and you don’t need a partner. You will have so much fun you won’t even realise you are getting fit!
Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that consists of eight sets of fast paced exercises each performed for 20 seconds interspersed with a brief rest of 10 seconds.
Fun easy-to-follow dance workout with rave glow sticks & disco lights. Club anthems from 90s to today’s hits.
Mind & Body Classes
Goes far beyond your core muscles. Not only does this provide a complete body workout (you will be working muscles you didn’t even know you had), but also helps you develop an awareness of how your body works, helping your mind and body to work in harmony.
Many people think that yoga is just stretching. But while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility.
Les Mills BodyBalance®
Build flexibility, strength and inner calm. Les Mills BODYBALANCE® Virtual, is the Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates workout that will leave you feeling centred and calm.
Low Impact Classes
Low Impact Circuits
Full body low impact circuit targeting mobility movements and strengthening exercises at a controlled and light intensity.
Les Mills Sh’Bam®
Featuring simple but seriously hot dance moves, SH’BAM® is the perfect way to shape up and let out your inner star. Set to a soundtrack of chart-topping popular dance hits heard in the hottest nightclubs around the world, as well as familiar classics remixed, and modernised, SH’BAM® is the ultimate fun and sociable way to exercise.
Les Mills BodyCombat®
More BODYCOMBAT® classes, more often! Les Mills Virtual workouts are audio-visual versions of the live Les Mills group fitness classes.
Les Mills BodyPump®
More BODYPUMP® classes, more often! Les Mills Virtual workouts are audio-visual versions of the live Les Mills group fitness classes.
Les Mills BodyBalanace®
Build flexibility, strength and inner calm. Les Mills BODYBALANCE® Virtual, is the Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates workout that will leave you feeling centred and calm. More BODYBALANCE® classes, more often! Les Mills Virtual workouts are audio-visual versions of the live Les Mills group fitness classes.
Les Mills RPM®
This 30 or 45-minute indoor cycling classes is set to the rhythm of motivating music. It burns a lot of calories, gets you fit and leaves you feeling euphoric.