As you can see from the timetable we run a lot of weekly classes all of which are included in the membership unless otherwise stipulated (e.g special workshops / courses etc).

We try to keep the programme of classes fresh and up to date with trends, so we sometimes trial a pop up class or special event to gauge feedback.

Peak time classes are always popular so please use the online booking system to secure your place.

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House iconWhich class is for you?

Our classes are designed to be accessible to as many people as possible. However here is a general guide as to what we offer and what to expect from different classes. To keep it simple we have broken the classes into 3 categories:

Mind body
Cardio
Strength

However in reality there is a cross over between classes as for example a Circuits class will also involve strength training!

 

Mind body

Ease into Monday / Strala Yoga

A lovely gentle start to the week at 7.30am on a Monday. This is the perfect class to coax you into the week ahead with gentle stretches and a little flow.  This class is suitable for all levels including beginners / new yogis.

Dynamic Yoga Flow

As the name suggests, this class is fairly fast moving – you will leave feeling like you have exercised as it is physically challenging. It incorporates a variety of yoga postures and combines in some fitness work too. This is a class that is designed to develop strength, flexibility and endurance. We move from posture to posture using the breath and ease of movement to flow and sequence together complimentary movements that may at times challenge but will always be fun.

This class is most suitable for people who have some previous fitness or yoga experience – but there will always be options to make the class work for you.

Gentle Yoga / Community Class

Yay – a free class or by optional donation to the YMCA’s charitable work. The aim being to give everyone the opportunity to try yoga – allowing the class to be truly inclusive. It is a gentle class designed to move with ease and freedom between postures, restoring and balancing the body and mind. Accessible for all levels of practitioners, from complete beginners to the more experienced yogi.

Yin

A yoga class where postures are held for a longer period of time (normally 3 – 5 minutes)  to allow the body to settle into the pose with an emphasis on softening, patience and kindness to ourselves. A lovely simple form of yoga using props such as bolsters and blankets – to support and nurture us. It is slow, soft and relaxing, but at the same time can be challenging.

Yoga / Yoga flow

These classes incorporate Hatha yoga with flowing sequences designed to build strength, flexibility and endurance. You will learn many of the popular poses we see today and be shown techniques to start to develop your yoga practice. The classes will also normally include a relaxation period towards the end of the class to calm both the body and mind. Suitable for participants of all levels.

Friday Fiery Flow 7.30am

Without the intensive heat of hot yoga, these warm flow classes are perfect for the chilly mornings but also a great way to build up a sweat in the warmer months. A vinyasa-based practice incorporating popular postures sequenced to offer some challenges and a whole lot of fun. You will leave feeling ready to launch yourself into your perfect day.

Warm Restorative

A very gentle class in a warm but not hot studio, where the focus is on calming, gentle yoga postures to ease you into your day and leave you feeling gently stretched and perfectly relaxed.

Warm flow yoga

Using popular and accessible yoga postures and sequences to build strength and flexibility within a warm but not hot temperature.

HIIT Yoga  - High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

A class of two halves – the first being HIIT focused to offer an all over body workout designed for all levels wanting to develop their fitness. Bursts of intense body weight exercises carefully blended together to help unlock the fat-burning, metabolism-boosting, heart-pounding benefits of High Intensity Interval Training.

Followed by…..

Yoga flow – flowing yoga postures carefully weaved together and designed to be synchronised to your breath to leave you feeling balanced, stretched, relaxed and energised.

Les Mills Body Balance

A yoga based choreographed class that will improve your mind and your body. The class also embraces elements of Pilates and Tai Chi to deliver a low impact class.

Supple strength

Supple strength is a class that combines different disciplines including Pilates and yoga with  a comprehensive range of body conditioning exercises to give a class that offers great  variety and a challenging work out.

Cardio

Circuits

A class involving a series of exercises often performed in rotation using various equipment e.g. from kettlebells to skipping ropes. It aims to build muscular strength and endurance. These classes are friendly, welcoming and a lot of fun.

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

HIIT focused to offer an all over body workout designed for all levels wanting to develop their fitness. Bursts of intense body weight exercises carefully blended together to help unlock the fat-burning, metabolism-boosting, heart-pounding benefits of High Intensity Interval Training

Ultimate Circuits

A high energy and fast paced class which involves moving your way around different exercise/stations, performing each exercise as many times as you can in a set amount of time.

Boxing circuits

Working in pairs on boxing form and techniques, add to this cardio and strength exercises to achieve a well rounded and fun workout.

Les Mills body combat

A challenging and fun workout of mixed martial arts choreographed to motivating music.

Strength

Les Mills Body Pump

A barbell workout for anyone who enjoys working with weights in a motivating environment. The instructor will take you through a series of choreographed workouts using light to moderate weights and high repetition. The end result is to burn calories and give you a total body workout.

Kettlebells

A kettlebell is a round weight with a flat bottom and a thick handle on top and we use it for exercises and weight training. It tones and helps build definition and strength. A challenging but fun class with motivating instructors.

Core

A class that focuses on just your core – so what does that mean? The core is generally referred to as the midsection / torso of the body and involves all your muscles in that area – and these all help stabilise your body.  This class works your core – using multiple exercises to really get results.

Functional Circuits

This challenging class uses lots of different equipment and changes from week to week, keeping your body and mind guessing! Expect powerful movements such as lunges, squats, presses and dynamic lifts.

Boxing circuits

Working in pairs on boxing form and techniques, add to this cardio and strength exercises to achieve a well rounded and fun workout.

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House iconClass etiquette

Classes can be busy and we ask all members / casual users to follow the following guidelines:

Arrive in plenty of time for the class – if you are late the instructor may not let you in

Wear appropriate clothing and clean training shoes

Bring a water bottle

Let the instructor know if there are any medical conditions or injuries etc that may impact your ability to take part in the class

Respect others in the class

Respect the equipment and please wipe down mats after use (sprays etc provided)

House iconStudio hire / hen parties / children’s parties

We can hire our studio out for private functions and parties such as children’s dance parties and hen parties.

Hen parties – we can offer a range of Hen party themes in our studio with our fabulous instructors, these include –

Yoga
Dance
Pilates / body conditioning
Group indoor cycling

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House iconStudio hire / hen parties / children’s parties

We can hire our studio out for private functions and parties such as children’s dance parties and hen parties.

Hen parties – we can offer a range of Hen party themes in our studio with our fabulous instructors, these include –

Yoga
Dance
Pilates / body conditioning
Group indoor cycling

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House iconCircuits

Or speak to us about your requirements and we will do our best to sort things out for you. Contact fitness@ymcabathgroup.org.uk