We have over 265 weekly group exercise classes to choose from across our 8 centres, including our popular Les Mills classes and a wide variety of strength, cardio, aqua and mind & body classes.
Most of our classes are suitable for ages 13 years and over, while some classes are for ages 16 years and over (excluding iTRAIN where all classes are for ages 16 years and over). If you want to check the age restriction of a class, please call the centre.
Our group exercise classes are included in our All Inclusive, Student and Corporate membership packages, as well as Active Choice memberships that include ‘Classes’ as one of the options. Alternatively, you can view our prices here.
You should arrive at least 5 minutes before the class starts. Entry will not be allowed after the warm up, for safety reasons.
Any injuries or medical conditions should be reported to the instructor prior to the class starting. If you are new to a particular class, please make this known to the instructor, who will then do their best to ensure that you are comfortable and can follow their instruction.
Our group exercise classes are suitable for all levels of fitness, however they may vary in complexity. Participants are always recommended to work at their own level, rest when needed and do the alternatives offered by the instructor when required.
Correct footwear that is secure and comfortable and appropriate clothing must be worn in classes. We also recommend that you bring a workout towel and a bottle of water for each session.
Active Tameside reserves the right to substitute instructors, amend classes when required and, in exceptional circumstances, cancel a scheduled class if all attempts to run the class fail.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of our group exercise timetable. By following the correct procedures, both yours and your fellow members’ experience will be enhanced and we will have accurate data to benchmark and improve our group fitness offering moving forwards.
If you are unable to attend a group exercise class that you have booked, please cancel as soon as possible. This will give anyone on the waiting list the opportunity to attend the class. When the Customer Service Assistant is informed of your absence, they will contact the first person on the waiting list to offer them the space that has become available.
Please ensure, where possible, that you swipe your membership card at the entrance before the start of a class to mark you in. The instructor will also take a register to ensure that class numbers are correct and do not exceed the maximum occupancy.
Non-attendance can prevent other customers from being able to attend the class if there is a waiting list and it produces inaccurate data, limiting the ability to accurately monitor occupancy levels.
View the full policy here.