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We have over 200 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 (as long as accompanied by a parent or guardian), 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 Active Premier, Student and Corporate membership packages, as well as Active Triple or Dual memberships that include ‘Classes’ as one of the options. Alternatively, you can view our prices here.

“Taking up Aqua Fit has improved my arthritis. Its great fun. I have also started Zumba which is great fun. I love the music and the teachers. Although I am rubbish it’s doesn’t matter. Next week I am bringing one of my friends to share the fun. It’s also helping me lose weight in a fun way.” – Janie Walters

 

 

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

STRENGTH & TONING

Bar Blast

This class works the whole body to the max by using a barbell to tone and shape.

BODYPUMP by Les Mills   

The original barbell class that tones, shapes and strengthens the whole body. This 60, 45 or 30 minute workout challenges all of your major muscle groups by using the best weight room exercises such as squats, presses, lifts and curls.

Circuit Training

Work your way around a number of different exercise stations. Each station has an exercise that focuses on a specific area of the body. This is a great way to improve your overall fitness and body strength.

Core Workout

A core conditioning class made up of exercises purely focusing on the abdominal muscles, obliques and lower back, combined with some relaxing cool-down stretches.

Easy Circuit

Work your way around this low-level circuit class, suitable for all. Each station will focus on a specific part of the body to improve overall fitness and strength.

Fitball

A core workout using a stability ball to improve your overall body tone and core strength, through a range of stability and balance exercises.

Functional Fitness Circuits

A circuit style class based around functional movements to burn calories, gain strength, achieve good core stability and be able to move better.

Glute Camp

A combination of Fitness Pilates, weighted squats, glute and leg-specific bodyweight exercises to lift, shape and fire up the glutes.

GRIT by Les Mills

A blend of 3 HIIT workouts; strength, cardio and plyo, that build cardiovascular fitness, whilst improving strength, building lean muscle and maximising calorie burn long after you have finished working out.

Kettle Blast

Target the whole of your body through a range of different exercises using a kettlebell to burn calories, tone and strengthen the whole body.

Legs, Bums and Tums

Target your legs, bums and tums using specific exercises such as lunges, squats and crunches along with some aerobic exercise to improve the tone and firmness of these troublesome areas.

Open Weightlifting

This is a drop-in session for anyone at any level. Whether you are a beginner wanting an introduction to weight lifting, to perfect your technique or just fancy a change from your usual gym regime.

Strength and Conditioning

A high intensity workout designed to improve your muscular tone, strength and cardiovascular conditioning through the use of free weights, kettlebells and bodyweight exercises.

Stretch and Tone

A full body workout in a relaxed setting, working those troublesome areas, and improving strength and flexibility. The perfect way to wind down and de-stress.

STRONG by Zumba

A revolutionary high intensity workout where every move is synced to a beat, pushing you harder to give everything you have got.

Synrgy 360

A small circuit programme designed by True Fitness, which provides non-stop interval training to hit your fitness goals in just 30 minutes.

Tone ‘n’ Shape

A varied class using resistance based exercises, barbells, dumbbells and step boxes to tone, shape and strengthen the whole body.

TRX

This suspension training bodyweight exercise class develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. This is through the use of a TRX suspension trainer – a portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises.

CARDIO

Aerobics

This choreographed workout incorporates a mixture of high and low impact moves to improve heart and lung efficiency and burn calories.

BODYATTACK by Les Mills

The sports-inspired cardio workout for building strength and stamina. Combine athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats. Your Les Mills instructor will pump out energising tunes and lead you through the workout, challenging your limits in a good way and burning up to 730 calories, leaving you with a sense of achievement.

BODYCOMBAT by Les Mills    

Punch and kick your way to fitness, burning up to 740 calories along the way. This high energy martial arts inspired workout is totally non-contact and there are no complex moves to master. Your Les Mills instructor will challenge you to up the intensity and motivate you, to make the most of every round. Relieve stress, have a blast and feel like a champ.

Boxercise Bootcamp

A high intensity workout based on boxing training techniques and movements. Boxercise is guaranteed to get your heart racing and burn plenty of calories, through a combination of punches and fast-paced exercises.

Box Fit

A cardiovascular workout based on the training used for boxing, including skipping, boxing drills, footwork and abdominal workouts, all focusing on fitness and toning.

Cycle Blast

Studio cycling intervals with resistance, core and bodyweight exercises to burn calories, and tone and shape the body.

Cycle Workout/Spin/Express

Using a static indoor bike, the class instructor will take you through a number of routines and cycling movements to target specific areas and improve cardiovascular fitness.

Dance Aerobics

A choreographed class combining aerobics and dance, using high and low impact moves to burn calories and improve heart and lung efficiency.

Dance and Tone

Dance and Tone is the all-welcoming, fun and challenging fitness class for people of all ages and abilities. Taking influence from a variety of dance disciplines and popular music, designed to burn calories and tone arms, abs, thighs and bums.

Hi-Lo Retro

A fun-packed, high energy aerobic workout set to all of those cheesy dance tunes we all know and love. High and low impact options are given, to cater for everyone.

HIIT

An intense workout to provide ultimate fat burning and metabolism boosting, long after you have finished working out. Your cardiovascular health and all-round fitness will be improved through an advanced form of interval training, with alternating periods of short, intense exercise and less intense recovery periods.

Low Impact Aerobics

A choreographed low impact workout to improve heart and lung efficiency and burn calories.

My Ride

A high–resolution fitness adventure led by virtual instruction. Cycle through beautiful cities and amazing views along the most challenging road races at a level to suit you. Choose from thousands of pre-set challenges, stacks of music and over a million studio and real life footage workouts.

SPRINT by Les Mills

Push your mental and physical limits in this 30 minute HIIT, low impact workout, scientifically proven to return rapid results using a static cycling bike.

Step

This high energy class uses an adjustable step box to increase exercise levels and intensity. This class is great for toning the legs and glutes and burns lots of calories.

Zumba

The original dance fitness party which features exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin music. The fun way to work out!

Zumba Gold

Anyone of any age can pick up Zumba gold, it is paced at a lower intensity and is not as fast as your typical Zumba class. The Latin styles of music and dance are used, just as they are in a standard Zumba class.

MIND & BODY

Active Afternoons

A mixture of social activities which may include Indoor Kurling, Tai Chi, dance, crafts and games. There’s something to suit everyone – we will even throw in a cuppa!

BODYBALANCE by Les Mills

Ideal for anyone and everyone, this unique workout incorporates Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates to improve flexibility, build strength and leave you feeling relaxed and calm. Learn how to control your breathing and focus your mind.

Fitness Pilates

All of the principles of traditional Pilates, but offering modifications and updated exercise prescription to provide a controlled body conditioning programme we can all enjoy.

Holistic Fusion

A blend of Yoga and Pilates style moves to stretch, tone and strengthen your body. A relaxing experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and re-energised.

Pilates

Fantastic for developing core postural muscles, improving your strength and flexibility. This class focuses on co-ordination and relaxation through slow flowing movements.

PIYO  

Combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of Yoga. Crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low impact workout that leaves your body looking long and lean.

Stretch

Flexibility plays a huge part in everyone’s fitness. This class aids muscle recovery and eases any tension and aches and pains in the body. The techniques in this class encourage muscles to elongate, detoxify and become more flexible. Change takes place in the body whilst we are recovering, which is why flexibility training is so impactful.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

A low level Tai Chi class, suitable for those who may want to do the class seated, standing or a mixture of both. This social session includes a cuppa too!

Yoga

Strengthen, stretch and lengthen your body. Flexibility, strength, balance and core stability is greatly improved through a range of breathing techniques, fluid movements and relaxation. The perfect way to unwind!

Yogalates

This class fuses the practices of Yoga and Pilates. Close attention is paid to building tone in the deeper postural core muscles.

SWIMMING

Adult Swim

Enjoy the tranquillity of the pool and boost your wellbeing whilst getting fit at one of our pools.

Adult Swimming Lessons

Whether you are a non-swimmer or you would like to improve, coaches will take you through the basic strokes and techniques until you feel confident and safe in the water. Suitable for ages 16 and over.

Aqua Fit

This fun water-based aerobic workout gives you the benefit of a whole-body workout, without impacting on your joints.

Ducklings

These sessions will aid your child’s development and confidence, both in and out of the water, whilst improving mobility and supporting their growth. Suitable for ages 0-8 years.

Fun 4 All

A great family session with a range of equipment available to put some extra fun into your swim.

General Swim

Whether you’re swimming for fitness, fun or as a family, General Swim is open for everyone to enjoy the pool.

Inflatable Fun

Enjoy some extra fun in the pool with our fantastic inflatable obstacle course. A great high-energy session for kids. Please note that a child has to be able to swim 50 metres of a good recognised stroke and tread water for 1 minute to be able to go on the inflatables.

Lane Swim/Adult Lane Swim

A time to work on endurance fitness through structured length swimming. Lane division will be based on the pace of the swimmers.

Little Ducks

Little Ducks sessions are delivered by qualified swimming teachers and are a great way to develop your child’s swimming ability and confidence in and out of the water. Suitable for ages 3-4 years.

Pre Ducks

You will accompany your child in a structured swimming lesson, delivered by a qualified swimming teacher. Once your child is confident enough, they can progress to our Little Ducks lessons. Suitable from 2 years of age.

Swim Academy

Active Tameside’s Swim Academy replaces pre-club lessons and will be the next step for swimmers who have completed the Active Tameside Swim School framework. It gives swimmers the opportunity to experience the environment of a competitive training scheme.

Swim Fit Coached

Our Swim Fit coached sessions have instructors on hand to help you achieve your goals, running ASA approved programmes to engage swimmers of all levels.

Swim Fit Lane Swim

Swim Fit offers a free online poolside club and gym style workout programme for the pool. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, increase your fitness level or compete, there is a Swim Fit programme for you.

Swim School

Swim School teaches a wide range of skills to create a competent, confident and safe swimmer who then has the skill base to develop technique in a variety of water based sports. Suitable for 4 years and over.

Swim, Slide and Waves

Take on the Red Ripster slide, wave machine, water cannon and rapids at Swim, Slide and Waves! These sessions are great fun for all the family.

Tri-Swim

The perfect class for those with an ambition of entering a triathlon or just wanting to improve their technique. A coach is on hand for support, as you learn to speed swim as well as swim long distance.

Wally Walrus

These sessions will aid your child’s development and confidence, both in and out of the water, whilst improving mobility and supporting their growth. Suitable for ages 0-8 years.

How to book a class

Bookings can be made:

  • By logging into your Active Tameside or iTrain account online – 8 days in advance (7 days for iTrain).
  • At reception – 7 days in advance (excluding iTrain).
  • By phone – 7 days in advance (excluding iTrain).

How to cancel a class

Cancellations can be made:

  • By logging into your Active Tameside or iTrain account online.
  • By phoning the centre (excluding iTrain).
  • At reception (excluding iTrain).

Class etiquette

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.

Class cancellation policy

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 class that you have booked, please inform the centre at least 1 hour before your class is due to start. If you fail to do so 3 times in a 10 day period, you will be blocked from booking a class for the next 7 days.

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.

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