what is it?

Rock Box is the fitness class with a difference! This full body workout takes interval training to a whole new level. It’s a stress-busting session for the mind and body where we punch, kick and smash sticks to classic and modern rock tunes (air guitars included). It’s suitable for all fitness levels, with different variations available.

where is it?

Active iTRAIN
Birch Lane,
SK16 5AP Go to centre page


Cancelling a class

You can cancel a class by logging into your online account or via our app.

We have a ‘two-strike’ rule for cancelling classes. This means that if you cancel within three hours of the session starting, or you fail to attend your booked session, a strike will be added to your account and it will stay on your account for 30 days. If you then get a second strike, you won’t be able to book a session for eight days. Your account will refresh after your 8-day ban.

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.

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.

Injuries or medical conditions

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.

What to wear

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.

Fitness levels

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.

How old do I have to be?

Classes are able to be booked by those age 13 and over (if accompanied by an adult) and age 16 or over without an adult.

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