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Power Pump

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This challenging workout features a range of weight based exercises, set to upbeat music that's sure to keep you motivated. ... read more

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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16-19, 20-34, 35-49, 50-64

Suitable gender:
Mixed

Power Pump

A gym usually includes a cardio area which includes many types of cardiovascular training-related equipment such as rowing machines, stationary exercise bikes, elliptical trainers and treadmills. A resistance area with resistance machines and free weights are often commonly found in gyms. Gym's now usually include audio-visual displays in order to keep exercisers entertained during long cardio workout sessions.

Extreme Interval Fitness

Provider: Better Leisure - Ships and Castles Leisure Centre

Get better results faster and push yourself to the limit with 30 minutes of quick , intense bursts of exercise, ... read more

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Suitable age groups:
16-19, 20-34, 35-49, 50-64

Suitable gender:
Mixed

Extreme Interval Fitness

Interval training is a type of physical training that involves bursts of high intensity work. This high intensity work is alternated with periods of rest or low activity, the eponymous intervals. 

The term can refer to any cardiovascular workout (e.g. cycling, running, rowing, etc.) that involves brief bouts at near-maximum exertion interspersed with periods of lower-intensity activity.  

Interval training is often practiced by long distance runners (800 meters and above). Sprinters and footballers have also been known to use this type of training. 

Interval training is a favorite of coaches because of its effectiveness in cardiovascular build-up and also its ability to make more well-rounded runners. However, it is also applicable to exercisers as it helps improve exercisers' aerobic capacity to exercise longer at varying intensities.  

It has been argued that this method of training may be more effective at inducing fat loss than simply training at a moderate intensity level for the same duration.

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) or sprint interval training is an exercise strategy that is intended to improve performance with short training sessions. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise which is beneficial to burning fat in a short and intense workout.  

A HIIT session consists of a warm up period of exercise, followed by six to ten repetitions of high intensity exercise, separated by medium intensity exercise, and ending with a period of cool down exercise. The high intensity exercise should be done at near maximum intensity. The medium exercise should be about 50% intensity.

Group Cycle

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Pedal your way fit. Work at your own pace as you cycle along with the group in one of our ... read more

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Suitable age groups:
16-19, 20-34, 35-49, 50-64

Suitable gender:
Mixed

Group Cycle

Spinning classes can be a great way to get in a vigorous workout, burning calories and keeping your muscles in shape - especially during the off-season.

Pros include:

  • An effective workout
  • It allows you to train in the offseason
  • Varied routines keep things fresh
  • It's great for all ability levels

A spinning class involves lots of people on exercise bikes lined up inside in a fitness studio. It is a relatively recent phenomenon, where participants take part in a group workout on exercise bikes that typically lasts anywhere from 30-75 minutes. The classes are lead by instructors who normally guide participants through a series of phases, from warm-up to more challenging phases, to a period of peak effort followed by a cool down.

Ultimately participants determine their own levels of exertion but a good instructor can certainly encourage and motivate you to push yourself, and you'll most likely find spinning to be a vigorous workout.

Circuits

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Intense workout for immense results. Get put through your paces, with high energy interval training, designed to push you that ... read more

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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16-19, 20-34, 35-49, 50-64

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Mixed

Circuits

Circuit training is a combination of high-intensity aerobics and resistance training deigned to be easy to follow and target fat loss, muscle building and heart fitness. An exercise "circuit" is one completion of all prescribed exercises in the program.

Total Body Conditioning

Provider: Better Leisure - Ships and Castles Leisure Centre

These intense, exciting classes combine cardio and conditioning for a full on, high energy workout. Great for strength and conditioning ... read more

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Suitable age groups:
16-19, 20-34, 35-49, 50-64

Suitable gender:
Mixed

Total Body Conditioning

A gym usually includes a cardio area which includes many types of cardiovascular training-related equipment such as rowing machines, stationary exercise bikes, elliptical trainers and treadmills. A resistance area with resistance machines and free weights are often commonly found in gyms. Gym's now usually include audio-visual displays in order to keep exercisers entertained during long cardio workout sessions.

Step

Provider: Better Leisure - Ships and Castles Leisure Centre

Step it up and get in great shape. A motivational class using a platform and fast music for a high ... read more

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Suitability Levels:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Suitable age groups:
16-19, 20-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65 plus

Suitable gender:
Mixed

Step

A gym usually includes a cardio area which includes many types of cardiovascular training-related equipment such as rowing machines, stationary exercise bikes, elliptical trainers and treadmills. A resistance area with resistance machines and free weights are often commonly found in gyms. Gym's now usually include audio-visual displays in order to keep exercisers entertained during long cardio workout sessions.

Water Workout

Provider: Better Leisure - Ships and Castles Leisure Centre

These invigorating, effective, but low impact workouts in the water are easy on your joints. Choose from one of our ... read more

Cost: 0

Suitability Levels:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Suitable age groups:
16-19, 20-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65 plus

Suitable gender:
Mixed

Water Workout

Movement through water by self propulsion. Competitive swimming consist of four different strokes; butterfly, breaststroke, freestyle and backstroke. Most common freestyle stroke is front crawl. All strokes involve different techniques using the legs and arms to propel the body through the water.