Group fitness is one of the best ways for you to have fun and get fit at the same time. It has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to see results. That’s why exercise classes in our Didsbury gym are so important to Waterside. With over 100 different classes every week – our timetable is regularly refreshed to offer the most up-to-date and challenging workouts – and we think we have some of the best exercise classes in Manchester. Our classes draw on a range of activities from cycling to dance, weight lifting to yoga. Whether you want to tone up, bulk up, or up your stamina, you’ll find a class you love.
Not sure which class is right for you? then let us help you to decide
ABS & BACK BLAST
A fantastic and effective workout that focuses on the core muscles with the goal to tone, strengthen, and define.
Splash your way to fitness with one of the most popular low impact classes. Suitable for all levels!
A set sequence of movements combined with breath to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body & mind and build strength & tone.
This full body workout is a standing only class, some of which is supported by the wall but also in the centre too. It incorporates some of the principles of ballet such as posture, strength and conditioning. Come along prepared to work with no trainers.
Barre takes its inspiration from ballet with many of the strengthening and stretching moves performed against the wall for support. This workout is done without shoes and will sometimes incorporate equipment. Being graceful or owning a tutu are NOT prerequisites.
A full body workout targeting all major muscle groups suitable for those wanting to improve their all over definition forever!
A physiotherapy based class. Offering members the opportunity to explore efficient and co-ordinated movement, to improve body form and lead to pain free activity.
Increase strength and power with this boxing based class, for the ultimate full body workout. Correctly throw punches use your legs, hips, glutes, core, obliques, back, shoulders, chest and arms. Punching against resistance causes all of these muscles to contract with more force and speed.
Boxercise has developed and adapted age old training principles to form a fun, addictive, safe, stress busting workout suitable for all!
Chi Kung: ancient Chinese health promotion. Described as movement meditation, it incorporates coordination, breathing and mindfulness. Chi Kung is a gentle exercise practise suitable for all, which promotes mental focus, relaxation, stress relief and physical conditioning.
Challenge your body with this perfect all-over workout which combines aerobic and resistance training to fantastic effects!
DANCE FLOOR FILLERS
Dance Floor Fillers is a fun filled, calorie burning workout. A non-stop class, jammed packed with hits from all decades, that make you want to move. This class is for everyone, no dance experience necessary.
This class is open to 8years+ meaning the whole family can workout together, combining mat exercises & Circuits to create a completely varied workout. Using equipment including hula hoops, battle ropes, ab wheels, kettlebells, balance trainers, medicine balls & swiss ball.
Fitball includes a variety of toning exercises on an unstable surface which is extremely effective at improving body awareness, posture and balance.
Functional Yoga is a breath and movement practice based on the most functional aspects of Yoga and incorporating other helpful movements to increase stability, balance and range of movement. Every exercise is specifically designed for correcting the general muscle imbalances and restrictions of modern life, coupled with the benefits to the mind from focused breathing and movement.
H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training)
H.I.I.T workouts will turn you into a more effective fat burner in a shorter amount of time – Go hard then go home!! 30 minutes is all you need.
HATHA YOGA / YOGA & RELAX
Designed to enhance muscular balance & strength, develop flexibility, increase stamina and improve posture whilst supporting a sense of well being. Suitable for all levels, providing an individual exercise experience.
This class explores a range of jazz dance styles inspired by music from the 1940s through to the present day. We will sample the delights of Bertold Brecht, Leonard Bernstein and many more, including influences from the work of choreographers like Jerome Robbins, Bob Fossé and many more.
High Intensity Interval Training suitable for juniors from age 8+. A great cardio workout. Lots of fun and fantastic benefits.
LEGS, BUMS & TUMS
Exercise your way to fantastic legs, bums and tums with this fun class combining aerobics with focused toning exercises.
LOW & TONE
A low impact option combining a perfect mix of cardio and conditioning in a fun yet effective way – think fitness without all the frantic antics. Perfect for beginners, older adults or anyone returning to exercise.
Metafit is a high-intensity workout including a series of body-weight exercises with interval style training, designed to keep your body burning calories long after your training session is complete.
A slow and controlled exercise method which helps to improve posture, mobility and strength. Perfect for body and mind.
PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength & flexibility advantages of yoga. And, we crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined.
If changing your body’s shape whilst benefiting from a fantastic cardio workout is what you’re looking for then Pump is the perfect class! Burn lots of calories, reduce fat & tone in all areas. There is no fancy footwork & the easy-to-follow moves make the class both effective & enjoyable.
This class will focus on salsa steps and body movement incorporated into fun routines, all to salsa music.
A fun, athletic, cardiovascular cycling workout that guarantees to leave you on a high: Spin is for those willing to work hard to burn excess fat, you will shed up to 600 calories in 45 minutes & get a great cardio boost!
Think PT in a group setting. This exciting piece of equipment has everything you need to suit your personal objectives plus all the benefits of group training & a highly skilled instructor to coach you through your workout.
Traditional chinese exercise using slow, graceful movements combined with conscious relaxation & deep breathing to improve physical fitness, body condition, suppleness & strength. Requires no previous experience.
A flowing type of Yoga where participants coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. An inspiring and dynamic class.
An investigative class performing & feeling into different postures, motions & movements, to find individual areas that may benefit from strengthening or lengthening to create a balanced body & mind. The class is led by the breath.
Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low & high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin & World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective and super fun!
Perfect for those who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a lower-intensity. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!
What our members say
“I really enjoy going to the classes at the Waterside. They are fun, friendly and there are a good variety of classes with excellent teacher. I would definitely recommend the club. On a personal level exercising really supports my physical and mental well being.” Rita W