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.
A choreographed class packed with a mix of high & low impact steps – Good for those wanting something a little challenging. All levels welcome
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.
BALLROOM & LATIN FITNESS
‘Dance yourself fit with this FAB-U-LOUS dance-based workout. Learn easy-to-follow, fun routines to your favourite dances including: Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha, Tango, Waltz, American Smooth, Jive & many more!!!
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.
Bootcamp is a high intensity fitness class combining cardiovascular and bodyweight endurance exercises for an all over body blitz.
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!
A fun, high energy and varied class aimed at boosting your cardiovascular fitness. It is appropriate for all fitness levels with high & low impact options available. Easy-to-follow and set to upbeat music.
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!
This class combines mat exercises & Core Circuits to create a completely varied workout. Incorporating exercises such as press-ups & squats and using equipment including hula hoops, battle ropes, ab wheels, kettlebells, balance trainers, medicine balls & swiss ball.
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.
A brand new full body workout based on a range of different dance styles from around the world, as well as eras, with easy to follow steps.
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.
Combines traditional and functional Pilates exercises with a more fitness based approach. Keeping up with the current trends of Pilates exercises, modifications are always given when needed.
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.
High Intensity Interval Training suitable for juniors from age 8+. A great cardio workout. Lots of fun and fantastic benefits.
A high energy fun exercise class based on boxing principles. Age 8+
An ancient form of unarmed self defence. Benefits include: Increased concentration, enhanced co-ordination, higher levels of awareness, greater respect/discipline, increased self confidence & better people skills. Age 5+
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!
The perfect class to get your heart and lungs working better & your bum & thighs looking great. Want to look & feel great? Step this way.
STRONG by ZUMBA
Introducing music-led interval training. Using your own body weight, you will gain muscluar endurance, definition & an increased after burn. Combining HIIT, PLYO, body conditioning & floor work to create a total body workout to music!
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.
Synrgy Strength focuses on building lean muscle & increasing strength. Classes will improve overall tone, enhance fat burning, accelerate endurance & get you to your fitness goal quicker!
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