Embrace the benefits of group fitness
Embrace the benefits of group fitness
Embrace the benefits of group fitness
Embrace the benefits of group fitness


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

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Children's Class


Splash your way to fitness with one of the most popular low impact classes. Suitable for all levels!


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.

Body Blast

A full body workout that is high energy and motivating! Taking elements from Body Conditioning and H.I.I.T and combining them to create a short but effective workout.


A full body workout targeting all major muscle groups suitable for those wanting to improve their all over definition forever!

Body Maintenance

A rehabilitation based class. Offering members the opportunity to explore efficient and co-ordinated movement, to improve body form and lead to pain free activity.


Challenge yourself to 12 rounds of boxing with this brand new class, develop functional fitness and a boxing workout all at the same time.

Cheerleading (Kids)

A fantastic team building activity that includes dance, arm motions, jumps, low level stunts, cheers, chants and games. Cheerleading is energetic, engaging and fun, come and join the Waterside Cheer Team.


Challenge your body with this perfect all-over workout which combines aerobic and resistance training for fantastic effects!


Clubbercise® is a fun full body workout with a banging soundtrack that gets great results. One session burns around 600 calories. The routines combine dance, toning and combat moves with options to suit all fitness levels.


Advanced core exercises strengthen more than just core muscles. They build your foundation and enable you to perform other movements more efficiently. Incorporate muscles like glutes and hamstrings and take your strength training to the next level. Improve your squat, deadlift and bench press as well as posture and balance.”


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.


Fitball includes a variety of toning exercises on an unstable surface which is extremely effective at improving body awareness, posture and balance.

Fitness Fun

Games, activities, competitions, team building, circuits and plenty of fun to be had at Fitness Fun. Explore a range of different sports and activities all whilst building the fundamental foundations for sport and fitness.



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.

H.I.I.T & Abs

H.I.I.T workouts will turn you into a more effective fat burner in a shorter amount of time including a fantastic and effective workout that focuses on the core muscles with the goal to tone, strengthen, and define.


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.

Kids Martial Arts

Our Martial arts class focuses on the body and the mind. Helping kids build respect, self-control, and focus.


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. 


During the Peak class the instructor will lead you through a series of intervals where you’ll be challenged to hold a certain percentage of your FTP. For years now cyclists have been using power to improve their performance, follow the colours and on-screen indications, work on your cadence and power, track your performance to monitor your progress ride after ride.  For those who love performance training, adapted challenges and entertainment, this class highlights key workout metrics to always keep you in your training zone.


A slow and controlled exercise method which helps to improve posture, mobility and strength. Perfect for body and mind.


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 30min full body workout uses circuit style exercises to take advantage of the equipment in our functional area. Combining cardio and resistance training in a quick and effective programme.


Barbell and weights strength class based on sets and reps working all major muscle groups, providing a total body workout.


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!

Stage Starts (Kids)

From stage to screen and everything in between!

We will be combining dance, singing and drama in these exciting themed classes. Using games and encouraging team work, the class will also be working on building confidence and having fun!


This is the perfect class if you want a challenge. Designed to improve strength, power, build muscle and change body composition.


This class is a full body workout that will help to increase flexibility and uses body weight exercises to tone from head to toe. The class is suitable for all levels including beginners – a great addition to your weekly 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.

Wake Up Yoga

This dynamic morning practice is designed to wake up the body and get you ready for the day ahead. Combining powerful yoga moves, gentle stretching and mindfulness to give you a full body workout and to bring you focus. The perfect way to start the day.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga approaches yoga postures slowly, encouraging the body to release and open. Postures are held for between 3 and 5 minutes, and as tension and holding patterns release, deeper poses can be found and explored. An extended relaxation at the end of a class will allow the work done to be realised throughout the body.


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 teachers. I would definitely recommend the club. On a personal level exercising really supports my physical and mental well being.” Rita W


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