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.
A fabulous way to spend time together, have fun and meet other parents and babies. The session includes a variety of activities, including sensory, singing, music and movement.
Barre Pilates is a low impact, full body conditioning class, great for strengthening your core and toning your legs and glutes. The exercises are inspired by traditional ballet moves and Pilates principles made simple so it’s fun and suitable for everyone.
A full body workout targeting all major muscle groups suitable for those wanting to improve their all over definition forever!
Challenge yourself to 12 rounds of boxing with this brand new class, develop functional fitness and a boxing workout all at the same time.
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.
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.
This fun packed, high energy dance class will take you through different styles and eras. No dance experience necessary.
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.
Join your favourite dance instructors to take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low & high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. With dance influences from all the world, these classes will be sure to set you up for your own house party. Super effective and super fun!
A fun and interactive class for the whole family. Exploring the various styles of yoga through fun, games and challenges. All ages and abilities welcome. Please book one adult place on the app for the whole family.
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.
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.
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.
A mixture of dance styles, fun dance routines and freestyle. This is the right place to show off your best moves, dance to your favourite songs and get fit and energised at the same time. Come and join the Waterside Dance Crew.
A fun and interactive class for children aged 5-11yrs. Exploring the various styles of yoga through fun, games and challenges, all abilities welcome.
Perfect for those who are looking for a modified Latino Dance class at a lower-intensity. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, conditioning, flexibility and balance!
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.
In these challenging and changing times, take some time out with this mid week revitaliser that explores meditation techniques and focuses on awareness, attention and compassion. The session will conclude with relaxation to leave you relaxed and revitalised for the rest of the week.
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 physiotherapy based class. Offering members the opportunity to explore efficient and co-ordinated movement, to improve body form and lead to pain free activity.
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.
Put a spring in your step and unleash your Latino vibes with this upbeat but low impact Salsa Dance Class. Getting you in the mood for some warmer weather, wiggle your hips and shake your stuff, making you feel happy and sunny from head to toe.
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!
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.
Bring your little movers to this fun dance and movement based session. Includes a variety of songs and dance styles to get everyone moving, singing and enjoying themselves.
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