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
Splash your way to fitness with one of the most popular low impact classes. Suitable for all levels!
Barre 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.
BarreConcept is a creative workout, which combines the precision of Pilates, alignment of yoga and the grace and technique of ballet. Add to this the strength from sports conditioning and you have all the elements of a typical BarreConcept session.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fitball includes a variety of toning exercises on an unstable surface which is extremely effective at improving body awareness, posture and balance.
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.
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.
Kids Martial Arts
Our Martial arts class focuses on the body and the mind. Helping kids build respect, self-control, and focus.
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.
Movie Movers (Kids)
Taking songs from film and television this class incorporates dance, acting, singing and games in a fun and interactive environment. Working to build confidence, team work and learn new skills.
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.
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!
The first of its kind. A class that’s dedicated to strength, power and speed. This class is for advanced participants looking to push the boundaries of fitness. A dumbbell led class incorporating a combination of body weighted exercises created for Spartans. Get ready for an action-packed journey guaranteed to take you to the next level of compound training.
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.
Tai Chi Breathwork
Tai Chi based exercises with a focus on Breathwork and Mindfulness. Incorporating graceful movements with deep breathing produces the effect of meditation in motion. It’s a great stress reliever and an ideal introduction to Tai Chi practices.
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.
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 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