All year round, the fitness industry bombards us with complicated diets and fitness routines to follow. For newbies, this can make just thinking about starting a fitness journey overwhelming – and potentially stop us from starting one at all.
But fitness is important, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. If you don’t have your fitness routine sorted – we’re here to help.
At Energybase, we offer a wide range of fitness classes specifically designed to keep people of all fitness levels fit and healthy - without being overwhelming or boring!
So, relax! Let’s talk about how and why exercise classes could help make your fitness resolutions come true.
What’s good about exercise classes?
Fitness classes make exercise easy. The key to maintaining a fitness routine is to find simple, easy-to-follow exercises that you enjoy and feel comfortable with, while still feeling challenged. And fitness classes offer just that! They’re a sustainable, fun way to get into exercise, whether you’re returning or starting from scratch!
There are many other benefits to group exercise, including:
1. Exercise classes can be adapted to your fitness level
The beauty of an exercise class is that both a seasoned pro or a fitness newbie can take part in the same session. Each class caters for different levels by modifying movements or varying intensity. This makes fitness classes open and accessible to everyone, helping you to feel comfortable and not out of your depth.
2. Fitness classes are great motivation
Exercising on your own can be extremely rewarding – but it can also be easy to slack off if you’re not feeling in the mood.
In group classes, you’re surrounded by your peers and you’re stood in front of an instructor who wants to get the best out of you. So, slacking off isn’t really an option! That’s why group exercise helps you perform better compared with exercising alone. And as a result, you’ll have more fun and you’ll see your fitness improve faster.
3. Fitness classes make you work harder
When you’re in a room full of others doing the same exercise, it’s hard not to feel motivated! Seeing other people push themselves to do their best can spark that sense of playful competition that drives you to give it your all.
Furthermore, fitness instructors are heavy on motivational encouragement, supporting you to get through the workout no matter what.
4. Fitness classes offer variety and keep you on your toes
Following the same gym routine can quickly lead to boredom, making you less likely to want to head to the gym in the first place Also, following the same routine week in, week out, means that your body will adapt to the workout - making it harder improve your fitness beyond a certain level.
By attending a handful of different fitness classes each week, you’ll keep boredom at bay while also keeping your body on its toes. For example, including a weights-based class, a cardio class and a core strengthening class in your weekly routine will do wonders for your all-round fitness. Plus, the variety in movement will keep you more engaged.
5. Fitness classes can be social
Fitness classes are a great way to connect with new people. For example, if you attend the same kickboxing class every Wednesday, you’re likely to end up chatting with the familiar faces you see each week. Furthermore, making friends and building enjoyable connections will motivate you further to keep showing up.
6. You just have to follow the instructor
Something that holds fitness newcomers back is the fear that they’ll do something wrong and end up hurting themselves or looking silly.
With exercise classes, all you need to do is follow what the instructor is doing. There’s no figuring out how machines work or how much weight you need to lift. Trained professionals will talk you through any equipment you’ll use, meaning all you need to do is follow the movements and keep showing up.
Exercise classes at Energybase
For those who want to keep fit, have fun and see improvements to their health, without having to think too much about what they’re doing – fitness classes are the perfect option.
Luckily for you, at Energybase, we have over 50 classes a week to choose from – meaning there really is something for everyone.
Here’s five of our favourite exercise classes. Combine these classes together and you’ll get your fitness off to a flying start!
As our classes are so popular, we’d always recommend pre-booking your classes in advance to secure your place. Members can book over the phone. Non-members must purchase a day-pass and book at reception on the day.
What is it? This popular class combines martial arts with cardiovascular conditioning and helps to tone up the body. It’s high impact, high energy and highly enjoyable!
How will it benefit you? This is a fantastic way to beat stress and get fit.
When does it take place? Wednesdays at 5:45pm
What is it? This is a killer 20 min aerobic High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class.
How will it benefit you? It’s designed to give an all over full body toning and aerobic experience in only 20 minutes. The class is suitable for all fitness levels as our Energybase team will provide options for every exercise to make it harder or easier with clear goals for you to progress.
When does it take place: 7 days a week! Check out our timetable for the latest times.
What is it? Box fit is a fitness class that incorporates a number of boxing moves and techniques. It’s aimed at people of all ages and fitness standards.
How will it benefit you? It is a fun, challenging and safe way to get fit quickly!
When does it take place? Saturdays at 10am
Complete core class
What is it? A fitness class that incorporates the use of fit balls, dyna bands and dumbbells.
How will it benefit you? The class aims to develop and maintain core strength and stability whilst working other muscles of the body.
When does it take place: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday! Check out our timetable for the latest times.
What is it? A high intensity aerobic and conditioning workout class that mixes inter-changeable drills.
How will it benefit you? It gives participants an effective, mixed ability, aqua-fitness experience every time. As well as improving cardio fitness, this class also promotes weight loss long after the workout has finished.
When does it take place: Fridays at 1:10pm
If you’re not already an Energybase member, pop in and ask for one of the team to show you around.
As well as our huge range of fitness classes, we also offer a 53-station fitness suite, a 33m swimming pool, remedial treatments, a sports hall and a multi-purpose studio. Plus, membership of Energybase includes free personal training and unlimited use of the fitness suite, swimming pool and classes.
So, get in touch today, and we’ll be with you every step of the way of your fitness journey.