A form of high intensity interval training, CrossFit is a strength and conditioning workout that is made up of functional movement performed at a high intensity level. "CrossFit has been Forging Elite Fitness™ since 2001 and can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to better performance. The program works for everyone — people who have never worked out and those who have trained foryears share equally in the benefits of CrossFit."
GENERAL STRENGTH + KETTLEBELLS
A general strength class that will incorporate some kettlebell exercises for those who enjoy using these pieces of equipment. It is a class that will help kick all your fitness goals into 5th gear! Functional, sequenced exercises designed to work multiple muscle groups simultaneously. Fast results for strength, endurance and muscle tone.
HIGH INTENSITY CIRCUITS
HIC energy system development for all ages and fitness levels. A total body, heart pumping, aerobic, strength and conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind.
Muay Thai, which translates to “Thai Boxing”, is the national sport of Thailand. It is a martial art with roots originating from military use dating back to around the 13th century during the time of the Sukhothai Kingdom. This is a stand alone class, run as an individual membership/drop in class Muay Thai is known as the “Art of 8 limbs” because it makes use of 8 points of contact namely, punches, elbows, knees and kicks. This differs it from other stand-up combat sports such as boxing (2 points - fists) and karate (4 points - fists and feet). This new class run by lead coach Andy is suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced. Don't feel that your not good enough, Andy is very welcoming and approachable and prides himself on his reputation as a great coach who works with everybody to develop at their own individual pace and achieve their own satisfaction over time.
Pilates creates long, strong muscles taking advantage of a type of muscle contraction called an eccentric contraction. Pilates promotes flat abdominal muscles, a natural result of a system of exercises that emphasises core strength, flexibility, and skeletal alignment. With practice, it's possible to learn how to apply the core muscles in any sport, but in Pilates, this integrative, full-body approach is taught from the beginning. By developing core strength, the other physical benefits of Pilates include: Flexibility: Through core-powered muscular engagement, Pilates workouts develop strength and improve flexibility, which also increases the range of motion. Functionality: When the core muscles are strong and stable, they work in tandem with the superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine through a wide range of functional, graceful movement. This can relieve pressure on the spine to allow the body to move freely and efficiently. Stability: When the spine is supported by the core, the bones can shift into ideal alignment to promote stability in the body. Pilates exercises develop the muscles surrounding the joints to improve balance and posture. This class concentrates on posture, balance , flexibility and strength. The emphasis is on core strength development, with a mix of exercises that challenge the major and minor muscles. Suitable for all with modifications available.
Join Cait on Tuesday evenings, for a gentle, nourishing and mindful vinyasa slow flow into yin, for the body, mind and spirit. This class is for all levels and will incorporate breath, embodied movement and meditation or nidra.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
Our beginners classes will offer you a gentle introduction to basic yoga postures. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises). It will be relatively gentle, slow and great for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed style where they hold yoga poses longer.
Functional fitness is a type of exercise that supports your everyday life. It includes movements such as walking, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, lunging, and core. These exercises improve functional strength. Functional fitness is something that is rooted in all of us. Our bodies were developed with the intention of having all of our muscles work together and support each other to accomplish certain movements and tasks . Training for functional fitness, trains your body the way it is designed to be used.
A strength & hypertrophy focused session, with emphasis on building serious strength in compound movements, which transfers into every aspect of performance and life. By simultaneously increasing both your strength and endurance , results in building muscle which directly transfers into lifting big numbers in lifts. For novice and serious lifters alike, the twice weekly session is a great solution for those looking to get stronger in the gym.
LBT is a conditioning class focusing on re-shaping the lower body; incorporates a mixture of exercises for the legs, thighs, buttocks and abdomen. This is a low impact class, with an element of cardiovascular work suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.
Pilates is a mind body intervention that focuses on core stability, flexibility, muscle control, posture and breathing. Developed by Joseph Pilates the program increases flexibility, movement confidence, strength and definition. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Indoor cycling class focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity (race days) and recovery, and involves using a special stationary exercise bicycle with a weighted flywheel.
This class is ideal for any person committed to a holistic approach to their sport. With a focus on stretching & strengthening the glute muscles, vital for maintaining hip and lower back health and preventing injury. Many professional sportspeople use yoga to enhance & maintain a good body & mind equilibrium focusing on strength, flexibility, flow state & stability. Beginning with breathing techniques to calm and focus the mind. Creative warm up movements, followed by challenging postures & sequences concluding with essential relaxation time.