Getting involved in group exercise is one of the best ways to stay fit, motivated and energised! At the Christchurch YMCA we offer a number of group exercise classes to cater for all fitness levels, abilities, ages and sizes. Caring, well trained instructors and small class numbers ensure a friendly, supportive and safe environment in which we will help you to achieve your goals.
Whether you want a great all over workout, muscle strength, fat burning or a gentler stretching and balancing class we have something for everyone.
Increase your fitness, burn body fat and improve co-ordination. Step yourself to a better you.
More complex choreography for the experienced stepper.
Interval weight/cardio stations to improve overall strength and stamina. This is action filled and suitable for all fitness levels.
Popular boxing style class, with drills and skills. Utilizing boxing gloves and focus pads.
Yoga poses linked in flowing movement; excellent for stretching, strength and stress release.
Hatha Yoga brings balance and wellbeing to mind, body and spirit through stretching and strengthening practices (asana). It also releases stress, anxiety and tension and increases energy levels through breathing practices (pranayama) and relaxation and meditation techniques. Classes are suitable for beginners and experienced, course is for 10 weeks.
Flow-yoga links many Yoga poses with fluid rhythmic movement. In this stretch–strengthening style class, the concentration, breathing and body-weight/gravity resistance improves overall body flexibility, strength, alertness and energy levels. Sometimes slow, sometimes faster, each class brings awareness to how Yoga can help bring balance to busy lives.
The ultimate indoor cycling class. Burn up to 800 calories.
A great all over workout for muscle strength and tone, using barbells and weights.
Targeting Tummy, Butts and Thighs. A low impact workout to tone those stubborn areas.
Combination of high-intensity cardiovascular interval training and body weighted strength work guaranteed to make you leaner and stronger.
A diverse all over body workout, provides resistance in virtually any desired direction and in any position.
Pilates provides a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training, engaging the mind and conditioning the whole body.
This course introduces the fundamentals of Pilates training and is a prerequisite for attending the Pilates Intermediate classes.
The mind + body work together to promote core, strength, flexibility and postural strength. Completion of a Beginners Course is essential.
Life Fit Pilates
Gentle Pilates for older adults or for those with mobility problems. This course is suitable for anyone with back, hip, shoulder or wrist problems, provided medical clearance is given. Course is for 8 weeks.
|6:10am||Spin 45min||Boxing||Spin 45min|
|7am||Stretch & Release|
|Box Circuit||Spin 45min||Boxing||Spin 45min|
|Hatha Yoga||Spin 45min
|6:10am||Boxing||Spin 45min||Boxing||Flow Yoga||Circuit|
|11am||Flow Yoga||Flow Yoga|
|5:30pm||Flow Yoga||Gymstick||Spin 45min
Our award winning Life Fit programme offers you qualified, experienced and caring instructors who will bring you classes catering for mature participants or those new to exercise. The Life Fit programme is designed to:
Life Fit Stretch and Tone
Suitable if you are wishing to begin an exercise programme; gentle aerobics to warm-up the body and mobilize the joints, then gently strengthening, toning and stretching the muscles.
Life Fit Circuit
Cardiovascular and muscle strength exercises. Provides weight bearing exercises essential in the prevention of osteoporosis.
Sit and Be Fit
For people new to exercise with limited mobility, a fun chair-based work out to music which aims to improve muscle strength, heart / lung fitness, joint flexibility and balance.
Life Fit Step
Provides a cardiovascular workout together with hip, leg, and upper body strength and muscle tone.
Life Fit Exercise to Music
Low impact cardiovascular exercise to music, provides strengthening of all major muscle groups, mobilizing of the spine and all the joints, and gentle stretching.
Life Fit Pilates
Gentle Pilates for Older Adults or those with mobility problems. Completion of an Introductory course is essential before attending Level 2 classes; see separate brochure for details
|8:30am||Life Fit Spin|
|9am||PrYme Movers||Stretch Core Breathe||PrYme Movers||Life Fit Spin|
|11am||Life Fit Circuit|
|9am||Life Fit Circuit||Life Fit Circuit||Life Fit Spin||Stretch & Tone
Life Fit Circuit
Life Fit Step
|9:30am||Exercise to Music||Stretch & Tone|
|10am||Life Fit Circuit||Life Fit Circuit||Sit & Be Fit||Life Fit Circuit|
|12pm||Life Fit Pilates
|1pm||Life Fit Pilates
|2pm||Life Fit Circuit|
Energyse is a YMCA group youth fitness programme, for ages 11-15 years old, designed and supervised by one our Registered Exercise Professionals. Energyse encourages fitness, coordination, motivation and working in a team, while having fun and meeting new friends.
Sessions run during term time on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 4pm-5pm, with each day having a different focus:
Monday Team Sports
Wednesday Circuit based (Boot Camp on nice days outside)
Friday Games Day
Participants will complete their own workout for the first 15 Minutes then follow with the various physical activities for the day.
YMCA Bishopdale P 03 359 8320 E firstname.lastname@example.org