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.
Perform sequences of moves to music using the step platform to increase your fitness, burn calories, increase muscle tone and improve your co-ordination – all while having a lot of fun!
Can’t decide between attending Step or Pump? Why not both! This 60minute class fuses two of our favourite class styles to deliver a time-effective strength and cardio workout.
Work efficiently to enhance both your cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance as you move between weights and cardio stations in an action filled class suitable for all fitness levels.
Come and experience the drills and skills involved in a boxer’s workout. You’ll utilize boxing gloves and focus pads in partner work to build physical strength, agility and endurance while also sharpening your mental focus and coordination.
Nourish your mind, body and soul while strengthening your muscles, enhancing your flexibility and releasing tension. Our instructor will guide you through dynamic standing postures, balance work, deep stretches and restorative meditation. Suitable for all levels.
Come and experience the deepest of stretches in a Yoga class that targets the connective tissues between the muscles by holding seated and supine poses for 3-7 minutes. Benefits include increased circulation in the joints, improved flexibility and regulation of the body’s flow of energy.
Get your heart pumping in this 30 minute total body aerobic and strength conditioning workout. Work through intervals of high intensity cardio bursts and full body strength training designed to improve your endurance and to clear your mind!
Take the “work” out of your workout and come and join the Zumba dance party! Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.
Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move.
Jump on a bike and join the ultimate indoor cycling class. Our instructor guides the group through their ride which may include hills, intervals and sprints designed to challenge your fitness and deliver a massive calorie burn. 45 and 60 minute options available.
Discover the fun of indoor cycling and get comfortable on the stationary spin bike in this 45 minute lower intensity version of our regular spin class.
Exercise all your major muscle groups with the original, invigorating barbell workout. Squat, lift and curl to the beat of the music as you see your strength increase week to week.
Never get bored of the same old moves in this class that targets the muscles of the tummy, butt and thighs. With a variety of exercises and equipment used you’ll find the instructor and the music motivates you to stay strong until the very last rep.
Through team work, partner drills, high intensity intervals and timed workouts it’s easy to stay motivated and perform to your maximum. Often held in the basketball courts, or outside on a sunny day these classes are sure to leave you smiling as much as you sweat.
Ease out stiffness or relieve pain in the joints, lengthen tight muscles and improve your general wellbeing with a 30 minute class devoted entirely to stretch. Particularly helpful in prevention of and recovery from injuries.
Tired of the treadmill? Blast your cardio fitness in a fun and friendly team environment instead. Our instructor will lead you through a combination of cardio drills and specific muscle conditioning phases, which change each week. Enjoy the music – and the burn!
Engage your mind and utilize your breath to promote core strength, flexibility and postural strength using Classical Pilates Mat methods. Our instructor will guide you through a total body conditioning, often utilizing props to help you target particular muscles. Suitable for those who have attended a Pilates Beginners course.
Who knew you could feel so graceful, strong, flexible and fabulous while working up a sweat? You’ll work at an increased tempo and use a range of Pilates equipment in this dynamic class that take the Pilates basics of breath work, core control, alignment, stability and focus to the next level. Suitable for those who have attended a Pilates Beginners course.
|6:10am||Spin 45min||Boxing||Spin 45min|
|12:10pm||HIIT30||Boxing||Spin 45min||Boxing||Spin 45min
|6:30pm||Pilates||STRONG by Zumba|
|8am||STRONG by Zumba|
|9:30am||Step/Pump||STRONG by Zumba||Step||TBT|
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||Life Fit Circuit||
Life Fit Circuit
Sit & Be Fit
|Life Fit Circuit|
|11am||Life Fit TBT|
|12pm||Life Fit Pilates
|Life Fit Pilates
|2pm||Life Fit Circuit|
Did you know you can book your own personalized group exercise class/or series of classes with our qualified group exercise instructors at the YMCA?
If you are looking to improve the health and fitness goals within your team while keeping it fun, dynamic and ensuring great form and exercise technique throughout your session – then the Y can cater to your requirements. The best part is you can choose which class or classes are most suitable for your team, in a challenging and supportive environment.
Class formats range from Pump, Boxing, Circuit, Spin, Yoga, Pilates or Interval Training such as HITT! Choose a one off booking, or book multiple sessions at a discounted rate for your sports team, group of friends or corporate group.
YMCA Bishopdale P 03 359 8320 E email@example.com