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 will help you to mindfully stretch, tone and strengthen the muscles of the body. The focus during Yoga is to stabilise both mind and body, improve flexibility and to release tension using a variety of standing and balancing poses.
Yin Yoga stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas. It also helps us to regulate the body’s flow of energy. Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 7 minutes.
HIIT/High Intensity Interval Training is a total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength 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.
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.
Blast your cardio fitness. This class provides plenty of variety for your body. A combination of cardio routines with specific muscle conditioning, tailored each week. Enjoy the music and the burn.
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|
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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|
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