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Group Exercise classes is fitness and fun all rolled into one.

Train with our invested, caring and enthusiastic Group Fitness specialists in a safe and friendly group environment.

With a focus on wellbeing and lifestyle balance we have a class that matches your individual needs.

Check out our Group Fitness timetable for a class and time that suits your lifestyle.



  • All members must bring a towel with them to ALL classes/workouts.
  • Please ensure you come prepared with full water bottles.
  • If you are sick or unwell please stay home, if you do attend and you are unwell please respect our staff who may ask you to leave our facility and obtain a COVID-19 test.
  • As per Government guidance, all of our staff will be required to wear masks when moving around our facility or when we are greeting you. We recommend you follow this guidance and wear a mask when moving around our facility. These masks can be removed during exercise.
  • Social distancing is required at all times.
  • We are working hard to re-activate memberships that have been paused since lockdown. We ask for your patience during this process as each membership needs to be individually activated, we are working through this as quickly as possible. If you are having any issues, please email and we will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible.
  • Lockers will be accessible for all members, please maintain appropriate social distancing when using the changing facilities.
  • For more information on our Level 2 guidelines please view our recent update HERE to full newsletter.


Group Exercise Classes


A small group training session aimed to enhance both your cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance with circuit style training, team work, intervals and partner drills.


Never get bored of the same old moves in a high-energy class focusing on your cardio fitness while also building stamina and strength with specific muscle conditioning phases. Having powerful music and an energetic instructor to carry you along will ensure you stay motivated and have fun.


Treat your mind and body to a flow of exercises inspired by the principles of Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi. These classes will help you to relax and unwind, strengthen your mind-body connection, activate your core muscles and increase your range of flexibility. Suitable for all levels.


Combined elements of high intensity, functional training with low rest periods. Designed to push you to your edge and beyond. Designed for individuals who want that extra push in their workout combining a range of equipment and exercises. Sure to leave you pumped for the day.


A full body workout designed to build strength and cardio fitness. This group training program will use a variety of exercises and activities designed to work your heart, lungs and muscles. Prepare to get hot, sweaty, but most importantly have fun during this class!


Come and experience the drills and skills involved in a boxer’s workout. In this non-contact boxing fitness class 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 co-ordination.


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.

STRONG by Zumba

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 including hills, intervals and sprints designed to challenge your fitness and deliver a massive calorie burn.


This weights-based workout focuses on 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.


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!

Step Pump

Can’t decide between attending Step or Pump? Why not both! This class fuses two of our favourite class styles to deliver a time-effective strength and cardio workout.


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.


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

Drum & Bass Yoga

Yoga like you’ve never experienced it before – lights down and music up! Let your body move and flow to the tunes as you float away and experience your own personal yoga journey.


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.


Group Exercise Timetable - City Y

6:10am Spin Spin
6:45am Flow Yoga Flow Yoga
8am Stretch Stretch
8:30am Spin
9am Stretch Stretch Core Breathe
12:10pm Boxfit Spin Boxfit Spin
5:30pm Pilates Yoga Spin

Drum & Bass Yoga




Group Exercise Timetable - Bishopdale

6:10am HIIT Spin Boxfit Spin Bootcamp
8:30am Yoga


9am Pilates Pilates Yoga Step
9:10am Spin Spin Spin
9:30am Step/Pump Y-BLAST Step Y-BLAST
10am Pump Pump
10:30am Y-FLOW STRONG Nation
12.30pm HIIT30
5:30pm Spin Spin






6pm Y BLAST Y-TRAIN Step/Pump


6:30pm Zumba




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Life Fit

For Older Adults

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:

  • Be fun
  • Keep you agile and active
  • Improve and maintain fitness
  • Give you the opportunity to meet new people

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Life Fit Info and Classes

We advise you to check with your GP before embarking on any exercise programme.  It is vital that you inform your instructor of any ailment or medical condition you may have before the start of each session (high blood pressure, diabetes, angina, asthma etc).  Should you be dependent on medication, we expect you to carry your medication on your person for your safety. We recommend you wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, eg shorts or trackpants with a t-shirt, with safe comfortable shoes.


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/Pump
A combination of two popular class styles that gives you a balanced strength and cardio workout – it’s also a lot of fun!
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

Y Fitness - Life Fit
Pryme Movers
A gym-based session for members and non-members, working on your own programme in the fitness centre under caring guidance from an instructor and in the company of other Life Fit members. Selected times only. Class payment required for non-members.
Life Fit Spin
Stationary bikes are used to get a cardio workout without stressing the joints. Ideal for older adults and beginners who are keen to improve their fitness and/or to lose weight through Spin.
Zumba Gold
Modified Zumba moves to captivating Latin music designed to suit seniors or those just starting to exercise. A fun, low-impact way to improve heart and lung fitness and coordination.
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. A great class for sociability and meeting new people.
Life Fit Tone
A low impact aerobics class that builds your strength and stamina with specific muscle conditioning phases. The class changes week to week so your body can benefit from a variety of exercises and equipment while a supportive and motivating instructor guides you through each exercise.



Life Fit Timetable - City Y

8:30am Life Fit Spin
9am PrYme Movers Stretch Core Breathe PrYme Movers Life Fit Spin
10.30am Life Fit Circuit



Life Fit Timetable - Bishopdale

9am Life Fit Circuit Life Fit Circuit Life Fit Circuit Life Fit Circuit
Life Fit Spin
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
10:30am Step/Pump Zumba Gold
11am Tone
12pm Pilates Pilates



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Workshops & Events

Drum & Bass Yoga

Yoga with the lights down and set to the tune of NZ’s finest liquid Drum & Bass music.

  • Every Thursday at 5.30pm
  • Papa Hou, YMCA City

$15 non-members
FREE for YMCA H&F members

Watch this space for a LIVE DJ Drum & Bass Yoga event this spring!



Sports Team Training

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

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