WHAT IS IT?
Group exercise classes
Community Venues, fitness gyms and health clubs offer group exercise classes that are conducted by certified fitness instructors. Many types of group exercise classes exist, but generally these include classes based on aerobics, cycling (spin cycle), boxing or martial arts, high intensity training, step, regular and hot (Bikram) yoga, pilates, muscle training, and self-defense classes such as Krav Maga and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Fitness gyms or health clubs with swimming pools often offer aqua aerobics classes.
WHY IS IT GOOD FOR ME?
Some of the core benefits are as follows:
- Improved heart and lung function
- Body fat control and weight loss
- Muscle toning and increased stamina and energy
- Reduced tension, anxiety and depression, and better sleep patterns
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST
Costs can vary through the purchase of a higher-level membership which often have a high up-front cost but a lower monthly rate, making them potentially beneficial to those who use the club frequently and hold their memberships for years.
Classes can also be paid for per visit and depends on the provider but can range from £2-£5 per class
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
All you need is clothing you can exercise comfortably in, such as:
- Shorts or loose comfortable bottoms such as jogging or yoga bottoms
- Comfortable footwear
- Hand towel