Fitness Classes – In This Together
Through joining one of our getactiveabc fitness classes, you’ll learn new ways to keep fit and healthy whilst benefiting from the increased motivation that working out alongside others can deliver, and hopefully make plenty of friends from across Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon along the way!
Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, gain muscle or improve strength and endurance levels, the getactiveabc team has the perfect class to help you achieve your goals in a friendly and supportive environment.
Opt for one of our low cost, flexible membership packages, enabling you to access a diverse range of classes across all of our indoor leisure facilities or pay-as-you-go.
It’s so easy to book classes on the getactiveabc website by simply selecting your chosen facility, viewing the class timetable and finding a class and time that suits you!. All classes must be pre-booked and paid for via getactiveabc.com or telephone.
Over 150 classes per weeks across the borough are included in a getactiveabc membership and classes vary depending on facility. You can book your class in advance online or via the getactiveabc App
Get your heart pumping and increase your energy levels, as we move together in our fast-paced, high-energy classes which include circuits, group cycle, T24 , H.I.I.T, cardio pump, zumba and bootcamp.
These intense, exciting classes combine intensive cardio and conditioning for a full on, high-energy workout. Combine athletic movements like lunging and jumping with strength movements such as push-ups. We have classes featuring mixed martial arts, the techniques and skillset of boxing and strength training exercises
Friendly, top class instructors from the getactiveabc team deliver our classes. They are determined to create a supportive atmosphere to help you feel the benefits of every session and the group environment will motivate you to push on that little bit further and work to your maximum output.
Our high intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions are suitable for all levels of fitness and, whilst you can work at your own level, we know you will thrive from a bit of healthy competition.
We’re also continuing to run some outdoor bootcamp classes so you can enjoy a workout in the open air.
We run age specific fitness classes also such as Teen Fit and Nifty Fifties!
Our huge range of group cycling classes are the ideal way to get your heart racing on two wheels, with sessions focusing on endurance, sprint and climbing. Kitted out with top-quality IC6 Life-fitness bikes, our range of ICG Myride virtual and instructor-led classes are second to none.
The cycle studio has integrated lighting and sound systems to provide a unique atmosphere and training experience.
If you’re looking for a total body workout that will challenge your fitness and burn fat, this is the class for you. Timed periods that involve a combination of bodyweight and free weight exercises will help boost your strength and endurance. This high intensity class prmises to get your heart rate up and help to improve your fitness
If you’re looking for a high intensity workout that will help tone your body and shed fat, this is a great class to attend. Circuits is a high energy and fast-paced class which involves working your way around different exercise stations performing each exercise as many times as you can in a set amount of time.
Through both low and high intensity movements, you’ll be dancing your way through this calorie burning dance workout whilst listening to some great Latin international rhythms and music. This class is ideal for weight loss or general fitness
Exclusive to South Lake Leisure Centre, members can wear a MyZONE heart rate monitor throughout a session which tracks progress onto a studio screen. You’ll see coloured-zones displayed: yellow, green and red, with red indicating members are working at their hardest capacity. During a 45-55-minute session, you can potentially burn 500-1,000 calories.
HIIT burns calories more efficiently during andafter a session than continuous aerobic training and your body will continue to burn calories for approximately two hours after your session.
HIIT exercise boosts the metabolism whilst building and maintaining lean muscle mass. It is an anaerobic exercise, meaning that during a class your body relies on energy stored in your muscles via a process called glycolysis; your body’s glycogen breaks down and turns into glucose (sugar!), which is then converted into energy
Training with HIIT’s simple formula means you gain the same (or greater) results in half the time than low-intensity, longer exercise regimes.
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CLASSES
Start building a better you! Our great range of strength and conditioning classes offer the perfect alternative or accompaniment to weight training and resistance workouts in the gym. Feel more toned, stronger and increase your muscle mass via a number of great group classes.
They’re also a great platform for getting to know fellow members and can really boost your confidence and help you stay motivated during a session.
Functional training improves your body’s ability to work efficiently as one unit. By training multiple muscle groups at the same time, you are helping your body function better as a whole, This class is designed to develop your full body strength and use exercises with perfect form and control to hit the whole body. The cardio exercises and work-rest periods vary from class to class but the intensity always pushes you to find your fitness potential
Shape up and burn fat as you lunge, step and squat your way to fitness in this ever-popular, fun class using both weights and your own bodyweight. The high repetition based routines will put your legs, bums and tums through their paces in a bid to trim down those areas we love to hate!
If you want to give your body a top-to-toe workout to some great music, then these classes are for you. The exercises involve completing reps using a choice of weights with plenty of repetition, designed to boost your metabolism, burn body fat and develop a stronger core.
This class varies from week to week ensuring you continue to condition, tone and sculpt your whole body. You will swing, lunge and squat your way to a more toned body whilst improving your strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance in our Kettlebells class.
Aqua Fit classes provide a fun and low-impact resistance workout that will increase your cardiovascular fitness, tone your muscles and strengthen your core. Classes take place in the pool where you’ll perform a number of exercises using both the resistance of the water and water weights.
While in land-based exercise classes, weights are normally used with a pull movement, in Aqua you use a push movement. This utilises the added resistance of the water to work your muscles harder and build strength.
Functional gym classes involve using the groundbreaking SYNRGY360 functional training rig for small group training sessions. The rig’s multiple use stations such as punch bag, battle ropes, monkey bars, TRX straps, kettle bells and medicine balls create a fun and varied training station.
The class is suitable for all levels of ability with a focus on improving strength, coordination, flexibility, endurance, balance and stamina.
MIND AND BODY CLASSES
Start building a better you! Our lower-impact classes including Yoga, Pilates and PY Yo Flow are mind-body workouts that build a stronger core and strengthen joints and muscles from head to toe. These lower-impact classes encourage your body’s natural healing abilities and will leave you feeling revived.
Our yoga sessions will help you to feel supple, relaxed and energised as you embrace the flow of your natural body movements. You can burn around 280 calories per hour in a standard session. From energetic routines to slow, serene sequences, our classes balance movement and meditation
Our Pilates sessions are designed to concentrate on slow and measured movements to create strong, lean muscles whilst improving your posture, flexibility and achieving a peaceful state of mind
Pi Yo Flow, another holistic class, is a system of physical conditioning involving low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen muscles of the torso and often performed using specialised equipment. Great if your goal is weight loss, toning, strength & conditioning, build muscle, training for an event or general fitness
Come dressed in comfortable, breathable non-restrictive clothing as our staff will get you moving! Don’t forget to bring a towel to freshen up and a water bottle to hydrate.
If you are new to classes, let your instructor know when you arrive, and they will help you get started. All of our classes cater for a range of abilities, so you can work at your own pace.