Sussexsport

Group exercise classes

Summer classes: Monday 14 May - Friday 15 June 2018

Our group exercise programme is designed to allow you to find the perfect workout to suit your goals. We take pride in being able to provide one of the largest and diverse group exercise programmes in the south east: with quality instruction and teaching at the heart of every class, plus the energy that group training brings. We believe we have a group exercise class for everyone.

All group exercise classes are free with Gold and Silver Sussexsport membership. To pay per class with Bronze membership or as a non-member, please view our price list.  

View class information and our weekly schedule in more detail below.

Please read the group exercise class notes at the bottom of the page for information on booking and waiting lists.

Monday

Aerial Yoga: 10.45am-11.45am

Instructor: Abi

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre 

Move between yoga postures using a low-hanging wide aerial silk, hung like a hammock, to give flowing movements that relax and stretch the body. 

Long sleeves and long trousers recommended wear, but not essential. Please wear clothing with no zips or buckles, and remove watches and jewellery prior to each class.

Start date: Monday 14 May

End date: Monday 11 June

Please note, there will be no class on Monday 28 May

Bodyweight Conditioning: 12 noon-12.50pm

Instructor: Henry

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre 

This class focuses on mastery of your body weight. Primarily drawing on gymnastics conditioning and animal flow techniques we will help to strengthen and condition your body (especially your core), improve mobility and flexibility and teach you progressions toward some fun new moves such as handstand, headstand and planche. All levels are welcome regardless of any previous experience.

Start date: Monday 14 May

End date: Monday 11 June

Please note, there will be no class on Monday 28 May

Indoor Group Cycling: 12.05pm-12.50pm

Instructor: Fitness team

Venue: Sport Centre Fitness Room 

Cycle to the beat of the music or speed through challenging intervals. This high intensity class will help you burn calories, energise the body and is suitable for all abilities.

If you are new to indoor group cycling please read the Schwinn bike set up information first.

Start date: Monday 14 May

End date: Monday 11 June

Please note, there will be no class on Monday 28 May

Yoga: 1pm-2pm

Instructor: Gratia

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Based on flowing sequences and precise alignment, linked to full rhythmic breathing that will open up both body and mind. This class will improve your strength, stamina and flexibility.

Start date: Monday 14 May

End date: Monday 11 June

Please note, there will be no classes on Monday 28 May

Bounce Dance: 1.05pm-1.50pm

Instructor: Gemma C

Venue: Hall Two - Sport Centre

Bounce is a brand new high energy, fun and effective class for  everyone dance/fitness class. The class has a commercial Pop/R&B root and the choreography is fun and easy to follow, combining the latest hip-hop and chart hits. Dance styles include Hip-Hop, Waacking, House and Vogue.

Start date: Monday 14 May

End date: Monday 11 June

Please note, there will be no class on Monday 28 May

Outdoor Fitness: 1.30pm-2.15pm

Instructor: Henry

Venue: Outdoor fitness area - Falmer Sports Complex 

Join Henry for a new class using our exciting new Outdoor Fitness area at the Falmer Sports Complex. The space was built in July 2017 with the support of The Sussex Fund, through generous donations from alumni and friends of the University.

Get tips and advice while trying out the Outdoor Fitness facilities in a fun class that uses bodyweight and calisthenics based exercises. The 45 minute class is designed to show you how to use and maximise the area, as well as providing you with a whole body workout. Henry will take you through the basics of bodyweight training and show you the initial progressions for certain exercises.

Please check the weather ahead of the session and wear appropriate clothing and sun protection cream if neccesary.

Start date: Monday 14 May

End date: Monday 11 June

Please note, there will be no class on Monday 28 May

Women-only Circuits: 2.30pm-3.30pm

Instructor: Ria

Venue: Sport Centre Fitness Room

A women-only session for all experience levels. This class also runs on Thursdays from 2.30pm-3.30pm. Sessions will be led by expert female instructors and structured around the needs of the group, with a focus on circuits training and/or spin workouts. Classes may include:

  • Kettlebells
  • Body weight
  • Full body workout
  • Spin workout using our indoor cycling bikes

Start date: Monday 14 May

End date: Monday 11 June

Please note, there will be no class on Monday 28 May

Dynamic Pilates: 5pm-6pm

Instructor: Kieran

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

This is a much more movement based/demanding class for those that enjoy the core elements of Pilates but want a greater workout.

Start date: Monday 14 May

End date: Monday 11 June

Please note, there will be no class on Monday 28 May

SH1FT: 5.05pm-5.50pm

Instructor: Ria

Venue: Hall Two - Sport Centre

SH1FT - Smart High Intensity Functional Training that allows people of every fitness level to train smarter and stay fit for life. Rethink your routine. Upgrade your workout. SH1FT your fitness.

Start date: Monday 14 May

End date: Monday 11 June

Please note, there will be no class on Monday 28 May

Circuits: 6pm-7pm

Instructor: Fitness team

Venue: Hall Two - Sport Centre

A one hour session that focuses on all over body workout. This class is aimed to get you stronger, leaner, help you burn more calories and is guaranteed to leave you feeling like you have had a good session! The class is aimed at all levels from the beginner through to the advanced trainer.

Start date: Monday 14 May

End date: Monday 11 June

Please note, there will be no class on Monday 28 May

Dynamic Pilates: 6pm-7pm

Instructor: Kieran

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

This is a much more movement based/demanding class for those that enjoy the core elements of Pilates but want a greater workout.

Start date: Monday 14 May

End date: Monday 11 June

Please note, there will be no class on Monday 28 May

Tuesday

Indoor Group Cycling: 8am-8.45am

Instructor: Kevin

Venue: Sport Centre Fitness Room

Cycle to the beat of the music or speed through challenging intervals. This high intensity class will help you burn calories, energise the body and is suitable for all abilities.

If you are new to indoor group cycling please read the Schwinn bike set up information first.

Start date: Tuesday 15 May

End date: Tuesday 12 June

Aerial Yoga: 10.45am-11.45am

Instructor: Kitty

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre 

Move between yoga postures using a low-hanging wide aerial silk, hung like a hammock, to give flowing movements that relax and stretch the body. 

Long sleeves and long trousers recommended wear, but not essential. Please wear clothing with no zips or buckles, and remove watches and jewellery prior to each class.

Start date: Tuesday 15 May

End date: Tuesday 12 June

PiYo: 12.05pm-12.50pm

Instructor: Gemma Morris

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. And we crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean and incredibly defined.

Start date: Tuesday 22 May

End date: Tuesday 12 June

Circuits: 12.10pm-12.50pm

Instructor: Various

Venue: Sport Centre Fitness Room

A 40 minute lunchtime session that focuses on an all over body workout. This class is aimed to get you stronger, leaner, help you burn more calories and is guaranteed to leave you feeling like you have had a good session! The class is aimed at all levels from the beginner through to the advanced trainer.

Start date: Tuesday 22 May

End date: Tuesday 12 June

Pilates: 1pm-2pm

Instructor: Claire

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Mat-based Pilates focusing on improving flexibility and strength for the whole body. Slow, controlled movements for maximum effect and relaxation. This class is suitable for beginners and improvers.

Start date: Tuesday 22 May

End date: Tuesday 12 June

Trapeze (improvers): 3pm-4pm

Instructor: Kitty

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

You will learn skills on the trapeze, rope and silk with a qualified aerial practitioner and in a supportive environment.

Start date: Tuesday 22 May

End date: Tuesday 12 June

Trapeze (beginners/improvers): 4pm-5pm

Instructor: Kitty

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

You will learn skills on the trapeze, rope and silk with a qualified aerial practitioner and in a supportive environment.

Start date: Tuesday 22 May

End date: Tuesday 12 June

Zumba Strong: 5.05pm-5.50pm

Instructor: Gemma M

Venue: Hall Two - Sport Centre

Strong by Zumba is the ultimate cardio and total body workout, based around the extremely popular training videos by Shaun T.

The session is high intensity and fast paced, using intervals to burn energy and increase fitness. Using jumps, sprints, strength and core exercises this class should be top of your list if intensity is your thing.

Start date: Tuesday 15 May

End date: Tuesday 12 June

Metabolic Training: 5pm-6pm

Instructor: Ria

Venue: Falmer Sports Complex Training Room 2 

A class centred on strength training to produce a high intensity class that trains both the muscular and cardiovascular system to create a smart training solution. The class uses a rotation system, so the user can record their progress. The class uses barbells, dumbbells, ropes, kettlebells and medicine balls and requires some experience of free weight training. The class is a great calorie burner, great fun and is a challenging workout.

In good weather, this class may be moved outside to our Outdoor Fitness Area. Please check the weather and bring appropriate clothing and sun protection cream if necessary.

Start date: Tuesday 15 May

End date: Tuesday 12 June

Flexibility: 5.30pm-6.30pm

Instructor: Kitty

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Back and shoulders flexibility. In this class we will help create space, length and strength throughout the spine and shoulders to efficiently support your body for health, performance and injury prevention. From total beginners to advanced - tailored to individual bodies.

Start date: Tuesday 22 May

End date: Tuesday 12 June

Please note, that the class on 22 May will run from 2-3pm

Hatha Yoga: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Instructor: Jemma

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

A class incorporating classical yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation to aid total well-being, inner peace and mental clarity.

Start date: Tuesday 22 May

End date: Tuesday 12 June

Wednesday

Indoor Group Cycling: 8am-8.45am

Instructor: Gemma Morris

Venue: Sport Centre Fitness Room

Cycle to the beat of the music or speed through challenging intervals. This high intensity class will help you burn calories, energise the body and is suitable for all abilities.

Start date: Wednesday 16 May

End date: Wednesday 13 June

Yoga: 12 noon-1.00pm

Instructor: Gratia

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Based on flowing sequences and precise alignment, linked to full rhythmic breathing that will open up both body and mind. This class will improve your strength, stamina and flexibility.

Start date: Wednesday 16 May

End date: Wednesday 13 June

Indoor Group Cycling: 12.05pm-12.50pm

Instructor: Fitness team

Venue: Sport Centre Fitness Room 

Cycle to the beat of the music or speed through challenging intervals. This high intensity class will help you burn calories, energise the body and is suitable for all abilities.

If you are new to indoor group cycling please read the Schwinn bike set up information first.

Start date: Wednesday 16 May

End date: Wednesday 13 June

Zumba: 1.05pm-1.50pm

Instructor: Gemma C

Venue: Hall Two - Sport Centre

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind class that will blow you away.

Start date: Wednesday 16 May

End date: Wednesday 13 June

Metabolic Training: 4pm-5pm

Instructor: Steve

Venue: Falmer Sports Complex - Training Room Two

A class centred on strength training to produce a high intensity class that trains both the muscular and cardiovascular system to create a smart training solution. The class uses a rotation system, so the user can record their progress. The class uses barbells, dumbbells, ropes, kettlebells and medicine balls and requires some experience of free weight training. The class is a great calorie burner, great fun and is a challenging workout. 

In good weather, this class may be moved outside to our Outdoor Fitness Area. Please check the weather and bring appropriate clothing and sun protection cream if necessary.

Start date: Wednesday 16 May

End date: Wednesday 13 June

Pilates: 5pm-6pm

Instructor: James

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Mat-based Pilates focusing on improving flexibility and strength for the whole body. Slow, controlled movements for maximum effect and relaxation. This class is suitable for beginners and improvers.

Start date: Wednesday 23 May

End date: Wednesday 6 June

HIT: 5.10pm-6pm

Instructor: Ria

Venue: Hall Two - Sport Centre

This class is suitable for all fitness levels. You start the class with a short step routine designed to warm up the muscles you will be using during the class. The rest of the session is split into 4 x 4 strength exercises using bodyweight and dumbells. You will work the lower body, upper body, whole body and core. The method of training creates a high intensity, high energy, high calorie burn. 

Start date: Wednesday 16 May

End date: Wednesday 13 June

Boxercise: 6pm-7pm

Instructor: Lisa

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Boxercise is the best stress buster around! It is considered one of the most effective forms of cross-training available. Boxercise combines a cardio workout with a conditioning workout, stimulsting all muscle groups to help you increase your fitness and stamina, lose weight and tone up all at the same time; making it one of the most fun and effective ways to exercise.

Start date: Wednesday 16 May

End date: Wednesday 13 June

Thursday

PiYo: 8am-8.45am

Instructor: Ria

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga.  We crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined.

Start date: Thursday 17 May

End date: Thursday 14 June

Pilates: 12 noon-1pm

Instructor: Gareth

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Mat-based Pilates focusing on improving flexibility and strength for the whole body. Slow, controlled movements for maximum effect and relaxation. This class is suitable for beginners and improvers.

Start date: Thursday 17 May

End date: Thursday 14 June

Outdoor Fitness: 12 noon-1pm

Instructor: Henry

Venue: Outdoor Fitness Area - Falmer Sports Complex

Get tips and advice while trying out our Outdoor Fitness facilities in a fun class that uses bodyweight and calisthenics based exercises. The class is designed to show you how to use and maximise the area, as well as providing you with a whole body workout. Henry will take you through the basics of bodyweight training and show you the initial progressions for certain exercises.

Please check the weather ahead of the session and wear appropriate clothing and sun protection cream if necessary.

Start date: Thursday 17 May

End date: Thursday 14 June

Circuits: 12.10pm-12.50pm

Instructor: Fitness Team

Venue: Sport Centre Fitness Room 

A 40 minute lunchtime session that focuses on an all over body workout. This class is aimed to get you stronger, leaner, help you burn more calories and is guaranteed to leave you feeling like you have had a good session! The class is aimed at all levels from the beginner through to the advanced trainer.

Start date: Thursday 17 May

End date: Thursday 14 June

Yoga: 1pm-2pm

Instructor: Jemma

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

A class incorporating classic yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation to aid total well-being, inner peace and mental clarity (suitable for those with experience)

Start date: Thursday 24 May

End date: Thursday 14 June

Trapeze (beginners): 2pm-3pm

Instructor: Abi

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

You will learn skills on the trapeze, rope and silk with a qualified aerial practitioner and in a supportive environment.

Start date: Thursday 17 May

End date: Thursday 14 June

Women-only Circuits: 2.30pm-3.30pm

Instructor:  Gemma Morris 

Venue: Sport Centre Fitness Room

A women-only session for all experience levels. This class also runs on Tuesdays from 2.30pm-3.30pm. Sessions will be led by expert female instructors and structured around the needs of the group, with a focus on circuits training and/or spin workouts. Classes may include:

  • Kettlebells
  • Body weight
  • Full body workout
  • Spin workout using our indoor cycling bikes

Start date: Thursday 17 May

End date: Thursday 14 June

Trapeze (improvers): 3pm-4pm

Instructor: Abi

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

You will learn skills on the trapeze, rope and silk with a qualified aerial practitioner and in a supportive environment.

Start date: Thursday 17 May

End date: Thursday 14 June

Aerial Yoga: 4.15pm-5.15pm

Instructor: Abi

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

A class incorporating classical yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation to aid total well-being, inner peace and mental clarity.

Start date: Thursday 17 May

End date: Thursday 14 June

Yoga: 5.30pm-6.30pm

Instructor: Ilana

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Based on flowing sequences and precise alignment, linked to full rhythmic breathing that will open up both body and mind. This class will improve your strength, stamina and flexibility.

Start date: Thursday 17 May

End date: Thursday 14 June

Circuits: 6pm-7pm

Instructor: Fitness team

Venue: Hall Two - Sport Centre

A one hour session that focuses on all over body workout. This class is aimed to get you stronger, leaner, help you burn more calories and is guaranteed to leave you feeling like you have had a good session! The class is aimed at all levels from the beginner through to the advanced trainer.

Start date: Thursday 17 May

End date: Thursday 14 June

Indoor Group Cycling: 7pm-8pm

Instructor: Kevin

Venue: Sport Centre Fitness Room

Cycle to the beat of the music or speed through challenging intervals. This high intensity class will help you burn calories, energise the body and is suitable for all abilities.

If you are new to indoor group cycling please read the Schwinn bike set up information first.

Start date: Thursday 17 May

End date: Thursday 14 June

Friday

Zumba: 12.05-12.50pm

Instructor: Gemma C

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind class that will blow you away.

Start date: Friday 18 May

End date: Friday 15 June

Indoor Group Cycling: 12.05pm-12.50pm

Instructor: Fitness team

Venue: Sport Centre Fitness Room 

Cycle to the beat of the music or speed through challenging intervals. This high intensity class will help you burn calories, energise the body and is suitable for all abilities.

If you are new to indoor group cycling please read the Schwinn bike set up information first.

Start date: Friday 18 May

End date: Friday 15 June

Classic Yoga: 1pm-2pm

Instructor: Louise

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

A complete system of health and fitness for mind, body and spirit with deep relaxation, breathing, stretching, balance and inverted posture exercises.

Start date: Friday 18 May

End date: Friday 15 June

Dynamic Pilates: 2pm-3pm

Instructor: Keiran

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

This is a much more movement based/demanding class for those that enjoy the core elements of Pilates but want a greater workout.

Start date: Friday 18 May

End date: Friday 15 June

Metabolic Training: 5pm-6pm

Instructor: Steve

Venue: Falmer Sports Complex Training Room Two 

A class centred on strength training to produce a high intensity class that trains both the muscular and cardiovascular system to create a smart training solution. The class uses a rotation system, so the user can record their progress. The class uses barbells, dumbbells, ropes, kettlebells and medicine balls and requires some experience of free weight training. The class is a great calorie burner, great fun and is a challenging workout.

In good weather, this class may be moved outside to our Outdoor Fitness Area. Please check the weather and bring appropriate clothing and sun protection cream if necessary.

Start date: Friday 18 May

End date: Friday 15 June

Saturday

Ballet: 10.30am-11.30am

Instructor: Wish

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Suitable for all levels: beginners are welcome. This is a general ballet class that incorporates point work at the end of each session.

Start date: Saturday 19 May

End date: Saturday 9 June

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Group exercise class notes

  • If you have booked your place online then you will still need to come to reception to pick up your admission ticket or pay.
  • If you have booked your place online and fail to attend, pay or pick up your ticket then arrears will show on your account. You will be unable to make any other bookings until these arrears have been paid.
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and if you have any injuries or problems then discuss these with the instructor before the class.
  • Some of our classes are outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sun protection cream if necessary.
  • Please do not arrive late for any of the classes. Entry will be denied if you are more than 10 minutes late.
  • We ensure that all teachers are fully qualified and experienced. However, all participants take part in any activity at their own risk.

Waiting Lists

If a class is fully booked you have the option of going on the waiting list; just ask at either the Sport Centre or Falmer Sports Complex reception. Sussexsport will attempt to contact you if a place becomes available. Please note that being on a waiting list does not guarantee you a place, but is to note your interest in case a place becomes available.