Sussexsport

Group exercise classes

New Year vacation group classes: Wednesday 2 January 2019 - Friday 1 February 2019.

What classes can I do?

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 most diverse group exercise programmes in the south east. Quality instruction and teaching is at the heart of every class and you'll benefit from the energy that group training brings. We believe we have a group exercise class for everyone.

Are classes included in membership?

All of our classes are free with Gold and Silver Sussexsport membership. If you're a Bronze member or a non-member, you can pay per class. Download our price list for pay-and-play options: Price list 2018-2019 [PDF 73.54KB].

Can I book online?

Yes, all of our classes can be booked online or in person or by phone at the reception desks at the Sport Centre and Falmer Sports Complex.

Current class timetable

You can view our current class schedule 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 7 January

End date: Monday 28 January

Please note there will be no class on Monday 14 January

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 7 January

End date: Monday 28 January

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 7 January

End date: Monday 28 January

Yoga: 1pm-2pm

Instructor: Gratia

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

A combination of postures and stretches to increase flexibility, encourage proper alignment of the body and develop balance and strength. Different levels and abilities are catered for. This is a relaxing class which will leave you refreshed for the week ahead.

Start date: Monday 7 January

End date: Monday 28 January

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 7 January

End date: Monday 28 January

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 7 January

End date: Monday 28 January

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 8 January

End date: Tuesday 29 January 

PiYo: 12.05-12.50pm

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 8 January

End date: Tuesday 29 January

Please note there is no class on Tuesday 15 January

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: Tuesday 8 January

End date: Tuesday 29 January 

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 8 January

End date: Tuesday 29 January

Small Group Training: 2.30pm-3.30pm

Instructor: Sussexsport Fitness Team

Venue: Falmer Sports Complex fitness rooms

This new gym-based session is designed for people who have never lifted weights, those that need some guidance or for people who might have been away from the gym for a while. The class will provide a workout and the small group aspect will allow time for coaching and feedback.

Start date: Tuesday 8 January

End date: Tuesday 29 January

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.

Start date: Tuesday 8 January

End date: Tuesday 29 January 

Strong by Zumba: 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 8 January

End date: Tuesday 29 January

Wednesday

Indoor Group Cycling: 8am-8.45am

Instructor: Fitness team

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

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 9 January

End date: Wednesday 30 January 

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 9 January

End date: Wednesday 30 January

Please note there is no class on Wednesday 16 January

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 2 January

End date: Wednesday 30 January 

Zumba: 1.05pm-1.50pm

Instructor: Gemma Coe

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: Wednesday 9 January

End date: Wednesday 30 January

Please note there is no class on Wednesday 16 January

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.

Start date: Wednesday 2 January

End date: Wednesday 30 January 

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 9 January

End date: Wednesday 30 January 

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 9 January

End date: Wednesday 30 January 

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 9 January

End date: Wednesday 30 January 

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. 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: Thursday 10 January

End date: Thursday 31 January

Pilates: 12 noon-1pm

Instructor: Gareth

Venue: Sport Centre Fitness Room 

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 3 January

End date: Thursday 31 January

Please note there is no class on Thursday 17 January

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 3 January

End date: Thursday 31 January 

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 3 January

End date: Thursday 31 January

Please note there is no class on Thursday 17 January

Trapeze (beginners): 4pm-5pm

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 3 January

End date: Thursday 31 January

Please note there is no class on Thursday 17 January

Yoga: 5pm-6pm

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 3 January

End date: Thursday 31 January

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 3 January

End date: Thursday 31 January

Aerial Yoga (improvers): 6.15pm-7.15pm

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: Thursday 3 January

End date: Thursday 31 January

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 10 January

End date: Thursday 31 January

Friday

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 4 January

End date: Friday 1 February

Zumba: 12.05pm-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 4 January

End date: Friday 1 February

Please note there is no class on 18 January

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 4 January

End date: Friday 1 February

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 4 January

End date: Friday 1 February

Please note there is no class on 18 January

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.

Start date: Friday 4 January

End date: Friday 1 February 

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Group exerise class notes

  • If you have booked your place online then you will still need to come to reception to pick up your ticket or pay.
  • If you have booked your place online and fail to attend/pay/pick up your ticket then arrears will show on your account and you will be unable to carry out 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.
  • 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.