Sussexsport

Group exercise classes

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 2019-2020 [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

Check the availability of classes over the next five days here.

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

Yoga: 8am-8.45am

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 30 September

End date: Monday 9 December

Bodyweight Conditioning: 12 noon-1pm

Instructor: Ben Walker

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre 

This class focuses on 'nutritious' movement and mastery of your body weight. Primarily drawing on gymnastics conditioning, animal flow and play-based methods we will help to strengthen and condition your body, improve mobility and agility and teach you new skills. All people are welcome regardless of any previous experience.

Start date: Monday 30 September

End date: Monday 9 December

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 23 September

End date: Monday 9 December

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 23 September

End date: Monday 9 December

BounceDance: 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 23 September

End date: Monday 9 December

Women-only Circuits: 3.30pm-4.30pm

Instructor: Gemma M

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 30 September

End date: Monday 9 December

Dynamic Pilates: 5pm-6pm

Instructor: Kieran

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

This is a much more movement based and demanding class than other Pilates classes on the timetable. The class is a high intensity workout that incorporates elements of Pilates, but is for those that want a more challenging workout.

Start date: Monday 23 September

End date: Monday 9 December

HIT (Toning): 5.05pm-5.50pm

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: Monday 23 September

End date: Monday 9 December

Squash coaching: 5.30pm-6.30pm

Instructor: John Millard

Venue: Squash Courts - Sport Centre 

Squash coaching with a Level 3 coach covering both the techniques and tactics of the game from beginners to advanced.

Start date: Monday 30 September

End date: Monday 2 December

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 23 September

End date: Monday 9 December

Dynamic Pilates: 6pm-7pm

Instructor: Kieran

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

This is a much more movement based and demanding class than other Pilates classes on the timetable. The class is a high intensity workout that incorporates elements of Pilates, but is for those that want a more challenging workout.

Start date: Monday 30 September

End date: Monday 9 December

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 24 September

End date: Tuesday 10 December

PiYo: 12.05pm-12.50pm

Instructor: Gemma M

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 24 September

End date: Tuesday 10 December

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 24 September

End date: Tuesday 10 December

Yoga and Breathing: 1pm-2pm

Instructor: Jane

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. Suitable for those with some experience.

Start date: Tuesday 1 October

End date: Tuesday 10 December

Trapeze (beginners): 2pm-3pm

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 1 October

End date: Tuesday 10 December

Small Group Training: 2.30pm-3.30pm

Instructor: Sussexsport Fitness Team

Venue: Falmer Sports Complex fitness rooms

A coaching focused session covering the key exercises in a strength training workout. The session will cover warm up, take you through a circuit of 5 of the main strength movements, Squat, Deadlift, Row, Push Up and Plank.

Start date: Tuesday 1 October

End date: Tuesday 10 December

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 1 October

End date: Tuesday 10 December

Aerial Yoga: 4.15pm-5.15pm

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 1 October

End date: Tuesday 10 December

**WE HAVE USED SESAME OIL ON THE AERIAL YOGA SLINGS SO THE CLASS WILL NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ANYONE WITH AN ALLERGY TO NUTS.**

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 24 September

End date: Tuesday 10 December

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 1 October

End date: Tuesday 10 December

Flexibility and Stability: 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 1 October

End date: Tuesday 10 December

Yoga: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Instructor: Gratia

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 1 October

End date: Tuesday 10 December

Indoor Group Cycling: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Instructor: Ria

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 1 October

End date: Tuesday 10 December

Wednesday

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 25 September

End date: Wednesday 11 December

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 25 September

End date: Wednesday 11 December

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 25 September

End date: Wednesday 11 December

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 October

End date: Wednesday 11 December

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 25 September

End date: Wednesday 11 December

HIT (Cardio): 5.05pm-5.50pm

Instructor: Gemma M

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 2 October

End date: Wednesday 11 December

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 2 October

End date: Wednesday 11 December

Thursday

Indoor Group Cycling: 8am-8.45am

Instructor: Gemma M

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 3 October

End date: Thursday 12 December

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: Thursday 3 October

End date: Thursday 12 December

**WE HAVE USED SESAME OIL ON THE AERIAL YOGA SLINGS SO THE CLASS WILL NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ANYONE WITH AN ALLERGY TO NUTS**

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 26 September

End date: Thursday 12 December

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 26 September

End date: Thursday 12 December

PiYo: 1.05pm-1.50pm

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 26 September

End date: Thursday 12 December

Trapeze (beginners): 2pm-3pm

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: Thursday 3 October

End date: Thursday 12 December

Small Group Training: 2.30pm-3.30pm

Instructor: Fitness Team

Venue: Falmer Sports Complex fitness rooms

A coaching focused session covering the key exercises in a strength training workout. The session will cover warm up, take you through a circuit of 5 of the main strength movements, Squat, Deadlift, Row, Push Up and Plank.

Start date: Thursday 3 October

End date: Thursday 12 December

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: Thursday 3 October

End date: Thursday 12 December

Women-only Circuits: 3.30pm-4.30pm

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 3 October

End date: Thursday 12 December

Trapeze (beginners): 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: Thursday 3 October

End date: Thursday 12 December

Boxercise: 5pm-6pm

Instructor: Lisa

Venue: Hall Two - 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: Thursday 3 October

End date: Thursday 12 December

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 26 September

End date: Thursday 12 December

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 October

End date: Thursday 12 December

**WE HAVE USED SESAME OIL ON THE AERIAL YOGA SLINGS SO THE CLASS WILL NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ANYONE WITH AN ALLERGY TO NUTS**

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 26 September

End date: Thursday 12 December

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 27 September

End date: Friday 13 December

Zumba: 12.05pm-12.50pm

Instructor: Gemma C

Venue: Hall One - 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 27 September

End date: Friday 13 December

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 October

End date: Friday 13 December

Dynamic Pilates: 2pm-3pm

Instructor: Keiran

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

This is a much more movement based and demanding class than other Pilates classes on the timetable. The class is a high intensity workout that incorporates elements of Pilates, but is for those that want a more challenging workout.

Start date: Friday 27 September

End date: Friday 13 December

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 27 September

End date: Friday 13 December

Badminton Coaching: 6pm-7pm

Instructor: Nicky

Venue: Hall Two - Sport Centre

A social session to learn the basics of the doubles tactical positioning and tips around the court and casual play.

Start date: Friday 4 October

End date: Friday 13 December

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 5 October

End date: Saturday 7 December

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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
  • 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. We 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.