Sussexsport

Autumn term 2017 group exercise classes

Autumn terms classes from 25 September to 15 December 2017

All group exercise classes are free to student gold and silver members. Price per class for bronze student members is £4.40

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

Monday

Dynamic 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 25 September

End date: Monday 11 December

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 25 September

End date: Monday 11 December

Cali Move: 12 noon-12.50pm

Instructor: Henry

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

The Cali Move 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 25 September

End date: Monday 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: Monday 25 September

End date: Monday 11 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 25 September

End date: Monday 11 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 25 September

End date: Monday 11 December

Outdoor Fitness: 1.30pm-2.15pm

Instructor: Henry

Venue: Outdoor fitness area - Falmer Sports Complex

Join Henry Johnson 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.

Start date: Monday 25 September

End date: Monday 11 December

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 25 September

End date: Monday 11 December

SH1FT: 5.05pm-5.50pm

Instructor: Ria

Venue: Hall Two - Sport Centre

SH1FT is 45 minutes of 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 25 September

End date: Monday 11 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 25 September

End date: Monday 11 December

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 25 September

End date: Monday 11 December

Hatha Yoga: 7pm-8pm

Instructor: Jemma

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Focusing on precise alignment and full awareness, this class will build strength and flexibility safely. Holding postures for longer will enable you to fully explore the depth of each pose and cultivate a strong mind-body connection.

Start date: Monday 25 September

End date: Monday 11 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 26 September

End date: Tuesday 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: Monday 26 September

End date: Monday 12 December

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 26 September

End date: Tuesday 12 December

Circuits: 12.10pm-12.50pm

Instructor: Steve

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 26 September

End date: Tuesday 12 December

Pilates: 1pm-2pm

Instructor: Claire Ward

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Mat-based Pilates focuses on improving flexibility and strength for the total body. Slow controlled movements for maximum effect and relaxation.

Start date: Tuesday 26 September

End date: Tuesday 12 December

Women-only Circuits: 2.30pm-3.30pm

Instructor: Ria / Gemma Morris 

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: Tuesday 26 September

End date: Tuesday 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: Tuesday 26 September

End date: Tuesday 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: Tuesday 26 September

End date: Tuesday 12 December

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 26 September

End date: Tuesday 12 December

Insanity: 5.05pm-5.50pm

Instructor: Gemma Morris

Venue: Hall Two - Sport Centre

This ultimate cardio and total body workout is based around the extremely popular training videos by Shaun T. The workout 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.

Please note, due to changes in the class structure and your health and safety, you will not be permitted to join the session after the class has started.

Start date: Tuesday 26 September

End date: Tuesday 12 December

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 26 September

End date: Tuesday 12 December

Hatha Yoga: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Instructor: Jemma

Venue: Dance Studio - Sport Centre

Focusing on precise alignment and full awareness, this class will build strength and flexibility safely. Holding postures for longer will enable you to fully explore the depth of each pose and cultivate a strong mind-body connection.

Start date: Tuesday 26 September

End date: Tuesday 12 December

Indoor Group Cycling: 6.10pm-6.55pm

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: Tuesday 3 October

End date: Tuesday 12 December

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 27 September

End date: Wednesday 13 December

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 27 September

End date: Wednesday 13 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 27 September

End date: Wednesday 13 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 27 September

End date: Wednesday 13 December

Squash coaching: 1.10pm-2.30pm

Instructor: Ben

Venue: Squash courts - Sport Centre

Session open to all standards of player allowing them to work on the core techniques and tactics to play the game. The session will be a mixture of coaching and game play.

Start date: Wednesday 4 October

End date: Wednesday 6 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 27 September

End date: Wednesday 13 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 27 September

End date: Wednesday 13 December

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 27 September

End date: Wednesday 13 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 27 September

End date: Wednesday 13 December

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 28 September

End date: Thursday 14 December

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 28 September

End date: Thursday 14 December

Circuits: 12.10pm-12.50pm

Instructor: Ria

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 28 September

End date: Thursday 14 December

Hatha Yoga: 1pm-2pm

Instructor: Jane

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 28 September

End date: Thursday 14 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 26 October

End date: Thursday 14 December

Women-only Circuits: 2.30pm-3.30pm

Instructor: Ria / 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 28 September

End date: Thursday 14 December

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 28 September

End date: Thursday 14 December

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 28 September

End date: Thursday 14 December

Boxercise: 5pm-6pm

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 28 September

End date: Wednesday 14 December

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 28 September

End date: Thursday 14 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 28 September

End date: Thursday 14 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 28 September

End date: Thursday 14 December

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 28 September

End date: Thursday 14 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 29 September

End date: Friday 15 December

Zumba: 12pm-12.45pm

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 3 November

End date: Friday 15 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 29 September

End date: Friday 15 December

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 29 September

End date: Friday 15 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 29 September

End date: Friday 15 December

Badminton (beginners): 6pm-7pm

Instructor: Nicky

Venue: Hall Two - Sport Centre

Learn the basics of the game and casual play. Learn the essential shots of the game and positional sense.

Start date: Friday 29 September

End date: Friday 15 December

Badminton (intermediate): 7pm-8pm

Instructor: Nicky

Venue: Hall Two - Sport Centre

For those that have a basic understanding of the game and want to improve shot execution and selection.

Start date: Friday 29 September

End date: Friday 15 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 24 September

End date: Saturday 3 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. 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.