EXERCISE CLASSES AT WICKWOODS

Wickwoods have a range of exercise classes to suit all fitness levels and ages. With over 60 exercise classes a week – the instructors are some of the best in their field and specialise in both the long established and more recent types of group exercise class instruction. Our Studio is purpose-built, finished to a high standard with oak-sprung flooring and top of the range air-conditioning, lighting and sound systems.

Wickwoods Group Exercise Classes are suitable for all ability levels. The lower age limit is 16 years.

As a member of Wickwoods, all our timetabled Exercise Classes are included in your membership. Every other weekend instructors tend to run Exercise Class Workshops, these are available as an additional service, see below for more details.

 

 


 

OUR FEATURED CLASSES

Barre Sculpt

This class is a fusion of Ballet, Pilates and yoga. Incorporating the strengthening aspect of Pilates, the focus of Yoga and the grace of a ballet dancer, this class is a total body workout that will sculpt and tone every inch of the body. Barre Sculpt is a low impact, dynamic, moderate- high intensity workout choreographed to music. May include equipment such as resistance bands and weights.

Barre Flow

This class is a fusion of Ballet, Pilates and yoga. Incorporating the strengthening aspect of Pilates, the focus of Yoga and the grace of a ballet dancer, this class is a total body workout focused on improving mobility and strength throughout the body. This class is low impact and may incorporate equipment such as light weights and Pilates balls. Low-moderate intensity.

BoxFit

A challenging 45 minute high intensity cardiovascular class. Incorporating training methods from boxing including drills, abdominal work and skipping. A fun workout that will improve cardiovascular fitness and tone muscles. Suitable for those looking for a high intensity, impact class.

BodyBlitz

A 60 minute high intensity body conditioning class. The class begins with 15 minutes of High Intensity Interval training (HIIT) followed by 30 mins of weighted body conditioning work and ends with 15 minutes of cool down & stretching. This class is fantastic for improving cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and toning. Suitable for those looking for a high intensity cardiovascular workout.

Body Sculpt

A moderate intensity class that starts with a simple aerobics routine to get the heart rate up and improve aerobic fitness, this is then followed by high intensity Pilates performed on a Fitball. A full body workout specifically designed to improve core strength.

Body Conditioning

Body Conditioning is a class designed to improve body tone and strength using a combination of small hand weights and resistance bands with floor work for a total head-to-toe workout.

Circuit Training

‘Circuits’ is a class that involves a combination of high energy aerobic and resistance exercises that are easy to follow and tailored to all levels of ability. The exercises are divided into individual training stations with rest periods between each station and after every full circuit of exercises.

Core Fitness

Using a variety of different exercises and equipment from crunches and planks to stability balls and kettlebells this class focuses on the strength & stability of the core.

Express Cycle

A fast paced Studio Cycle class for those who are short of time but want to get the most out of their work out.

Studio Cycle

Studio Cycle is a fantastic full-body workout that strengthens and tones a variety of muscles, whilst burning a huge amount of calories per class! Instructed with motivating music and a great class energy, it is the perfect class to tone, burn fat and feel exhilarated!

Fitball

Fitball is a fun group exercise programme for all to enjoy. The class uses core stability balls to enhance the posture, strength, balance and stability of a healthy adult.

Over 50’s Body Conditioning

This is a slightly lighter conditioning class designed to improve all over body tone and muscular strength.

Pilates

Pilates is an exercise method, designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance. Pilates can be beneficial for everyone, regardless of age and fitness levels. Classes focus on low impact exercises that target the whole body to re-educate and restore it to optimum muscular and skeletal function.

Pump and Tone

Pump and Tone is a dynamic class that combines high repetition weight training with aerobic conditioning. It will tone and condition your body, help you to lose weight and ultimately change your body shape in record time!

Stretch and Tone

Through a series of movements, exercises and developmental stretching this class will promote mobility, stability and balance. Developing both tone and flexibility in the body will evenly balance muscles and improve posture.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline practised through a series of flowing movements – the ‘forms’ – designed to improve both physical and mental well-being. Balance, coordination, flexibility and posture are all improved by the practice, while mindfully focusing solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity.

Yoga

Yoga differs from other forms of exercise in that it involves motions that don’t cause strain on the body. It isn’t an aerobic exercise but it uses almost every muscle in the body. It can help to develop and improve balance, coordination and improve and/or maintain flexibility, correct poor posture, strengthen the spine, and ease back pain.

Slow Flow Yoga

Slow flow yoga connects movement with breath, through a series of yoga postures flowing slowly, with pauses, from one to next. Bringing a feeling of lightness, expansion and relaxation. Creating a deep awareness and exploration of your body and allowing you to sink deeper into your practice.
Gentler form of vinyasa, slower paced, yet still challenging. Suitable for all levels.

Rise & Shine Yoga

A morning practice to unwind open up and create freedom and grounding. Suitable for all levels.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha is a gentle style of yoga suitable for all.Using the mind, body and breathing technique to improve strength & flexibility.Suitable for beginners – advanced

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga using breath synchronised movements. It includes a variety of strengthening poses and passive stretches to increase fitness, burn calories and release stress. Vinyasa movements are smooth and flowing, almost dance-like.Suitable for beginners – advanced

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga is a dynamic flowing form of yoga, designed to build up both flexibility and strength with a strong emphasis on breathing with a calming meditative focus.

If you are reasonably fit and healthy with some yoga experience, this will be accessible to you. Ashtanga classes aren’t necessarily suitable for those who are slightly inflexible or a beginner to exercise classes, for this we would advise a Hatha class.

Yang Yin Yoga

This class starts with the Yang, a more dynamic, active vinyasa flow that will strengthen and invigorate the mind & body. This is then followed by Yin , a restorative form of yoga that is focussed on long held passive poses, encouraging flexibility, relaxation, and bringing balance and connection to the mind & body.

Supple Strength

Supple Strength blends pilates and body conditioning to build strength and flexibility through a focus on posture, core stability and body alignment.

Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga

A challenging and dynamic form of Hatha Vinyasa Flow mixing yoga styles with balances, backbends, twists and inversions. An eclectic mix of yoga which will stretch your body as well as your mind.Suitable for beginners – advanced

Movement Mechanics

A self-massage class led by an osteopath, aimed at improving your range of movement and flexibility through using a variety of stretching exercises and muscle release techniques to help prevent injuries.
It is a low impact class and suitable for all levels of fitness.

Zumba

Zumba is a popular fitness programme inspired by Latin dance. The word “Zumba” comes from a Colombian word that means to move fast and have fun, which is just how people describe the routine. Using upbeat Latin music together with cardiovascular exercise, Zumba is aerobic dancing that is lots of fun and easy to learn!

Senior Pilates

A version of our very popular Pilates classes with a slightly gentler pace. Pilates is an exercise method, designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance.

Beginners Cycle

A 30 minute class with adaptations for those newer to Cycle classes. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the class start time to go through bike setup and meet the instructor.

 

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