Exercise Class Descriptions

Take a look and read about our exercise classes below.

All class timetable feedback, please email studio@wickwoods.co.uk

  • Barre (+all types)

    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 and discipline of ballet, 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 intensity workout choreographed to music. May include equipment such as resistance bands and weights.

    Barre flow

    Similarly to barre sculpt, this class combines principles from yoga, Pilates and ballet. However, this class is lower impact and may incorporate equipment such as light weights and Pilates balls.

    Barre express

    A 30-minute Barre Sculpt 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 minutes of weighted body conditioning work. It ends with 15 minutes of stretching and a cool down. This class is fantastic for improving cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and toning.

  • Body Conditioning

    Body Conditioning combines cardio and resistance work to an energetic beat. With a range of exercise techniques which include aerobics, floor work, weights and resistance training, you’re guaranteed a varied class that will hit those areas that other workouts miss.

  • Boogie Hoops

    Build core strength and cardio fitness in this fun hula hooping class! Boogie Hoops is suitable for beginners, the moves are easy to follow but most important of all is that you have fun!

  • BoxFit

    This high energy cardio workout features boxing techniques such as drills, footwork and core work.

  • Cardio Kettlebells

    An intense full body workout using dynamic movements which target almost every aspect of fitness, endurance, strength, balance, agility and cardio.

  • Circuits

    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.

  • Combat

    Our aerobic martial arts class. Using combination of kicks, punches and full body movements to get a complete body workout challenging the body and mind.

  • Core (+all types)

    Core fitness
    Using a variety of different exercises, such as from crunches and planks, as well as equipment including stability balls and kettlebells, this class focuses on the strength and stability of the core.

    Core & release
    A variation of our popular Stretch & Tone class, incorporating a fusion of core and resistance exercises with mobility and stretches - improve the way your body moves!

    Core & stretch
    A class which focuses on the core with elements of toning and stretching, through a routine designed to lengthen and release tight muscles.

    Core & tone
    A low impact class incorporating hand weights and mat work. Think squats and small intense pulse movements to music helping to improve core strength, balance, flexibility, and overall body toning. Suitable for all.

    Restore the core
    This class aims to target all the muscles which make up your core, improving your strength, pelvis positioning, posture, and balance.

  • Dance Steps

    Take it back to basics with Jane as she guides you through simple routines and dance moves.

  • Fitball

    Fitball is a fun group exercise class for all that is suitable for all abilities. The class uses core stability balls to enhance posture, core strength, and balance.

  • HIIT

    High intensity interval training. Short quick bursts of high intensity exercises that will get the heart rate up and burn calories.

  • HIIT Circuits

    High intensity interval training with circuit stye stations including both aerobic and strength style exercises. Come along and have some fun!

  • Low Impact Body Conditioning

    Low Impact Body Conditioning is a low to moderate intensity class, that uses LOW impact exercises, within a full body workout. This class is a great ‘all-round’ option, incorporating low level resistance, to build your cardiovascular conditioning, as well as overall muscle strength and definition. This class is fantastic for beginners looking for a cardio class.

  • Move

    A fun and energetic high intensity aerobic and resistance class.

  • Movement Mechanics

    Movement Mechanics is a low intensity class aimed at informing participants about how to improve the biomechanical qualities that the body is capable of. The instructor will demonstrate exercises and positions that help to enhance attributes like joint mobility.

  • Pilates (+all types)

    Beginners Pilates
    An introduction to Pilates that will break down the Pilates terminology and the five fundamentals. A must for first timers.

    Classic Pilates
    Using the original 34 classic contrology matwork exercises this challenging class focuses on the fundamentals of the Pilates, performed in a flow of movement.

    Dynamic Pilates
    This class flows at a quicker pace to the other Pilates classes we offer. Dynamic Pilates is suitable for all ages and abilities, as exercises are gradually built up with each participant encouraged to work at their own level. Along with moving at a quicker pace, this class also incorporates equipment such as soft balls, light free weights and resistance bands.

    Pilates
    Pilates is designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body’s 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.

    Senior Pilates
    A version of our very popular Pilates classes with a slightly gentler pace. Pilates can be beneficial for everyone, regardless of age and fitness levels, and can elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance.

  • Pulse

    A full body workout, we start by increasing the heart rate with 5 rounds of 5 cardio exercises to get our pulses racing. This is then followed by tri-sets of conditioning exercises with each set finishing on a pulsing exercise to make you feel the burn. One for those who want a challenge!

  • Pump

    Pump 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.

  • Qigong

    Qigong, pronounced “chee gong,” has similar roots to Tai Chi and involves carrying out a series of simple movements slowly and mindfully. Practised originally in China for centuries, the movements promote health and wellbeing, with positive effects on flexibility, coordination and a number of health conditions.

  • Relax & Restore

    Take time for yourself to pause and take a breath, focusing on relaxing your mind and body.

  • Restore the Core

    This class aims to target all the muscles which make up your core, improving your strength, pelvis positioning, posture, and balance.

  • Strong

    This 60-minute class incorporates several lifting techniques using barbells and kettlebells. Learn to squat, hinge, press, and deadlift correctly while getting stronger, improving your biomechanics, and enhancing your body composition. Suitable for most abilities - speak to an instructor in the gym if you would like further information.

  • Stretch & Tone

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

  • Step

    An up tempo high energy class using a step and choreographed moves, all set to the beat of the music.

  • Studio Cycle (+all types)

    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. Instructed with motivating music and a great energy, it is the perfect class to tone, burn fat and feel exhilarated.

    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.

    Core and cycle

    A 45-minute class amalgamating cardio and core exercises. This class begins with a warm up on the bike, followed by a 20-minute ride. You will then be guided through a tough 20-minute core sequence. This class is moderate to high intensity, but open to all levels who wish to be challenged.

  • Supple Strength

    Supple strength blends Pilates and body conditioning to build strength and flexibility by focussing on posture, core stability and body alignment.

  • Tai Chi (+all types)

    Beginner Tai Chi

    For those starting out with Tai-Chi practice. Balance, coordination, flexibility and posture are all improved by the practice, while mindfully focusing solely on the movements of the forms helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity.

    Intermediate Tai Chi

    An ancient Chinese movement discipline practised through a series of flowing movements. Balance, coordination, and posture are all improved by the practice, while the mindful focus on the movements helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Classes are characterised by a lightness of spirit - and of fun!

  • Total Conditioning

    This class focuses on developing strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility in a quick 30 minute full body workout.

  • TRX

    TRX is a form of suspension training that uses body weight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

  • Yoga (+all types)

    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 perfect for you. Ashtanga classes aren’t necessarily suitable for those who are slightly inflexible or a beginner to exercise classes, and so we would recommend a Hatha class instead.

    Dynamic Yoga

    Suitable for all levels of yoga experience. This class uses movement to access tension in the mind and body. The sequencing allows for safe spinal warm up and muscle release then moves into a mixture of standing and floor based postures. Some postures are held, others continuous. Deep slow breathing is encouraged to get the most out of this practice. This class aims to be fun with elements of challenge!

    Dynamic Flow Yoga

    An energetic and dynamic yoga class to a soundtrack of ambient music. Utilising your bodyweight to flow through yoga postures helps to increase your mobility and flexibility through fluid movement. Breathing techniques will be utilised to help you work through the flow which will get your heart rate up and leave you feeling energised.

    5 Element Flow Yoga

    An energising yoga class incorporating the 5 natural elements of earth, water, fire, air and space to cultivate balance in your mind, body and soul. Starting with slow grounding postures to create a sense of stability and connection to the earth and our bodies, whilst quietening the mind poses are the interwoven to create a dynamic flow as we build heat and strength in our muscles. A fun and uplifting practice.

    Flow and Restore Yoga

    A gentler version of our flow classes. This class encourages the body to relax whilst gently developing flexibility. You will be guided in and out of various poses with focus on breath and alignment. A good class for those wanting a slightly more challenging flow but with a restorative element.

    Fit Flow Yoga

    A class designed to tone, strengthen, and stabilise the body using mindful movement. Yoga moves combined and evolved into flows and reps to help enhance your regular yoga practice or just to build greater understanding and awareness of functional movements.

    Hatha Yoga

    Incorporating the principles of gravity, breath and spine together with presence and attention, this is a class which combines traditional practices of Hatha Yoga with 21st century knowledge of human movement. Offering a balance of active and passive movements its suitable for all abilities.

    Restorative Yoga

    Longer held ‘poses’, supporting the body with props to allow it to relax and release. This enables the natural healing powers of our ‘rest and digest’ state, whilst calming the mind.

    Rise and Shine Yoga

    A morning yoga session designed to help you unwind, open up, and create freedom and grounding. Suitable for all levels.

    Vinyasa Yoga

    Vinyasa 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.

    Yang Yin Yoga

    This class starts with the yang - a more dynamic, active vinyasa flow that will strengthen and invigorate the mind and body. This is then followed by yin - a restorative form of yoga that is focused on long held passive poses to encourage flexibility, relaxation, and bring balance and connection to the mind and body.

    Yin

    A restorative form of yoga that is slow paced and features postures that are held for an extended length of time. The flow of postures aim to stimulate the channels in the body to heal from within.

    Yoga

    This class combines traditional practices of Hatha yoga with 21st century knowledge of human movement. Offering a balance of active and passive movements, it is suitable for both beginner and the more experienced practitioner looking to broaden, refresh and refine their practise.

    Yoga Basics

    In this class the basic, foundational yoga postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Working on breathing techniques you can expect an emphasis on simplicity repetition, and ease of movement.

    Yoga for Wellness

    Join Jane as she guides you through various yogic practices, including mindful breathing, conscious movement, embodiment and meditation. Time to allow yourself to be who you truly are. To explore your inner world, cultivate your own wellspring of inner wisdom, with deep focus on mental wellness, self love and healing, acceptance and freedom.

    Yogalates

    A fusion of yoga and Pilates. This class amalgamates the core strengthening and alignment aspects of Pilates with the flow and mediation aspects of yoga. Suitable for all abilities.

    Yoga Nidra

    Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. It uses a guided rotation of consciousness, an awareness of the breath, and visualisation techniques to bring you into a state of yogic sleep.

     

  • 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.