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Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

Sweat, stretch and recover, together

We all have different goals in the gym. And that’s where our selection of fitness classes comes into play.

Whether you’re looking for a high-intensity workout like cycle, Dance Fitness and Insanity®, a conditioning session like Core and Stability, Metafit or Studio Pump, or our holistic classes like Pilates or Yoga, our fitness instructors offer members an unrivalled range of classes which utilise our fully air-conditioned, spacious and versatile fitness studios.

And as a gold or silver member you can enjoy any of our classes for FREE.


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Fitness class timetable

We are currently running a range of workouts face-to-face and via the Essex Sport Facebook page.

Details of the classes on offer, and how you can take part, can be found below.

Monday 11 October – Sunday 19 December 2021

Monday classes

Time Class Location
7.10am - 7.35am Virtual abs express Cycle studio
8.10am - 8.45am Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio
9.10am - 9.45am Virtual cycle Cycle studio
10.10am - 10.35am Virtual abs express Cycle studio
11.10am - 11.45am Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio
11.10am - 11.50am Meditation Studio 1
12.10pm - 12.45pm Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio
1.10pm - 1.50pm Studio pump Studio 2
1.10pm - 1.45pm Virtual cycle Cycle studio
3.10pm - 3.45pm Virtual HIIT Cycle studio
5.15pm - 5.50pm Body blast Studio 2
6.10pm - 6.35pm Virtual abs express Cycle studio
6.10pm - 6.50pm Freestyle fitness yoga Studio 2
7.10pm - 7.45pm Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio

Tuesday classes

Time Class Location
7.10am - 7.45am Virtual cycle Cycle studio
8.10am - 8.45am Virtual pilates HIIT fusion Cycle studio
9.10am - 9.45am Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio
10.10am - 10.45am Virtual cycle Cycle studio
11.10am - 11.35am Virtual abs express Cycle studio
12.10pm - 12.50pm Dance fitness Studio 2
12.10pm -12.45pm Virtual cardio Cycle studio
1.10pm - 1.50pm Fitness pilates Studio 2
1.10pm - 1.35pm Virtual abs express Cycle studio
Starting soon Buddy session
3.10pm - 3.45pm Virtual abs express Cycle studio
5.15pm - 5.45pm HIIT Studio 2
5.10pm - 5.45pm Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio
6.10pm - 6.45pm Virtual barre Cycle studio
6.00pm - 7.00pm Cardio tennis Tennis courts
7.10 - 7.45pm Virtual cycle Cycle studio

Wednesday classes

Time Class Location 
7.10am - 7.45am Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio
8.10am - 8.45am Virtual cycle Cycle studio
9.10am - 9.45am Virtual cycle Cycle studio
10.10am - 10.35am Virtual abs express Cycle studio
11.10am - 11.45am Virtual pilates HIIT fusion Cycle studio
12.10pm - 12.50pm Studio pump Studio 2
12.15pm - 12.45pm Cycle: Sweat Cycle studio
12.10pm - 12.50pm Body conditioning Studio 1
1.10pm - 1.50pm Step Studio 2
3.10pm - 3.45pm Virtual pilates Cycle studio
5.10pm - 5.50pm Legs, bums and tums Studio 2
5.10pm - 5.45pm Virtual cycle Cycle studio
6.10pm - 6.45pm Virtual cardio box Cycle studio
6.10pm - 6.50pm Yoga Studio 2
7.10pm - 7.45pm Virtual pilates Cycle studio

Thursday classes

Time Class Location
7.10am - 7.35am Virtual abs express Cycle studio 
8.10am - 8.45am Virtual yoga transform Cycle studio 
9.10am - 9.45am Virtual cardio box Cycle studio
10.10am - 10.45am Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio

11.10am - 11.35am

Virtual abs express Cycle studio
Starting soon Buddy sessions
12.10pm - 12.50pm Step & tone Studio 2
12.10pm - 12.45pm Virtual plyoga Cycle studio
12.30pm - 13.00pm Total tone Facebook live
13.10pm - 13.50pm Legs, bums and tums Studio 2
13.10pm - 13.50pm Yoga Studio 1
13.10pm - 13.45pm Virtual cycle Cycle studio
3.10pm - 3.45pm  Virtual pilates Cycle studio
5.15pm - 5.45pm Flex Studio 2
5.10pm - 5.45pm Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio
6.15pm - 6.45pm Cycle: Sweat Cycle studio
7.10pm - 7.45pm Virtual cardio box Cycle studio

Friday classes

Time Class Location
7.10am - 7.45am Virtual cycle Cycle studio
8.10am - 8.45am Virtual HIIT Cycle studio
9.10am - 9.45am Virtual barre Cycle studio
10.10am - 10.45am Virtual HIIT Cycle studio
11.10am - 11.45am Virtual cycle Cycle studio
12.10pm - 12.50pm Body blast Studio 2
12.10pm - 12.45pm Virtual HIIT Cycle studio 
1.10pm - 1.50pm Freestyle fitness yoga Studio 2
1.10pm - 1.35pm Virtual abs express Cycle studio
3.10pm - 3.45pm Virtual pilates HIIT Cycle studio
5.10pm - 5.50pm Studio pump Studio 2
5.10pm - 5.45pm  Virtual HIIT Cycle studio
6.10pm - 6.45pm Virtual cycle Cycle studio
6.10pm - 6.50pm Insanity Studio 2
7.10pm - 7.45pm Virtual plyoga Cycle studio

Saturday classes

Time Class  Location
9.10am - 9.45am Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio 
10.15am - 10.45am Cycle: Sweat Cycle studio
11.10am - 11.45am Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio
12.10pm - 12.45pm Virtual cardio Cycle studio
1.10pm - 1.45pm Virtual yoga transform Cycle studio
3.10pm - 3.35pm Virtual abs express Cycle studio 
5.10pm - 5.45pm Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio
6.10pm - 6.45pm Virtual cycle Cycle studio
7.10pm - 7.45pm Virtual pilates HIIT Cycle studio

Sunday classes

Time Class Location
09.10am - 9.45am Virtual barre Cycle studio 
10.10am - 10.45am Virtual HIIT Cycle studio
11.10am - 11.45am Virtual cycle Cycle studio
12.10pm - 12.50pm Slow flow yoga Studio 2
12.10pm - 12.45pm Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio
1.10pm - 1.45pm Virtual abs Cycle studio
3.10pm - 3.45pm Virtual yoga transform Cycle studio
5.10pm - 5.45pm Virtual cardio box Cycle studio
6.10pm - 6.45pm Virtual yoga transform Cycle studio
7.10pm - 7.45pm Virtual yoga flow Cycle studio

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You can book online for a variety of fitness classes here at Essex Sport, from freestyle fitness yoga to cycle classes. Plus you can book one of our badminton, squash or tennis courts. And don't forget you can also hire our fantastic new arena space.

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Class Descriptions

Virtual Classes

We offer virtual classes for some of our yoga, cycling and conditioning sessions. This increasingly popular ‘Fitness on Demand’ approach gives you the flexibility to workout outside of normal class hours. An instructor will always be on hand to get the class started and answer any questions you may have. 

We run Virtual Support sessions every Friday at 6.10pm, where you can come along and get used to a virtual fitness routine. Each week our Support sessions cover a different class style, giving you the opportunity to explore the world of virtual fitness and ensure you’re making the most of our high-tech facilities. 

Virtual Abs Express

A challenging 20 minute workout, with the focus on strengthening and toning the abs. (Please bring your own mat; intermediate level)


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Virtual Barre

Fun & challenging barre bootcamp with non-stop routines that will sculpt and tone from head to toe. (Please bring your own mat; all levels)


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Virtual Cardio

A fun & easy to follow cardio workout. (Please bring your own mat; beginner-intermediate level)


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Virtual Cardio Box

Kick & punch your way through this cardio kickboxing routine for all round fitness. (Please bring your own mat; all levels)


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Virtual Cycle

An indoor cycling adventure through ever-changing worlds, combining standing, seated and speed intervals (All levels).


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Virtual HIIT

High energy, interval training to develop all around fitness. (All levels; Please bring your own mat)


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Virtual Pilates

Fun and effective Pilates ab routine. (Please bring your own mat; all levels)


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Virtual Pilates HIIT Fusion

Alternate between core-strengthening & cardio bursts to tone & tighten your whole body (Please bring your own mat; intermediate level).


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Virtual Yoga Flow

Develop strength, balance and flexibility with these well-balanced flow sessions. (Please bring your own mat; all levels)


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Virtual Yoga Transform

Develop strength, balance and flexibility with these well-balanced flow sessions. (All levels; Please bring your own mat)


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Virtual Plyoga

Combines dynamic plyometric movements with yoga postures as an active recovery (Intermediate level; Please bring your own mat)


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Mind and Body

Barre Fitness

Ballet-inspired, low impact workout for better posture, strength & flexibility (with Arlene) (All levels; Please bring your own mat)



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Fitness Pilates 

Pilates)
Pilates

Improve posture, develop mobility, tone & flexibility, strengthen core muscles (with Arlene) (All levels; Please bring your own mat)


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Freestyle Fitness Yoga

Freestyle fitness yoga)
Freestyle fitness yoga

A fitness-based class that incorporates flexibility, strength, yoga postures & disciplines (with Tracy) (All levels; Please bring your own mat)


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Meditation

Reduce stress, relieve muscle tension, improve sleep. Calm the body & mind with gentle movement & meditations (with Arlene) (All levels. Please bring your own mat)


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Slow Flow Yoga

Slow Flow Yoga)
Slow Flow Yoga

Gentle flowing yoga sequences & relaxation (with Arlene) (All levels; Please bring your own mat)


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Yoga

Yoga)
Yoga

Hatha Yoga, focus on postures, breathing exercises & relaxation (with Rod) (All levels; Please bring your own mat)


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Fitness Classes

Body Blast

Body blast)
Body blast

30 minutes Express workout combining cardio & conditioning exercises (with Tracy) (All levels; Please bring your own mat)


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Body Conditioning

A whole-body workout, combining aerobics, toning and core conditioning (with Denise) (All levels; Please bring your own mat)


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Cardio Tennis

A fun group activity for any playing level. Burn calories whilst hitting plenty of balls -no previous tennis experience required.


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Cycle: Sweat

Cycle: Sweat & Stretch)
Cycle: Sweat & Stretch

A high energy class combining steady pace, speed intervals & hill climbs for a challenging workout (with Dexter) (All levels)


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Dance Fitness

Dance fitness)
Dance fitness

Fun and energetic dance-based workout (with Lizzie) (All levels; Please bring your own mat)


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Flex

Flex)
Flex
A strength based session combining kettlebells, medicine balls, body weight exercises and more. Tone, sculpt & strengthen in this whole body workout.

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HIIT

HIIT)
HIIT

High energy interval workout to develop all round fitness (with the Essex Sport Team) (Intermediate level; Please bring your own mat)


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Insanity®

Insanity®)
Insanity®

3-4min bursts of intense, dynamic exercises, spaced with rests or cool down (with Clare) (Intermediate level; Please bring your own mat)


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Legs, bums & tums

Legs, bums & tums)
Legs, bums & tums

Low impact conditioning class (with Denise) (All levels; Please bring your own mat)


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STEP

Step for everyone)
Step for everyone

A fun and energetic STEP class suitable for all levels (with Denise) (Please bring your own mat)


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Step & tone

A varied workout that combines aerobics, STEP combo, and body conditioning (with Denise) (All levels; please bring your own mat)


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Studio Pump

Studio pump)
Studio pump

Tone up and build strength & stamina in this weights workout to music (with Clare) (All levels; Please bring your own mat)


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Facebook Live

Total Tone

A challenging conditioning workout that can be done from home.

Join in each week via the Essex Sport Facebook page (with Chloe).

How to book
  • Book via the app or online with your email and pin number *
  • By telephone on 01206 873250 using your debit or credit card
  • Book and pay at the Sports Centre reception
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Fitness class fees

All classes are included within our Essex Sport Gold membership package, and classes taken before 3 pm are included within the Silver membership. For Silver members who would like to attend a peak-time class, bronze members and non-members, the following fees apply:

  • £5.50 public
  • £5.00 concession
  • £4.50 staff
  • £3.50 student
  • £2.75 Junior

 About the classes

  • Classes are suitable for all levels of ability unless otherwise specified
  • Please inform the instructor of any health concerns or medical conditions at the start of the session
  • Please ensure you arrive on time. Once the class has started, latecomers may not be able to join.

Class cancellations

Occasionally, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sports Centre has to cancel classes at short notice. In these instances, reception will inform you at the earliest opportunity.

 

 

 

FAQs

How do I make sure I am marked as 'attended' so I don’t get fined?

The easiest and most accurate way to ensure you are marked as attended is by using your ID card to swipe through the turnstiles. Our system will then automatically register you. Therefore, it is necessary to always bring your card with you.

Should you not have your card, you must report to reception to receive a ticket to swipe through the turnstiles. Please note that asking a receptionist to open the gate for you may mean you are marked as absent and consequently fined or have access restricted.

Lastly, our instructors also take a register, so feel free to approach them at the start of the class to ensure you are marked as attended.

What if I can’t make a class?

If you wish to cancel your place, you must do so at least one hour before the class start time.

Cancellations can easily be done through our mobile app and online, or you can contact reception on 01206 873250.

The one hour window has been set for us to contact those on the waiting list and fill any spaces that become available.

We cannot accept cancellations with less than one hour's notice, as we will be unable to fill the remaining spaces. Any cancellations received after this time will not be processed and marked as non-attended.

I would like to give feedback

We always welcome feedback and would be happy to hear from you, please email scadmin@essex.ac.uk