Essex sport

Fitness Classes


Sweat, stretch and recover, together

We all have different goals in the gym. And that’s where our selection of over 300 fitness classes per month comes into play.

Whether you’re looking for a high-intensity workout like Cyclefit, Zumba 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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You can book online for a variety of fitness classes here at Essex Sport, from free style yoga to cycle fit. 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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Fitness Class Descriptions

Body Blast

Body blast)
Body blast

30mins express workout, combining cardio and conditioning exercises. Suitable for all levels.

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Punch the stresses away with this all level circuit training class. Includes pad work, punching bags, skipping and core exercises. Master basic boxing punches and become Boxfit!


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Cardio Kick & Core

Cardio kick and core)
Cardio kick and core
A Cardio based workout, that combines aerobic intervals and punch/kick combinations, finishing with core conditioning and stretch.


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Circuit training

Circuit training)
Circuit training
Work round a series of exercise stations combining cardio & resistance exercises. A whole body work out suitable for all abilities.


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Core and Stability

Core stability)
Core stability
High intensity lunchtime class that focuses on abdominal core strength and stability exercises for all levels and abilities designed to improve strength and body posture. 


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High intensity cardiovascular workout incorporating Technogym's Group Cycle™ bikes. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early so you can be shown how to set up your bike for your first class.


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CycleFit Express

CycleFit Express)
CycleFit Express
All the energy of a CycleFit class delivered in a 30min session, for a quick & effective workout.


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Fitball and stretch

Fitball and stretch)
Fitball and stretch

A whole-body workout that will tone and strengthen those key core muscles. Combines stability ball work and general core conditioning exercises with extended stretching to develop flexibility.

*This class is currently unavailable until 29 July 2018.

Freestyle Fitness Yoga

Freestyle fitness yoga)
Freestyle fitness yoga
A fitness based class that incorporates flexibility, strength, yoga postures & disciplines. Full body warm up, moving into challenging but easy to follow posture sequences followed by further stretch and relaxation. 


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Functional circuits

Functional circuits)
Functional circuits
Bringing the fun back into circuits, combining a variety of equipment within the functional zone. Suitable for all levels. 


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Gym Classes

Gym classes)
Gym classes
Functional Circuits/Summer Tone/Kettlebells/Box Circuits/HIIT High energy, 30 minute classes incorporating a range of equipment within the Gym’s functional zone.


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Range of interval & tabata training. Intensity: Moderate/High


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Insanity® is a predesigned interval class that requires no equipment, is easy to learn and fun to participate in. A cardio-based total body conditioning program based on the principles of MAX Interval Training, resulting in more calories burned & faster results. Offers a variety of modifications, and is suitable for all fitness levels. (Although not suitable for those new to exercise)


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Kettlebell workout

Kettlebell workout that combines cardiovascular & strength exercises. Suitable for all. 


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Legs, bums and tums

Legs, bums & tums)
Legs, bums & tums
A traditional conditioning class focusing on the larger muscle groups – For those who want to tone and shape up, a gentle and low impact workout. 


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A mind & body workout, incorporating strength & stretch. Standing & floor based exercises that aim to improve posture, develop mobility, tone & flexibility, and strengthen core muscles.


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Step for Everyone

Step for everyone)
Step for everyone
A Step class suitable for all levels.


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Studio Pump

Studio pump)
Studio pump
Have an amazing workout in this barbell weights class to music. Tone up & build strength & stamina in this whole body workout.


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Virtual Classes

Virtual classes)
Virtual classes

We also 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. 


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Hatha yoga, focus on asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises) and relaxation.


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Zumba Fitness

Zumba fitness)
Zumba fitness
Join the Party! Zumba Fitness is an easy to follow, Latin inspired, high-energy, calorie-burning, fitness party! Suitable for all abilities


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A varied workout combining 3 minutes aerobics, 2 minutes STEP combo, and 1 minute of body conditioning.


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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.