Fitness Classes at Mid Devon Leisure

Want that extra push? Exercise classes are a great way to add variety into your exercise routine as well as providing you with that motivating nudge that will keep you going.

Whether you want to improve your fitness level with an indoor cycling class (no helmet required), tone up with Pump ‘n’ Tone, go crazy with an Insanity workout, slow it down and get involved in Yoga and Pilates, or just have fun with a Dance Mix class…we have something for you!

With qualified instructors there to guide you through techniques and keep you moving, you’ll soon be seeing the results you want!

Fitness Classes
Class Features Benefits
60+ Keep Fit A mixture of circuits/aerobic based class improving bone strength and muscle tone. Low impact. Functional exercises using equipment and own body weight. Great social exercise
Great for improving co-ordination
Cardio-vascular improvement, lowering heart rate
Full body aerobic and toning workout
Aqua Aerobics Exercise based around aerobic moves but in water. Music is used to set the pace and rhythm of the movements. In the water the body becomes the piece of equipment. Various movements can increase water support or water resistance. Both beginners and advanced benefit from the variety and effort and speed can be adjusted to each person’s needs. Some equipment can be added to enhance water resistance or support. Warm water helps to mobilise the joints, assisting the prevention of osteoporosis.
There are no sharp, quick movements, which is great for those with poor co-ordination.
Muscles toned in balance by water resistance, improving metabolic rate cardio-vascular function, lowering heart rate.
High fat burner and calorie expenditure.
Helps lower blood pressure (BP) and improves lung capacity.
Redistributes fluid retention.
Improves flexibility.
Lower weight bearing due to the buoyancy of the water means it is good for arthritis, rehabilitation and back problems
Body Blitz This class is designed to give an all over full body toning and aerobic experience. The class is set to cater for all fitness levels, easier and harder alternatives will be given to every exercise whilst attaining the added motivation that group exercise creates. Full body aerobic and toning workout.
Increases stamina and endurance.
Builds strength.
Increases energy levels.
Increases flexibility.
A great calorie burner.
Box N' Tone Take the stress out of your day and punch your way to fitness. Using pads and gloves along with a variety of other equipment to achieve a total body workout. Full body aerobic and toning workout.
Increases stamina and endurance.
Increases energy levels.
A great calorie burner.
Bums Tums & Thighs Condition and tone those problem areas. Enjoy the music, feel fantastic while having fun. This is a popular, fun class with a serious purpose! This class isn’t just about looking great, but also about maintaining a general level of fitness that will keep you healthy and motivated in your work and personal life. Full body aerobic and toning workout.
Increases stamina and endurance.
Builds strength.
Increases energy levels.
Increases flexibility.
A great calorie burner.
Circuits Circuits is a fun fast fitness class. The class is based on a mixture of cardio exercises to improve strength and fitness levels. The class is a fast moving and well-motivated one. At each station you will be timed before moving to the next. Improves body strength.
Increases cardio levels.
Improves muscle tone, strength, and stamina.
Core Conditioning Conditions the many muscles that stabilise the spine, pelvis and shoulder girdle. These muscles help control movements, shifts in body weight and changes of direction. Improves posture.
Increases muscle mass.
Increases metabolism.
Reduces back pain.
Improves performance of daily tasks.
Improves sports performance.
Dance Mix Great songs, simple choreography mixed with coordination and enthusiasm makes for a great workout. Designed to burn calories and tone up those hard to hit areas. Great fun all round exercise.
Full aerobic and toning workout.
Great place to have some fun.
H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) High intensity workout class, includes body weight resistance challenges and fast paced exercises with various equipment. Improves your strength.
Improves your stamina.
Great calorie burner.
Full body workout.
Hatha Yoga Suitable for all levels. Hatha is a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasises the forms and actions within yoga postures. Traditional postures are held in accurate alignment. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility and balance as well as concentration and breath control. This class is based on physical postures, deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body. Increases lung capacity and can help with asthma.
Improves muscle tone, strength and stamina.
Can boost metabolism.
Increases range of movement.
Can prevent injuries from occurring.
Can reduce stress.
Burns calories.
Kettlebell Circuits A circuit-based class consisting of different ‘stations’ around the studio, giving you a varied experience every time. These circuit classes includes the use of kettlebells (a cannonball with a handle). Big calorie burner that promises results. The use of the kettlebell adds an extra dimension to make your core work harder and your body perform more functional movements. All over muscle conditioning and fat burning.
Line Dancing A line dance is a choreographed dance class with a repeated sequence of steps. It is a great social class with a strong emphasis on fun. Unlike many other forms of dance, line dancing does not require a partner. Great social exercise.
Great for improving co-ordination.
Cardio-vascular improvement lowering heart rate.
Pilates Formed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s to rehabilitate prisoners of war. It is a conditioning for the whole body, which can be done in a relatively small space (mat). It involves isolation exercises for each muscle group. Helps to develop a stronger body core.
Safe and effective for all adults and fitness levels.
helps to prevent injuries.
Enhances circulatory and respiratory function.
Can help manage arthritic pain.
Can reduce muscle and tendon soreness.
Helps spine alignment and posture.
PiYo Includes yoga and pilates moves, easily choreographed to calm, stress free music which improve your physical and mental wellbeing. A power class of pilates, yoga and movement. You will sweat, stretch and strengthen in one workout. No weights, no bulk, just hard-core results. Improves flexibility and range of movement.
Increases core strength.
Improves cardio-vascular function.
Burns calories.
Reduces stress levels.
Focuses your mind and body’s consciousness using controlled breathing.
Pump ’n’ Tone Pump ‘n’tone is a really fast way of shaping up and losing body fat. It is a strength toning and conditioning workout. Really simple moves to cover the whole body. Lots of ways of progressing from beginners to experienced. Burn up to 600 calories per class.
Improve strength.
Improve general fitness.
Shape and tone muscles.
Improve bone density (help ward off osteoporosis).
Progress easy (increase weights, more dynamic moves, introduce a step, increase step height).
Studio Cycle Takes place on a stationary bike. As you pedal, motivational music is played as the instructor talks you through a virtual cycle ride outdoors e.g. “you are going up a hill now, you can see the top”. During the class the pace varies and the resistance also varies but you control the levels that you work at. Burns up to 450 per calories per 45 minute class.
Improves heart function.
Tones leg and core muscles.
minimal co-ordination required.
You control the pace and resistance so are always working at your own ability level.
Super Circuits Super Circuits is a fun fast fitness class. The class takes place in the main hall and is based on a mixture of cardio exercises to improve strength and fitness levels. The class is a fast moving and well-motivated. At each station you will be timed before moving to the next! Being in the hall allows for extended shuttle runs etc. to be included in the circuit. Improves your strength.
Improves you cardio-vascular levels.
Improves muscle tone, strength and stamina.
Tai Chi Experience the gentle flowing movements of Tai Chi and treat your whole body to a gentle and relaxing workout. Great for improving co-ordination.
Improves muscle tone, strength and stamina.
Can boost metabolism.
Increases range of movement.
Can prevent injuries from occurring.
Can reduces stress.
Total Tone Toning class for whole body and core Full body workout.
Great calorie burner.
Triple Challenge A mix of classes offering three sections of different exercises – aerobics, resistance and core work are focused on. Get a full body workout that will tone muscle, burn calories and improve your cardiovascular endurance all in one! Variation from the three sections also means the class will fly by!
Urban Funk Highly motivational and energised dance class. No dance experience is required, come along and dance your way through the calories to the funkiest music around! Simple moves which use multiple muscle groups. Huge calorie burner with high energy and fun in abundance! This class will help you with all-over muscle tone, increase your cardiovascular fitness and reduce excess body fat.
Yoga Yoga has a philosophical and spiritual focus, although yoga appears to be just a series of stretches, it’s actually a holistic practice steeped in ancient Indian culture that unites the mind, body and spirit through exercise, breath and meditation. Though styles differ, the formula is the same: Postures increase the body’s overall performance and health, the breath floods the body with oxygen and flushes out toxins, and the meditation creates a sense of peaceful wellbeing, creating a feeling of balance. Increases lung capacity and can help with asthma.
Improves muscle tone, strength and stamina.
Can boost metabolism.
Increases range of movement.
Can prevent injuries from occurring.
Can reduce stress.
Burns calories.
Zumba Created in Columbia, Zumba has taken the world by storm! It’s a choreographed dance class which is based around Latin and world music rhythms. This class mixes low-intensity with high-intensity moves to form an interval style class. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave the class.