Sports and Fitness

Aquacise (Water Aerobics)

Exercise done in water, or aquacise, offers a multitude of benefits and options. Aquatic fitness provides buoyancy, taking away most or all impact on your bones, joints and muscles, while the water adds pressure to your body, which comforts joints and internal organs and reduces stress on your heart.

 

Aquapole

From Italy, the Acqua Pole® benefits women and men of all ages and levels and is lots of fun.  A truly unique workout to reduce fat, strengthen your core(TRUNK), arms and legs and improves flexibility.  A definite cardio challenge too!

 

Aston Patterning

Aston-Patterning is an integrated system of movement education, bodywork, ergonomic adjustments, and fitness training that recognizes the relationship between the body and mind for well being. It helps people who seek a remedy from acute or chronic pain by teaching them to improve postural and movement patterns.

Ballet

An artistic dance form performed to music, using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures.

 

Barre Concept

BarreConcept is a creative 60 minute workout, which combines the precision of Pilates, alignment of yoga and the grace and technique of ballet. Add to this the strength from sports conditioning and you have all the elements of a typical BarreConcept session.

 

Belly Dancing

Throughout history, this ritualized expression has usually been performed for other women, generally during fertility rites or parties preparing a young woman for marriage. In most cases, the presence of men is not permitted.

Belly dancing is natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure with movements emanating from the torso rather than in the legs and feet. The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form. Belly dancing is generally performed barefoot, thought by many to emphasize the intimate physical connection between the dancer, her expression, and Mother Earth.

 

Biodanza

Means the dance of life. Can be used as a method for self development using music and movement.

 

Bio Kinetics

Biokinetics describes the science of movement and its application in rehabilitative treatment of performance. The primary function of biokinetics is to improve physical performance whilst promoting health, maintenance of physical performance and rehabilitation through physical activity based therapy.

 

Biomechanics Method

The BioMechanics Method (TBMM) is the world’s premier step-by-step corrective exercise education program designed to teach health and fitness professionals how to effectively work with people who experience muscle and joint pain.

 

Body Attack

Les Mills BODYATTACK is a sports-inspired cardio workout for building both strength and stamina. It combines athletic aerobic movements with strength and stabilisation exercises to create a killer workout that gets results.

 

Body Conditioning

Body Conditioning classes promise an all-round workout for all parts of your body, they’re a high energy, high impact session combining aerobics and toning in one class.

 

Boxercise

Boxercise is an exercise class based on the training concepts boxers use to keep fit. Classes can take a variety of formats but a typical one may involve shadow-boxing, skipping, hitting pads, kicking punchbags, press-ups, shuttle-runs and sit-ups.

Cardio Kickboxing

Cardio kickboxing is a group fitness class that combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio. This high-energy workout challenges the beginner and elite athlete alike. Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories as you build lean muscle with this fun and challenging workout.

 

Chakra Dance

Chakra dance is a simple technique to engage and balance your energy levels. When you Chakra dance, you work directly with your chakras in a powerful way, creating change at both a cellular and energetic level. Use it to re-ignite your zest for life.

 

Chek Exercise

The C.H.E.K Practitioner Program is ground-breaking. This four-level program is designed to be completed over two to four years as it draws inspiration from several fields of health and fitness such as orthopedics, corrective exercise, massage therapy, chiropractics, alternative therapies, and strength training.

 

Chi Ball

ChiBall is a balanced mind/body health and fitness concept based on TCM, colour and aroma therapy, and incorporates six main movement modalities: Tai Chi and Qi Gong cleanses, rejuvenates and refreshes the internal body by working with the breath and the meridian system.

 

Chi Kung

Chi Kung is an ancient system designed to harmonise body mind, body and spirit through meditation, therapeutic exercise and self defence. Also known as Qi Gong.

 

Circuit Classes

Circuit training is a fast-paced class in which you do one exercise for 30 seconds to 5 minutes and then move on to another exercise.

Dakini Dance

Dakini Dance is women’s creative, deep and yet playful way of connecting with ones body, sensuality, beauty and intuition. It brings women together and allows them to celebrate their gifts and awaken the goddess within through the medium of dance, rituals and heart opening exercises.

 

Dance, Rhythms and Movements

Rhythm is the pattern of movement duration and movement accents. The rhythm of dance movements is often closely associated with the rhythm of the music

Educational Kinesiology

Educational Kinesiology is a movement based system, designed to improve a range of learning, attention and behavioural skills.

Feldenkrais Method

The method aims to make the client more away of their movement, breathing and posture. It can be used to improve posture, balance and coordination and continuing self development.

 

Fitball/Swissball

Fitball is are a great way to workout virtually every muscle within your body. Theses classes will improve your balance and strengthen all areas of the abdomen/back.

 

Fitbox Training

Fitbox Method is designed to offer a 2-for-1(burn and tone) total body workout that will get you burning calories while building and toning lean muscle. It is the most revolutionary workout you’ll ever experience. … A typical Fitbox Method workout consists of: 30 minutes cardio boxing. 20 minutes resistance training.

 

Flexercise

Flexercise is a fun, chair-based activity session run by trained volunteers in sheltered housing common rooms, active living centres and other places where older people meet.

Grinberg Method

Teaching people to make life changes via skills learned through the body. Can be offered in one to one sessions as well as in groups.

Health Coaching

Health coaching services are designed to support people to effectively self-manage, while delivering substantive benefit to health and social care.

 

Health Kinesiology

Kinesiology is a powerful and safe hands on approach to natural health care. It works on every aspect of health, physical, psychological, nutritional and spiritual wellbeing.

Inamojo

Inamojo™ is a new wellbeing program for children of primary-school age, weaving together stories, movement, art, meditation, and specially composed music

Kettlebells

Dumbbells are great for building muscle and strength with slow, controlled movements while kettlebell training involves the entire body and focuses on endurance, power and dynamic movements.

 

Khai-Bo

Khai-Bo is an aerobic workout to pumping music using martial arts moves

Medau Rhythmic Movement

Medau is a dance based workout for groups. The workout will involve cardio, as well as moves to aid strength, suppleness and stretch. Classes generally have a varied pace and mood with a variety of music and rhythm.

Nia Technique

Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.

Pilates

A range of exercises that focus on stretching and strengthening the body as a whole which in turn improves balance, muscle strength, flexibility and posture.

Related Article: What is Pilates?

Qi Gong

See Chi Kung

Rhythmic Movement Training

Rhythmic Movement Training is a movement based, primitive (infant or neo-natal) reflex integration program that uses developmental movements, gentle isometric pressure and self-awareness to rebuild the foundations necessary to help overcome learning, sensory, emotional and behavioural challenges for children and adults.

Spin

Indoor cycling (aka “spinning,” its trademarked name) is a cardiovascular, butt-kicking workout that takes us on a stationary but sweaty ride of our life.

 

Stability Ball Training

The stability ball (also called an exercise ball, Swiss ball, or physioball) is a simple yet versatile piece of training equipment that you can use to train your whole body with fun and innovative moves. Stability ball training is effective in building balance, stability, and pillar strength.

 

Step-Aerobics

Step aerobics is a choreographed routine of stepping up and down on a rectangular, square, or circular platform (or, in the case of BOSU, a domed, flexible apparatus). Many classes combine step aerobicswith body sculpting, jumping rope, sliding, or funk aerobics.

 

Story Dance

 

Swiss Ball

The stability ball (also called an exercise ball, Swiss ball, or physioball) is a simple yet versatile piece of training equipment that you can use to train your whole body with fun and innovative moves. Stability ball training is effective in building balance, stability, and pillar strength.

Tai Chi

Also known as Tai chi chuan. A combination of deep breathing, relaxation and slow, gentle movements. can help to reduce stress, improve balance and general mobility and increase muscle strength in the legs.

Walking Innovation

Walk Innovation’s Active Energy System. Increase your chances of living longer with no diets, no gyms and no nonsense.

 

Water Fitness

Also known as aqua aerobics

Zumba

Dance to great music, with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it

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