New Exercise Classes To Try In 2024

Are you ready to kickstart your fitness journey in 2024? Bluecoat Sports is here to help you achieve your fitness goals with a full range of exciting exercise classes. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or a beginner, our diverse classes have something for everyone. Join us and discover the world of health and wellness as we introduce you to some of the hottest exercise classes of 2024.

Want to try out some of our classes for free? Come along to our open weekend on Saturday 27th, and Sunday 28th January, from 09:00-13:00. You can try out our facilities and classes for free and take a tour of Bluecoats. View our timetable of classes and book online to join us!

Indoor cycling

Start your fitness journey by hopping on a bike in our Indoor Cycling class. These high-intensity (HIIT) workouts are designed to get your adrenaline flowing and your legs moving. Build confidence and reach your fitness goals while enjoying energetic music and excellent cardio exercise under the guidance of our experienced instructors.

We also now offer virtual reality indoor cycling classes! With virtual reality landscapes, each class will take on a different format with our virtual instructors. These sessions will rely on you setting and sticking to your workout goals.

An indoor cycling class at Bluecoat Sports

The benefits of indoor cycling

Indoor cycling offers a multitude of benefits for both physical and mental health. These high-intensity, low-impact workouts are exceptionally effective for cardiovascular conditioning, as they elevate the heart rate and increase endurance. They are also known for their calorie-burning efficiency, making them an excellent choice for weight management and fat loss. The bike’s adjustable resistance allows participants to customise their workout intensity, catering to both beginners and advanced athletes. Additionally, these classes foster a community atmosphere, providing a motivational environment and a sense of camaraderie among participants.

Yoga

A yoga class at Bluecoat Sports

We have a variety of different yoga and mindfulness classes available to everyone. We have our parent and baby balance for new parents, where postpartum mothers can get back into exercise with lower-intensity classes.

We also run Tai Chi classes, which aim to balance you physically and mentally. This balanced exercise routine, led by our expert class instructor, will work your muscles, joints and tendons together.

The benefits of yoga

Yoga is a great way to improve strength, mobility, balance and posture and is beneficial for people of all ages and fitness levels. It’s not just a great physical workout; it’s also great for your mental health, emphasising deep, mindful breathing and meditation, which aid in calming the mind, reducing anxiety, and fostering a state of relaxation. Emotionally, yoga can be a powerful tool for self-awareness and inner peace, helping individuals cultivate a deeper connection with themselves and a sense of contentment.

HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)

Our HIIT classes are the perfect choice for those looking for a total body workout. HIIT is known for its fast-paced efficiency in burning calories and building strength. These workout classes typically combine short bursts of intense exercise with periods of rest or lower-intensity exercise. Our skilled trainers will guide you through these intense exercise intervals in our state-of-the-art studio, ensuring you get the most out of your workout. Get ready to push your limits and achieve results like never before.

A HIIT class at Bluecoat Sports

The benefits of HIIT classes

One of the primary benefits of HIIT is its ability to significantly boost cardiovascular health in a relatively short period. This training method is exceptionally effective at burning calories during and after the workout due to the increased metabolic rate it induces, a phenomenon known as the afterburn effect or excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC).

HIIT is also highly adaptable to different fitness levels and can be modified to suit various exercise preferences, making it accessible to a wide range of individuals. In addition to physical benefits like improved endurance, muscle toning, and fat reduction, HIIT classes can enhance mental resilience and focus as they challenge participants to push their limits and develop a stronger mind-body connection.

Step aerobics

A woman doing a step aerobics class

Step up your cardio game with our step aerobics classes. This dynamic workout combines step movements with upbeat music, creating a fun and effective way to improve cardiovascular fitness, tone your lower body and lose weight. You can choose the intensity of your workout by adjusting the step height, so whether you’re a beginner or an experienced stepper, you’ll find these classes challenging and enjoyable.

The benefits of step aerobics

These classes are particularly effective for cardiovascular conditioning, as they elevate the heart rate and promote better health. Step aerobics is also an excellent calorie burner, aiding in weight management and fat reduction. Up-and-down stepping strengthens the legs, particularly targeting the calves, quadriceps, and glutes. At the same time, many routines incorporate upper body movements that help tone the arms, chest, and back. This full-body workout approach ensures a balanced fitness regimen. The classes also improve coordination and agility due to the choreographed movements often set to music, making it a fun and engaging exercise.

Les Mills bodypump class

If you aim to build muscle and increase strength, look no further than our Les Mills Body Pump classes. You’ll target all major muscle groups in a full-body workout using barbells and adjustable weights. Choose from heavy or light weights as our instructors guide you through proper form and technique, ensuring a safe and effective training session.

Three women doing a body pump class

The benefits of bodypump classes

Body Pump offers numerous benefits for those looking to improve their fitness. Central to its appeal is the focus on building and toning muscle through a series of weight-based exercises, which also aids in boosting metabolic rate and burning more calories both during and after workouts.

The repetitive nature of the exercises helps in improving muscular endurance over time. Additionally, these classes are set to energetic music and are led by motivational instructors, making them a fun and engaging way to exercise. They cater to a range of fitness levels, as participants can choose the weight of their barbells, making the classes accessible to beginners and challenging for more experienced fitness enthusiasts.

Body combat

A group of women doing a body combat class

Channel your inner warrior with our body combat classes. This high-energy workout draws inspiration from martial arts and incorporates powerful punches, kicks, and strikes. You’ll burn calories and increase muscle mass through a mixture of karate, boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi and Muay Thai practises. After this ultimate cardio workout, you’ll leave the class feeling empowered, building whole-body endurance.

The benefits of body combat

One of the key benefits of body combat is its effectiveness in improving cardiovascular health, as the intense, fast-paced routines elevate the heart rate, enhancing heart function and endurance. These classes are also excellent for burning calories and fat, aiding weight management and body toning. The diverse range of movements, from kicks to punches, helps in building strength and flexibility, particularly in the core, arms, and legs. Body combat also improves coordination and agility due to the complex sequences and martial arts techniques.

Mentally, these classes can be incredibly empowering, as they build confidence in physical capabilities and can be an effective stress reliever, allowing participants to channel energy and frustration in a controlled, powerful manner.

Join us for our open weekend

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Open Weekend on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January, between 09:00-13:00. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample all the classes mentioned above—for free!

You can try all these exhilarating group fitness classes for free during our Open Weekend. Take advantage of this fantastic chance to explore our state-of-the-art facilities, meet our friendly staff, and experience the benefits of our fitness classes first-hand.

Book our fitness classes

Want to try out these classes straight away? We offer pay as you go memberships, which allow you to book and pay for the individual classes you’d like to attend. So why not sign up for a free PAYGO membership and book a class today!

At Bluecoat Sports, we’re dedicated to supporting you on your fitness journey. Whether you’re spinning, stretching, stepping, or striking our exercise classes have got you covered. Join us in 2024 and make this year your healthiest and happiest yet!

The Gallery Café Opening Hours

From Monday 19th February, The Gallery Café will begin a trial period in which it’s opening hours will be extended to Monday-Friday 09:00-18:30 & Saturday-Sunday 09:00-13:00. We hope you enjoy using the café facilities throughout the day.