If you’re looking to refresh your workouts, find a group exercise class, or try something completely new, SoGlos has rounded up a host of sessions taking place regularly in Gloucestershire.
Encompassing everything from trampoline fitness classes to revitalising yoga, there’s something for everyone in SoGlos’s new sport and fitness classes guide.
Venue: The Isbourne
The lowdown: Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or complete beginner, The Isbourne in Cheltenham plays host to weekly Flowing Yoga sessions with experienced teacher, Ann Morley. Taking place on Saturday mornings, the fun and friendly classes promise to give participants an energy boost for the weekend, offering a well-rounded practice that’s suitable for all abilities. Designed to help improve balance and coordination, strengthen the body and increase resilience, Flowing Yoga can help you feel refreshed, focused and revitalised, encouraging a healthy body and mindset. The classes feature bodywork which lengthens and tones the muscles, along with breathwork and meditation to encourage you to embrace the present moment, calm the nervous system and centre yourself.
SoGlos loves: Offering a wide and varied events calendar that encompasses everything from meditation to aromatherapy and Reiki, The Isbourne has something for everyone. And if you’re looking for sessions to work on your health and fitness, there are plenty of regular classes to try throughout the week including revitalising yoga, Qi Gong and Tai Chi, and Pilates.
How much: Flowing Yoga sessions cost £10 each, or £30 for a four-session block.
When: Flowing Yoga sessions take place from 9.30am to 10.45am on Saturday mornings.
For more info: Call (01242) 254321, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit isbourne.org directly.
Venue: Funky Warehouse
The lowdown: Take your exercising to new heights at Funky Warehouse trampoline park in Cheltenham, which hosts Springfit exercise classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Suitable for all fitness levels and promising an enjoyable way to work up a sweat, the classes combine a challenging workout with plenty of fun too. During the one-hour session, jumpers can burn off some calories as they bounce around, with the exercise designed to strengthen and tone the whole body. What’s more, those who book five Springfit sessions will receive their sixth class free of charge, offering even more incentive to schedule them into your calendar!
SoGlos loves: Even if you’re not heading to Funky Warehouse for its dedicated Springfit classes, the trampoline park is perfect for burning off some steam regardless, with its special teen and adult sessions promising two hours of solid bouncing around – the perfect way to get active with friends. The lights go down and the music goes up during the evening events, taking place on Fridays and Saturdays, when there’s the chance to jump and dance to your heart’s content.
How much: Springfit costs £5 per class; buy five classes and get the sixth for free.
When: Springfit takes place from 7pm to 8pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
For more info: Call (01242) 300101, email email@example.com, or visit funkywarehouse.co.uk directly.
Venue: One Grove
The lowdown: One Grove is a specialist Reformer and Equipment Pilates studio located in the heart of Cheltenham, offering a range of services including mat and seated Pilates, Barre, HIIT, reformer and Yoga classes, run by a team of elite instructors and teachers. The studio caters for all ages, genders and abilities, and aims to inspire clients to benefit from better movement and health through the combination of yoga and Pilates classes on offer, which are optimised by physiotherapist input. One Grove has a wide range of sessions running from Monday to Saturday, with the packed schedule divided into a Class Timetable spanning mat Pilates, yoga and barre; and an Equipment Timetable offering Pilates Equipment classes. Pilates fans can enjoy a choice of floor-based mat classes that use a range of balls, bands and rollers to help achieve a strong, supple and balance body; the standing Barre classes, which combine Pilates with a hardcore workout offer a fun way to get fit; the machine-based Pilates Equipment classes are designed to give profound result; while there are also a variety of different yoga classes ranging from Vinyasa flow to seated sessions.
SoGlos loves: One Grove ensures that each person who takes a class at the studio receives plenty of attention and expert guidance thanks to its small group sizes, with spaces limited to four participants in each Pilates Equipment class. This ensures that everyone can benefit from private use of a Reformer, Half-Cadillac, Arcus and Arc Barrel.
How much: Prices start from £10 per class; prices for private sessions start from £34; prices for semi-private sessions start from £29.
When: Classes run from Monday to Saturday
For more info: Call (01242) 255111, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit onegrove.co.uk directly.
Venue: Leisure at Cheltenham
The lowdown: Whether you’re a attending as a member or an ad-hoc visitor, Leisure at Cheltenham hosts a wide range of exercise classes for all ages and abilities, with its timetable including sessions dedicated to strength and toning; cardio; mind and body; active lifestyle; and water workouts, in addition to offering junior classes and sessions for over 50s. Taking place in the centre’s various spaces, the class timetable includes everything from circuits, spin cycling, and Pilates, to Zumba, yoga, and aqua aerobics, meaning there’s plenty of variety to suit varying lifestyles, ages and fitness levels.
SoGlos loves: In addition to its classes and state-of-the-art gym, Leisure at Cheltenham boasts a large main pool with lane swimming available at certain times throughout the week. Ideal for those who prefer non-impact exercise while still getting a great workout, toning their body and improving their fitness levels, swimming is a great option.
How much: Pay as you go exercise classes cost £5.30, with concessions available, and are free of charge for members.
When: Exercise classes take place daily.
For more info: Call (01242) 528764, email email@example.com, or visit leisureatcheltenham.com directly.
Venue: East Glos Club
The lowdown: East Glos Club is a friendly and sociable sports club in Cheltenham, specialising in tennis, squash, racquetball and ladies’ hockey. Offering 28 tennis courts including clay, hard court and grass, there’s a surface for every type of game. In addition, 17 of the on-site courts benefit from flood lighting, so you can squeeze in a match anytime, night or day. It’s the perfect place for beginners, rusty returners and polished pros to improve their game; with a full coaching team on hand for one-on-one practice. East Glos Club also boasts squash, hockey and racquetball facilities, which are constantly being upgraded.
SoGlos loves: East Glos is also home to Cheltenham’s only racquet sports specialist store. The pro shop offers a wide range of shoes, branded clothing and sports gear, and even offers professional racquet stringing from its on-site experts.
How much: East Glos operates a membership system with discounts available to those taking out a family membership, young people between 18 and 25, students, and juniors. There are also dual membership options available for players wanting to take advantage of both the tennis and squash facilities. Memberships can be paid monthly, or as a lump sum. Coaching sessions are also available to non-members.
When: East Glos Club is open seven days a week, with tennis courts available to book from 8am to 10pm and squash courts available from 7:15am to 10:30pm
For more info: Call (01242) 230562, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit eastglos.co.uk directly.
The lowdown: A popular trampoline park in Gloucester, XJump offers an exciting high-energy alternative to the gym with its dedicated fitness sessions, taking place twice weekly and promising a brilliant workout for ages 14 and above. The enjoyable and exertive classes are led by a qualified instructor and are designed to provide a full-body workout, with the aim to help jumpers improve their fitness levels, get stronger, more toned, and aid weight loss. What’s more with ten minutes bouncing on the trampoline an equivalent cardio workout to half an hour jogging, everyone is guaranteed to work up a sweat – but not without having some fun. Suitable for all abilities, book a session and bounce your way to XJump… and to fitness!
SoGlos loves: There’s even more incentive to book yourself weekly or bi-weekly Fit sessions thanks to XJump’s reward card; every time you book a class you will receive a stamp on the card, with the chance to earn yourself a free Fit session after getting 10 stamps – a great reward for that hard work on the trampolines. What’s more, the Gloucester destination has much more on offer than just its fitness classes; home to fun facilities including a dodgeball court, foam pit, performance trampolines, basketball and more, XJump allows all ages to jump around and burn off some steam.
How much: XJump Fit sessions cost £5
When: XJump Fit sessions take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm
For more info: Call (01452) 221800, email email@example.com, or visit xjump.uk directly.
Venue: Brickhampton Court Golf Complex
The lowdown: Gloucestershire’s finest golf range that’s perfectly located between Gloucester and Cheltenham, Brickhampton Court offers a fully-carpeted driving range with 28 individual bays, each of which are sheltered from the elements. Providing the perfect location to practice alone, or take a lesson from one of Brickhampton Court’s golf professionals, a session at the driving range offers the chance to practice your swing and get some exervise. There are even plenty of comfortable lounge chairs so you can wind-down after your driving session, and catch up with friends over coffee.
SoGlos loves: Footgolf and Rugbygolf are also available at Brickhampton Court if you fancy trying something a bit different. As well as being easy sports to pick up, the low-impact nature means it’s also a great way to get moving if you’ve not exercised for a while, or are looking for some gentle exercise after an injury.
How much: Prices start at £3.40 for members and £4.25 for non-members for 35 balls.
When: The driving range is open Monday to Friday from 9am until 8pm. At the weekend you can enjoy some time at the range from 8am until 6pm.
For more info: Call (01452) 858600, email Proshop@brickhampton.co.uk, or visit brickhampton.co.uk directly.
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