Group exercise programme

Our group exercise programme has a wide range of classes to choose from—see what’s on offer and view the timetable.

University Recreation offers classes in Pump, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, HIIT boxing, Step, Power, and our challenging small-group 3XF workouts. Most group classes are held in the Dance Room, so you get to work out while enjoying a view over the city.


The Trimester 3 summer timetable runs from Monday 6 November 2023 to Sunday 25 February 2024. No classes will be running during our closure period, Wednesday 20 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024.

All group classes run for 50 minutes, except for HIIT 35/45, our express high-intensity classes.

Download the Trimester 3 summer timetable.

Class descriptions


Combines stretching, breathing, balance, strength and relaxation moves. It helps tone muscles, eliminate tension, and ease chronic pain.

Slow yoga

A slower paced yoga class that combines stretching, breathing, balance, strength, and relaxation moves.


A cross-fit style class combining weights/Olympic lifts and body weight exercises that adds variety, a challenge and new fitness skills to your workout. See more details about these classes below.


Based on a series of exercises that build core strength, improving the way your body looks, feels, and functions.

Active Stretch

Enhances flexibility and mobility and reduces tension and muscle tightness allowing you to perform everyday activities with ease.


A weight-lifting class to tone, burn fat and strengthen muscles. Load your bar to suit your strength.


Workout using a variety of step patterns using a platform. A great way to get fit, strengthen and shape the lower body.


A high energy, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance class. Ditch the workout and join the party!

Power cardio

Exercises based on the weight-training principle of progressive loading combined with cardio. A great workout for strengthening all your major muscle groups.


The first non-dance-based class from the Zumba fitness brand. Classes revolve around high-intensity interval training, but still focus on moving to the beat.

HIIT 35/45

A 35 or 45-minute-high intensity interval training workout using a variety of training methods designed to increase your fitness and overall strength. Combines body weight movements and cardio to provide an all over body blast.

Dance Party

A dance-based workout to get your sweat on while having fun learning new dance moves. An inclusive and encouraging class where no dance experience is required.

HIIT Boxing

A high intensity workout that teaches basic boxing skills, or develops the skills you already have.