UoM Sport

Fitness Classes -Due to COVID-19 there are currently no face to face classes running at the moment,however you can work out at home with our Zoom & FB live schedule, see below.


Wellbeing Rooms location

Simon building

  • AR - Activity Room - G.66
  • DU - Dual-Usage Room - G.65
  • LGR - Large Group Room - 1.63

Sackville Street Building

  • H11 - Room H11


All classes apart from 'Drop In' need to be booked.

When attending Drop In classes please pay the teacher directly when you come to class.

Abs, Bums & Backs

Designed for those that want a quick blast. The class is purely concentrating on the stomach, backs and buttocks; you will be surprised what you can acheive. Wear comfortable movable clothing - trainers or pumps, T-shirt , shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms

  • Thursday 12:00 – 12:30 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon

Barbell Sculpt


This is the perfect 30 minute class to tone those muscles throughout your body using a Barbell with your weight preference. Each workout targets your legs, arms, bums and abs, giving you a great definition, helping you tone up and build strength.

  • Tuesday 13:35 – 14:05 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon
  • Thursday 12:35 – 13:05 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon

Barre Concept


An exercise programme that combines the precision of Pilates and Yoga with the grace and techniques of simple Ballet moves. The session elements form a challenging toning stretching and fat burning workout.

  • Thursday 18:05 – 18:50 | Wellbeing DU | Back soon
  • Friday 13:00 – 13:45 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon

Body Blast Express


A 30 minutes low impact, high intensity workout that will work you from top to bottom, using a step and hand-weights.

xercise even more challenging.

  • Monday 12:35 – 13:05 | Sackville H11 | Back soon
  • Thursday 13:10 – 13:40 | Wellbeing AR | Virtual
  • Thursday 12:00 – 12:30 | Sackville H11 | Back soon

Bosu Blast Express


30 minutes Full body workout using the Bosu. The Bosu means Both Sides Up and is a great piece of equipment that you can use both sides.

The Bosu can be used as a balance ball challenging your core or you can use it as a step to work your aerobic system. The session will blast your core from the front, side and back with the Bosu which will make every exercise even more challenging.

  • Tuesday 13:00 – 13:30 | Wellbeing DU | Back soon

Bums & Tums Express


A low impact class that focuses on strengthening the key muscles and tightening the glutes, thighs and stomach.

Express Bums & Tums

  • Monday 12:35 – 13:05 | Wellbeing AR | Virtual
  • Monday 12:00 – 12:30 | Sackville H11 | Back soon
  • Thursday 12:35 - 1:05 | Sackville H11 | Back soon

Cardioblast Express


Not for the faint hearted. This nonstop 30 minute cardio workout is all extreme. A workout that pushes you to your limit! Excellent for helping with weight loss and improving physical stamina. Water and a towel are essential!

  • Monday 12:00 – 12:30 | Wellbeing AR | Virtual

Dumbbell Sculpt


This is the perfect 30 minute class to tone those muscles throughout your body using dumbbell of your weight preference. Each workout targets your legs, arms, bums and abs, giving you a great definition, helping you tone up and build strength.

  • Tuesday 13:35 – 14:05 | Wellbeing DU | Virtual

Interval Training


Maximum interval training, provides maximum intensity exercise. This replaces traditional moderate-intensity exercise with maximum-intensity exercise, and trades short intervals of intensity for short periods of rest. As a result, people experience faster increases in cardiovascular fitness, and burn carbohydrates and fat more efficiently—as much as 1,000 calories per hour!

  • Tuesday 17:10 – 18:00 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon

Hula Hoop Express


In this class you will use weighted hoops around the waist which will work your entire body. The session is low impact and suitable for beginners. Learn the basics of hooping and progress into learning new tricks. Not suitable for pregnant women, and people who have had a gastric band in the last year or chronic back pain.

  • Tuesday 12.15 - 12.45 | Wellbeing DU | Back soon

Indian Club Swinging - Movement, Meditation & Strength

Indian clubs is rooted in the martial and yogic traditions of ancient India and Persia.

This beginners class introduces a relaxed and gentle approach to the ancient art of Indian Club Swinging, with a focus on relaxation, postural alignment and whole body flowing movement for flexibility, balance, strength and endurance. In flavour it’s more like Tai Chi than Weight Training.

  • Wednesday 12:00 – 13:00 | Wellbeing DU | Back soon

Kettlebell Conditioning


Designed to shape the body using light weights. It's fun, fast and burns the fat with super effective results - the ultimate all over body conditioning. Kettlebells focus the core using swing, snatch and jerk action. Every single muscle is worked hard. It develops endurance, aerobics capacity and strength. It’s a great fat burner and toner. Wear trainers or pumps, T-shirt, shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms.

  • Friday 12:00 – 13:00 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon

Friday Burn


This session is a 45 minutes of hard toning of the legs and buttocks and strengthening the abdominals. The work out is fun and tough.Prepare to sweat!

  • Friday 17:00 – 17:45 | Wellbeing DU | Back soon

Let's Sing

Led by choir Master Joe Chesterman-march

Come and join our fun Wellbeing Choir it is a in a welcoming atmosphere for all and for all abilities regardless of musical training. We will be singing in unison and in harmony; singing pop, folk and spirituals. I really look forward to seeing you all!

  • Wednesday 13:00 – 13:40 | Wellbeing DU | Back soon



Develop your balance, strength and flexibility in this popular class. The course will offer levels and take you through a series of standing, lying and side lying exercises. Wear comfortable moveable clothing (leggings, shorts, and a t-shirt). No shoes required.

  • Wednesday 17:00 - 17: 55 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon
  • Monday Express Pilates 13.10 - 13.40 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon
  • Monday 17.15 - 18.00 ( Drop in) | Sackville H11 Back soon
  • Monday Express Pilates with Resistance 13.45 - 14.15 | Wellbeing AR | Cancelled
  • Wednesday 12.00 - 12.45 (Drop in) | Wellbeing AR Live Zoom
  • Tuesday Express Pilates 12.15 - 12.45 | Sackville H11 | Book
  • Friday Express Pilates 13.35 - 14.05 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon



brought to you by Beach body – A combination of Yoga and Pilates moves performed at a fast pace giving you a cardio workout and burning unwanted body fat. It’s a high intensity low impact workout will give you the results you have always wanted.

  • Thursday 17:00 - 17: 55 | Wellbeing DU | Back soon

Step Blast Express


Express Step uses a step to go up and down , over the top and round the step adding moves on and getting the heart pumping. There will also be some toning using weights and body strength. This is a great all over body workout.

  • Tuesday 13.00 - 1330 | Wellbeing AR | Virtual



This session will use your body weight and the step, using the principles of high intensity interval training with choreographed simple routines to give you a really high energy exercises class.

  • Wednesday 18.00 - 18.45 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon

Strong & Fit


combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. In every class, music and moves sync in a way that pushes you past your perceived limits, to reach your fitness goals faster.

  • Wednesday 19:10 - 20: 00 | Wellbeing AR | Sporticipate

Tai Chi for Health

Tai Chi is a form of gentle exercise based on Tai Chi Chuan, a martial art from China. Originating in ancient China, the underlying principles of Tai Chi facilitate coordination of body, mind and breath to promote health, wellbeing and vitality. This class is meditative, calming, relaxing and fun, aiming to: relieve stress; improve postural awareness; mindfully, naturally and gently mobilise all joints and connective tissues; promote physical, mental and emotional balance; develop the ability to concentrate; encourage improved coordination; and develop overall health promoting fitness without strain. Tai Chi is proven to help with many chronic health conditions, and this class is designed to be accessible, safe and effective for most people.

  • Wednesday 10:50 – 12:00 | Wellbeing DU | Live Zoom

Tai Chi Ball

A fascinating and holistic mind/body exercise system which uses wooden balls to gently exercise the whole body. Rooted in the health and longevity movement arts of ancient China, these basic routines are easy to learn and fun to practice. Specifically, the exercises help to mobilise and strengthen all of the joints of the body through gentle whole body movements focused on relaxed circular, rolling and spiralling patterns of expression. Participants are encouraged to be mindful of postural and biomechanical alignments, and to move in harmony with their breath to promote a sense of relaxed energy and vitality. As well as being physically effective (building strength, flexibility and endurance), the exercises can help release tension in the nerves, enabling deep relaxation and helping reduce potentially damaging mental and emotional stress.

  • Friday 12:00 – 13:00 | Wellbeing DU | Back soon



The global dance/fitness craze combining a mix of dances from the world's rhythms. Zumba is an excellent, fun workout with simple choreographed routines combining the mix of dances rhythms from around the world including salsa, hip hop, reggae, samba, disco plus many more. It’s the ultimate body conditioning fat burning session. Wear trainers or pumps, T-shirt, shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms.

  • Thursday 18:00 – 18:30 | Wellbeing AR | Live Zoom
  • Wednesday 13:00 – 13:30 | Wellbeing AR | Live Zoom
  • Friday 12:00 – 12:45 | Sackville H11| Back soon


We offer many different types of Yoga. Have a look below to see which one suits you best.

Ashtanga Yoga


This is a powerful form of Yoga and is recommended for people who are relatively fit, and have previously practiced yoga and who want to improve their strength, flexibility and muscle tone. Please note Ashtange is one of the more advanced Yogas and is not for everyone. Wear comfortable moveable clothing eg. leggings, shorts, and a t-shirt. No shoes required.

  • Tuesday 17:30 – 18:30 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon
  • Thursday 17:30 – 19:00 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon

Hatha Yoga

Focus the mind and increase the flexibility of the body by using classical yoga and breathing techniques in a precise way to enhance the posture. Ideal yoga for the complete beginner. Wear comfortable moveable clothing eg. leggings, shorts, and a t-shirt. No shoes required.

  • Wednesday 12:00 – 12:50 | Sackville H11 | Back soon

Iyengar Yoga Beginners

This is a slower Iyengar yoga class suitable for beginners, those who want a gentle introduction to yoga practice, and those seeking help to recover from routine injuries or problems such as lower back pain, frozen shoulder, other joint problems, sciatica, insomnia or anxiety.

  • Wednesday 18:10 – 19.10| Wellbeing AR | Back soon

Iyengar Yoga


Iyengar yoga focuses on alignment and precision in the asanas (postures).We practice standing postures, forward bends, twists, backbends, inverted postures and pranayama (yogic breathing exercises). You will feel calmer, energized and more alert in your body and mind after the class. This class suitable for everybody, regardless of age and fitness levels. Beginners are welcome. This form of yoga holds the postures longer thus improving flexibility, strength and sensitivity in mind, body and spirit. Wear comfortable moveable clothing eg. leggings, shorts, and a T-shirt. No shoes required.

thighs and stomach.

  • Monday 17:00 – 18:30 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon
  • Wednesday 17.15 - 18.45 | Sackville H11 | Back soon
  • Friday 16.30 - 17.30 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon

Jivamukti Yoga


In this class, you will get everything you love about a Jivamukti Yoga Open Class; dynamic and vigorous yoga asana with meditation, yoga philosophy, compassionate living, and great music! Integrating all of the components of classical yoga practices in a challenging, fun, uplifting practice. The theme of the class will be based on the Jivamukti Focus of the Month. The practice is open to all levels of experience.

  • Friday 17:35 – 18:35 | Wellbeing AR | Cancelled

Mandala Flow Yoga


A free flowing Yoga class featuring simple dance and acrobatic elements for those wishing to challenge themselves to take their asana practice to the next level of Yoga.

  • Thursday 19:00 – 20:00 | Wellbeing AR | Cancelled

Power Yoga


Power Yoga is a dynamic class that is fun as well as physically and mentally beneficial, it builds strength, flexibility and balance through a series of sequenced postures. During the course you will learn inversion poses such as, head and hand stands. This class is recommended for people who are fairly fit and have done a little yoga before.

  • Monday 18.00 - 19.00 | Wellbeing DU | Back soon
  • Tuesday 17.15 - 18.00 | Sackville H11 | Back soon
  • Thursday 12:45 – 13:45 | Wellbeing DU | Back soon

Sunrise Yoga


Kick start your day with energising yoga flow session Sunrise yoga brings your body more energy and nourishes you with a positive attitude to fully prepare for the challenges of the day ahead.

  • Monday 8:00 – 9:00 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon
  • Friday 8:00 – 9:00 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon

Vin & Yin Yoga

This class is split into ½ Vinyasa Flow of Sun Salutations infused with standing poses and twist. The other ½ of the class is Yin Yoga in which floor-based postures are held for 3-5 minutes, this allows the body to slowly unwind and relax into the postures and stretching deep into the connective tissue.

  • Tuesday 18:30 – 20:00 | Wellbeing DU | Back soon

Womens Yoga

This class is based on Hatha Yoga, a gentle flowing Yoga, suitable for beginners.

  • Thursday 18:00 – 19:00 | Wellbeing LGR 1.63 |Back soon



This course is a combination of Yoga and Pilates, giving you an all-round class of deep yoga stretches combined with Pilate’s core exercises. Overall this class will strengthen muscles, stretch tight areas and improve balance and co-ordination. All levels welcome.

  • Tuesday 12:00 – 12:55 | Wellbeing AR | Back soon

Class difficulty level

- Easy - Suitable for beginners and getting back to exercise

♥♥ - Medium - Suitable for people getting back to exercise and regular exercisers

♥♥♥ - Hard - Suitable for regular exercisers and those wanting a hard workout

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