There's a huge range of children's activities at our leisure centres this summer - Check out our summer guide for all the details at www.durham.gov.uk/summer
Group Exercise (GX) is an exciting programme of group exercise classes to help you get fit, stay active and feel great.
Whether you're a beginner or looking to take your fitness to the next level there's something for everyone in a GX class. Classes are designed to benefit all aspects of health and fitness and can accommodate different levels of ability from beginner to advanced.
Please note: some classes may have changed from the timetable advertised, please check with the relevant leisure centre before attending.
Ever wanted to try an exercise class? Our new introduction sessions allow you to sample and experience a variety of classes in a no pressure environment to help you start your fitness journey.
The sessions will run at:
Exercising in a group provides a fun, yet structured environment to help you achieve your fitness goals. By regularly attending the varied, vibrant and innovative GX classes you will discover that your fitness routine is more enjoyable than ever before. Our fully qualified and friendly instructors will motivate, support and advise you throughout your class to ensure your individual needs are met.
There are three levels of GX classes to suit your fitness goals.
Our GX Clubbercise classes in Shildon are currently not available. We hope that they will start again later in the year.
GX active offers a range of classes for people who are looking for fun and enjoyable starter activities. If you are brand new, returning to exercise, or have been referred by your GP, GX active classes can help guide you through your pathway to fitness. Some of the classes on offer across the county include:
GX fit offers classes for people who are looking to get fit and stay fit in a fun and friendly atmosphere. If you want to increase, or maintain, your current level of fitness, GX fit classes can help you achieve your goals. Some of the classes on offer across the county include:
GX plus offers classes for people who are looking for a challenge. These classes are high intensity for maximum results. If you want to push your fitness to a higher level, GX plus classes can help you achieve your maximum fitness ambitions. Some of the classes on offer across the county include:
We kindly request that you follow our group exercise rules to ensure all participants experience a quality class. Please:
MetaPWR is a new 30 minute high intensity workout class. The class uses power circuits, functional kit and exercise to work the muscles and boost the metabolism.
INSANITY classes turn old-school interval training on its head. You work flat out in 3 to 5 minute blocks, at maximum capacity throughout your entire workout and keep pushing your limits so your body has to adapt.
A blend of martial arts ranging from real boxing or boxing-style circuits to choreographed martial arts to music, these classes incorporate a wealth of upper and lower body moves. Combat-style classes are fun, improve cardio-vascular fitness and help de-stress the mind.
These fun classes are designed to test the cardio-vascular system and can be routine or circuit-style, gentle or high energy. Classes focus on specific areas of fitness and are suitable for various age groups.
Resistance classes involve the use of barbells, free weights, resistance bands, fit ball or simple and effective repetitions to tone, then stabilise the major muscle groups to help with posture. There is a resistance-style class for everyone and it's one of the best ways to burn calories.
These challenging but fun classes bring the outdoor cycling experience indoors (minus the weather). The bikes used are the latest in design, incorporating resistance and a brake. Classes cater for beginners through to advanced. Throughout you'll be encouraged to push yourself, whether climbing a hill, maintaining your pace or approaching the finish line.
There are a great variety of dance classes for all ages including, street dance, line dancing, cheerleading and ballroom. Coaches break the moves down before adding music to get your body moving. Watch out for new styles, like Zumba, as they come along.
A step style class is a great aerobics and toning workout using a step box.
Invigorate yet calm the mind with a great variety of mind and body classes:
Pool-based classes, using the resistance of the water and aerobic style moves. This is a great way to work out in a fun environment, while removing any impact on the joints. It is especially good for injury rehabilitation.