June 6, 2017 Jessica Tsang 0Comment

With summer fast approaching in Manchester, there’s no doubt many people will be looking to get ‘bikini body’ ready for holiday. This might result in signing up or unfreezing that gym membership and spending hours in a packed gym to reach the short term goal. According to the the Fitness Industry Association, 12% of people who sign up to the gym, most will have quit or stop going after 24 weeks.

An alternative? Well.. fitness classes!. It’s a whole different experience, and a very fun one (let’s face it – not everyone loves running on the treadmill)! You can find a range of fitness classes in Manchester, some which you’d never knew even existed.

Here are five fitness classes to try in Manchester:

1. Sunrise Yoga.


Where? Old Granada Studios, Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3JE.
Price? £6
Book class here

There are many benefits in practising yoga and especially in the early morning, such as setting your day right and giving your metabolism that boost it needs (see more: 5 reasons to practice yoga in the morning).

On Thursday mornings, Vida Yoga does a weekly relaxing yet challenging vinyasa flow – the perfect way to start your busy day and stretch out those tight and tired muscles in a relaxing, candlelit environment. All equipment will be provided, just make sure to wear something you feel comfortable in and you’re all set.

2. HIIT.

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Where? Gym and Juice, 64 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE
Price? £7.95
Book class here

HIIT (high intensity interval training) is great for those who like busting intense workouts in shorter periods. Gym and Juice is a trendy addition to the Manchester fitness scene, their bodyweight session helps burn body-fat, both in the session and then continue burning after the session has ended. Perfect for stripping fat, raising metabolism, boosting endorphins & increasing fitness.

We recently tried and tested their ASSpiration fitness class too, see studio spotlight review here.

3. Animal Movement.

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Where? The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF
Price? £10
Book class here

Animal movement is a a unique style of movements to make you adapt to your inner beast, exclusively hosted by our partner Fera. This class allows you to move in many different ways you never imagined your body could, using the floor and blocks to move around like an animal (yes, it’s time to crawl like a tiger!). If you want to know what exactly is animal movement, you’ll have to try for yourself!

We’ve hosted many MagnaPass events collaborating with Fera, including our first ever blogger event and MagnaPass launch event which have been a great success. Fera will also be teaching a free movement session at our all day fitness event Urban Retreat.

4. Aerial Hoop.


Where? Studio 25, 25 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PE
Price? £7
Book class here

Ever wondered what it is like to fly? Well.. lucky for you, you can do it right here in Manchester! Air Hoop is a new exciting way to exercise, build strength and have fun. The class is suitable for both complete aerial beginners and those who have some experience and wish to develop their skills.

We recently collaborated with Air Hoop for an experience day, see what our brand ambassador Emma had to say about the day here.

5. SUP Yoga.


Where? Helly Hansen Watersports Centre, 15 The Quays. Salford, M50 3SQ
Price? £12.50
Book class here

SUP Yoga is a very popular sport, not only is it a great way to get around on the water, it is a great work out too! Did you know you can do stand up yoga on a paddle board in Manchester? Yes, it’s possible and very fun. Helly Hansen Water Sports centre offer SUP yoga classes every Sunday.  This class offers total body conditioning, core and balance training with a workout that makes you feel like you’ve walked on water. Using your SUP board as a Yoga mat, you will experience a session of leg strengthening, upper body toning, and core exercises.


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