Camden First Time User Guide- Fitness Classes
If you want to keep fit in a group setting, fitness classes are a great option. Each class is delivered by a qualified instructor, with 20-30 participants, depending on the class. There’s a huge variety of classes, with something for everyone. Instructors are always on hand to motivate you and support anyone less experienced in the class.
What to bring and finding the right class
To move freely and assist your balance, we advise you to wear comfortable clothes and trainers at an exercise class - so no flip flops or sandals. You don’t need to bring any equipment with you, it’s all provided. Just bring a bottle of drinking water to keep hydrated.
Our classes fall into five categories; these will help guide you to the right class for you. The full timetable of classes is available on the leisure centre webpage.
- ‘Let's Target’ classes focus on core stability and functional training, with bodyweight exercises.
- ‘Let's Move’ classes are fun, energising group activities that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
- ‘Let's Be Strong’ classes are motivational activities that will help you to strengthen and condition your whole body.
- ‘Let's Focus’ classes are lower impact and build on strength and flexibility, leaving you feeling refreshed and revived.
- ‘Let's Work It’ classes get your heart pumping. These are fast-paced, high energy classes.
Booking a class
You don’t need to be a member in order to attend our fitness classes, but signing up to a membership will get you cheaper access and allow you to book in advance. Our classes are popular so it’s best to book in advance if possible, particularly at peak times in the evening.
You can book classes online, at reception or over the phone.
Checking in and getting changed
We advise you to arrive 10 minutes before the start time of your class, this will allow you enough time to check in and find the class. On check in, you’ll be given a ticket for the class, you’ll need to give this to the class instructor to show you’ve booked for that class.
It will say on your ticket where your class is, with signs in the leisure centre directing you to the studio (or area) your class will be held in.
If you’d like to get changed, there will be signs to the changing areas once you’ve passed through the Reception barriers. If you are not sure where to go, our staff will be happy to help you.
Medical history and injuries
It’s important that you inform the instructor of any medical history or existing injuries you have when you get to the class. Our instructor will then let you know if you can take part in the class or suggest alternative exercises that might be more suitable.
Women’s only classes
Lots of our centres offer sessions specifically for women, where all instructors are female and the area is closed off entirely from men. Check the timetable on the leisure centre webpage for details of when these sessions are.