Group fitness & class descriptions
Get fit. Stay motivated - choose from 110 live classes per week, delivered by our expert team of Instructors!
A description of Group Fitness at Macquarie University Sport, our Group Fitness classes, news and events, the current timetable, information on how to book your session and our contact information are all detailed in the information boxes below.
Group Fitness is a range of classes of varying intensity levels, impact, speed, and choreography; all designed to maximise fun, while exercising with a group of friends and friends-to-be. Here at Macquarie University Sport we offer two types of Group Fitness; the traditional instructor-led classes, of which there are 110 each week, and Virtual Group Fitness, for those people who can’t make the classes in the timetable, desire a little privacy with their Group Fitness, or wish to make their own personal booking.
Group Fitness at Macquarie University Sport is an inclusion of membership and does not involve any additional costs. Our classes are delivered by qualified instructors across a variety of different trained disciplines. Interested in knowing who is leading your class? Check out their profile here.
Bookings are required for Group Fitness classes and can be done so via the Members' online portal, WarriorWeb, or at the front desk.
News and Events:
Group Fitness Classes will not operate across the Easter long weekend from Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April. Public Holiday class information can be found on here or via the WarriorWeb Members' Portal
Go Virtual and Win!
Are you a regular to Virtual Group Fitness? Interested in potentially winning a prize, simply for turning up? Attend any Virtual Group Fitness class for the chance to win your choice of a Fitbit or three 30-minute Personal Training sessions.
How to enter and go into the prize draw for your chance to win?
- Book into a Virtual Group Fitness class:
- Attend the Virtual class you’ve booked into
- Complete five short online questions after the class:
- Click here to submit your answers to go in the draw to win
Virtual Group Fitness classes are held in the Courtyard Studio on big 3x3 TV screens and are ideal if you’re looking for more flexibility in the times you’d like to attend classes or as an introduction to Group Fitness within a comfortable space. Bookings are essential and open two days prior to the scheduled class.
Try a Les Mills class, globally recognised for providing a memorable experience with the latest music and choreography that is scientifically proven to bring fitness results. All Les Mills Virtual classes are delivered by International Les Mills Presenters who will guide you through the workout with options to suit all levels of fitness and experience.
- Conditions of entry:
- Entries close Sunday, 29th April 2018
- Two prize winners will be randomly drawn and contacted Monday, 30th April 2018
- Your choice of a FitBit OR three 30-minute Personal Training sessions if contacted as a winner
- Enter as many times as you like to increase your chances of winning in the prize draw
- For entries to be eligible; must have booked in for the Virtual class, attended and submitted the online questions
Current Group Fitness Timetable:
A live time table is available on our Group Fitness Timetable page, click through to view here.
Group Fitness Class Description:
Interested in booking into a Group Fitness or Virtual Group Fitness Class? Check out which one suits you best with our session descriptions below!
Group Fitness & Virtual Group Fitness Classes
|ABT - Abdominals, Butt & Thighs|
An intense low impact toning class targeting your core, legs and glutes. Individually choreographed each week by your instructor, the techniques used in this class are derived from various modes of training such as Pilates, circuit training, resistance training and traditional sculpting exercises. Entry-level participants are welcome, as there is no running or jumping in this class. The class may involve the use of dumbbells, barbells, step platforms, Swiss balls, resistance bands and body-weight training.
|Aqua Fitness Class|
Incorporates a fusion of aerobics training, toning and conditioning challenges – no swimming skills required! Participants experience a low to moderate intensity cardiovascular workout and use a variety of aqua tools such as pool noodles, kickboards and water dumbbells for resistance training. The class is suitable for anyone - as long as you are comfortable in water that is about chest to waist deep! Held in the 25m indoor heated pool in winter and outside in the 50m pool during Summer.
You'll love the group dynamic that's at the heart of BodyAttack®, the sports-inspired cardio workout for building stamina and improving your speed, agility, fitness and strength. This high-energy interval training class combines athletic aerobic pursuits with sports drills, strength and stabilization exercises. Dynamic instructors and powerful music will motivate everyone towards their fitness goals - from the weekend athlete to the hard-core competitor! A new BodyAttack® class is released every three months with new music and choreography – just in case you're not fit enough already!
A fusion of yoga, tai chi, and Pilates style workout routines set to music. BodyBalance® builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centred and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance. A new BodyBalance® class is released every three months with new music and choreography.
The empowering cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai. Supported by driving music and powerful role model instructors, you strike, punch, kick and kata your way through calories to superior cardio fitness. Expect to tone and shape your muscles, improve your coordination and agility and burn loads of calories! A new BodyCombat® class is produced every three months with new music and choreography to keep you inspired (and perspired)!
The original barbell class designed to improve strength and endurance in your major muscle groups. You can burn up to 560 calories per class. BodyPump® strengthens and tones your entire body by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, bench press, and bicep curls performed to motivating music. A new BodyPump® class is released every three months with new music and choreography to keep you inspired and challenged.
The ultimate butt and thigh workout. It is the energizing step workout that makes you feel liberated and alive. BodyStep® caters to all fitness levels and you can increase or decrease the intensity of your workout by adjusting the height of your step platform. Performing simple movements on, around and over your step you'll be buzzing from the fun pop music! Each of the tracks in a BodyStep® class has a specific exercise focus, for example, the athletic blocks push fat burning systems into high gear and 'flava' tracks will have you grooving away. Together they create an energizing interval style workout. A new BodyStep® class is released every three months with new music and choreography.
Functional athletic training that incorporates a platform for cardio, power, strength, balance, and agility training.
A 30-minute workout which is based on cutting-edge scientific research. This program is the ultimate way to get a tight and toned core. With dynamic training that hones in on your abs, glutes, back, obliques and "slings" connecting the upper and lower body. This workout will leave you looking good and feeling strong.
|Moderate-High||Nil||Burn on average 230 calories p/class||Nil|
An indoor riding experience – no coordination required! Your cycle instructor will lead you through a series of self-choreographed rides to inspirational music, incorporating fitness and strength drills as you move through different riding positions, intensities and speeds. Cycle will improve your cardio fitness, burn a stack of calories and sculpt you a set of perfect legs. Anyone can participate and benefit from participating in this class and you may work at your own pace – or the instructor’s. For new participants, please arrive 5-10 minutes early so your instructor can demonstrate how to safely set up your bike so you may ride comfortably.
|Fit 4 Life|
Perfect for seniors and for entry-level participants just returning to the fitness scene. You will move through a variety of simple cardio and resistance exercises designed to increase muscular strength, improve your range of movement and coordination for daily living. Hand held weights, elastic tubing with handles and Swiss balls may be offered for resistance and chairs may be used for seated and/or standing support.
Focuses on asanas (postures) which enhance a healthy spine, improve digestion and can relieve effects of chronic stress, bringing the mind to a focused state to bring harmony into your daily life. This class is predominantly slow-paced and gentle and provides a good introduction to basic Yoga poses which aid to strengthen the body, improve flexibility, and calm your mind.
A style of yoga most concerned with body alignment, correct posture and awareness. Iyengar yoga is uniquely characterized by the performance of postures and breath practice with a strong emphasis on precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timing and the use of props. Asanas (postures) are held for varying amounts of time with benefits for participants of any age and level of fitness – the ability to face the physical, mental and emotional challenges of contemporary life with strength, vitality, mobility, thoughtfulness and composure.
A workout designed to optimize your muscle strength, flexibility and endurance. Pilates classes encompass a total body conditioning method that simultaneously strengthens and stretches your entire body. Pilates will help you increase your abdominal, hip and back strength, improve your posture and help reduce daily stress and tension. Make sure you reserve your place early – these classes fill up fast.
A pre-choreographed indoor cycling workout where you will ride to the rhythm of powerful music. Take on the terrain with an inspiring team coach who leads the pack through hills, flats, mountain peaks, time trials and interval training. Set your own pace or discover the athlete within and reach your endorphin high. For new participants, please arrive five to ten minutes early so your instructor can demonstrate how to safely set up your bike so you may ride at ease. A new RPM® class is released every three months with new music and choreography.
A physical workout which incorporates boxing and aerobic drills based on the training methods boxers engage in to stay super fit. The workout does not involve actually hitting anyone (or being hit). A typical class will involve hitting pads, punching bags, skipping, push ups, sit ups and sprints. This class offers people with little to no boxing skill to experience the benefits from the fitness the sport can bring. You will be educated on punching techniques and footwork and improve your punching power, hand-eye coordination, cardiovascular fitness, and leave feeling powerful.
A series of uninterrupted, smooth, relaxed, flowing movements that promote health benefits for anyone, leading to a harmonious balance of mind, body, emotion and spirit. Not only is tai chi a fantastic mode of exercise, it generates and circulates vital energy, or chi, around the body by following specific principles of movement, posture and breathing. Tai chi improves circulation, boosts immune functioning, and increases vitality, while improving muscle tension, flexibility and improving coordination and balance.
A flowing style of yoga that links the movement to the breath. Poses run together smoothly to create a dynamic seamless moving meditation. Vinyasa yoga includes sun salutations, alignment focused strengthening and stretching poses and finishes with a refreshing relaxation. Vinyasa is an energetic and motivational way to cultivate self-awareness and a healthy body and mind.
A total, all-round workout that you can tailor to your needs. Thirty minutes of aerobic work, 30 minutes of resistance training, 30 minutes of core training. Do 30, 60 or 90 minutes. The choice is yours. This one is perfect for beginners who want a small taster class but equally perfect for the seasoned fitness fanatic who wants a fitness challenge.
Dance like nobody is watching – or like everybody is watching! Ditch the workout and join the party! This dance fitness class is the latest and greatest craze, which works every muscle in your body. Zumba® classes include several dance styles such as salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, belly dance, samba and hip-hop. Zumba® is easy to follow, fun and effective – and it is our most popular program so be sure to book early.
Perfect for people who want to get some serious (core) work done. Pull up a chair and tone your entire body. Zumba Sentao® combines strength and resistance training with innovative dance moves, using a chair as your dance partner. A high intensity workout that focuses on defining your muscles, improving overall cardiovascular health and burning major calories. A unique way to challenge the muscles of your body.
Intensity, Choreography Impact and Speed Description:
Wondering how your Group Fitness class will be? Check out the information below detailing intensity, choreography, impact and speed of our Group Fitness classes.
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Our Group Fitness Instructors:
Browse through our Group Fitness Instructor profiles to see who is leading your class! All of our Group Fitness Instructors are qualified, professional, and driven to help you reach your goals!
How to Book Your Group Fitness Class:
Bookings can be made via the WarriorWeb Members' Portal or at the front desk of the centre with a Member Engagement Officer.
Bookings can only be made prior to the commencement of the class. They open 2-days prior to the scheduled class and close 5-minutes after the start time. If you wish to make a booking to a class that has already commenced, you will be unable to.
Tickets must be collected from reception and brought to the session before you enter.
First timer? Arrive at least 5-minutes prior to the commencement of the class to introduce yourself to the trainer so they can set you up and guide you through the workout.
Contact Us About Group Fitness Classes:
Have a question or query you feel hasn’t been answered? Would you like to know more? Contact us on 9850 7636 or send your enquiry to this page. Need an answer right away? Why not try the LiveChat feature in the bottom right hand corner of this page. We have a representative on standby ready and willing to help!