Are there classes for beginners?
Each Group Fitness class offers different levels to cater from beginners to experts to ensure that all of our classes are available for everyone to enjoy. Unipol encourages beginners to approach the instructor before the class to introduce themselves and allow the instructor to give handy hints to enjoy the class even more.
I want to do Pump but I've never used free-weights before. What should I do?
Unipol runs a Pump Intro class where the instructor covers Pump class technique for each exercise. These sessions run at different times in the year. Check out the timetable to see when the next Pump Intro class is running. This class is highly recommended even for those with previous weights experience.
I have an injury- can I still take part in the group fitness classes?
Depending on your injury- yes. Pump and Core include many non-impact exercises which will provide conditioning for the entire body. Balance is a great alternative also for injured individuals as it takes you through a series of stretches and exercises that complement most rehabilitation routines. For less damaging injuries, Cardio Core, Step and martial can provide low-impact options. Always follow the advise given to you by your health professional.
Who are the group fitness classes for?
Unipol's group fitness classes are for anyone wanting to have fun and get fit through rhythm. Male or female, young or old, big or small, short or tall, everyone is welcome.
Blast is a great alternative for those guys and girls that may feel co-ordination isn't their thing! Blast is a 45 minute high-intensity, non-choreographed, interval training class with guy and girl instructors. We use simple resistance moves (squats, lunges, press ups etc) with cardio exercises (e.g. squat jumps, and burpees) to elevate your heart rate and get you working harder than ever before. No co-ordination is necessary!
How often should I attend classes to maintain good health and fitness?
Our classes are designed to target different facets of fitness.
Attendance to one different class per day of the week will ensure that your body adapts both physiologically and structurally.
What if I have to leave a class early?
Leaving a class early is allowed. However, please be considerate and respectful of other participants by positioning yourself as close to the exit as possible.
If you do have to leave early, it is our advisement that you engage in an alternative cool down or stretching exercise as soon as possible.
What if I’m not coordinated enough for Step?
Everyone struggles with Step the first time they go. To help with your coordination and confidence we encourage you to try Step Fit before moving onto Step Up. We also have Step Intro class where the instructor covers the basics of a Step Class. These sessions run at different times in the year. Check out the timetable to see when the next Step Intro class is running.