B: Active Community Exercise

B:Active Community Exercise is a supported exercise programme for residents of our local community.  It offers guided classes and social sessions particularly suited for those with any health or mobility issues.

Membership plans

From 7th May we've introduced a new membership structure for B:Active Community Exercise. Your new B:Active Community Exercise membership can be paid for by monthly direct debit, giving you the option to cancel with just 30 days notice, or purchased annually, which offers you an annual saving equal to 3 months membership vs paying monthly.

Your membership allows you unlimited access to the B:Active Community Exercise class programme, so the more you go, the more you save, and it eliminates the need to purchase PAYG or books of classes at the reception desk, saving you time too. 

Please note, there is a joining fee equivalent to one month's membership for new members who take our a pay monthly membership.  Annual payments do not incur a joining fee.

Note for current members:

All of the old-style B:Active Community Exercise annual memberships will continue to run until December as per the terms of the old membership agreement. In January 2020, all current B:Active Community Exercise members who haven't yet swapped will need to move over to the new membership in order to continue using the programme - but if the changes save you money now, why wait to switch?

Class descriptions

Aerobics In this fun session we put together various dance based moves into a short routine designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, co-ordination and agility. During the class your instructor will offer varying levels of intensity to suit different abilities, from the beginner to the more energetic! In addition, mat based floor work will include core strengthening exercises and stretching (chair based alternatives available). 

Aqua circuits A circuit based class in the shallow end of the swimming pool – great fun and suitable for all levels from the less fit to the very fit. We use equipment and the resistance of the water to challenge our cardiovascular fitness, muscle endurance and core strength. A fantastic all round workout without getting hot and sweaty.

Balance This session is particularly suitable for newcomers to exercise, especially those who would like to improve their balance or who may be affected by arthritis or osteoporosis. The aim of this class is to help reduce the incidence of falls by improving participants’ balance skills, co-ordination, muscle strength, posture and general mobility levels. The warm up is chair based and there is no floor work involved (chair based alternatives available).

Circuits This class takes an interval training approach - exercise stations are set up around the studio alternating between cardiovascular (heart) and resistance (strength & endurance) exercises. Participants spend up to 1 minute on each exercise with a 30 second break in between. The benefit of interval training is that we can work at higher intensities but for very short duration. Everyone can work to their own level, from the beginner to the more advanced exerciser. The class concludes with mat based floor work for core strengthening and stretching (chair based alternatives available).

Gym instruction You can use the equipment in the gym under close supervision from one of our specialist instructors. 

Move & Relax This is a more advanced balance class working on ‘dynamic postural control’, drawing on elements of tai chi, dance, Pilates and yoga. The aim is to improve balance skills, core strength, posture in motion, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. The class concludes with floor based exercises and restorative relaxation to rejuvenate and refresh.

Move & Tone This body conditioning class includes low impact, aerobics based movement with the option of using light hand weights to increase the intensity. The movements used reflect everyday functional activities – pushing, pulling, reaching and stepping. The pace is slightly slower than the Aerobics session to encourage full range of movement and optimal body alignment. We also use balls and resistance bands to challenge co-ordination, muscular strength and endurance. This is an all round workout which includes some floor based conditioning exercises and stretching.

Swimming Supervised by lifeguards but no instructor.

Yoga Improve your flexibility, strength and co-ordination as well as learning breathing and relaxation techniques. This class aims to leave you feeling calm, energised and balanced. The class consists of standing postures and mat based floor work (some seated alternatives can be offered). Suitable for beginners to yoga as well as those with some experience.

Health statement form

Please complete and return our community exercise health statement (PDF, 476kB) to the Indoor Sports Centre reception