Five great fitness classes in Birmingham to kickstart a healthy 2020

Looking to get fit and healthy in 2020? Here are some great ideas for alternative fitness classes in and around Birmingham to boost your body and mind this year.

1Fit Camp UK: Health and Fitness Bootcamps

Fit Camp UK

Founded in 2009, Fit Camp UK are a series of outdoor fitness bootcamps located in Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield.  The 60-minute sessions are structured to include Body Weight, Boxercise Sessions with Gloves & Pads, TRX – Suspension Trainers, Circuits, Partner Work, Kettlebells, Tyres, Battle Ropes, Kick Boxercise with Kick Shields and include a 10-minute warm-up, 45 minutes of various workouts of cardio and equipment training and a 5 minute cool down with stretches. Delivered by expert trainers, each class is different and caters for all ages and abilities, with clients ranging from 16-65 years old.

Price: £10.00 per session

For more information, visit www.fitcampuk.co.uk

2Low Impact Aerobic Fitness and Body Conditioning

Low Impact Aerobics and Body Conditioning
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Enhance your health and fitness in fun-filled and friendly hour-long aerobics sessions that are designed for people of all ages and abilities. Delivered by fully qualified and licensed instructor Penny Mason with 25 years of teaching experience, the low-impact aerobic and body conditioning fitness sessions are available in Bournville and Smethwick from Monday to Thursday and include a warm-up, 30 minutes of standing cardio exercise followed by floor work that focuses on legs, bums and tums with cool down and relaxation at the end of the session.

Price: £7.00 per session or £36.00 for six consecutive sessions.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/PennyMasonFitness

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3Body Synergy Pole Fitness and Ariel Hoop

Body Synergy

Body Synergy offers lots of alternative exercise classes including Pole Fitness and Aerial Hoop at Great Barr, Quinton and BCU Edgbaston that cater to a wide range of people looking for a healthier and happier mind and body. Get stronger and fitter with Pole Dancing Fitness, learn to make some beautiful shapes and spins and improve your flexibility before enjoying some peaceful meditation practise with aerial hoop circus art. Sessions are suitable for anyone of any age and ability.

For more information, visit www.bodysynergy.co.uk

4Dance Classes at Heart Work Studios

Heart Work Studios

Opened in 2013 and located on Cliveland Street, Heart Work Studios offers a wide range of versatile classes for dancers including contemporary, Bhanga, choreography, commercial and techniques for dancers. With both morning and beginner classes now added to their timetable, there are lots of opportunities for anyone and everyone to join and learn new skills for the new year, just a 5-minute walk from Birmingham city centre.

Price: Sessions range from £4.00 – £9.00

For more information, visit www.heartworkstudios.co.uk

5Swimming and Aqua Classes at Birmingham University

Swimming at Birmingham University

Swimming is a great way to boost your fitness, burn plenty of calories and improve your overall well-being, and Birmingham’s first 50-metre pool offers numerous swimming sessions, aqua classes and Swimtag challenges to stay healthy. Located on Bristol Road, it is designed and timetabled to ensure there are always lanes available for members to swim. Aqua classes last for 45 minutes and are open to all adults of any ability.

For more information, visit www.sportandfitness.bham.ac.uk/timetables/pool