Whether you’re looking to kickstart a new fitness regime or just switch up a current one, there’s plenty of ways to get fit and have fun while doing so at one of Birmingham’s best alternative fitness classes.

  1. Clubbercise®

Take your workouts to the next level with Clubbercise®. A fusion of dance, toning and combat moves with low to high impact options for all fitness levels – all of which happens in a darkened room with disco lights and glow sticks.

With the invigorating music and vibrant atmosphere, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this unique experience for a night out rather than an actual exercise class – but don’t be fooled, one class here claims to burn around 600 calories!


Clubbercise®, Walmley, Birmingham, 020 7183 2718.

2. Pole Dancing

Flexibility, improved strength and body conditioning are just some of the amazing benefits you can expect from this fitness craze – in addition to some well-deserved body confidence.

More than your average workout, pole dancing is a surprisingly effective (not to mention challenging) full body exercise that truly tones from head to toe. Plus, you’re guaranteed to have a laugh and make some friends while you’re doing it.


Pole-A-Gise Dance and Fitness Ltd, Robanna House, 54 Cliveland Street, Birmingham, B19 3SN.

3. Aerial Hoop

Great for building strength and increasing flexibility, aerial hoop classes are the full body workout that you never knew you needed.

What may seem like a daunting fitness venture to newbies, the classes at Body Synergy cater to all levels and abilities. And with expert guidance, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how quickly you can perfect dynamic tricks, spins and swings – crowd-pleasing skills that will no doubt go down a treat at your next party.


Classes every Thursday 19.30 at One Fitness Academy, Papermill End, Great Barr, Birmingham, B44 8NA.

  1. Yoga Speed Dating

Kill two birds with one stone and enjoy a relaxing date while working on your downward-facing dog at The Humble Yogi.

Reap the physical and mental health benefits of yoga, with the added bonus of potentially meeting the love of your life. The yoga classes here are suited to all abilities, so the only thing you need to worry about is bringing a positive attitude.

Come for the yoga class and stay for the complimentary glass of vegan wine.


The Humble Yogi at Natural Bar & Kitchen, Unit 1 Sirius, Orion Building, 24 Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham, B11LT. £12 per 120 min session.

  1. Trampolining

Trampolining is the perfect aerobic activity for those looking for a low-impact workout with high-impact results.

Not only is it a dream exercise for your joints, but it also helps to tone legs, bums and tums while burning some serious calories.

The best bit? It’s so much fun that you might just forget you’re working out.


UNIQUE Bounce Fitness Sessions, 425 Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 1BT, 0121 356 7694.