Class types

Stirling Leisure Centres offer over 150 group fitness classes per week across five locations.

See below for detailed descriptions of all our group fitness classes, refer back to the Group Fitness timetables for class locations, days and times.

Group fitness class descriptions

Aqua fitness

Aqua classes are a low impact exercise which can increase your heart rate and provide resistance training. Some classes use additional equipment including OKEO resistance equipment and underwater steps. These classes are great for seniors, pregnant women, injury recovery and a safe way to get back into exercise.

  • Aqua - A water exercise class in the 25m-lap pool, offering great stability and buoyancy as well as an excellent workout for all fitness levels
  • Aqua HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an evidence based approach to training which balances work and rest cycles to provide a challenging session. The exercise focus is whole body, and is perfect for participants od all fitness levels, who’re seeking a challenge
  • Aqua Step - Low impact step exercises in the heated indoor pool, increasing your heart rate and providing resistance training
  • Hydro Aqua - A slow paced water exercise class in the warm program pool. A low intensity class, perfect for those looking for a gentle workout
  • Hydro Aqua Pilates - An enjoyable and calming way to re-energise your day while strengthening muscles, and improving your posture, flexibility and balance using the natural resistance of the water. Suitable for everyone, whatever your injuries, physical condition or fitness level
  • Deep Blue - Deep water class tailored to all fitness levels to strengthen and increase cardiovascular health with the weightlessness of water

  • Deep HIIT - Deep water high intensity class combining interval training and aquatic resistance for maximum fat-burning and metabolism-boosting benefits.

Box Fit

A non-contact high intensity boxing-for-fitness class. Designed to improve fitness, speed, strength and muscle conditioning. No boxing experience necessary.

Core 30

30-minute core conditioning providing all the ingredients for a stronger body and reduced waist line.

Hatha yoga

A general category that includes most yoga styles. It is a system that involves the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises). This helps to bring peace to the mind and body, preparing for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.

High intensity interval training (HIIT)

HIIT involves short, intense bursts of exercise working to your own fitness level. It’s an efficient workout giving maximum fat-burning and metabolism-boosting benefits.

HIIT your max

Burn calories with this interval training class using free weights and body weight exercises. Running both outdoors and indoors, this class varies every week and is great for all levels.

Functional Strength Studio

The Functional Strength Studio is equipped with a range of equipment including a strength training rig, assault bike, Skierg, sled track, rower, battle ropes, kettlebells and more. The large range of 45minute classes are conducted by experienced personal trainers and will include HIIT and strength based sessions, and with small class sizes you will get results and stay motivated.

Skyhawk - StrengthA three part strength workout designed to test your muscular endurance while getting your heart rate pumping.
Vikings - StrengthA dual exercise circuit focussing on strength and stability development.
Total body -  Functional Strength/Cardio MixA mixture of functional strength and cardio based exercises designed to work multiple energy systems in the most efficient way possible.
Wolves - StrengthA tempo based strength workout designed to slow you down and feel the burn.
Inferno - CardioA cardio circuit using bodyweight and accessory equipment to test your limits of cardiovascular endurance.
Muscle up - StrengthA powerhouse strength class designed to develop your strength and hypertrophy in a superset style format.
Pharaohs - CardioA cardio based workout with sets arranged in a pyramid format offering a progressive workout to build your cardiovascular fitness.
Open Gym

Free use of functional strength equipment between 4:00pm and 5:30pm. The Studio will be supervised by a Gym Instructor who will be able to check form and offer general training advice.

Rolling CircuitCome in anytime during the class and get started. With new rounds starting every 2 minutes, you don’t need to be on time! The class consists of 10 exercises and you’ll complete 2 rounds of the room to smash a total of 45 minutes of functional strength and cardio.

Lengthen and stretch

Focusing on slow deep movements and holding stretches for long periods of time. The class incorporates pilates, yin yoga and dynamic stretches. Suitable for all levels.

Les Mills®

Les Mills® is a world leader in group fitness classes. Classes target every fitness and workout style, from weight bearing exercises to cardio workouts and martial arts-style. Les Mills® moves and music are kept up-to-date with quarterly launches of new choreography to motivating music. Ask your instructor for launch details.

Les Mills BodypumpUsing light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP™ gives you a total body workout. A barbell workout for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit - fast.
Les Mills BodyattackA high-energy fitness class with moves that cater for all. Combining athletic movements like running and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats.

Les Mills BodyCombat

This high-energy martial-arts inspired workout is totally non-contact and there are no complex moves to master. You’ll punch & kick your way to fitness.
Les Mills Body Balance

Ideal for anyone and everyone, BODYBALANCE™ is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind & your body. Simple yoga moves & elements of Tai Chi and Pilates.

Les Mills  CXWORX 

A 30-minute core workout, trained instructors guide you through correct technique with resistance tubes, weight plates, as well as body weight exercises. Exercising muscles around the core, CXWORX™ provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body. 
Les Mills RPM - RPM™A group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity. It’s fun, low impact and burns calories.


A style of HIIT designed to boost your fitness in 30 minutes. Get massive results in the shortest amount of time possible. It creates a metabolic disturbance, which increases your resting metabolic rate and maximises fat-burning.


A 30-minute circuit class using explosive, plyometric and body weight exercises, and resistance equipment such as ropes, kettle bells and sandbags. Using HIIT training, MetaPWR enhances motor unit recruitment and optimises increased calorie burn.


Improve your flexibility, strength and endurance in the entire body. Emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core also improving coordination and balance. May not suitable during pregnancy, please check with the instructor.

Power Yoga

A mix of Lyengar and Ashtanga yoga. Focusing on agility and strength. This class moves quickly and makes you feel energized.

Not suitable for beginners.

Stirling Seniors

Designed for the over-fifties. Low impact aerobics to promote functional movement and improve flexibility and balance. Classes vary between spin, weight sessions, boxing and stretch classes.

Spin classes

Self-paced indoor cycling classes to motivating music, targeting cardio endurance and leg strength


A 55 minute class - combines Spin and Boxing utilising boxing gloves, pads and spin bikes. Two great cardio workouts in one.

Spin and abz blitz

A 45 minute, self-paced indoor cycling class targeting cardio endurance and leg strength. Combine this with a 15 minute ab workout for a full body blitz.

Strength 30

A 30 minute whole-body conditioning class, challenging your cardiopulmonary system with frequent bouts of short athletics-inspired movements.

Step and burn

Great cardiovascular workout using step aerobics. It incorporates squats and lunges to strengthen and shape butts and thighs. Classes vary week-to-week to get a full body workout.

Strength & Tone

Weight based training to build strength and muscle endurance, aiming to lift heavier weights and build lean, toned muscle. This class will push you out of your comfort zone.


Get fit, active and strong with a fun and active class for teens. This is a structured group training session with our Personal Trainers, which will guide and deliver the tools to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Tai Chi

Slow and low impact movement suited for those who want to increase their lower body muscle tone and bone density. This has a positive impact on balance, fall prevention and mobility.


Practice of posture (asana) with emphasis on detail, precision and alignment. You will gain flexibility and stability. Learn the basics of meditation and stress management.