If you want to make 2019 the year you get fitter and healthier what’s the best form of regular exercise for you?
We asked various fitness venues to tell us why people should try their particular discipline.
Why pilates? Pilates is all about creating strength, stretch and control. It strengthens abdominal and back muscles, whilst providing a strong centre to work from. The equipment provides fantastic support for the body, and the mat adds that extra challenge.
What’s special about Everybody Pilates? Lots of things are special about EP, mainly our members. We love teaching all ages and abilities. With members ranging from ultra athletes to older clients who come in twice a week to stay strong and mobile, we feel well prepared for anyone who walks through the door. You will always receive a friendly welcome from our amazing reception staff, and our teachers will take care of giving you the workout you need for your ability. Plus Amy, who owns the studio, is 1 of 18 people worldwide to have received a training certificate from Pilates elder Jay Grimes.
Level of fitness required? Everybody is welcome – classes suitable for beginner/ intermediate and advanced, so you will always be in the right level for you.
Cost per month? £50 unlimited matwork. £90 unlimited Equipment classes (max 4 people) £130 unlimited access to all classes
30 Palmerston Road | Southsea | PO5 3QH
email@example.com 02392 838395
Why do Zumba? It’s a dance exercise that’s all about having fun, exercising every muscle, and improving co-ordination.
What’s so special about Gi’s Zumba classes? I thought I’d ask my class to answer this question, here are a couple of their comments: “Gi’s classes are always fantastic and never the same each week, so you don’t get bored”. “The atmosphere is always friendly and relaxed, everyone is welcoming, and I don’t feel embarrassed if I make mistakes”.
Level of fitness required? All levels of fitness welcome.
Costs? Classes range from £5 per class or £20 for 5 classes per month
Gi’s classes take place at the University of Portsmouth & Canoe Lake. call Gi for further details: 07706754566
Why Yoga? Yoga improves flexibility, strength and posture, it can also be an invaluable aid to recovery after injury. Yoga also quietens the mind and improves confidence.
What’s special about Lano? Taking time to look after your wellbeing can positively impact the rest of your life and the people in it. This is why LANO (Look After Number One) was born. The creators of LANO have built a unique space with two studios, one hot, one not, that offers multiple styles of yoga for the Southsea community in a safe and welcoming environment. Treatment rooms are also available.
We offer anything from drop-in classes to unlimited memberships, suitable for all levels, including beginners.
Cost per month? Intro offer for new Students: £39 for 30 consecutive days of unlimited yoga. Drop in un-heated class: £13. Drop in heated class: £16. Drop in 7am class: £10
10 Elm Grove | Southsea | PO5 1JG
firstname.lastname@example.org 02393 593 003
Why exercise outdoors? Any form of exercise will have a positive impact on your health, but outdoor exercise is also shown to have a real benefit to mental health too, building resilience and self confidence.
What’s special about Portsmouth Outdoor Fitness? Our trainers are committed to delivering sessions which are enjoyable and improve your fitness. With over 10 sessions per week, we ensure every session is different. Being outside also enables our trainers to offer variety to the workouts, as we aim to go to multiple locations on Southsea seafront. During every session, we run, from hill sprints overlooking the Band Stand, to a weights session on Southsea Beach. The team spirit amongst everyone is so high, and the positivity and encouragement everyone offers is unrivalled.
Level of fitness required? All levels welcome every class is tailored to a beginner, intermediate, or advanced fitness levels.
Cost per month? Try your first session for free.
Monthly memberships start at £27 per month. No joining fee. No contract.
Tristam Murdoch 07828 231834 |Find us on Facebook
Why have a personal trainer? To implement healthy habits that fit with individual lifestyles. A good trainer has the ability to motivate people to stay on track and to reach their goals.
What’s special about Sweat? Our team of trainers are committed to their client’s development, and are experts in their fields. They are kind, patient, and motivating, and we’ve created an environment free from the usual gym crowds and intimidation.
Level of fitness required? People can begin at any level of fitness.
Cost per month? Memberships start from £49 per month
166 Haslemere Road | Southsea | PO4 9AS
023 9283 7365 www.sweat.fitness
Why join a Gym? There are lots of reasons to join a gym – from setting and smashing new workout goals, to maintaining current fitness levels, to toning up, building muscle and increasing energy levels.
What’s special about the Village? Village is much more than a gym. Our members are part of a community, and they’re passionate about wellbeing. We offer over 100 classes a week, and our facilities include a pool, sauna and steam room. From our Monday night run clubs, to an exclusive indoor cycling experience, or our outdoor bootcamp classes, there’s always something new to try.
Level of fitness required? From gym newcomers to marathon veterans, everyone is welcome to workout with us.
Cost per month? Memberships start from £34 per month
VILLAGE GYM PORTSMOUTH |023 9200 6245
LAKESHORE DRIVE | PORTSMOUTH | PO6 3FR