Boxercise at Empire Gym is a fitness class based on the training concepts boxers use to keep fit. Classes can take a variety of formats but a typical one may involve shadow-boxing, skipping, hitting pads, kicking punchbags, press-ups, shuttle-runs and sit-ups.
Whilst improving stamina, strengthening muscles and raising core strength, boxing training techniques also increase mental agility, improve hand- eye coordination, release your aggression, focus energy and concentration and build confidence.
We darken the room, get the disco lights going and start with a simple warm up routine. Then we work up a sweat dancing to floorfillers from 90′s rave to recent dance anthems. The routines are easy-to-follow and always have high or low impact options. It's all about fun, not about perfection. Take it to your level, keep it simple and enjoy the music with your glow sticks
- You get to dance to your favourite tracks without a hangover the next day!
- Dancing in the dark with disco lights means you can really let go
- Dancing with rave glow sticks gives your arms a good work out
- You'll burn around 600 calories in an hour
- You'll tone your muscles
A 30 minute High Intensity Interval Training class with Matt or Dave Weston inspired by our members who have shown such a desire and passion for a multitude of ways of training adding even more space and colour to the gym floor. By incorporating intense periods of work with short recovery segments, interval training helps you give maximum intensity while still maintaining your exercise form. The magic of high intensity interval training is that it keeps your body burning fat even after you leave the gym.
Empire Legs Bums & Tums will tone your quads and hamstrings, tighten your glutes and abdominal muscles by using high rep ranges and nothing but your own body weight you will definitely feel the burn and get results.
It’s a fantastic option for those who want to tone up and is a fun filled way to work out
BODYPUMP™ is a barbell workout for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast.
Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 540 calories. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.
RPM is a group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity. It’s fun, low impact and you can burn up to 675 calories a session.
With great music pumping and the group spinning as one, your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. In an RPM workout you repeatedly spin the pedals to reach your cardio peak then ease back down, keeping pace with the pack to lift your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness.
RPM is a great way to build up your sense of personal achievement. You can draw on the group’s energy and find your rhythm in the music. You control your own resistance levels and speed so you can build up your fitness level over time. It’s a journey, not a race!
It’s a short, intense style of training where the thrill and motivation comes from pushing your physical and mental limits. A high intensity, low impact workout, it's scientifically proven to return rapid results.
The 30 minutes you put into a LES MILLS SPRINT workout drives your body to burn calories for hours. You combine bursts of intensity, where you work as hard as possible, with periods of rest that prepare you for the next effort. The payoff? You smash your fitness goals, fast.
Circuit training for the more mature gym-goer.
Designed by one of our trainers with the more mature gym-goer in mind, the fantastically named Sliver Circuits for over 50's promotes the following:
- Improved mobility and flexibility
- Improved balance and coordination
- Reduced risk of falling
- Increased stamina and endurance
- Higher energy levels
- A general feeling of improved health
- Reduced stress