Term Courses

Yoga

Yoga brings balance and wellbeing to the mind, body and spirit through stretching and strengthening practices (asana).

It also releases stress, anxiety and tension and increases energy levels through breathing practices (pranayama) and relaxation and meditation techniques.

By connecting thought, breath and posture Yoga aligns the mental physical and emotional bodies.

Yoga practice brings us back to the present moment to still the mind, expand the heart and return to self.

 

Term Course Dates
Day Time Dates
Beginners Yoga
Wednesdays
at Bishopdale
6.30pm Term 4
31 Oct – 19 Dec

Yoga courses run for 8 weeks, cost $50 Y Fitness members/$100 non-members Click here to sign up.

 


 

Pilates

Pilates provides a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training, engaging the mind and conditioning the whole body.

Pilates works several muscle groups simultaneously through smooth, continuous motion with a particular focus on strengthening the core or “power house” (abdominal, back and pelvic areas).

Learn the fundamental principles of Pilates in our Beginners Course.

Term Course Dates
These courses introduce the fundamentals of Pilates training and are a >prerequisite to attending the Pilates intermediate classes (on the group fitness timetable). First class is compulsory.

Day Time Dates
Beginners Pilates
Mondays
at Bishopdale
7.30pm Term 4
31 Oct – 19 Dec

Pilates courses run for 8 weeks, cost $50 Y Fitness members/$100 non-members. Click here to sign up.

 


 

Barre

Challenge your mind and body with a class that combines ballet-inspired moves with elements of pilates, dance, yoga and strength training.

The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.

Also, don’t be surprised if your class incorporates light handheld weights to bring the burn during all those reps, as well as mats for targeted core work. Suitable for all levels.

 

Term Course Dates
Day Time Start Date
Barre

Barre courses run for 8 weeks, cost $50 Y Fitness members/$100 non-members. Click here to sign up.

 


 

How to Register

You can register and pay online via the buy now links under each course dates section – please note there is a small booking fee associated with paying online. Alternatively, you come into the Bishopdale Recreation Centre and sign up at reception.
 


 

Specialised Sessions

Bring Your Baby

Have you recently had a baby and are ready to get back into exercise and meet other mums/dads? We have some options for you!

Group Exercise Classes

Our Bring Your Baby group exercise classes run three times a week:

Tuesday Thursday Sunday
Yogalates HIIT Circuit
(precrawlers only)
10.30am 10am 9.30am
Gym Sessions

Or you may want to get in a gym workout with your little one. We are offering the following days/times for exclusive use of our circuit room, along with other new parents:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri Saturday
11am-3pm 10am-12pm
Cost

All classes and gym sessions are $7 per time, or join up for:
$12.99 per week for unlimited group exercise classes, or
$16.99 per week for a full membership which offers unlimited classes and full gym use

 
 
 

 


 

Workshops & Events


 


 

Contact

P 03 359 8320 E bishopdale@ymcachch.org.nz

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