Fitness & Programs

Willoughby Leisure Centre offers a huge variety of group fitness classes including Les Mills programs, freestyle classes, circuits, spin, boxing, as well as mind-body classes and aqua aerobics. There are also classes designed specifically for the over 50s and teenagers.

Classes are also held outside behind Willoughby Leisure Centre, Chatswood Oval, 139 Artarmon Road and the Joe Ciantar Studio in Chatswood. Members can attend all classes for free as part of their membership.

Whether you're a fitness fanatic or have only just decided that it's time to get fit, we have a class that will suit your fitness level.

Choose from classes designed to improve your general fitness, core strength and flexibility.

|  360 Express  |  Body Attack  |  Body Balance  |  Body Pump  |  Body Step  |  Power Hour  |  RPM and FreeStyle Spin  |  Zumba  |  Basic Training  |  Outdoor Training  |  Boxing  |  Pilates/Yoga  |  Gentle Exercises  |  Basic Low  |  Teen Fit  |  Aqua Deep  |  Aqua Combo  |  Aqua Power  |  Aqua Tone  |  Aqua Shallow  |

360 Express   

Hit your body from all angles with the all new 360 Express. This is the ultimate workout combining HIIT (high intensity interval training) and functional strength movements.    

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Body Attack

Intensity level: intermediate to advanced

Body Attack is a high intensity interval workout with simple athletic moves and advanced strength work. There are high or low impact options for most exercises depending on your fitness level.

This class helps to improve your cardiovascular fitness, heart and lung capacity, and coordination.

A Les Mills class, Body Attack offers a challenging but fun workout that burns calories fast.

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Body Balance

Intensity level: beginner to advanced

Body Balance is the ultimate reward for both the mind and the body. Classes combine the ancient art of Hatha Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi to loosen and strengthen your muscles, improve your posture and flexibility and teach you valuable relaxation techniques.

Using the popular Less Mills choreography, Body Balance classes provide a great way for busy people to relax. The classes also provide a balance to high intensity workouts.

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Body Pump

Intensity level: beginner to advanced

Body Pump classes are a great way to tone up your body. Classes work out all the major muscle groups using adjustable weight loaded barbells to uplifting music.

One of the most popular classes around the world, Body Pump builds lean muscle mass and in turn encourages rapid fat burning and fantastic muscle tone.

Body Pump classes use Les Mills choreography.

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Body Step

Intensity level: beginner to advanced

Body Step targets the butt and thighs leaving your body toned and taut.

The pre-choreographed classes allow you to become familiar with a range of routines so you can make sure you work as hard as you can. New routines are added regularly to help keep you motivated.

The addictive classes offer a variety of levels to cater for everyone, from beginners to the most athletic participant.

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Power Hour

Intensity level: beginner to advanced

Power Hour classes are high energy classes that combine pump and step.

Offering both high and low intensity options, the classes incorporate both cardiovascular fitness and strength training.

Combining a variety of training techniques, the classes supplement any fitness program or provide a complete workout for time poor trainers.

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RPM and FreeStyle Spin

Targeting your lower body and cardio fitness levels, spin classes will lead you on a journey of total calorie destruction.

The classes are held in Willoughby Leisure Centre's indoor cycling room and are a great way to shape your legs, hips and butt, and burn fat.

Choose RPM classes for a workout that stays in the 'saddle' for the whole ride, or choose Freestyle Spin classes for that extra challenge and fun choreography.

Headphones are required for this class. Bring your own or purchase a pair from Willoughby Leisure Centre.

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Zumba

Intensity level: beginner to advanced

Red hot dance steps, pulsating Latin rhythms and easy to follow routines will have you movin', groovin' and shakin' the weight off to the sexy, exotic rhythms of salsa, cumbia, samba, merengue and more!

Zumba classes are a fun, high energy way to lose weight and increase your cardio fitness levels.

You'll have so much fun you'll forget you're exercising.

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Basic Training

Intensity level: beginner to advanced

Mix up your training routine with this class. The workout will involve a variety of training methods including boxing, circuit work and weights.

Classes are suitable for all fitness levels.

Bring your own gloves for the boxing component or use Willoughby Leisure Centre's. Cotton inners must be worn and can be purchased from Willoughby Leisure Centre.

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Outdoor Training

Intensity level: beginner to advanced

Held in the fresh air behind the Willoughby Leisure Centre and at Chatswood Oval in the heart of Chatswood, the Outdoor Training classes are a great addition to your fitness program.

Classes involve a variety of training techniques including circuit work, cardio exercises and muscle toning work.

No two classes are ever the same! Just turn up to your first class.

Classes are $14.50 each or free for Willoughby Leisure members.

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Boxing

Intensity level: beginner to advanced

Boxing classes provide a cardiovascular workout, involving running, body weight exercises and partner work with equipment (gloves, pads, skipping rope).

Boxing classes will give you a complete workout and can benefit all levels of fitness.

You can work out at your own level with your partner and can rest assured you will always find these classes challenging.

Bring your own gloves or use Willoughby Leisure Centre's. Cotton inners must be worn and can be purchased from Willoughby Leisure Centre if you do not have your own.

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Pilates/Yoga

Intensity level: beginner to advanced

Pilates and yoga exercises help to strengthen your muscles and improve your posture, agility, core strength and flexibility. They also provide a meditative element, helping to relieve stress.

These classes are a great way to find your inner calm and to relax your body.

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Gentle Exercise

Intensity level: designed for the over 50s

Designed for seniors, this gentle movement class increases flexibility, fitness, strength and range of movement.

Join the group for a cup of tea after the class.

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Basic Low

Intensity level: designed for the over 50s

Basic Low is a strength and flexibility class designed specifically for the over 50s. All levels of fitness are welcome.

Classes involve low impact aerobics and light hand weights.

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Teen Fit

Intensity level: beginner to advanced teens aged 13-16

Teen Fit classes are instructed by energised and passionate trainers and involve a variety of fun exercises using the sports hall, RPM room and cardiovascular gym equipment.

This specialist program is tailored to teens and teaches healthy gym habit they will keep for life.

Classes cost $13.00 per class or are free for Willoughby Leisure members.

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Aqua Deep

Intensity level: intermediate to advanced

Aqua Deep classes offer a cardiovascular and resistance workout, using a buoyancy belt to help keep you suspended in the water.

These classes are held in deep water requiring users to have confidence treading water.

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Aqua Combo

Intensity level: beginner to advanced

Aqua Combo utilises both deep and shallow water.

Aqua classes use the resistance of the water to give you a total body workout. The buoyancy of the water also means there is no impact or jarring on the joints. Aqua classes are great for recovering and re-introduction to exercise, ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

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Aqua Power

Intensity level: intermediate to advanced

A high energy class designed to increase the heart rate. This class works through a series of exercises for specific areas of the body using the resistance of the water.

Aqua Power offers more intense aqua exercises, ideal for those looking for a harder workout.

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Aqua Tone

Intensity level: suitable for beginners, tailored to the over 50s.

A low impact muscular conditioning class in shallow and deep water, incorporating a variety of equipment for resistance.

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Aqua Shallow

Intensity level: beginner to advanced

A shallow water fitness class using water for resistance. Suitable for all fitness levels and ages. An excellent class if you are looking for a safe entry point back into fitness.

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