STUDIO & gym based CLASSES

Empire Gym classes are back with a vengeance!

Sensibly managed numbers, air exchange and air conditioning, and hand sanitisation all still in place, but the legendary Empire atmosphere is returning to its effervescent best.

Classes, all free as part of membership, and available to non-members too, provided by the highest quality, friendly and professional instructors, who will guide, teach, inspire and motivate you to achieve the goals you aspire to. Or indeed, just help you have a really good time!

Classes are for all abilities, for people from 16 to any age, with members in their 80’s taking part!

Member Class Rate £FREE

Non-member Class Rate £8.00




9:00am – 9:45am – RPM Indoor Cycle (Pauline)
10:00am – 10:45am – BODYPUMP (Pauline)
6:00pm – 6:40pm –  HYBRID HIIT (Matt) 
7:00pm – 7:45pm –  RPM Indoor Cycle (Pauline)
8:00pm – 8:45pm –  BODYBALANCE (Pauline)


9:30am – 10:15am – GYM CROSS (Matt)
5:45pm – 6:30pm –  RPM Indoor Cycle (Pauline)
6:45pm – 7:30pm – BODYPUMP (Pauline)


5:30pm – 6:15am – GYM CROSS (Matt)


9:30am – 10:15am – GYM CROSS (Matt)
12:30pm – 1:15pm – SENIOR CIRCUITS (Dave)
6:00pm – 6:40pm – HYBRID HIIT (Matt)
6:45pm – 7:30pm –  BOXERCISE (Dave)
7:00pm – 7:45pm – RPM Indoor Cycle (Pauline)
8:00pm – 8:45pm – BODYBALANCE (Pauline)


9:30am – 10:15am – BODYPUMP (Pauline)
6:00pm – 6:45pm – GYM CROSS (Matt)


8:30am – 9:15am – CORE FUSION (Matt)


9:00am – 9:45am – GYM CROSS (Matt)



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!


BODYPUMP is THE ORIGINAL BARBELL CLASS, the ideal 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-backed 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.


Ideal for anyone and everyone, BODYBALANCE is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life.

During BODYBALANCE an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm and centered. Happy.


On the gym floor, we set aside a session dedicated solely to up to 20 ‘senior’ participants allowing people to take part in a full body ‘circuit’ using a wide range of equipment and gym pieces while ensuring equipment cleaning and distancing can take place. This class will be targeted at a pace suitable for all and of course options will be available dependent upon ability.


Done in the first-floor class space, this is the ultimate hybrid of bodyweight cardio HIIT work and light equipment functional training.

Expect jump squats, burpees, star jumps, press ups and burpees – But also expect things like Hex Dumbbell Goblet Squats, Barbell Ground to Overheads, Dumbbell Snatches, Slam balls, battle ropes, sandbag thrusters and much more infinitely varied HIIT disciplines.

It’ll be fast, furious, and full of quick, sharp nimble movements with the addition of some of your favourite ancillary functional fitness equipment.

Intense! Fun! But don’t be fooled! It’s one of my classes, so it will work you hard!!! – Matt


The defining differences between GYM CROSS and HYBRID HIIT are clear!

GYM CROSS is on the gym floor and so utilises the vast array of equipment we have at our disposal there! And its more rugged!

Bringing in the Ski Erg, The Bike Erg, The Row Erg, The Air Bike, The Rogue Sled, The GHD, True Olympic Barbells and Bumper Plates the large Tyre to Flip, Deadlifts, Squats…. But don’t think I wont still include the bodyweight classics! You’re still doing Burpees!!!

Cross training at High Intensity at its finest.

Rugged, tough, muscle busting HIIT training!


My core class – some of you will have experience of already! (Matt)

Abs, obliques, your whole core including posterior chain.

Your 6-pack will of course get loads of lactic acid attention, but its way more than that!

Expect crunches, twists, holds, planks, walkouts, and all manner of challenging and varied core movements that will leave you feeling solid as a rock!!!


With Dave. Boxercise is a classic! A class of real fun and intensity. Boxing techniques, burning shoulder muscles, serratus muscles, triceps, back, core. And this is a cardiovascular workout to leave you with lung burn and a very sweaty brow! A superb all-rounders class brought to you by a very talented fitness coach!