What is it?

Aerobic means air and oxygen. In aerobic classes, you should still be able to carry out a normal conversation while exercising. If you are struggling to breath while talking, you are probably working anaerobically. When working anaerobically, you will tire faster and your muscles are likely to be sore once the exercise is over.

East Riding Leisure Beverley offers three different aerobic classes: Aerobics, Healthy Lifestyles and Zumba.



Aerobics is an ideal way to improve fitness and burn calories. Easy to learn, fun movement to music.


Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy lifestyles sessions are aimed at people who want to start taking regular exercise, have help with weight loss and learn about healthy eating. These classes are an excellent way to start exercising.



Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez during the 1990s. Now approximately 15 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 200,000 locations across 180 countries.

If you want to join a Zumba class, leave your aerobic step, exercise ball, and 1-2-3-count at home. Bring your dancing feet, gyrating hips, and a desire to move like you’re in a Miami discotheque.

Zumba sessions combine aerobic movements with popular Latin music and dances such as salsa, mambo, merengue, and samba. Squats and lunges are also included. Don’t worry if you’re not a Latin ballroom trophy holder. Just keep kicking your legs and swaying your arms.

Unlike a traditional aerobics class, you don’t have to worry about stepping or clapping in perfect time. Zumba movements are more free flowing. After a Zumba class, you’ll feel less like you marched in a boot camp drill and more like you let yourself go at a party.

Wear clothes you can easily stretch in but that aren’t so baggy they end up getting in your way. You’re going to work up a sweat, so don’t forget your towel and a generous bottle of water.


Apart from being an excellent accompaniment to aid weight loss, aerobic exercise improves muscle tone and increases the efficiency of your heart and lungs. It is also known that aerobic exercise helps to improve your mood and reduce stress levels.

Want to book a place on an aerobic class?

Call reception on (01482) 395230 and book your place now.