Group fitness classes are a great way to help you get stronger, fitter, feeling and looking great in a supportive and friendly environment.
Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre offers a wide range of challenging and fun classes, led by the leading instructors, to motivate and inspire you to achieve your goals.
From weights, dance, aqua, Pilates, and Yoga, there is a class for every age and fitness level.
View the Group fitness timetable and book a class here
We offer Aquarobics classes several times per week with classes ranging from shallow water, deep water, as well as classes specially designed for seniors.
Classes are held in indoor and outdoor pools. All pools are heated.
There is no complicated choreography, just motivation, great music and good fun.
Aquarobics is an impact free exercise targeting:
- increased strength;
- toning; and
- cardio component for general fitness benefits.
Shallow water (SW) classes - Olympic pool
A workout in the outdoor pool utilising not only the water itself but the pool bottom as a resistance to increase cardio vascular fitness, muscular strength, definition and flexibility. Aqua fitness equipment may be used to enhance these benefits. Suitable for all. Duration 55 minutes.
Lite pace aqua
Gentle exercise in the water for beginners, those rehabilitating injuries, with arthritis or those who don’t feel confident in deep water. This class is held in a fully covered Program Pool, heated up to 31 degrees. A great way to begin or enhance an existing exercise program. Duration is 45 minutes.
Deep water (DW) classes - Dive pool
A great workout in deep water. Buoyancy belts may be used as floatation and back support. This is a NON impact class delivering similar benefits as shallow water Aqua. Suitable for all fitness levels, however, water confidence is required. Duration is 1 hour.
Seniors aqua (PP) – Indoor program pool and hydrotherapy pool
Similar to Shallow water (above), but designed specifically for seniors and working at a lighter pace. Duration is 45 minutes.
Power aqua is a full intensity cardio workout. This rugged water workout is sure to make you sweat even in the water. Suitable for everyone. Duration is 45 minutes.
Les Mills classes
A Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance.
Punch! Jab! Hook! Kick! the fat away. Fight your way to overall fitness and the body shape you deserve. Body Combat is a martial arts workout combining Karate, Boxing and Tai Chi to name a few in a fun low impact aerobic workout for beginners and advanced alike.
Is a fun, motivating simple to follow workout that gets you into fantastic shape fast. Pump is a non-impact class designed to give your body a complete workout using barbells and weights to music that lasts for an hour.
Is the indoor cycling routine workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music. Take on the terrain with your inspiring instructor who leads the pack through hills, flats, mountain peaks, time trials, and interval training. The duration is 45 mins and is suitable for all.
Mind and body classes
Our mind and body classes put the focus back on people. Exercise, a healthy diet and a positive mental attitude are the foundations of emotional and physical wellbeing.
Our personal approach to fitness is aimed at helping people integrate all aspects of wellness into their lives in a way that is unique to each one and in line with personal needs and aspirations.
An intelligent nurturing, non-competitive way of bringing all aspects of our lives and ourselves into balance and harmony. Has major therapeutic value and is suitable for people of all ages and physical conditions.
Is a slightly more strenuous form of yoga where you will test your muscles by holding postures for longer periods. Suitable for men and women of all ages.
Vinyasa means "breath - synchronised with movement". You move from one pose to the next with the breath leading your movement ensuring the poses flow together smoothly and seamlessly. This style of yoga is alignment orientated to maximise benefits and minimise the possibility of injury.
A combination of energy block release movements, graceful yet powerful sequences, breath work and relaxation. Dru Yoga relieves stress, builds resilience and conditions the body.
A modern fitness based yoga practice. It is an energetic yoga class designed to pump up the heart rate, build internal heat and improve overall fitness. Yoga poses are performed in a flowing sequence while connecting the breath to movement. The benefits of power yoga are both physical and mental benefits as it focuses on building strength, endurance and determination. If you're looking for a yoga workout to fire up the body and mind then try the Power Yoga.
Mind/body series of exercises performed slowly and controlled. Geared to improve posture, restore balance, align the body, relieve muscular tension/stress by targeting the abdominal and back muscles. Suitable for all. However pregnant women who have had no pilates experience are strongly advised not to take this class.
Get fit classes
HCT (Hard Core Training)
A high intensity circuit style class, using simple but effective moves and exercises. Like an indoor boot camp involving lots of cross-training. This class gives you a great workout combining cardiovascular exercise with strength training.
A great class essentially working both the upper and low body. A stimulating and effective class that burns fat and increases your fitness. A full body workout that will keep you moving the whole time. A great class to relieve stress.
This class is simulated to road cycling undertaken in an indoor class situation where both a musical landscape and the instructor’s words and actions are the guidance on a mental journey. The duration is 45 mins and is suitable for all.
High intensity interval training (HIIT), is a form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with body weight and equipment. The duration is 30 mins.
Stretching class keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. The duration is 30 mins and is suitable for all.
Gives you all the benefit and skills or riding a bike to its limits but with the safety and motivation of an indoor class. This 30-minute session will give you maximum calorie burn and cardiovascular fitness.
Abs, Butts and Thighs our old favourite. An intense warm-up followed by a blasting of “the bits”.
Combines low impact cardio, step and light weights, with a core focus at the end. This one works your whole body! Intense recovery periods, until you are too exhausted to continue. Session duration is 30 mins.
Core on the Ball
In this class you will learn how to activate and train the important core stabilisers that support the spine and work the body in a functional way utilising the Fit Ball.
Cycle / HIIT
The first component of the class is cardiovascular on the spin bikes. The second half of the class is circuit training which can be a challenging high co-ordinated workout using body weight and equipment. Suited to all fitness levels.
Box / HCT
This class combines the benefits of cardio boxing with the high intensity of our Hard Core Training (HCT) class. This class gives you a great workout combining cardiovascular exercise with strength training, with a full body workout that will keep you moving the whole time.
Zumba is a Latin-inspired fitness program that involves aerobic dancing and other cardiovascular exercises. The word “zumba” has its roots in Colombia and it means “to move fast and have fun”, which is exactly what the fitness program is all about. Exercise is done with upbeat Latin music to create a fun, party atmosphere.
Zumba was created in the 1990s by Alberto “Beto” Perez. The whole concept back then was to let the music move your body instead of doing repetitions and counting based on the music.
Various dance styles are incorporated in a Zumba class, Flamenco, Rumba, Mambo, Merengue, and Salsa are just a few examples of dances that are mixed with endurance and strength training exercises. Modern and international pop hits are also popular in some classes.
LPAC offers a variety of programs for the beginner, regular exercisers, those rehabilitating from injuries, and the more mature participant. These include aerobics, circuit training and aqua, all with uncomplicated easy to follow steps. For Seniors classes, participants must be over 50 years of age.
A combination of cardiovascular and resistance training with a balance component. The first component of the class is cardiovascular on the spin bikes. Designed specifically for seniors to assist with bone density, balance and increasing overall fitness levels. Some fit ball or free weights included.
The first component of the class is cardiovascular on the spin bikes. The second half of the class is circuit training which can be a challenging low co-ordinated workout using body weight and equipment. Suited to all fitness levels.
Total Body Seniors
This fun class will feature a total body experience starting with 25 mins of pre-choreographed strength and conditioning workout followed by a core and a stretch component. Suits all fitness levels.
A fun filled low to moderate intensity class for non-exercisers, people at risk of heart disease and people returning to exercise from a cardiac event (post rehab). This is a perfect introductory class for our Strong Seniors class or someone wanting to get moving again and is full of fun.
This fun class will move through a variety of simple cardio and resistance exercises designed to increase muscular strength, improve your range of movement and coordination for daily living.
Exercise and fitness for children with a focus on having fun and playing games. The essential goals of Fitkids are to improve children's gross motor skills, confidence, general fitness, coordination and flexibility.
Our aims include; encouraging participation, improving ability and confidence, making exercise enjoyable, non competitive and fun. Suitable for children 2-5yrs. Fit kid classes are not included in the membership.
Children will stretch, move and relax while they develop not only strength, coordination, flexibility and balance, but also body awareness, better focus and concentration, as well as self-confidence. Children will be introduced to yoga poses, breathing exercises and mindfulness through stories, journeys, songs, music accompanied by live African drum, yoga games and guided visualizations in a fun, non-competitive and supportive environment.