Hang in there...


Get to Grips - Functional Training classes

Flexible working

Duration up to
45 mins
Level Active Light

Active Light

Easy twinkle toes. You might be raring to go, but as a new kid on the block, you might want to take it easy, just until you get warmed up.

Active Plus+

Energetic and frisky, you sure know your way around the gym, and can give most a run for their money.

Active Pro

You’re a force to be reckoned with. With your eyes on the prize, the rest of the class better watch out.


The only competition you see is you. So set your own speed, and race yourself to the finish line.

Functional training does what it says on the tin - it mirrors everyday actions like reaching, walking, carrying, lifting and bending so moving becomes that much easier. It’s all down to your body doing what it was meant to using seven primal moves.

It’s all down to your body doing what it was meant to using seven primal moves - push, pull, bend, twist, move, lunge and squat. So next time you stretch to charge your phone, bend to unload the laundry or carry a child to the car, you’re more flexible and niggle-free.

We mix things up with a handful of kit to put you through your primal paces (pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, moving, lunging and squatting) and get those muscles talking: TRX Suspension Trainer, Plyo Boxes, Battles Ropes, Bulgarian Bags and Kettlebells. 

Don’t worry, our expert friendly instructors explain what each piece of equipment does and how to use it properly, so you won’t be gymtimidated. 

This class is for everyone who wants to learn how to move better and feel more flexible. What’s more, functional training is a great addition to any workout - make your body stronger, protect joints and prevent injury. 

Using equipment helps you burn more calories, balance better and cope with the physical demands of daily life. Improve posture and your natural range of movement so everyday feels a little more effortless.

Download the Get to Grips with Functional Training work out card here >

Why's functional training good for me?

Why's functional training good for me?

  • Improves flexibility

  • Builds strength

  • Protects joints from injury

What will I do?

What will I do?

  • Use the TRX Suspension Trainer

  • Use Plyo Boxes and Battleropes

  • Use Bulgarian Bags and Kettlebells

How many calories will I burn?

How many calories will I burn?

  • 400

    calories per class
  • The harder you work, the more calories you'll burn.

What do I need to bring?

What do I need to bring?

  • VA_icons_kit_water

    Water bottle

    Plenty of water

  • VA_icons_kit_trainers


    Gym-appropriate trainers

  • VA_icons_kit_towel


    A towel to dry off with