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You can see the classes that usually take place across our leisure centres below:

Classes

Prices

  • Non member (adult) - £5.85
  • Non member (junior) - £4.90
  • Get Active Discount Card holder (adult) - £4.55
  • Get Active Discount Card holder (junior) - £3.10
  • Get Active Plus Discount Card holder - £3.10

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20 20 20

A class combining 20 minutes of aerobics, steps and bums and tums, for an enjoyable overall workout. 

Aqua Fit

Exercise to music in the pool.

Aqua Fit is suitable for all levels of fitness including non-swimmers.

Boxhiit

This class involves non-contact boxing, aerobics and circuit training.  It helps muscular toning, strength and movement, whilst also improving balance, co-ordination and flexibility.

Cardio Circuits

Energetic, heart raising exercises in a circuit format for a full body workout.

Clubbercise

If you like the idea of a fitness class that feels more like a night out than a workout you'll LOVE Clubbercise®

Fun, easy-to-follow dance fitness routines using rave glow sticks to club anthems from 90′s classics to the latest chart hits taught in a darkened room with disco lights.

Because of the high and low impact options Clubbercise dance fitness classes are great if you're just starting out on a fitness regime or if you're already a fitness expert!

Dance It Off

Dance It Off is a high energy, fun,  dance exercise class with music from all eras and genres.  A great calorie burner and a full body workout which is appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Exercise To Music

This class is for all ages and levels of fitness and consists of selective movements to exercise and tone the whole body.

Fitsteps

Fitness that's "strictly" fun!

Designed by Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe from "Strictly Come Dancing", they take the very best of Ballroom and Latin, mix it with the latest proven ways to get fit FAST and deliver the most exciting, fun, fabulous fitness experience you've ever had.

Taught in a line dance style so no partners required.

High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.)

The ultimate body workout

HIIT - what is it? Short, intense bursts of effort followed by periods of recovery. The basic recipe? Go as hard as you can for a short period of time, rest, and then repeat. It's the intervals that allow you to keep pushing into your max effort training zone. Benefits of HIIT —Burn calories for hours after your workout. —9% more fat loss and 17% more effective than your standard aerobic or "steady state" training. —Get fitter faster - 30 minutes is all it takes.

H I I T (Class Insanity)

HIIT or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.

Legs, Bums and Tums

A low impact, high intensity workout to develop the cardiovascular system and lower body, concentrating specifically on toning the muscles of the abdomen, thighs and buttocks.

Metafit

A high intensity workout

This class combines the traditional bodyweight exercises with the latest high intensity interval training (HIIT) and Tabata techniques.

A 30 minute high intensity interval training which involves bodyweight exercises. It boosts the metabolism and it aims to push your muscles to fatigue and elevate your heart rate in the shortest time, so that you carry on burning calories for 24 hours after the class, making it the best group workout that gets big and quick results.

The short workouts can involve anything from push-ups and planks to burpees and squats.

Pump, Bar and Weights

This is a versatile class of muscular progression using body bars and free weights to strengthen and tone.

Stability Ball

A varied class where equipment can change but the overall aim is to increase core stability, flexibility and toning all of the targeted muscle groups.

Studio Cycling

This class takes place on a static bike and is a low impact, high energy workout using resistance and speed.

Step Aerobics

A high intensity workout which develops the cardiovascular system and tones your body, using a sequence of moves to music, whilst burning calories.

Zumba

Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music that creates a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system.

The Zumba workout is intended to tone and sculpt the body while burning fat.

Yoga and Pilates

Please note: Mats are not provided. You will need to bring your own, or you can buy one from the leisure centres.

Prices

  • Adult (non-member): £6.40
  • Junior (non-member): £5.15
  • Get Active Discount Card Adult: £5.15
  • Get Active Discount Card Junior: £3.60
  • Get Active Plus Discount Card: £3.60

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Yoga

The fusion of mind, body and spirit

These sessions follow the practice of Hatha Yoga, which concentrates on the fusion of mind, body and spirit.

Providing a gentle introduction through a mixture of breathing techniques, meditation and physical exercise.

Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Pilates

An exercise method designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance.

Suitable for beginners and intermediate level.

Les Mills

Prices

  • Adult (non-member): £6.40
  • Junior (non-member): £5.15
  • Get Active Discount Card Adult: £5.15
  • Get Active Discount Card Junior: £3.60
  • Get Active Plus Discount Card: £3.60

Find out about Get Active Discount Cards

Body Attack

Les Mills Body Attack is a sports-inspired cardio workout that's all about improving your speed, fitness, strength and agility.

Burning on average 675 calories per class you'll love the group dynamic that's at the heart of Body Attack.

Body Combat

BODYCOMBAT™ is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories* in a class. No experience needed.

Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu.

Release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ. Bring your best fighter attitude and leave inhibitions at the door.

Experience the driving music and powerful role model instructors which make BODY COMBAT the world's most popular martial arts group fitness class.

Body Pump

The ultimate resistance class.

BODYPUMP™, the original LES MILLS™ barbell class, will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast!

Great bodies aren't born, they are transformed, using the proven BODYPUMP™ formula: THE REP EFFECT™ a breakthrough in resistance workout training. Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you'll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning. 

This is the ultimate resistance class using barbells and free weights to tone and condition your muscles.

Resistance classes help strengthen bones and improve joint integrity.

A fantastic way to get in shape.

RPM™

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 pact to lift your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness.

**Results may vary.

Virtual

Les Mills Virtual workouts are movie-like versions of the live Les Mills classes that are a big hit in clubs worldwide.

These totally immersive virtual classes are played on a big screen through a pumping sound system and feature Les Mills' leading edge choreography and hit music, along with coaching and motivation from world leading instructors.

The end result is a truly inspiring experience that drives amazing results.

Prices

Virtual classes are included in all multi-memberships and those where customers have selected classes as part of their duo option.

Jarrow Focus prices:

  • Non-member (adult) - £3.50
  • Non-member (junior) - £3.00
  • Get Active Discount Card holder (adult) - £3.00
  • Get Active Discount Card holder (junior) - £2.50
  • Get Active Plus Discount Card holder - £2.50

Haven Point prices:

  • Non-member (adult) - £3.50
  • Non-member (junior) - £3.00
  • Get Active Discount Card holder (adult) - £3.00
  • Get Active Discount Card holder (junior) - £2.50
  • Get Active Plus Discount Card holder - £2.50

Classes available

  • BARRE™ - the modern version of classic ballet training. 
  • BODYBALANCE - the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centred and calm. 
  • BODYCOMBAT - the fiercely energetic and empowering martial arts based cardio workout supported by driving music and powerful role model instructors. 
  • BORN TO MOVE™ - the children's fitness class jam-packed with cool music and foundation fitness moves and fun games.
  • CX WORX - the 30 minute core training class that tightens and tones the abs, glutes, back and obliques. It improves functional strength and assists injury prevention like nothing else. 
  • GRIT™ Cardio - the 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, increase speed and maximise calorie burn.
  • RPM - the 30 minute calorie killer - for the ultimate ride. RPM combines cycling, choreography and motivational coaching techniques into one low-impact, aerobic and adrenaline-filled ride suitable for all fitness levels. 
  • SH'BAM - the ultimate fun and sociable way to exercise. This 45 minute class features chart topping popular hits and simple but seriously hot dance moves, making it the perfect way to shape up and let out your inner start. 
  • SPRINT™ - the 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, using an indoor bike. 
  • THE TRIP™ - a fully immersive workout experience that combines a 40-minute multi-peak cycling workout with a journey through digitally-created worlds. 

Healthy Lives

Badminton

Suitable for those requiring a gentle workout and who want to get active.  They are primarily aimed at the over 50's and those with long-term health conditions.

To take part in these classes, you do not need any type of referral.

Circuits 

Suitable for those requiring a gentle workout and who want to get active.  They are primarily aimed at the over 50's and those with long-term health conditions.

To take part in these classes, you do not need any type of referral.

ESCAPE Pain

ESCAPE Pain is a free 6-week programme that uses exercise, education and strategies to help you increase your ability to exercise and manage your hip and knee joint pain better.

This class is for those who are over 45, with hip and knee pain which has lasted more than 3 months.

Maternity classes

  • Antenatal Pilates - Pilates class designed for women who are more than 12 weeks pregnant. Women will need to bring pillows along to class. Mats are provided.
  • Aquamammas - Aqua aerobics class where baby stays close to you in a baby float while you work out (please note floats are provided).
  • Aquanatal - Aqua fit class for women who are more than 12 weeks pregnant. This class is suitable for non swimmers.
  • Mammalates - A Pilates class for mams where baby comes along too. Babies must be fastened into pushchair or alternative during the class.
  • Mums, Bums and Tums - An aerobic and toning class for mams where you bring your baby along too. Please note, babies must be fastened in a pushchair or alternative during the class.

For more information about the Health Lives Maternity Classes, please call Haven Point on 0191 424 7800 or Hebburn Central on 0191 424 7801.

Prices:

  • Get Active Card Holder - £2.75
  • Non-Member - £3.75

Attending a fitness class

Please make sure you arrive in plenty of time so classes can start on time.

You may be refused entry if a fitness class has already started.

You must be aged 14 or over to attend a fitness class. If you are under 16 you must be accompanied by an adult. 

Etiquette

  • It is essential that our fitness class instructors are made aware of any health issues that may affect you prior to participating in the class. (including pregnancy)
  • To record your attendance and "check in" to your classes, please use the tablets outside the studios. To record your visit, you will need to press your name and then enter the last four digits of your registered telephone number. The recording of your attendance is your responsibility, not that of the instructor, and advance booking privileges can be withdrawn for repeated non-attendance.
  • The tablet can also be used to book a space in an upcoming class provided you have your membership number and there are spaces available. Please make sure you go through this process as "dropping into" fitness classes is strictly prohibited.
  • For pool-based classes, you will need to use the fast-track kiosks at Haven Point and Hebburn Central to register your attendance. Customers at Jarrow Community Pool can register at reception as before.
  • Please try to allow yourself plenty of time to check in/pay, particularly when using the new check in process for the first time so that classes can start punctually. The warm up is an important part of the class and entry can be refused once the class has started. This is important during busy periods.
  • Please ensure that appropriate footwear and clothing are worn at all times. If in doubt, please ask your instructor.
  • No glass drinks bottles are permitted, only plastic, closed lid containers.
  • Children are not permitted to wait in classes whilst parents/guardian's exercise.
  • Chewing gum is prohibited.
  • Foul/abusive language will not be tolerated
  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be asked to leave.
  • Please respect others by placing mobile phones on silent or turning them off throughout the duration of the class.
  • Children under the age of 14 are not permitted. Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please do not enter the studio whilst a class is in progress and respect other users throughout the session and during changeover periods.

Book a fitness class

Book online

The fastest and simplest way of securing places in the classes is by booking online.

This can done through the STC leisure online services website, or through the STC leisure app.

Book through STC Leisure Online Services

Book through the app:

download the app using an Android device

download the app using an Apple device

In order to use the online services and mobile app, you will need to register yourself on the online system, see help to register for online services.


Other ways to book

Contact a centre

You can also book a class by contacting a contact centre.

You can contact any centre to book a class, it does not need to be the one you would like to attend:

Non-members can only book the day before the class.

Bookings on site using class attendance tablets (members only)

You can also book a class using the class attendance tablets outside of our studios.

If there are spaces available, you can enter your membership number and secure a place right up until the class begins.


When sessions become available

If you pay monthly or yearly, you can book sessions online up to 8 days in advance.

Discount card holders can book sessions up to 7 days in advance.

The list of sessions available to book online is updated at 7am.


How long you have to book

Fitness classes can be booked up until the class starts.

Alerts and notifications

Get an alert if a place becomes available

If a session is fully booked, you can ask to be put on the waiting list and get an alert via email if a place becomes available.

When you receive an alert, you will need to log in to book the available place. This can be done through:

  • the new STC Leisure Services app (recommended)
  • the STC Leisure Online Services website
  • an on-site kiosk
  • through a staff member (telephone or on site)

The first person to respond will secure the available place.

If you don't book the place, you will continue to get alerts as more places become available.

Please note: we are currently developing SMS/text message alerts as the second phase of our leisure online services, we hope to reintroduce these soon.

You can remove your self from the waiting list through your online account either through the app or the STC Leisure Online Services website. If you do not have an online account, please phone one of our leisure centres.


Notifications

You will get an email or text from us when you book or cancel a session.

We will also let you know if a session you are booked on is cancelled.


Make sure we have your up-to-date contact details

You can update your contact details and preferences through both the STC leisure online service website and our new leisure app.

You can also make, review, and cancel bookings.

If you need any help with your online account, please speak to one of our staff members on site.

Cancelling a booking

If you cannot attend a session, please cancel your booking as soon as possible so others can take part. Many of our classes are in high demand so please cancel when your circumstances change so others do not miss out unnecessarily.

If you have an online account, you can cancel a session by logging into STC leisure online services or through the STC leisure app.

If you do not have an online account, have issues with the app or the STC leisure online services website, a staff member can make the cancellation on your behalf. Please speak to a member of staff on site or by telephone.

If you cancel a booking within 3 hours of the session starting, a 'late cancellation' default mark will be added to your account. See default marks on your account.


Default marks on your account

You will get a 'default mark' on your account if:

  • You fail to attend a session
  • You cancel your place on a session within 3 hours of the session start time

Please note: We reserve the right to place restrictions on accounts and our terms and conditions state that three or more defaults in a calendar month will result in the withdrawal of your advance booking rights. You will be placed on a "suspension list" for 14 days and will only be able to attend a class or activity should there be spaces available on the day.

We understand our new system is a big change for our members. Therefore, we plan to put a "ten strike" system in initially to allow everyone to get used to the new procedures and understand the implications.

We still urge people to cancel in plenty time where possible, however we will allow an initial ten defaults before an automatic booking ban is implemented.

We intend to reduce this over time as people become more familiar with the new systems.

 

Help to register for online services

To book classes online, you will need to create an online account on STC Leisure Online Services.

You must be registered with South Tyneside leisure services to create an online account.

Both members and non-members can create an online account.

Existing members

If you have an existing leisure membership with South Tyneside Leisure Services, you will need to link your online account to your membership.

To do this you will need your membership number and any one of the following pieces of information you provided when signing up for, or updating your membership:

  • Postcode
  •  Date of birth
  • Phone number

Your membership number has not changed and is the 7 digit number that can be found at the bottom right hand corner of your Get Active card.

Once you have successfully completed this verification process, your registration will be complete allowing you to use your online account to make bookings and manage your membership.

New members

If you are not yet a member and would like to apply for a membership, you can do this through STC Leisure Online Services and by selecting 'Buy Membership'.

For more information on the types of memberships we have, see memberships.

For all new members a verification link is provided at the point of sign up.

Non members

If you would like to create an online account but do not have a leisure membership or have not used our centres before, we will first need to register you onto our South Tyneside Leisure system. 

To do this please speak to a member of staff on site or by phone. They will then ask for the following:

  • your name
  • your date of birth
  • an email address
  • a telephone number

We will register you in our South Tyneside Leisure services and give you an online services membership number. You will then be able to create an online account at STC Leisure Online Services.

If you have any issues or would like help creating an online account, please talk to one of our staff members on site or by telephone.


Downloading the STC Leisure Services app

The easiest way to make bookings, get the latest information, change details and get around our centres is with our new leisure app.

To download the app search for "STC Leisure" or use the links below:

download the app using an Android device

download the app using an Apple device


Add a quick link to online bookings on your phone or tablet

You can add a link to leisure online bookings to your phone or tablet home screen, to make it quicker to log in. 

When you are on the STC Leisure Online Services login screen:

  • On an iPhone or iPad, click the 'share' button on your browser, and choose 'add to home screen'
  • On an Android, click the three dots on your browser, and choose 'add to home screen'