Group X Timetable

Indoor Group X classes are currently unavailable due to Orkney being placed in Level Three in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. While these classes can not go ahead, we are offering an Outdoor Fitness class, please see timetable below.

We are also offering a varied timetable of online classes on our Picky @ Home Facebook group for ActiveLife members, please click the Picky @ Home page for more details.

Orkney Islands Council is also offering online classes, please follow the OIC Sport and Leisure Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Please note that due to COVID-19, there have been many changes to how we operate our Group X classes.  To find out the full details of the changes that have been implemented for your safety and that of our staff, we ask that you read the General Facility and Gym & Group X FAQ sections on our Reopening Plans page before attending a session. 



Group X Class - 45 & 60 minutes £6.40  
Group X Class – 30 minutes £4.55  

Click below to see a description of all classes we offer as part of our Group X programme.



AquaFit is an instructor led high energy and fun fitness class in which you perform a range of aerobic moves using equipment such as aqua dumbbells and noodles for resistance.

The water based class will help you increase your stamina and tone up all areas of your body. The water provides added resistance and support for a great challenge and actively reduces the amount of impact on your joints.

No matter what your age, ability or experience, AquaFit is an inclusive activity suitable for everyone.  

Aqua Zumba®

Aqua Zumba® is the get fit pool party!

The pool based class brings new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. It combines the South American Zumba® rhythm and dance steps with a pool party.

The class offers a fun but challenging, water-based, body-toning workout to liven up your working week with some Latin fever.

Aqua Zumba® Light

Aqua Zumba® Lt is a slightly slower and gentler version of the popular aquatic Latin-inspired dance class.

It’s easy to follow and, because your weight is supported in the water, it has little impact on joints.

This makes working out a splash!




Les Mills BODYPUMP™ is a barbell 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.

You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.


Circuits offers a combination of strength and cardio exercises with short, rapid movement between intervals.

Using bodyweight, dumbbells and kettle bells, this class is designed to improve strength and endurance while burning calories to give you a full body workout. 

This class is suitable for all levels as individuals adjust pace of exercises to their own level of ability and experience.

HIIT Strength

HIIT Strength is high-intensity interval workout designed to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness and build lean muscle. 

This class is suitable for all abilities as weight will be adjusted to suit the individuals level of experience and ability.


Strength Circuits

Strength circuits is a strength based interval training class designed to improve strength, muscular endurance, body composition and burn fat fast. 

This class is suitable for all fitness levels as each individual adjusts the weight to suit their own level of ability and experience.


Coach By Color® - Indoor Cycling

Our Coach By Color® class brings a simple and intuitive form of communication to group cycling to improve the rider experience and to achieve your fitness results in less time.

The Coach By Color® power programme combines accurate zonal training with stimulating colour to help coach your effort during the class.

The instructor will work you relevant to your exercise ability via the Coach By Color® five coloured training zones - white, blue, green, yellow and red - making the class fun but also extremely inclusive.

Cycle Express

Cycle Express is a 30-minute high energy cycling based class that involves performing sprint intervals with some endurance training on an indoor bike.. This feel good class will help improve your health, cardiovascular fitness and mood.

Cycle Express is suitable for all fitness levels.

Get Fit

Get Fit is similar to our previous Fit ‘n’ 50+ class and is for those who just want to have fun while exercising!

This is an enjoyable and inclusive workout with great music to help build up cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. The workout will be mainly aerobics-based but will also include strength exercises, balance and stretching. You are guaranteed to leave this class with a smile on your face!

This class is suitable for beginners but more advanced options are available.

STRONG Nation™

STRONG Nation™ incorporates interval cardio training with core and functional training using your own body weight alongside great music to keep you motivated.

This class is suitable for all levels of fitness however anyone with any ongoing medical conditions should check with their health professional.

Intermittent High intensity moves are interchanged with lower intensity moves with modifying exercises available to the participant.  STRONG will improve your strength, stamina, cardio power, mobility and balance while having fun!


Zumba® combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations making this a fantastic dance-based fitness workout.

Zumba® is a fun aerobic workout suitable for people of all ages.

Zumba Gold®

Zumba Gold® is for beginners and Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.

The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

FTP Ramp Test - Free class

The FTP RAMP test will give you an accurate score that you can then input into the Coach by Color® class to ensure your workout is as relevant to your fitness level as possible (please note, you DO NOT have to complete this to come to the Coach by Color® class but it is highly recommended). 

The test is for all levels, from beginner to elite, and is simply a starting point which gives the rider something to measure their progress as their fitness improves.

FTP, in its simplest form, is a way of helping a rider understand their current level of fitness on a bike. During the FTP RAMP test, every four minutes the WATTs target will increase 25 watts, all you have to do is “KEEP IT GREEN” for as long as you can. Your FTP value and duration are displayed once you have successfully completed the test. The session will take anywhere from 15 - 45 minutes.

By completing the test, you will gain knowledge on:

  • Functional Threshold Power (FTP) test
  • Fitness ability and limits
  • The different Power Zones

This class is ideal for leading into the Coach By Color® Inductions.

These sessions are free but booking is advisable as space is limited.


Les Mills BODYATTACK™ is a high-energy fitness class with moves that cater for total beginners to the more advanced.

It combines athletic and strength movements for a full body workout.

The energising music and motivational instructor will leave you feeling fantastic with a real release of endorphins! 


Basic stepping, just like walking up and down stairs, is at the heart of BODYSTEP™. It's is a cardio workout to really tone your lower body but also improve your overall fitness. 

With a mixture of upbeat, rhythmic stepping, BODYSTEP offers specific exercises for a fun, uplifting and full-body workout!

You will be given a range of options to suit all abilities so that everyone leaves feeling they've had a successful workout.


50+ Badminton

A sociable Badminton session for people aged 50 and over. 

Outdoor Fitness

Outdoor Fitness will take place on our athletics track and include bodyweight circuits exercises, walking, running and lots of fun!

This is an inclusive class suitable for all abilities, and all exercises can be tailored to suit individual needs.

Bring plenty layers, a water bottle and lots of enthusiasm! If the weather is not suitable to safely carry out the class, customers will be contacted as soon as possible.

Picky PE

Are you and the kids needing a break from the house and want to get active outside? While the schools remain closed, we are offering Picky PE for children in P4 - P7.

Picky PE is a 45-minute fitness class designed specifically for parents or guardians to get active with their children. You will be working together to encourage each other where you will be running, walking, doing bodyweight exercises and of course lots of fun!

This is a fantastic opportunity to get some fresh air and improve your fitness and wellbeing. The class will take place outside on our athletics track and in-field, so please be sure to wear plenty of warm clothing, suitable footwear and bring gloves.

The class is free with an ActiveLife membership, or £4.55 for adults and £1.85 per child.

Picky PE can only be booked with our Customer Services team by phoning 879900 and there is very limited space.



Ideal for everyone, Les Mills 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. 

You’ll strengthen your entire body, especially your core, and leave the class feeling calm and centred.

Centred Yoga

Centred Yoga focuses on posture, alignment, rooting and the breath.

Regular practice is very beneficial to improving flexibility, core strength and stamina while at the same time helping to reduce tension and stress and create a sense of peace and stillness within the body and mind.

The classes, which are based on the work of Dona Holleman, are geared so that everybody can get some benefit whether young or older, beginner or more experienced. 

Yoga Align

Yoga Align is about bringing alignment to the body through the physical asanas, breathwork and stillness of the mind. 

Focus will be on the breakdown of asanas to be delivered in a meaningful way to bring about change to one’s own practice. 

Utilising the breath is key to ease of movement and the calmness of the mind will be promoted to aid concentration and awareness through the asanas. 

This is an ideal class to accompany Yoga for Strength.

Yoga for Strength

Yoga for Strength is designed to improve strength, stamina and flexibility. 

A combination of dynamic flowing and held postures to increase muscle resilience through deeper stretching and breathing.

This is an ideal class to accompany Yoga Align.

Movement Matters

Movement Matters focuses on improving mobility, balance and co-ordination from a standing and seated position. 

The class offers a gentler style of workout to help with general well-being and health.


A yoga snack to reboot and re-energise. Faster paced movements and postures (asanas) to give an enlivened step to the rest of the day.

Yoga Nidra (complimentary)

Yoga Nidra brings together gentle movements and stretching enhanced by working with the breath and mindfulness to create an inner calm and peace.  Extended relaxation to reset and refresh for the festive season.  Please bring a pillow, blanket and eye coverings (if you have).

Jane is offering this as a free class to say thank you to all of those that went the extra mile over lockdown.

Things to remember...

Wear cool, comfortable, practical sports clothing
Only wear training shoes
Respect other users - switch off your mobile
Keep hydrated - bring a water bottle
Obtain help from the instructor if you need it
Use and replace equipment safely
Tickets should be shown to the instructor when you arrive

2 people are better than 1 - invite a friend!

Make your booking up to 14 days in advance
Use a debit/credit card to book by phone if you don't have a membership card
Set yourself up for the class - arrive 10 minutes early
If you need to cancel, please give 6 hours notice
Collect your ticket at least 5 minutes before the start of your class

All equipment used in the class is provided. 

Group Exercise Etiquette 

  • You must pay or produce your ActiveLife card at the customer service desk or quick ticket machines prior to entering the Group X class, and produce the ticket on entry to the instructor.
  • You are not permitted to pick up other users Group X tickets.
  • Class participants must check in to Group X classes at least 5 minutes before start of class, due to equipment set up (where applicable) and pre-class instructor guidance.
  • Anyone who arrives after the start of the class will be refused entry as it is disruptive for the rest of the class and taking part in the full warm up is essential.
  • You are not permitted to chew gum during class.
  • Mobile phone use is not permitted for the duration of a Group X class. Mobile phones must be placed on silent or turned off.

Minimum Ages

Please check minimum ages below for each type of Group X class, all 12 and 13-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult:

Cardio Classes: 12+ years  
Strength Classes: 16+ years 
Mind & Body Classes: 12+ years  
Aqua Classes: 12+ years