Aerobics will get your heart pumping, help you burn off body fat and improve your body's strength, shape and tone. Plus, it can be great fun!

Aqua aerobics

Aqua aerobics is a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training which takes place in the shallow end of a swimming pool.

Are sunbeds safe?

Tempted to book a sunbed session? Make sure you understand the effects of UV radiation and tanning before you do. 

Boot camp or military fitness

Lack the motivation to get fit? A boot-camp fitness session will sort you out!


 This fun, fast-paced exercise class is fundamentally non-confrontational: you won't find yourself in the ring sparring any time soon.

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Author Joanne Harris MBE visits Rockliffe Hall.

Dance classes

A dance class is an aerobic exercise that encourages balance and co-ordination, develops muscle tone and strength, and helps you to meet people and have fun. (What's not to like?)


If you're not an actual goddess, chances are you'll have to exercise to keep in shape. Gyms are a perfect place to do this, designed to keep you fit, toned and healthy.

How to spa at home

Can't make it to a spa right now? Read our top tips for creating a spa day at home.

Maintaining a healthy weight

Reaching your goal weight is a fantastic achievement.  The end of a diet heralds a new chapter – maintaining a healthy weight.


Meditation classes are available at some spas, but meditation is a great way to aid relaxation and promote well-being at home, too.

Nutritional consultations

"Nutrition" is more than a fancy name for food. When we don't eat the right foods, we don't get the nutrients our body needs to function at its best.


Pilates is a deep body-conditioning technique that strengthens muscles and improves balance and posture.

Racquet sports

You don't have to be a Wimbledon champion to enjoy a bit of biffing about; some spas offer coaching.


Swimming is an accessible, all-weather pastime that is suitable for all ages and abilities. 

Tai Chi

Need some exercise without any sweating or running about? Tai Chi may be a good choice.

Yoga types explained

Hatha what? These are some types of yoga class you may see advertised in spas and specialised yoga centres.

Yoga: an introduction

Don't be intimidated by yoga! This holistic exercise can benefit every mind and body. 

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