Muscle Building Classes

Ever wondered how to build muscle efficiently and effectively? Luckily for you, the range of strengthening classes on offer at Fitness First will have you building muscle, developing your strength and power and feeling fantastic in no time.

Muscle Building Class Options

BodyPump
  • Calories Burned per hour: 540

  • Time required: 60 minutes

  • Target muscle groups: Full body, core

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XT Circuit

  • Calories Burned per hour: Up to 650

  • Time required: 30 minutes

  • Target muscle groups: Full body, legs, core

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XT Strength

  • Calories Burned per hour: Up to 650

  • Time required: 30 minutes

  • Target muscle groups: Legs, core, arms, core

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Gymnastics Strength Training

  • Calories Burned per hour: Up to 550

  • Time required: 30 or 45 minutes

  • Target muscle groups: Upper body, core, thighs, glutes

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Suspension Fusion

  • Calories Burned per hour: Up to 550

  • Time required: 30 minutes

  • Target muscle groups: Upper body, core

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Try Fitness First and explore our extensive range of classes today!

Benefits of Muscle Building Classes

How do you build muscle?

The best way to build muscle is resistance training - involving strengthening exercises in the form of weighted or bodyweight movements. 

Our classes will help you gain muscle and overall strength, and experience all the associated benefits for yourself. 

Why is lean muscle important?

Developing your lean muscle mass is so important for your overall health. Not only does it help you look and feel amazing, toned and defined, but muscle actually boosts your metabolism, helping you burn more calories (and fat!) throughout the day, even when you’re resting on the couch. Muscle also improves posture, power and functional movement, supports bone and joint health, and helps you maintain a healthy body weight.

BodyPump

One of our signature strength classes, BodyPump uses low weight and high rep movements to burn fat, and build strength and muscle. You’ll shape and tone your entire body, while improving your overall and core strength and supporting your bone health thanks to the variety of weighted exercises this class will challenge you to perform. You’ll master movement patterns and learn to lift safely and effectively, while torching calories at the same time.

XT Circuit

In this ultimate strength circuit, expect full body compound movements from squats, to lunges, deadlifts, chin ups and overhead press, with bodyweight movements thrown in there too. This challenging workout is guaranteed to build strength and power, and will work you from head to toe. Get ready to build lean muscle and torch calories as you develop exceptional lifting technique and master functional movements for optimal results.

XT Strength

Our more advanced strength class, this shorter, sharper workout combines traditional and advanced lifting techniques for the ultimate toning workout. You’ll build strength, power and lean muscle mass as you build on basic movement patterns to really put your body to the test. If you love to lift, and have a good understanding of movement patterns and techniques, this is the class to challenge you and get you the results you’re looking for.

Gymnastics Strength Training

This freestyle group training class will put your endurance, strength and mobility to the test, using advanced bodyweight training to challenge all your different muscle groups. You’ll get to try your hand at all your favourite pieces of equipment - make the most of our ropes, rings, parallel bars, parallettes, high-low bars, cargo nets and expression ladders as you hang, dip, press, push and climb your way to new heights. Push yourself as hard as you like - you’re in charge, and only you can determine how quickly you’ll see results!

Suspension Fusion

This bodyweight workout is targeted towards building lean muscle and strength - with a twist! Using TRX and RIP equipment, with the added challenge of suspension training thrown into the mix, you can expect results, fast. The suspension element manipulates your body weight for a low impact, big results workout, building strength and flexibility at once. Climb to new heights as you work every muscle in your body to strengthen, tone and lengthen.