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Group Exercise

EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise. They work with instructors, operators and organisations across the sector to provide help, support and advice and to ensure that group exercise continues to inspire people of all ages and abilities to take part in physical activity.

What is group exercise?

Essentially, it is about exercising with a group of people to a style or activity that you enjoy.  It’s about using a group setting to motivate you to push harder than you would if you were doing it alone.  It’s an hour of your time to get fit, have fun and meet new people. Well known examples include dance fitness, group indoor cycling and Pilates. Find a full beginner’s guide to group exercise here.

How can I find group exercise classes near me?

Use www.classfinder.org.uk to search the largest directory of group exercise classes in the UK. Simply enter your postcode to be shown results in your area. Nearly two million people already use the service to find classes.

What else does EMD UK do?

Group exercise is an exciting and diverse mix of styles and activities that caters to ‘someone like me’ and everyone should have the opportunity to take part. EMD UK is committed to driving positive change within the industry and we believe that through cooperation and collaboration with industry bodies, understanding and removing the barriers that prevent people from taking part and by supporting instructors to deliver excellence, we can achieve a healthier nation through exercise.

EMD UK have worked closely with This Girl Can on resources for instructors to use, as well as making it easy for their website users to find classes via classfinder.

They also work on a variety of different projects, aimed at encouraging more people to get active through group exercise. The opportunities they provide create positive impacts on the health of many. This work is done in collaboration with organisations such as This Girl Can and the NHS, as well as Sport England projects to get inactive people moving.

Find more on EMD UK, the national governing body for group exercise, https://emduk.org/here.


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Lucy Carpenter

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