The Full Monty: Exposed Alternative Fitness Feature

Exposed: Jan 2011 The Full Monty alternative fitness feature

It isn’t all about sweating it out in the gym, you know?

City Limits
607-613 Penistone Road, S6 2GA
How much?: Adult beginner classes: £7 for all classes apart from Zumba fitness and tap which are £6.
Classes: The dance classes include; ballroom/ latin, salsa/ latin, tap, jazz, contemporary and zumba.
City Limits is a fantastic state of the art building that features four spacious dance studios. Their vast range of classes means anyone can add a little rhythm to their lives. And, if you want some extra time to practise your dance moves, you can even hire studio space for you and your partner to dance the night away.
Offers: There are brand new one to one training sessions available for only £30 an hour, which includes a weigh in and consultation. Choose between yogalates, dance or keep fit classes.
Contact: Tel. 0114 234 4866, head to for more info.
Sheffield Ski Village
4 Vale Road, S3 9SJ
How much?: 2 hours on the slopes during peak time for the family will only cost you £36. Other prices are featured on the website.
Classes: Learn how to take the slopes in style with ski and snowboarding lessons.
With one third of a mile of artificial alpine tracks, and the only half pipe in the whole of the UK, the Ski village is a great place to learn how to ski and snowboard. Enjoy a slide down the toboggan track or relax on the balcony with a drink in your hand and take in the stunning view of Sheffield.
Bowling, quadbiking and brilliant indoor and outdoor play areas also make up the Ski Village.
Offers: Package deal of four 90 minute ski lessons plus 2 hours of testing out your new skills is only £80. Or, if you fancy snowboarding, get the same deal for £120.
Contact: Tel. 0114 276 0044, head to for more info.
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Howard Road, S6 3RT
How much?: All facilities at the Buddhist Centre are free but they rely on donations. Recommended donations for events are on the website.
Classes: The centre offers all sorts of classes from lunchtime meditations to bodywork classes such as Tai Chi, Yoga and Chi Kung.
The Sheffield Buddhist centre is set in two acres of garden and has a light and airy ‘Great Hall’ inside. Holding host to practising Buddhists, it’s a friendly and relaxing place that welcomes newcomers to learn about meditation and Buddhism. They offer two different forms of meditation including Mindfulness of Breathing (that helps to inspire deep wisdom and escape from the clutter in your head) and the Metta Bhavana (which helps you to develop warm and loving emotions.)
Offers: There’s a six week course to introduce newcomers into the world of meditation and Buddhism. It begins on Wednesday January 19th and runs fromm 7.30pm to 10.00pm every Wednesday. The recommended donation for this is £20-£40.
Contact: Tel. 0114 234 9994, head to for more info.
Rother Valley Country Park
Mansfield Road, Wales Bar, S26 5PQ
How much?: All activity prices are featured on the website.
Classes: Lessons in watersports and archery are available in the park.
Rother Valley is a beautiful 740 acre park that has just about everything for an active and exciting day out. Five lakes are spread across the park, the largest being a whopping one mile long, which are used for watersports such as sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. If nature’s your thing, then why not catch yourself some carp in the fishing river, or try your hand at bird-watching and try to spot the 260 different species of bird recorded within the site. With archery, cycling and a miniature train also dotted around Rother Valley Country Park won’t fail to impress.
Offers: N/A
Contact: Tel. 0114 247 1452, head to for more info. 

All prices correct at time of publication.