Close this search box.

Boost your motivation: five awesome workouts to check out in Manchester this autumn


Despite the initial lift that comes with starting a new fitness routine, we all know how easy it is for our motivation to start to slip as time goes on. Perhaps you’re already there, and the thought of another treadmill session has you wanting to throw in the towel.

It can be really hard trying to figure out why we hit the wall after starting a new routine. But ultimately, if your routine stops working, it’s probably a sign that it needs rethinking.

If this is all resonating with you, then you’ll be pleased to hear a new solution has landed in Manchester: MoveGB.

Focused on helping you create a varied and fun routine that you won’t want to skip, MoveGB has done the research on why we want to give up on our gym membership after a few months – as well as looking into how we can keep that motivation going long-term.

The fitness platform, which currently connects over 300,000 users to 5,500 physical activity partners nationwide, is now coming to Manchester, having already launched successfully in Bath, Brighton, Bristol and London.

Poised to offer Mancunians unrestricted access to more than 400 venues through the platform, MoveGB allows its members to take advantage of a multitude of classes, top gyms, yoga studios and independent trainers under one monthly membership.

You can also sign up for their new Discovery Membership which gives you a wide taste of the fitness options available across Manchester for only £1 per week.

The innovative Discovery Membership is designed to help you explore, and although it’s limited access (available activities are marked with a green ‘discover’ tag on the website), you can upgrade to a full membership at any time.

There’s no joining fee, expiration date or automatic upgrades, and membership can be cancelled at any time. It’s a win-win fitness solution.

There are tons of amazing fitness venues in the city, all waiting to be taken advantage of. Now, with the introduction of MoveGB’s streamlined fitness platform, it’s made even easier (and cheaper).

Read on to discover some of the classes and sessions that will be available via the platform.

Hot Yoga

MoveGB recommends: Evolve Hot Yoga, BL8 2SL

Whether it’s your first time trying yoga or you’re an experienced practitioner, at Evolve Yoga in Bury you will always be made to feel very welcome. The studio is Manchester’s premier hot yoga venue, offering a plethora of amazing benefits from practising in 37 degrees heat, from improved flexibility to deeper breathing and improved cardiovascular capabilities.


MoveGB recommends: 15Fitness, OL8 2PF

A fun and energetic way to exercise, combining Boxercise with standing Pilates in a unique dance/fitness blend that’s guaranteed to blast those calories, give you a full body workout and make you feel amazing. Be as tough as a boxer with all the grace of a ballerina – this is one workout you should try at least once.

Rock Climbing

MoveGB recommends: Rock Over Climbing, M3 1LN

Try your hand at rock climbing. A fantastic way to condition and strengthen your upper body, and engage the mind with strategic thinking to get to the top. Hit up Rock Over Climbing – try climbing with ropes or be daring and go bouldering. After the introduction class, you’ll be able to drop in anytime and climb to your heart’s content.



MoveGB recommends: Spinning at Y Club, M3 4JR

The spinning trend isn’t dying out anytime soon due to the huge range of benefits from hitting up regular classes. At the newly refurbished Y Club, the indoor cycle classes incorporate upbeat and motivating music to keep the energy high and the results optimal. Feel part of a team as you enjoy a workout that’s as effective as it is fun.

Swing Dance

MoveGB recommends: SwingOut Manchester at Nexus Art Cafe, M1 1JW

Join the friendly and welcoming world of Swing Dancing, lead by professional instructors at Nexus Art Cafe. With classes hosted every Thursday evening, there’s no need for a partner or specialist dance gear, just plenty of room for fun and laughter – a great way to get moving.


Did we miss something? Let us know: [email protected]

Want to be the first to receive all the latest news stories, what’s on and events from the heart of Manchester? Sign up here.


Manchester is a successful city, but there are many people that suffer. The I Love MCR Foundation helps raise vital funds to help improve the lives and prospects of people and communities across Greater Manchester – and we can’t do it without your help. So please donate or fundraise what you can because investing in your local community to help it thrive can be a massively rewarding experience. Thank you in advance!

Got a story worth sharing?

What’s the story? We are all ears when it comes to positive news and inspiring stories. You can send story ideas to [email protected]

Close this search box.