Group classes are a fantastic way of becoming part of a community and meeting new people. Most gyms will offer classes form Spinning to Zumba, here are some of the ones which stand out.

1. Body Bar

3 Jawatte Avenue, Colombo 05 | Opening Hours 5.30am – 9pm (8am – 8pm on Sundays)
An enthusiastic and friendly group of trainers who offer dance, salsa, Zumba, Tai Chi/Qigong. They’ve also got a gym with cardio and weight equipment.

2. Pure Body Burn

Movenpick Hotel, Colombo 03 | Opening Hours: Wednesdays from 6pm and Saturdays from 9.30am | 076 567 2727 (you message first and will be called back)
These classes are amazing at getting you going and use a combination of bodyweight and core, mixed with barre. We love Melissa’s style and she has great playlists too, which pick you up when you start to lose steam.

3. Danceaholics/ Zumba

0777 298 886
This is a dynamic group of Zumba teachers who teach in a variety of places. They are super passionate and fun, and we just love a session with them. It’s best to contact them for locations and times.

4. Kinetic Fitness Studio (Prana Lounge)

60 Horton Place, Colombo 07 | Opening Hours: 6.30 am-8pm (Weekdays), 8.30am-4.30pm (Weekends) | 011 268 4808 | 076 657 5959
A very popular circuit training class run by Tanuja and her husband Hasitha. They combine the circuits with TRX, strength and boxing classes; they offer a morning class and an evening class. People love their classes because although they push you to your max, they still make you laugh. At least you suffer with a smile on your face! They also offer a brilliant group weight loss program too, which gives you a feeling of community while doing it, and good results.

5. Breakthrough Studio

57, Perahera Mawatha, Colombo 03 | Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Closed on weekends) | 076 858 5444
Ashanthi is a certified TRX and TRX Rip trainer. Her classes are energetic and empowering. She is extremely attentive and excellent at correcting posture and technique. It is quite an intimate space, but she gets her clients results.

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