Timetable Notice

Unfortunately Legs, Bums & Tums classes on Wednesdays at 12-1pm are now cancelled.

Primal Fitness will still go ahead every Wednesday lunchtime.

See you in the gardens!

Friday 4 May – Friday 15 June 2012

2012 will be Britain’s great summer of sport – so get yours off to a flying start and take part in our PiccFit sessions, right here in the heart of Manchester.

It’s fun, it’s friendly and best of all it’s free! PiccFit is the perfect way to change the way you feel about fitness, make new friends and have fun in the city centre. If you want to lose weight, tone up or just generally feel good, we’ve got all sorts of ways to help.

Taking place in Piccadilly Gardens, our informal fitness sessions with expert trainers mean you can just drop in at lunchtime, after work or at the weekend, try something new and find a great way to get fit in the fresh air.

PiccFit is all about community fitness in Manchester and making the city’s open spaces your playground. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or fitness fanatic.



Kettlebell Conditioning with Steve Dawson in Piccadilly Gardens

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There are free daily sessions from Saturday 5 May – Friday 15 June.

Week days: 12-1pm and 6-7pm
Weekends: 10am- 11am

Unfortunately Legs, Bums & Tums classes on Wednesday 12-1pm are now cancelled.
Primal Fitness will still go ahead every Wednesday lunchtime.

Click here to download the full timetable of classes.

All our instructors are booked and ready to go but, just in case anything changes, please keep track of updates to the schedule online.

Kettlebells Conditioning

One of the most effective, fun and exciting ways to add strength and develop muscle tone by using your whole body in ground-based exercises suitable for beginners upwards.

Instructor: Steve Dawson

Fully qualified trainer Steve is a recent Gold Medal winning Kettlebell Sport Athlete and Coach, with wide-ranging experience in finding the most effective training methods.

ParkFit with BioticFit

A fun alternative to the gym environment, this wonderfully varied open-air fitness programme mixes cross fitness training with partner exercises and team games.

Instructor: James Clark

James has many years’ experience as a leading fitness trainer and nutritionist, with a fantastic reputation throughout the North West.

Primal Fitness

Designed to be challenging but fun, Primal Fitness workouts are based around ‘functional movements’ – carrying, pushing and pulling – giving you real world strength and fitness.

Instructors: Simon Whyatt & Fernando Ajmad

Personal trainer Simon and former international swimmer Fernando both have wide experience and a true passion for helping people achieve their goals.

Sweat Shed Boot Camp

This unique circuits-style class provides a test for the whole body, designed to help with weight loss, improve strength and cardio fitness – predominantly using just your own bodyweight with
a little help from the Piccadilly surroundings.

Instructor: Mat Leigh

With 15 years in the fitness industry, Mat has worked with athletes from all backgrounds from Martial Arts to Ice Hockey. He is currently based in South Manchester working with clients at his “Sweat Shed” facility.

Vinyasa Yoga

This is a diverse style of yoga, easily adaptable to all levels of fitness and concentrating on a combination of breathing with stretching, muscle building and cardio exercises to music.

Instructor: Kristina Hohage

German-born Kristina carried out her training in Ubud, Bali and also studies yogic philosophy – she refers to her brand of yoga as ‘Rock the Mat’!


Exhilarating, energetic and easy-to-follow, Zumba is the world’s largest dance-fitness programme that combines hot Latin-inspired dance moves with burning calories.

Instructor: Guillaume Pochon

French Zumba instructor Guillaume took up teaching Zumba after spending his sports-madteenage years practising judo and karate.

Instructor: Amy Kime

Amy is a dance expert who specialises in helping people get fit, lose weight and tone up but who areunsure of how or where to start.

Legs, Bums & Tums

Concentrating on those areas we love to hate, these classes will introduce you to a variety of new exercises designed to slim, tone and burn off those calories where it matters most!

Instructor: Ross Fitzpatrick

A personal trainer at Pure Gym, Ross has a keen interest in all aspects of fitness and exercise and takes pride in helping people achieve their goals.


A varied workout designed to increase your metabolism, boost general fitness levels and achieve your fitness goals.

Instructor: Steven Phillips

Having lost a lot of weight and improved his own fitness dramatically, Steven became a personaltrainer to help others achieve the same great results.


This military style class will push your fitness boundaries, help you lose weight, and become toned, stronger and fitter.

Instructors: Sean Cookney & Anthony Towey

Sean and Anthony specialise in a combination of ex-RAF conditioning and boxing pad work to help people get fit in a fun environment.

Laughter Workout

It’s often said that laughter is the best medicine – find out why with these fun, playful sessions of gentle stretching, yoga, and relaxation designed to encourage everyone to laugh together.

Instructor: Robin Graham

Robin has been developing his class since 1999, mixing scientific analysis with contemporary creative ideas to bring laughter to a global audience.

If equipment is needed it will be provided – although if you have your own (such as yoga mats), you might like to bring it with you.

Please come dressed in suitable clothing (unfortunately there are no changing facilities available). There’s no need to book in advance; just look for the PiccFit flags and join in.

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