Stepping burns calories and fat pronto, tires you out and promotes zen. Say hello to strong muscles and a more streamlined appearance through a choreographed step routine. This is a great cardiovascular exercise to build endurance, improves your coordination and increase lower body strength.

Step classes at Viva Gym


Pretty much what the heading says. Step is your quintessential cardio workout. Think Jane Fonda in her 80’s glory. It’s still around because it works! Step up, around and down a platform or step (d’oh!). Up your heart rate and work your lower body.

Step & Box

Think a step work out with a bit more… oomph. With upper body kickboxing elements, step and box is a high intensity, interval class. For the whole body. You are definitely going to feel the burn!

Step & Tone

Step and Tone combines cardio and a healthy dash of toning thrown in the mix. Work your whole body with a bit of cardio and a wide range of exercises which toning the upper body, arms, shoulders, legs, thighs and abdomen.

How do I know Step classes are for me?

These classes are great if you’re looking to get and keep your heart rate up and in the optimal fat-burning zone. It’s a great cardio workout that definitely beats the monotony of an hour on the treadmill. Anyone can do it, all you need to do is take the first step (get it?!)

How will I benefit from a Step class?

Any type of exercise performed on a regular basis can have a vast number of health benefits. People that take part in strength classes may benefit in the following ways:

  • Low-impact exercise
  • Burns all the calories
  • Major toning of the lower body
  • Increases range of movement
  • Improves balance and endurance

What to expect at a Viva Step class?

Our instructors are absolute pros! Rest assured you’re in the best hands. We provide all the equipment you need and ensure it’s top quality. All you have to bring is a sweat towel, a water bottle and comfy, non-slip shoes… and a leotard if you want!

While our studios are spacious, we do our best to ensure the classes small enough that you get individual guidance from the instructor. We have also structured the classes in a way that allows you to join at any time and increase intensity as you improve.

The class structure differs slightly from gym to gym, but generally, it will have the following format:

  • Warm-up
  • A sequence of varying step routines
  • Steady increase in sequence intensity and tempo
  • Interspersed with short rest intervals
  • Cool-down

What equipment will I use?

We have got you covered! The classes take place in the gym studio and will usually involve the use a step or platform.

When are the classes

All Viva Gym timetables can be found here, currently, most of our gyms host a step class a week and they are completely free to join if you are a member.