Group Fitness

Not sure how to get your fitness journey started?  Looking for an inexpensive way to keep fit? Love socialising with others who share your passion for keeping fit?  Wanting to include strength and functional training in your fitness program?  Perhaps your Doctor has suggested getting more exercise, Group fitness classes could be for you.

At Health thru Fitness, we believe everyone should have an opportunity to participate in some form of exercise within their budget or time and lifestyle constraints. Group fitness classes offer you a low cost option for improving your fitness and staying healthy. Making new friends is an added bonus.

I love the fun of a fitness class, and I believe it’s just as much about community as learning how to exercise safely.  I use a mixture of music and fun ways to exercise so you don’t get bored, all the time encouraging you to work towards your own goals.

Here’s what some of our clients have to say about our exercise classes:

Thanks Ruth for making exercise fun. You put a smile on our faces and a spring in our step.


I enjoy exercise, the program is good. Very caring and professional.


The classes are always fun and within my capabilities. Ruth is a great instructor.


Strength & Function (S&F)

With no gym membership fees or contracts, the S&F  “pay as you go” classes are specifically programed for those wanting to move beyond discomfort, poor mobility, muscle weakness and limitation. In these land based classes which are run all year round, you will enjoy a variety of exercises using you own body weight, hand weights and resistance bands. Many exercises are developed around improving balance and healthy bones and include Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi inspired exercises.

You will learn from a seniors fitness specialist who is registered with Fitness Australia and has a passion for keeping her community mobile and functional.  Research on group fitness has shown that exercising in a group not only improves mood, but also builds community while improving health and wellbeing.  Participating in  2 x 60 minute Strength & Function classes each week meets the recommended advice regarding strength training for 50+ adults.

This very affordable land-based class is open to both men and women and is a great way to maintain your health and fitness.   You will enjoy 60 minutes of professional fitness instruction in each class, which is the perfect complement to your existing wellness program of walking, swimming, cycling, running, Tai Chi or Yoga. It’s also ideal for those new to exercise or returning after some time away. Bring a friend, spouse or come on your own, you will always be very welcome.

Perhaps you play a sport and are wanting to improve your fitness level or your range of mobility and functionality? I often include sport specific exercises for the most popular sports such as golf, bowls, swimming, walking, running, tennis. These classes run all year round and you can join in anytime so don’t be shy.

While these classes are specifically programmed for the active adult living beyond 50 years, it is also ideal for those younger than 50 who are looking for a safe and respectful place to begin their fitness journey. Those who are new to exercise will enjoy learning from a professional exercise coach in a welcoming environment. Almost every exercise has an easier or more challenging option, so you get to choose what’s right for you.

We also welcome the opportunity to work with your health care team to get the optimum outcome for you. Ask your Doctor if they have a HTF Referral card that entitles you to your first class free when exercise has been prescribed by your doctor.

Class details

Thursdays 8am-9am 

  • Taylor Range Country Club, Greenlanes Rd, Ashgrove. You don’t need to be a member.
  • $15 per class and the HTF Loyalty Program will give you your 10th session free. 
  • If coming as a couple/partner you will pay just $20/class. The HTF Loyalty Program does not apply to couples/partners as you are already receiving a discount each session.

What to bring

  • Water bottle, hand weights, mat or towel for floor work, closed in shoes and loose clothing. A hand towel is also a good idea. A limited number of hand weights between 500g and 2kg are available to share but feel free to bring your own.
  • a smile and a willingness to learn and participate
  • Please note, classes do not run on gazetted public holidays.


Mondays 8am-9am  

Classes start Monday 30th April 2018)

Start your week off with this luxiously warm land-based exercise class is ideal for those who enjoy the coolness of aqua fitness classes during the warmer months, and are looking for a land-based exercise class that will build on their fitness during the cooler months of the year. However this class is open to everyone, but please be aware it only runs during the cooler months, after which you can join in the aqua fitness classes during the warmer months, or switch to the Thursday Strength & Function class.

The Winter Warmers class is a mixture of strength building and stretching for flexibility and mobility. It’s designed for the over 50’s client who is looking for variety in a group environment.

Just like the Strength and Function classes, you will enjoy working out on your yoga mat as well as chair and standing exercises that build balance, improve bone density, and enhance functionality and mobility for everyday life. With Thai Chi for Balance and chair yoga, mat and meditation, hand weights and body weight exercises and dance for fitness routines, you will enhance your mind and body fitness while enjoying the company of other like minded people.

Class details for Winter 2018

  • Mondays 8am – 9am (30th April – 8th October)
  • Taylor Range Country Club, Greenlanes Rd, Ashgrove. You don’t need to be a member.
  • $15 per class. The HTF Loyalty Program gives you every 10th class FREE.
  • Couples/Partners pay just $20/couple. The HTF Loyalty Program doesn’t apply.
  • Please note that classes do not run on gazetted public holidays.

Please phone Ruth on 0411 492 340 or click on the Contact Button below if you would like to receive a call to discuss further.


As a registered member of Fitness Australia, clients of Health thru Fitness may be able to claim a rebate for exercise classes. Please check with your health fund for full details as to your eligibility. Participating health funds include AHM, Westfund, Health Partners, IF, NIB, Medibank, HCF, Australian Unity, Teachers Health Fund.

Don’t forget to check out the Aquatic Fitness page on this website for more fun ways to stay fit during the warmer months.

As with all exercise, please consult with your health practitioner before participating in any exercise program if you have an existing medical condition or injury


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