You've decided to finally start doing yoga — but after Googling classes in your area, your head is spinning. Should you try hot yoga or Ashtanga yoga? And what's the difference between hot yoga and Vinyasa? The array of options can be enough to scare newbies off the mat for good.

But here's why you shouldn't be scared: Like other exercises, incorporating a variety of types of yoga into your regular practice can help keep you balanced.

Here's what you need to do:

Try a few different, teachers and styles. Then, stick with the one that resonates with you for a good amount of time and be dedicated to the practice. The first day you don't like a class shouldn't be a reason to bolt and try something new.

Yoga isn't necessarily a 'one-size-fits-all' practice, either. Different types of yoga might be best for different people. For example, A 20-year-old and a 70-year-old probably don't need the same things.Someone who is hyper-mobile and flexible doesn't need the same thing as someone who's muscular and stiff.

So with all the choices out there, where do you start? Don't lose your Ujjayi breath (that's yogi speak for calming inhales and exhales). We've got your definitive list — plus, tips for identifying the style you might like best.

Hatha Yoga

It's all about the basics in these slower moving classes that require you to hold each pose for a few breaths. Hatha classes are considered a gentler form of yoga. However, the Sanskrit term "hatha" actually refers to any yoga that teaches physical postures. It's a practice of the body, a physical practice that balances the breath along with the physical asanas.

Best For : Beginners. Because of its slower pace, hatha is a great class if you're just starting your yoga practice.

Days and Timings :
Batch 1 : Monday- Wednesday- Friday at 7.15- .15am
Batch 2 : Monday- Wednesday- Friday at 11.30- 12.30am

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Get your flow on in this dynamic practice that links movement and breath together in a sequence. In most classes, you won't linger long in each pose and the pace can be quick, so be prepared for your heart rate to rise. You will also learn some of the advance asanas in this class. For example- shirshasana (head stand pose)

Best For : High intensity workout lovers. Intense exercisers might enjoy Vinyasa because of its faster pace. Runners and endurance athletes are also drawn to Vinyasa class because of the continuous movement.

Days and Timings :
Batch : Monday- Wednesday- Friday at 8.30-9.30am

Intense Yoga/ Power Yoga

Each class is independently sequenced, offering varied, fun, and dynamic classes that will keep you on your toes. Power Yoga is for everyone.

It doesn't matter how fit you are, how old you are (<50 years), or how flexible. The yoga we teach is not about learning to put your feet behind your ears, it's about learning to love and look after the body you've been given. It's about challenging your limits, both mentally and physically and learning to breathe through it.

Power Yoga is so much more than a just a physical workout – that's why it's so addictive. Not only will Power Yoga help you achieve a beautiful body but it will also help to develop a beautiful mind. It allows us to find peace in the hurly-burly of urban life and become a calmer, healthier, and happier person.

Although our classes are challenging, they are also rewarding. With regular practice you will make rapid progress and we're certain that you will soon begin to feel the benefits of power yoga in all areas of your life.

Best For : Hardcore sweat lovers. If you love a tough workout that will leave you drenched, sign up for a beginner-friendly heated class.

Days and Timings :
Batch 1: Monday- Wednesday- Friday at 6-7am
Batch 2 : Monday- Wednesday- Friday at 5.30-6.30pm
Batch 3 : Monday- Wednesday- Friday at 6.30- 7.30pm
Batch 4 : Monday- Wednesday- Friday at 8-9pm
Batch 5: Tuesday & Thursday at 8am & Sundays 11am


Generally, the goal of a mat Pilates class is to strengthen the body's "powerhouse," a Pilates term that refers to your abdomen, lower back muscles, pelvic floor, hips and gluts. Through a series of floor exercises using resistance bands, rings and weights the workout helps build, sculpt and tone these muscles, giving your body a long, lean look. Pilates can aid in weight loss, flexibility and improving posture, as stretching your body is a vital part of class. While low-impact, Pilates burns fat during and after class, as your muscles continue to shed calories long after class ends. At GoFigureFitness we have combined yoga and pilates in such a way that we help prepare you for the Pilates class which happens once a week, but we work on correct posture throughout the week in our yoga classes.

Days and Timings : Friday - 6.30pm, Saturday- 8.30am


Workouts don't have to be a chore. In fact, workouts don't have to feel like workouts at all. With Zumba, a workout isn't even a workout: it's a fun, social dance party – with exercise being the biggest perk! The music is fast, upbeat and contagious, so you can't help but keep moving. And since it takes place in a group setting, Zumba is by far one of the best ways to get your friends in on your "exercise routine."

Benefits Of Zumba

Calorie And Fat Burning: At its core, Zumba classes provide a large calorie burn through aerobic activity done with interval training in mind. The average person will burn around 600 to 1,000 calories in a Zumba class.

Improved coordination: By joining a Zumba class, you'll definitely improve your coordination, which is extremely important to maintain as you grow older.

Full Body Workout: Zumba is both a dance class and a fitness class. Aside from its heart-health benefits, Zumba provides a workout for the whole body. From head and shoulder rolls that loosen up the neck and warm up the upper body, to footwork that strengthens and stretches calves and ankles, this fitness method touches on nearly every muscle and joint.

Aerobic Benefits: : Zumba makes reaching your target heart rate much easier than standard workout routines you'd find on a DVD or in a gym. It does this by using songs that play around 145 beats per minute. This fast pace makes it feel natural to move around quickly.

Anaerobic Benefits: BBecause Zumba's music plays at a fast pace, moving to the beat of the music can start to build up your endurance after only a few workouts. It builds up your anaerobic endurance rather quickly. Overall, it's most useful for helping to maintain a good cardiovascular respiratory system.

It Gets You Hooked On Exercise: Workouts that feel like work are hard to get excited about. But Zumba is so enjoyable you actually want to keep coming back. It completely changes the idea of exercise because it's something you really look forward to. It will keep you on a healthy routine!

Increased Confidence: Thanks to all that dancing that a Zumba workout requires, you'll lower your inhibitions, you'll improve your posture, you'll have better coordination and you'll feel good about yourself.

Mood boosting: Zumba is the perfect workout to take if you want to get rid of all that stress you accumulate during your every day. The upbeat moves specific to this type of workout favor the release of those mood-improving endorphins, and by joining a Zumba class, you'll surely be able to feel your worries melt away as you lose yourself in the music.

Days and Timings :
Batch 1 : Monday- Wednesday-Friday- 9.30am
Batch 2 : Tuesday- Thursday- 7am
Batch 3 : Monday- wednesday- friday -7.30pm &8.30pm
Batch 4 : Monday- wednesday- friday -8.30-9.30pm
Batch 5 : Tuesday- thursday 5.30-6.30pm
Batch 6 : Tuesday- thursday- 6.30-7.30pm
Batch 6 : Tuesday- thursday- 8.30-9.30pm
Batch 7 : Tuesday - Thursday 11.30am, saturday- 10.30am

Functional Training

With an emphasis on strength, respiratory and flexibility the benefits of functional training differ from other workouts because of the way it targets your body. By incorporating the best of each field of fitness and taking into consideration the physical laws applied to daily body movements, functional training is aimed at boosting your health and general wellbeing. Want to try it for yourself? Here's what functional fitness is all about and the benefits you'll get.

Increases the ease of everyday

By improving the overall function of your body, boosting muscle strength and endurance, and developing muscle and body stability everyday activities can be completed with more ease. Compared to conventional training, the benefits of functional fitness tend to out-weigh everything else because it's actually targeting the movements we are doing every day.

Greater Muscle Memory

some of the best benefits of functional fitness include the greater muscle memory. The more your body performs a particular movement or exercise, the faster and more responsive your body can repeat the movements in the future, This can be especially good for sports specific exercises.

By performing regular functional fitness exercises, you're not just building muscle and core strength but actually exercising the brain too - effectively boosting your brain's memory.

Increases flexibility and coordination

Despite the common misconceptions circulating that functional training only leads to bulking and can make you lose your flexibility, it's actually quite the opposite. As the range in motion of functional exercises are quite large, meaning you need to start and finish in position where your muscles are stretched, bulking is very hard to do. Whilst functional training does indeed work the muscles, intrusive and unflattering bulk of your current physique isn't part of its process. In terms of flexibility, functional training would actually help to increase it significantly.

One of the primary goals of functional training is to offer resistance. Implementing its exercises and programs works in boosting your body's functional strength by increasing overall flexibility and coordination. As your range of motion is enhanced, you'll find day-to-day activities become easier.

Improves balance and posture

The exercises implemented through functional training use multiple muscles to enhance your strength and balance, effectively improving your overall posture. Most functional training exercises are not stabilized and require you to recruit other small muscle groups to help support the larger ones, which will help prevent over training one muscle group and giving incorrect posture. Being able to target specific muscles on a cable machine can also help prevent those imbalances in posture and prevent pain in some of the most common areas like the hips, lower back and shoulders.

With the use of strength and weight training in functional fitness, weight management can be easily maintained reducing the stress on your body and boosting mobility, balance and posture. Great posture is the foundation to all things, so using functional training routines will help in boosting the state of balance in your body enabling you to reach your full potential in activities throughout the day.

Helps with joint pain

For those that suffer from regular back, muscle and joint pain functional training can be a super beneficial. Best known for bridging the gap between personal training and physical therapy, functional fitness is designed to restore your body back to the way it's designed to move. Because of this, chronic back, knee, neck and joint pain can all be significantly reduced by getting your body back to basics.

It's an ideal workout for everyday people wanting to move as comfortable as possible. Whether they stay away from exercise because of arthritis or chronic back and knee pain, the exercises used in functional training can make daily tasks that were once hard, much more possible.

For example: A person suffering from chronic back pain may find bending over to pick something up very difficult, but with functional training the body will soon adapt to this daily task making it easier for them to do.

Reduces your risk of injury

The same way as functional fitness works in improving chronic back pain, muscular pain and joint pain, it's able to reduce the risk of injury too. Everyday movements can leave runners and sport enthusiasts withering in pain on a bad day, and this is why the exercises behind functional training are so important.

By mimicking everyday life movement patterns, your body is more likely able to cope with daily stresses. Functional training stands out from conventional training because of its way to reduce the risk of injury and stress to your body. When training in a functional manner, muscles aren't just strengthened but the surrounding ligaments too, which is the area that can often become injured.


There's no denying that kickboxing is one of the best workouts for your body. It combines cardio and strength training, toning muscles while burning fat. What's particularly notable about the exercise isn't just how effective it is but how quickly it transforms your body. If there's any single quality that separates kickboxing from other cardio workouts it's that it's—to put it simply—so much fun. It's the perfect form of cardio because you are constantly pushing yourself, typically working with a trainer one-on-one to motivate you throughout your session. In fact, you won't even notice when your hour-long workout is up.

* Muscle Toning: Kickboxing tones your upper and lower body through punching and kicking the bag. You will feel stronger each time you go.

* Increased Flexibility: Before starting, stretch for about 15 minutes to prepare your body to move. Kicking during the class will build flexibility too.

* Better Circulation: Kickboxing classes will get your heart rate going to increase circulation in your body.

* Stress Relief: Relieve your stress and anger on a punching bag during a kickboxing class!

* Full Body Workout: Save time by combining your cardio and resistance workouts during a kickboxing class.

* Defend Yourself: Kickboxing is great for general self-defense. You will build self-confidence as you become stronger.

* Increased Heart Rate: An increased heart rate during kickboxing will help burn fat and calories for you to lose weight.

* Improve Balance: As you are kicking on one foot, you will build balance and stability to throw harder kicks as time goes on.

* Improve Coordination: Each set of punches and kicks pushes you to coordinate the motions between your arms and legs to improve overall coordination.

At GoFigureFitness we have combined the functional training and kickboxing class and we call it Bootcamp. It is essential that you opt for minimum 2 days of this if you plan on including Bootcamp in your workout regime. We have combined the two workouts in order to give you excellent results.

Days and Timings :
Batch 1: Tuesday - Thursday 7.45pm
Batch 2: Saturday- sunday 10am

At GoFigureFitness we have combined the functional training and kickboxing class and we call it Bootcamp. It is essential that you opt for minimum 2 days of this if you plan on including Bootcamp in your workout regime. We have combined the two workouts in order to give you excellent results.

Days and Timings : Tuesday - Thursday 7.45pm & saturday- 9.30am, sunday-10am


Meditation is relaxation. It is not about concentration, it's actually about de-concentration. It's not about focusing one's thoughts on one thing, but instead on becoming thoughtless.

What are the benefits of meditation?

  • * A calm mind
  • * Good concentration
  • * Better clarity
  • * Improved communication
  • * Relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind and body

Health Benefits Of Meditation

With meditation, the physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy). This results in joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases.

On a physical level, meditation:

  • * Lowers high blood pressure, lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks.
  • * Decreases any tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems.
  • * Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior.
  • * Improves the immune system.
  • * Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy.

Mental Benefits Of Meditation

Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an alpha state that promotes healing. The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful. It cleanses and nourishes you from within and calms you, whenever you feel overwhelmed, unstable, or emotionally shut down. With regular practice of meditation:

  • * Anxiety decreases
  • * Emotional stability improves
  • * Creativity increases
  • * Happiness increases
  • * Intuition develops
  • * Gain clarity and peace of mind
  • * Problems become smaller
  • * Meditation sharpens the mind by gaining focus and expands through relaxation
  • * A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
  • * An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
  • * The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection

Meditation makes you aware - that your inner attitude determines your happiness.

Spiritual Benefits Of Meditation

Meditation doesn't have a religion and can be practiced by anybody regardless of the faith they follow :

  • * Effortless transition from being something to merging with the infinite and recognizing yourself as an inseparable part of the whole cosmos.
  • * In a meditative state, you are in a space of vastness, calmness and joy and this is what you emit into the environment, bringing harmony to the Creation/planet.
  • * Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation. As you learn more about yourself, you’ll naturally start discovering more about yourself.

How to get meditation benefits

To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary.

It takes only a few minutes every day. Once imbibed into the daily routine, meditation becomes the best part of your day! Meditation is like a seed. When you cultivate a seed with love, the more it blossoms.

Busy people from all backgrounds are grateful to pause and enjoy a refreshing few minutes of meditation each day. Dive deep into yourself and enrich your life.