uses cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about cookies

Indoor activities


Acrobatics combines extraordinary skills such as balanceagility and motor coordination and, is often associated with activities that make extensive use of gymnastic elements, such as acro dancecircus, gymnastics and performing arts. 

Move-It- Douglas
Age 2 upwards, classes are a guideline and children are placed based on their ability at the teachers discretion.

Sharon Rye School of Dance - Onchan
Age 2 upwards


This low impact cardiovascular activity takes place in shallow water, designed to increase the heart rate. Great for abdominals, buttocks and thighs. 


Deep Water Aquafit

Using a buoyancy belt in the deep water this activity is a perfect environment for those with injuries or limitations. Confidence in deep water is required. 

National Sports Centre (NSC) - Douglas


Ballet is a great way to tell a story or express a mood, stretch your imagination as well as your body. 

Dance Dynamics - Douglas
All ages & abilities

Move-It - Douglas
Age 2 upwards, classes are a guideline and children are placed based on their ability at the teachers discretion.

Sharon Rye School of Dance - Onchan
Age 2 Upwards

Gena's Dance Academy, Various Dance Styles - Peel
Age 2 Upwards

Madhatters Theatre & Dance - Port St Mary


Ballroom dancing requires no special skills or dance ability. Learn to foxtrot, waltz, Tango and Quickstep or more energetic rhythmic/latin style dances such as the Rumba, Salsa, Meringue or Cha Cha.

Dance Dynamics - Douglas
All ages & abilities

Killey Academy of Dance - Onchan

Freestyle, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dancing 

Dance Dynamics - Douglas
For children of all ages and abilities.

Isle of Man College
Social Dancing for Beginners
Social Dancing for Improvers
Courses start in September

Baton Twirling

Baton twirling, usually performed to music, combines dance, agility, co-ordination, flexibility gymnastics and many more while manipulating a single baton or multiples.  

Northern Spirit Baton Twirlers - Ramsey
Tel: 474710


Boccia (pronounced ‘Botch-ya’): A fully inclusive sport for all ages and abilities, having been designed for players with severe disabilities as a Paralympic Sport. Players aim to propel balls close to a target ball, by rolling, throwing or kicking. If a player is unable to throw or kick the ball, then a boccia ramp can be used. 

National Sports Centre (NSC) - Douglas


10 Pin Bowling

A sport in which a player, or "bowler" rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic (polyurethane) lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible. 

Surestrike 10 Pin Bowling Alley - Ramsey

Indoor Bowls

The aim of the game is simple. Get your bowls as close as possible to a small white ball called the 'jack'. 

National Sports Centre (NSC) - Douglas

Isle of Man Indoor Bowling Association - Douglas 

Short Mat Bowls - Douglas
Manx Short Mat Bowls


Box Blast / Box Tone

Exercises to lift and tone your butt and thighs. 

Impact Kickboxing

Kickboxing is an easy way to lose weight, burn calories and get stronger. Knock out boredom and blast fat all over with these muscle-sculpting kickboxing exercise moves. 

Elite Fitness - Douglas

Manx Martial Arts - Douglas

Boxercise (5-11 yrs and 11 yrs - 16yrs)

Building confidence, coordination through contact free boxing and fitness training. To help improve, hand, eye coordination, strength, self defence and overall fitness. 

Ramsey Boxercise - Ramsey


A great way to enhance your body confidence, tone muscles and improve posture. 

Burlesque IOM


Ceroc, abbreviated from the French C’est Rock.  Dance sometimes referred to as ‘Modern Jive’ is a mix of Salsa, Ballroom, Hip, Tango and Jive.  A great way to meet people, have fun and keep fit whilst learning to dance!! 

Ceroc - Douglas

Chair Based Exercise

Exercise with the motivation of a group but from the comfort of a chair.  For those looking to becoming more active or to help with recovery from injuries or recent hospitalisation. 

Where are the community sessions held? 

The sessions run weekly in Onchan, Peel, Castletown, Port Erin and Ramsey.

Chair based exercises are held in the following locations. Just drop in, no need to pre book your session. Everyone is welcome to attend any of the sessions below which will include 1 hour of gentle exercise, and there will be time for a chat and a drink after the session. 

Northern sessions

Town Hall, Ramsey
Monday: 10.30am to 12 noon and Friday: 2pm to 3.30pm

Southern sessions

Sandfield Residents Lounge, Castletown: Tuesday: 2pm to 3.30pm

Methodist Church Hall, Port Erin Friday: 2pm to 3.30pm

Western sessions

Westlands Residents Lounge, Peel
Wednesday: 10.30am to 12 noon

Eastern sessions

Youth and Community Centre, Onchan
Thursday: 1.30pm to 3pm


From yelling to intense physical routines which may contain many components of dance, tumbling, jumps, cheers and stunting (building pyramids) for entertainment or to participate in cheerleading competitions 

Youth Cheerleading group - Laxey

Move-It - Douglas

Children's Activities

Action Songs and Rhymes (Term time only)

Children can enjoy rhymes and songs that have actions which involve the whole body, fingers or hands. 

Mya Moo's Preschool Group - Douglas

The Children's Centre - Island-Wide

Arts and Crafts

Krafty Kids (Term time only) 
Arts and crafty activities for children. 

The Children's Centre

Brownies / Girlguides

From age 5 to 26 years and part of Girlguiding, UK. No matter how much time you have, develop your skills and confidence. Regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays.

Rainbows  5 - 7 years 
Brownies 7 -10 years
Guides 10 - 14 years
Senior Section 14 - 26 years

Scouts / Beavers

Take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, hotography, climbing and zorbing. Learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There's something for every young person. A great way to have fun, make friends, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

Beavers (6–8)
Cubs (8-10½)
Scouts (10½–14)
Explorer Scouts (14–18)
Scout Network (18-25)

Roll'n'Play (Term time only) The Children's Centre 

Dressing up and play. 

Circuit training

Circuit training is an excellent way to improve mobility, strength and stamina. The circuit training comprises of 6 to 10 strength exercises that are completed one exercise after another. Each exercise is performed for a specified number of repetitions or for a set time before moving on to the next exercise. 

CSR Boost Circuit Training, CSRFitness - Island-Wide

Circuit and Gentle Circuits - National Sports Centre (NSC)
(Wednesdays & Thursdays)

Southern Ladies only Circuit Classes - Castletown

Climbing - Indoor

Climbing Wall

A climbing wall is an artificially constructed wall with grips for hands and feet, usually used for indoor climbing. Suitable for all levels and walls available for adults or children. 

Hotrocks - Douglas
Under 14's – parental supervision

Fitness for kids

Mulit-Sport for Juniors (2-4 years) Junior Sports Academy - Lezayre
Age 2-10 depending on activity

Various Training Sessions, CSR Fitness - Island-Wide

Various Training Sessions, DL Fitness - Douglas 

Child Training Sessions, Manx Health & Fitness - Island-Wide

Various Training Sessions, Manx Health & Fitness - Island-Wide 

Various Training Sessions, MeFit - Island-Wide

Fitness Sessions

Various fitness sessions held Island-Wide. Check out individual websites for classes held and timetable.                               

Family Fitness
Friday Core Fitness
Fitness with Friends
Team Fitness
CSR Fitness

Ladies Activity Sessions (Mondays) - National Sports Centre (NSC), Douglas

Gentle Stretch and Flex - Mondays
Gentle Body Toning - Wednesdays
Fun and Fitness - Saturdays 
National Sports Centre (NSC), Douglas

Run IOM - Begin to Run (Mondays /some Fridays) - Douglas
Trevor Christian

Cardio session, TRX Suspension fitness system
Interval Fat Loss
Men on Mats
Fit over 50
Jillian's Unique Fitness Solutions

Fit for Fun training course (from September 2014) IOM College - Island-Wide

Functional Fitness – Ramsey & Kirk Michael
Indoor & Outdoor exercise classes, Personal Training

Folk Dancing

Traditional dance of the common people, reflecting their culture, they are communal dances done for pleasure by rural people.

Manx Folk Dancing - Onchan

Freestyle Dance

Freestyle dancing is non-choreographed dance that usually involves dancers pulling together a bunch of dance moves and fitting them to the music.  

Dance Dynamics - Douglas 


Gym Equipment for hire at home

Gym Equipment for hire at home. 

Manx Health & Fitness - Island-Wide

Fit4Hire - Island-Wide


Visit the gym and have the use of free weights, cardio machines, resistance machines, vibrogym and TRX (suspension training using bodyweight). Various exercise classes also offered. Please contact the establishment for a list of charges/membership fees.

Carrefour - Douglas

Elite Fitness - Douglas

Fitness Pod - Douglas
Age 12+ (under 18's must be supervised)

Fitness Zone - National Sports Centre (NSC), Douglas
(16 years upwards)

The Gym, Ramsey - 
Vibro Gym Intensive Workout 

Gym Equipment, Elite Fitness - Douglas

The Gym - Ramsey

Bodytrack PT

8 Week FitClub - Junior Fitcamps


A kettlebell is a cast-iron or cast steel weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training.  

DL Fitness - Douglas

Elite Fitness - Douglas

Jillian's Unique Fitness Solutions - Peel


A fun activity with family or friends – visible laser beams and sound effects. Tag your opponents whilst shielding yourself from hits. For up to 20 players at a time. 

Manx Fun Farm - Laserblast - Onchan

Line Dancing

Linedancercise IOM

Modern line dancing led by a fully qualified AFAA group exercise teacher.

Tuesday 7:30pm - 9pm
St Johns Football Club,
£5 a session

Easy to follow routines and a great social and friendly atmosphere. This type of exercise ticks all the boxes for body and mind exercise for any age group.

Linedancercise IOM is on Facebook.

Musical Theatre

Theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. 

Madhatters Theatre & Dance - Port St Mary
Age 5+ (Tap & Musical Theatre)

Move-It - Douglas


Pilates for core strength. Improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and enhance mental awareness. 

The Gym - Ramsey

Pilates for Beginners training course IOM College - Island-Wide

Pilates Studio 

Pilates Isle of Man - Peel

ZW Pilates – Alexander technique- Ramsey

Manx Pilates - Wendy Amaral
Mobile: +44 7624 266245


A high-intensity cardio activity, using single and double dutch ropes. 

View the local school KS1 and KS2 leader-board challenges and information pages at:

Soft Play Areas

Height restrictions may apply.

The Fun Factory - Douglas 

Fun Barn - Onchan

Sure Strike Bowling - Ramsey
Height restriction: under 5ft


Squash is a racket sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racquet and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court. 

Squash Courts - National Sports Centre (NSC) Douglas

Street/Hip Hop Dance

Dance styles developed outside of a dance studio and includes breakdance, popping, locking, hiphop and house dance.

Move-It - Douglas

Represent Dance Company - Douglas


Swimming Pools

Swimming is a non-impact activity exercising all major muscle groups, as well as the heart and lungs, making it a great activity for overall fitness. 

Group lessons, private lessons, freestyle sessions, holiday play sessions.
Fee Payable unless otherwise specified – please contact provider for costs

Northern Swimming Pool – Ramsey

They also offer a variety of sessions and activities for all ages and abilities from public sessions, adult only swims, fun sessions, ladies nights, parent and toddler sessions.

Southern Swimming Pool – Castletown
They also offer Swimming lessons (pre-school, crash courses during the holidays and adults). Provide Aqua Fit, Fun Sessions, Fitness Classes, Rookie Crash Courses and Ladies only sessions.

National Sports Centre (NSC) –Douglas

The centre also offers a range of swimming lessons and training schemes which include Aqua-natal classes, Parent and Toddler sessions, Swimming lessons (pre-school, junior, adults and crash courses). Lifesaving (junior and adult), Snokelling and Seascooter sessions.


Western Swimming Pool – Peel

They also offer Swimming lessons, parent and child classes and other sessions.

Other swimming providers

Aqua Kids Swim School

Junior Splashers - Junior Sports Academy (Ballakermeen Pool)

Silver Sharks Swim School
Manx Health & Fitness, (age 4 upwards)

Swimming for all levels training course - IOM College using Glencrtuchery Schoool Pool

The Aqua Pearls Private Swimming School - Douglas


Tae Boe Classes

Total body fitness system incorporating martial art techniques such as kicks and punches. 

DL Fitness - Douglas

Tai Chi Chuan

A slow-motion moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defence. 

Tai Chi / Tai Chi Chuan - Yang training course (from September 2014) 

IOM College - Island-Wide

Sifu Jon Grubb - Lezayre

Tap Dancing

Dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels. 

Move-It - Douglas

Gena's Dance Academy, Various Dance Styles - Peel

Madhatters Theatre & Dance - Port St Mary

Theatre Craft

A more relaxed form of dance with an element of fun. This dance used to be categorised as Modern Stage Dance. 

Madhatters Theatre & Dance - Port St Mary

Walking Football

5-a-side mini football matches to help people keep active and allow ex-players the chance to play again. 

IOMFA and National Sports Centre - Douglas


Create balance in your body whilst developing strength, flexibility and awareness.  There are many different styles of yoga with some being more physically challenging than others. 

Freestyle Yoga, DL Fitness - Douglas

Vinyasa & Iyengar - The Gym, Ramsey

Hot Yoga (various levels) - The Gym, Ramsey

Yoga for all levels training course (from September 2014) - IOM College, Island-Wide



Pilates Isle of Man 

Esther Jones Yoga 

Zoe Campbell Yoga and Pilates Studio 

Isle of Man Yoga Network

Aerial Yoga Suspension Training
Upper and lower body weight training whilst strengthening your core. Using suspension swings and your body weight to swing, hang, flip, trick and jump. Full body and mind experience, not for the faint hearted. This program will improve your confidence, full-body strength and balance. Hanging upside down de-compresses the spine and refreshes the fluid in between the discs. Exercise disguised as fun.

Jillian's Unique Fitness Solutions - Douglas


A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. 

Gena's Dance Academy, Various Dance Styles - Peel

Dee dee's Shimmy Shala

Zumba- Island-Wide
Various types Registered Isle of Man Instructors

Did you find what you were looking for?
Back to top