FitSteps is the hot new exercise workout devised by Strictly's Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe
in conjuction with swimmer Mark Foster, who competed on Strictly, who have taken the best
of Ballroom and Latin, mixing it with the latest, proven ways to get fit FAST and deliver the most exciting, fun, FAB-U-LOUS
exercise class ever… burning calories in a class, whilst toning, shaping and strengthening your body, core, muscles
and joints. Perfect to help health issues like bad knees, backs, stress and anxiety too. Different level classes to
suit all ages to 80! Perfect for mums, new mums wanting to get their figures back, people on weight loss programmes,
retired and semi-retired people and people who just love to socialise, love music and love to dance and have fun.
With FitSteps you will tone, shape and lose
weight and with high impact and high intensity moves can even burn up to 600 calories in a class which is the equivalent of
an intensive circuit training class.... . Hence losing weight. This amazingly fun workout is based upon all your favourite
"Strictly" dances like the Waltz, Jive, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, American Smooth to name a few so you will
learn some of the proper steps that the professionals perform whilst getting both a cardio and/or non cardio workout, both
high and/or low intensity.
You will be enjoying the music and dance elements so much you will not even realise
you are exercising and yet the results are extremely effective. All dances can be adapted to low or high impact moves with
low or high intensity thus being suited to all ages and abilities and all levels of fitness and health including those with
health issues that will improve through exercise.
FitSteps is suited to ages 8 to 80, fully fit and a regular gym trainer or retired
with a false knee... everyone can enjoy this incredible, social and fun workout so call me for more information so I can recommend
the most suitable class for you to join with like minded similar level participants...... and ladies and gents you DO NOT
NEED A PARTNER as this is all danced solo!
No more groaning "oh no I really should get down to the
gym" now you don't have to be surrounded by fitness fiends that make you feel uncomfortable and inadequate (unless, of
course, you want to be in a class full of super fit people, in which case you pick my advanced class) pick FitSteps
and attend a slower or medium paced class with similar aged and ability people - come to to FitSteps instead of the
gym and work at the pace that suits you! You even get the opportunity to attend Masterclasses held by the Strictly stars
Ian and Natalie and can attend the Christmas Event at Blackpool should you so wish, to meet up with oher FitSteppers from
all over the world.
WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING?
wear comfortable loose clothing that enables you move without restriction like leggins and a T shirt or similar and a pair
of light-weight trainers tthat do not have a rubber or sticky sole - you need to be able to pivot and swivel on your balls
of your feet and we don't want to damage your knees so they must not stick to the floor. Remember this is a dance
EXERCISE class not a dance class so no latin or ballroom shoes please. Split sole dancer trainers are perfect if you
have them but not jazz shoes as you will be (at some point) jumping/bouncing and so need the thick sole to absorbe the impact.
Bring a water bottle to keep hydrated and, most importantly, your sense of humour and a smile!
I trained in ballet, tap and modern, jazz
and also ballroom and Latin American classes with the famous Peggy Spencer. As the years progressed I started competitive
dancing “A la Strictly” as a Junior, then gave up ballet and modern to concentrate on the Ballroom and Latin American
competitions, I entered and won Pre-champ competitions and then moved on to Amateur Open status having private lesson and
being judged by many of the legends like Len Goodman and Doreen Freeman. When I was introduced to FitSteps it was therefore
a no-brainer that I should qualify as one of their instructors so I am now retuning to my dance passion as an instructor
to pass on my knowledge and passion for Ballroom and Latin and "Dancing yourself Fit"
I have literally just qualified as a Gold graded instructor in December..... so now I
am in the process of sorting out what classes I am going to take and when and where – I want to be able to offer classes
for different levels so that no one feels out of their comfort zone and the speed of the class and music choice is geared
to the participants. For those that have maybe danced before or who go to gym classes and are quick at picking up choreography
I will coach a faster paced class so you get challenged too.
I have compiled my first timetable to see what response I get from each area. What I am trying to do at the
moment also is my marketing to find out what people want and where would suit them, ideally, location wise and what
sort of times, morning, afternoon, evening, so I can tinker with my timetable and bookings at the venues. So, please email
me and let me know which classes you would like to attend...... I look forward to hearing from you all to add to the
information I have so far.... come and have have some fun and a social hour dancing with me whilst getting fit at the
All classes are 55 minutes
Taster Class Free then £5 per class, loyalty card with 10th lesson free
10% Discount for paying termly; insentives/rewards for people bringing along friends who attend more
than just their taster class!
Want a body like Natalie Lowe?
Come to FitSteps
If you enoy the classes there are also opportunities to attend Masterclasses
with Ian and Natalie up and down the country and annually there is a Christmas Party with lesson and evening dinner and event
at the amazing Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Woodside Spa and Glamping, Junction Road East Sussex