I am the founder of Fitness Together. Since a very young age, I have enjoyed sports and exercising. I started gymnastics at the age of 3 and used to spend a lot of time training every week. At the age of 13, I started dance lessons and decided this was ME! I then continued to do all styles of dance and at 17, I went away to dance school. I decided to qualify as a dance teacher as well as train to dance professionally after college. I danced professionally from 19-23 years old with different dance troupes around the world. At 23 I unfortunately had a back problem so decided to go for a different career, however still physical.I studied to become a fitness leader, personal trainer and also an aerobics teacher. I have been teaching fitness now since 1995 and I love it. I feel I have really found my niche in life. I am proud to say that I have helped thousands of people lose weight and get fit. My classes have always been inclusive and cater for people of all shapes, sizes and ages. The exciting thing about the fitness industry is that there are so many different ways to exercise. I absolutely love the variety of my work, I love to work individually but also love the buzz of a large group. I love the concentration and focus of a pilates class but then love the energy and total uplift that a Zumba class can give you. We can offer many options which is great, as it keeps me interested and challenges me mentally and physically. It also gives all my members a selection to choose from. Hopefully there is something for everyone. I have been supporting my clients to achieve their weight loss goals and to change the way they eat for over 19 years now. I am also mum to my three fabulous boys so I certainly understand how hard it is for busy mums to make time to attend to their own health and fitness, which is what makes our classes so great as we can offer a one stop shop for both fitness and weight management.We at Fitness Together would love to welcome you to our classes. I have a fantastic team of great instructors who are all super friendly and supportive. They offer a wonderful range of very different fitness classes so there really is something for everyone, there is just so much choice you are bound to find something that suits you.
Let me also introduce you to my team of instructors. They are STARS! They make their members so welcome and really go that extra mile:
Exercise should be fun which is why I love my job. I've worked for Sedge since 2007 and have attended many of the classes she has to offer. While I offer a medium/high intensity workout for my regulars, I always give the ladies with two left feet the chance to exercise at their own pace. FUN FRIENDLY & FABULOUS is how I'd describe the class. FUN - because that's what we have. FRIENDLY - because everyone knows the feeling of walking into a new class for the first time. FABULOUS - because that's how you feel when you leave. I have a passion for nutrition so I can help you with weight management by showing you the small changes you can make in your daily diet to achieve long term results. What better way to start and end your week than with a Clubbercise® class! Come along and join the fun.
I have been teaching with Sedge since 2007 at Our Lady of Peace on a Monday morning at 10.30am. My class is at a slightly slower pace than the other classes we offer so its great to have so many different classes to suit all. I offer a real variety in my classes - and it's always a good giggle!
|Anna - cover teacher
I started dancing aged 3 and did my ISTD Modern, Tap and Jazz and RAD ballet grades before going to London College of Dance to study for a dance degree. Alongside this I trained to become an associate teacher with the ISTD in Modern, Tap and Jazz. I gained a 2:1 honours degree and was awarded for excellence in contemporary dance.
After graduating I taught many disciplines at dance and theatre schools, aswell as qualifying as a fitness instructor, until I got a contract dancing at a theatre in Spain. The contract was for 6 months... I ended up staying 6 1/2 years! This was when I learnt Latin dances and soaked up the Latin vibe! I opened a small studio in Palma and gave classes, mostly in Contemporary and Street dance. I also attended classes of various styles because I see beauty in all types of dance and am always keen to learn more. I teamed up with a Brazilian dancer and we came up with a dance class that combined elements of aerobics and brazilian dance steps....(This was where my Brazilian Dance classes were created!)
I married in Spain and had my first child, but when I became pregnant again we decided to move back home! After having my second child I was desperate to dance and move again! So I found a class and got the Zumba bug! I did the training and started teaching it nearly 3 years ago mostly in gyms. I started teaching Brazilian Dance in Henley in 2012. Then I was introduced to Bokwa and fell in love with that too, I love its energy and the sheer buzz you get from it! Leading dance-fitness classes is a privilege, and one which I love. Participants never fail to surprise me and themselves with what they can achieve!