other classes 

other classes

Ballet with Jessie

Ballet: Level 1 

This is the foundation class for absolute beginners and those who have some ballet knowledge but wish to polish their basic skills before advancing to level 2. This level will focus on basic ballet terminology and steps (with detailed explanation and demonstration), and some strengthening and flexibility exercises.

Ballet: Level 2

This level is suitable for those who have some knowledge of ballet and good understanding of barre exercises. It is slightly faster paced than level 1 and will continue to expand your ballet vocabulary and work on more challenging steps and combinations (turns, jumps and transitions).

Do I need to book?

Booking isn’t necessary, however you are more than welcome to contact Jessie to book or for more info on 07427778611

What should I wear?

We do not have strict dress code. If you feel uncomfortable wearing tights and a leotard, you can come in your yoga/gym gear. Make sure you wear something that allows you to move freely and not too loose. If you do not have a pair of ballet slippers, please wear a pair of socks to start with until you are happy to invest in a pair.  Your hair should ideally be tied back off the face.
These two new classes can be attended separately or together as they deliver different benefits.

What are the benefits of ballet?

Ballet training targets many different parts of the body. The arms, legs, stomach muscles, feet and ankles are all strengthened and toned. Practicing ballet regularly can improve posture and balance, resulting in a long, lean, elegant figure. You will notice the physical benefits of taking up ballet within a few weeks of regular attendance at a class but the feel-good effects of a lesson will be apparent almost immediately!  In addition to a physical workout, ballet is an excellent exercise to make you feel good.

Zumba with Lynsey

Zumba Gold

A modified Zumba class for active older adults, beginners, or those looking for a lower intensity class. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

There are many health benefits of Zumba (see below) but I also like to emphasise that it has great psychological benefits – Enhanced self esteem, general feeling of well being, empowered & enhanced quality of life, and it can also reduce depression, stress and anxiety. This is a great sociable class with the opportunity to dance, party, & have fun!

Do I need to book?

No booking needed, however you can contact Lynsey for more information on 07877211798

Is Zumba Gold specifically for the over 50s?

Zumba Gold does appeal to the over 50’s due to the class being a lower impact, however it is also suitable for those who are less agile or co-ordinated, or would feel more comfortable at a lower level.

What are the health benefits of Zumba?

Zumba Gold is an excellent way of exercising without even knowing it and has so many possible benefits to your health.

– Improved cognitive function (from learning new steps and moves)
– Improved motor control and performance (practice, practice, practice)
-Improved range of motion, overall strength and flexibility
– Improved bone density
– Increased caloric expenditure
– Improved ability to perform pain-free activities of daily life

Pilates with Jane

This is a mixed level class so open to all levels or fitness and abilities, including complete beginners. Pilates is great for working the core and strengthens the body in a balanced way. It can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. The class is taught in a very relaxed environment, and I am on hand for guidance at all times.

Do I need to book?

Due to limited space we do request booking. You can do this by visiting www.ptmfit.com or for further info contact Jane directly on 07986106046

Can Pilates help me lose weight?

Pilates is classed as a muscle-strengthening activity, which can help you maintain a healthy weight. Classes can vary in intensity: they can be gentle, or dynamic and offer a solid workout. If you want to lose weight, you’re advised to combine Pilates with a healthy diet and the correct exercise programme.

Dance Fitness with Steph

Dance Fitness is a dance cardio class, working every part of the body. Every week the music theme changes, anything from 60s, to musicals, to clubercise! Fun routines to suit all ages and abilities. There is always options to adapt the intensity of the class to whatever suits you. This type of exercise is great for losing weight and building stamina – so have fun getting fit!

Do I need to book?

No booking required, however if you’d like further info please contact Steph on 07532103454 or stephaniej7913@gmail.com

I'm relatively unfit, will I keep up with the class?

The most important thing in the class is for you to have fun and keep moving – even if it’s at a lower impact than everyone else. Pace yourself, and you rstamina and fitness level will build over time.