Posted on July 2, 2013
There are limited places left if you would like to take part in a FitSteps Instructor Day – only Glasgow, Edinburgh and Hillingdon now have availability. Devised and fronted by Strictly‘s Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite, FitSteps is a dance fitness class suitable for everyone from fitness novices to advanced old hands.
Natalie and Ian have been on a summer tour running Instructor Days throughout the UK and hundreds of fitness professionals and dance enthusiasts have turned out to attend the day-long course, which is Skills Active certified and carries CPD points.
Says Natalie: “We use a few steps from a number of the popular dances that people will know from Strictly. They are then blended into a continuous workout, moving from one step to another, one dance style to another. But an ability to dance is not a necessity for class members by any means. No partners are required and nobody is going to mark you down if you get the steps wrong!
“Our first trainer tour has been absolutely amazing. Everywhere we have been we have worked with full halls of fantastically keen people who, by the end, were bursting with enthusiasm to get their own FitSteps classes up and running.”
Ian adds: “We went from hoping people would come to quickly being pleasantly overwhelmed by the response and having to explain that we were sold out. The interest and the commitment out there have been huge so, even whilst still in the middle of our first tour, we are putting together plans for another tour towards the end of the autumn. We can still currently cater for Scottish interest though!”
Natalie and Ian have been joined on the team by Mark Foster, multiple world swimming champion, a former Strictly contestant and an expert in fitness and conditioning. Mark says: “We want to see FitSteps classes going on everywhere from the biggest city gyms to small rural village and church halls. It is a fantastic way to get in shape. There is variety, versatility and plenty of enjoyment to be had along with genuine total body benefits.”
The Skills Active certified course is open to all and CPD points are available for any instructors signing up for a FitSteps Instructor Day who already have an ETM2 or equivalent qualification and are registered with REPs.
Those who qualify will have the full backing and encouragement of Natalie, Ian, Mark and the whole FitSteps team and brand to develop a business of their own through it.
Visit www.fitsteps.co.uk for further information and to sign up for an Instructor Day.
See the July issue of Dance Today, out now, for more on FitSteps.