Welcome to
The Fitness Family

By Ann Cattermole

I have been passionate about dance since I was around 5 years old.  I attended ballet, tap, modern, jazz & acrobatics classes as a child.  I abandoned all forms of dance and exercise in my late teens and only returned to it whilst studying for my university degree in London.  I attended some dance/exercise style classes at Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden which I believe to this day enabled me to achieve a First Class (Hons) degree and control my weight gain which had accumulated whilst I had been sedentary.

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My classes are structured, progressive & bespoke.  I believe this is what makes them different from most others.  The recent trend has attempted to create a class for the masses by advocating that exercise is for everyone and anyone.  This is a wonderful ideal but unrealistic long term.  The transient masses will always be just that, those that flit from one new trend to the next, gaining little along the way.  It takes motivation and dedication to improve fitness through exercise.  I like to think that my Fitness Family are well informed, well supported and appreciated.  In return they attend week after week, year after year and gain friendship & comradery amongst each other whilst getting to know me & I them.  These elements collectively assists exercise adherence which is the key to any level of improvement.  My Fitness Family are not perfect and are of mixed abilities, ages & fitness levels, but what they all have in common is their commitment for which I feel most grateful & privileged.

I hope you feel inspired to join us!

“To provide the ultimate exercise class experience.  I want to share my passion for fitness & dance and provide a fun, supportive & positive environment for adults of all ages & skill levels.

“For my participants to have fun, learn, feel challenged, be inspired, feel important, be successful & feel part of the fitness family environment that I aim to achieve.  As a result, I hope they will want to attend on a regular basis year after year and enjoy a happier, healthier & fuller life.

Our Classes

Inspired by the TV show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and created by two of the ex-professional dancers Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe.  No partner is required and each month the class focuses on one Latin and one Ballroom dance.   After a warm-up, the individual steps are broken down and practiced in sections, alternating between the two dances to create an interval training effect.  Towards the end of the class the steps in each dance are added together to form final routines before a cool down and stretch.   A full selection of video tutorials are available in the ‘members only’ section of the website.

A fun & upbeat choreographed cardiovascular class with a variety of options provided for you to work at your own pace. Benefits include: fat burning, improved stamina, energy, circulation, flexibility, stress reduction, lower-body strength & tone.

A total body sculpting class designed to improve shape, muscular strength, balance, flexibility, posture & functional movements. A variety of exercises are performed each week using a selection of equipment.

Our Schedule

MONDAY
The Burgess Hill Academy, Burgess Hill

WEDNESDAY
St Paul’s Catholic College, Burgess Hill

All classes need to be booked & paid for in advance. New members are required to pay for six classes in advance followed by one in advance thereafter.

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Reviews

I have been attending for about 2 years. Ann is an inspiration, full of energy and someone to aspire to. I wish I’d found her 20 years ago!

Siobhan Dallibar
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