Tina Stroud Writes…

I am a Dance Fitness Teacher with over 30 years of experience. I completed refresher training in January 2018 and have been running the class at Lesbury Since then. 

It is a fun class with a purpose and aimed at those who are young at heart but perhaps whose bodies are less fit than they’d like.

We start with a warm up to get the body ready for the exercise and movements that follow and move on to stretches of major muscle groups before starting on dance moves that will combine together to make a routine that can be repeated and perfected. I also include exercises to strengthen and improve muscle tone. Usually this section is done on or with a chair but sometimes we will use the wall as a balance aid. I finish off with a cool down with more stretching to alleviate any potential for aching muscles.

I use music that suits the movement I want you to learn and there is an element of both body and brain fitness which I believe is the way to keeping you as young as possible despite advancing years.

All ages and abilities are welcome and I offer alternatives so everyone can participate. You should wear loose clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in and shoes like trainers or flat dance shoes. Also bring water to stay hydrated. 

The class runs weekly and cost £4.00 per session.