It was great to attend the UK Zumba Academy 2020 at Manchester on Friday 7th February. The first day was a master class with all the UK Zumba Educational presenters. Saturdays sessions kicked off with a master class from the boss himself Beto Perez who was brilliant! Next to follow was a Flamenco workshop with the amazing Jessica Espocito called “Flamenco Flow”. The session was full on with lots of tips and advice on how to incorporate the flamenco style into our Zumba classes. Next up was Zumba Strong, the latest speciality from Zumba which was fab to watch from the side line! I think my favourite session was the afternoon workshop with Mansoor Galant called “African Beats”. Hard work with lots of isolation moves and a real challenge! The final session was Latin Urban and I have managed to pick up quite a few choreography ideas to use in our classes so all good x
We all had a big surprise when the X Factor finalist Fluer East took to the stage with Beto! May be we should bring back our “Sax” track in Fitsteps? The day ended with a gracious speech from Beto and I finally managed to get a picture with him!
All in all I had a fabulous weekend with great company and came back fully inspired!!
It will be our Fitness Vibe 9th Anniversary this March, where does the time go? To celebrate we are having a fun Quiz Night on Friday 6th March 7.30pm – 10.00pm at Civic Hall, Cottingham. There will be a fish and chip supper (vegetarian pie option available). The bar will open from 7.00pm and there will also be a raffle on the night (£1 a strip). Prizes for the winning teams. If we can have teams no more than 8 per team. Tickets are £10 and are available to purchase from any Fitness Vibe class from Monday 3rd February. All proceeds to go the the Cottingham Village Trust Charity. The Trust will put the money raised towards their own “twinkly light” back drop on the stage.
Open to all Fitness Vibe class members and their friends and family. The more the merrier! It should be a fun night and I hope you can join me x
I am offering a February Unlimited Class Pass for £36. Come along to as many Fitness Vibe classes at Civic Hall, Cottingham throughout the month of February for £36. Represents excellent value. If you attend three times a week it works out approx £3 per class. If you attend four times a week it works out approx £2.25 per class and for five times – well that’s just £1.80 – bargain! Please note loyalty cards no longer apply when using the pass.
What an exciting class we had on Wednesday 22nd January. It was great that Calendar TV called me to ask if they could film and interview a few ladies at our Zumba Gold class in Cottingham. Thanks to everyone who came to the class that morning and agreed to be filmed. The theme of the little clip is “aging well” “age is just a number”. I understand there are various groups up and down the UK taking part. You all looked amazing and fabulous from the stage and I really hope they capture you all well x. Special thanks to Cathy, Joan and Sue for agreeing to be interviewed. The film crew have now sent the film to be edited and I believe it will be shown on Calendar TV week beginning Monday 3rd February at the 6 pm slot. Keep an eye on the TV!
We are now officially Calendar Girls!! Well done everyone x
I am offering a Civic Hall Monthly Unlimited Class Pass for January for £36. Come along to as many Fitness Vibe Classes at Civic Hall, Cottingham throughout January for £36. Represents excellent value. If you attend three times a week it works out approx £3 per class, if you attend four times a week it works out approx £2.25 per class and five times – well that’s just £1.80 – bargain!. Please note loyalty cards no longer apply when using the pass.
Hope you have all had a fabulous Christmas and are ready to get back to it in the new year? Here are the opening times for 2020.
We all enjoyed a lovely Festive lunch in the Old Oak Room, Civic Hall, Cottingham on Wednesday 11th December. I would like to thank my lovely neice Lydia who helped me the evening before in decorating this gorgeous old room, it looked lovely!
After a fun festive Zumba Class we all went upstairs to the gorgeous Old Oak Room in the Civic Hall and enjoyed a wonderful buffet by Andy the chef. We were then entertained by the very talented Ellie Pollard.
Adele and I would like to thank you all for our lovely gifts, it was very kind of you all x
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you all on Wednesday 8th January 2020!
On Monday 9th December we all looked very festive doing our festive Christmas Strictly Fitsteps at Willerby Methodist Church. It was great that the class was so well attended at this time of year – thank you x
We then went into the Square Well Coffee Shop which is part of the building. We all enjoyed the mince pies and coffee and then went on to have a festive sing-a-long. Thanks to six of you who volunteered to lead the group at the front. You all sounded fabulous! Maybe we should start a Fitness Vibe choir? You all sounded so good x
Merry Christmas and a happy new Year. See you on Monday 6th January 2020!
We had our annual evening Zumba Gold Bash on Thursday 5th December at The Civic Hall, Cottingham. Always a lovely evening. We started off with our fun festive Zumba class with a few surprise tracks in the playlist. We then had our glass of bubbly and fabulous buffet by Andy the chef at Cottingham Catering.
Lots of us were lucky on the raffle with some excellent prizes and lots of you took advantage of the bar being open with drinks for just £1!! We were then entertained by the wonderful Maggie Hush who sang retro festive tracks for us to sing a long too.
I understand lots of you ended up in the Duke Of Cumberland and had a few sore heads the next morning?
Merry Christmas to you all and a happy New Year! Remember we have our “Warm Up” Zumba class with Gaynor on Thursday 2nd January 6.30pm Civic Hall, to start off the New Year!
Fitness Gold is our traditional Keep Fit/ exercise to music class that meet every Monday morning at 11.00am a the Church of the Asension, Calvert Road (opposite the Priory Pub).
On Thursday 12th December we had our annual festive lunch at the Priory Pub, Priory Road, Hull. Great food and service, well done to all the staff there.
Fitness Gold is now closed for the holidays and will open on Monday 13th January 2020.