I am pleased to tell you I have now completed the course for a new Ballet Barre Class Format. The course was great and I am sure you will love this style of class, It’s a Ballet based toning class and can be done with low or high intensity moves. Most of the class is low impact with exercises at the barre and in the centre. There is also the option of additional floor work in the form of abdominal and lower body work. I loved the fact that it took me back in time, back to my roots as a young dancer and I was surprised at everything I could remember from so long ago.
I am just looking into suppliers of ballet shoes so we will all look the part! This is definitely a class that could be delivered well in an online format. Once we know the date we are resuming our live classes and will get expressions of interest from you all. It’s a lovely class and very effective working muscles you did not know you had. Lots of grace and elegance – you will feel like that ballerina turning around on the jewelry box!
Just a gentle reminder, if you are on facebook, I am asking all my Fitness Vibe class members past and present to request to join our private facebook group “The Fitness Vibe Hub”. During these difficult times whilst we can’t run our “live” classes I will be posting digital content in there for you to use in the comfort of your own home. It is also a way of staying connected with each other. Please note all class members who attend morning classes will receive an email automatically when there is a new video release. I will of course keep in touch with you all with regular updates via email and text.
To be honest I really did think we would be back at our classes in June 2020 but this does not seem to be the case. Moving forward I hope to offer a service with an online digital platform through this website where you can access home video workouts.
I just want to say I am missing you all very much and really miss teaching. Let’s hope we can be back to our “live” classes sooner rather then later.
Stay safe and keep moving!
Hope you are all doing ok in the challenging lockdown situation. If you attend morning Fitness Vibe classes please check your emails as you should have received a workout video in the style of our Fitsteps classes. The home workout is a Themed VE Day dance fitness workout. There will be two more 30 minute fitness videos arriving week commencing Monday 25th May – A Legs Bums and Tums and also a Body Conditioning style. Please keep an eye on your emails. If you are on facebook I am asking all Fitness Vibe Class members past and present to join “The Fitness Vibe Hub” which is our new private members facebook page.
I am really missing teaching our live classes and hope that we can all be back together again sooner rather than later.
Stay safe and well,
It has now been 6 weeks since we were forced to close our classes as per the guidelines on Covid 19. I think we were all hoping we could run our classes in some format but this option does not look viable at the moment. Rest assured I have been busy behind the scenes looking into ways of offering an online presence in some way? I have to be honest with you though, in that I am really struggling with offering digital classes as I have always been a “live” teacher/performer and react to what I see in front of me.
There may be a possibility of running digital classes through this website as a way forward in a private members page. In the meantime I intend to do a few videos to do in the comfort of your own home. I have just sent out an email to all class members who attend the morning classes with a link to a 30 minute home keep fit workout. It’s a gentle, easy to follow keep fit video, the focus on joint mobility, muscle strength and a bit of cardio. The video is ideal for Zumba Gold class members, Fitness Gold members and morning Strictly Fitsteps members. If you attend morning classes please check you have received your email or contact me accordingly.
Evening class members – You will be receiving an email shortly. Helen, our Fitness Body specialist has done a 30 minute Legs Bums and Tums video and I intend to do a Dance Fitness style video.
Please note – if you are on facebook, please like and follow our Fitness Vibe Hull facebook page. I will shortly be inviting all class members on facebook to join my private members facebook page “The Fitness Vibe Hub” where I hope to pop some more digital content whilst we are in this challenging Covid 19 situation.
I really hope the government give us some guidance in the coming weeks regarding the possibility of running our group exercise classes in some format. If it looks as though the current lockdown situation will continue for some time I will offer more home workouts or look into a digital platform on the website. Please keep checking this website and follow our facebook page. As always, I will keep in touch with you via email and text.
Missing you all very much and missing teaching our classes.
Stay safe and take care
Happy Easter everyone! Just wanted to say I am missing you all so much and can’t wait to be back teaching our classes again. I am lost for words about this awful situation in the world at the moment and hope you are all keeping yourself safe and well and doing ok.
On a brighter note, I have been in contact with Ian Start, the chairman of Cottingham Village Trust and we now have the final figure of the amount raised at our fun charity quiz night which took place at on Friday March 6th.
I am pleased to announce that the final figure we raised is £2003.00!! How great is that! Thanks to everyone who supported the event. I am so pleased with the amount raised and plan to make the quiz an annual event as I know how much we all enjoyed the evening. Thanks to all the local business owners who donated to our raffle, the raffle alone raised £611.00! A big thanks to Papas Fish & Chip company who organised the supper on the evening.
The money has now been donated as agreed to Cottingham Village Trust and will be used in their efforts to maintain and retain the Civic Hall Cottingham.
I hope you are all managing to keep moving and keep your spirits up in this challenging period.
Thank you all so much for supporting our event, and I cant wait for us all to be back dancing again together.
Hello ladies. This is not a usual business website post/blog. I just wanted to make sure I am reaching out to everyone just in case I do not have your mobile or email address.
I hope you are all well, staying in and keeping safe as per the government guidelines. I just wanted to say I miss teaching our live classes so much and I am lost for words about what is going on around us.
I am currently in the process of identifying those Fitness Vibe class members who are in the over 70 age range, live alone with no outside space. My priority would certainly be with this group to deliver some sort of online uplifting exercise activity with the platforms available. I am very aware that many in this age group do not use social media and do not all have laptops etc. Once I have tried to sort something out to keep social interaction with this group, I would then hope to do something temporary for other groups. This is proving difficult with all the licencing laws in place and the equipment I currently own.
In the meantime please try and keep active. If you find yourself sedentary, maybe move around every hour, walk up and down the stairs where possible, follow some of the you tube classes/TV classes available. When doing so please remember to have suitable footwear on, have a hazard free space to exercise, have some water available and make sure you feel fit to exercise. I hope your spirits stay lifted as much as possible in this challenging dreadful time.
Thinking of you all, I will be in touch
As promised here are the winning numbers for the last of our raffle prizes which were drawn tonight at our Zumba Class. First Prize, a selection of make up, kindly donated by Boots of Cottingham goes to number 306. Second prize, wine and chocolates, kindly donated by our lovely class member Jean Skinner goes to number 290. Please let me know if you are a winner! Call me direct or text/message me.
I will let you know the final figure raised from our fabulous anniversary quiz night as soon as possible x
It was our Fitness Vibe 9th Yearr Anniversary on March 3rd. This year to celebrate we organised a charity quiz night on Friday 6th March at the Civic Hall, Cottingham. All proceeds going to the Cottingham Village Trust.
Nearly 200 attended with 26 teams in all!. The room was made up of Fitness Vibe members with their family and friends and also members of the Cottingham Village Trust and volunteers.. It was so lovely to see age ranges from 15 – 90!
We had a fabulous raffle with donations from many Cottingham buisiness owners and Papa’s of Willerby organised the Fish and Chip supper which was yummy!
Prizes for the winning teams consised of bottles of bubbly and Easter eggs. Here are the winning teams – First place went to “Team JC”, Second place went to team “Quiz-Tal-Met!” and Third place went to team “Point for each”. Well done everyone!
Special thanks to the volunteers on the evening and also to Ian Start our fabulous quiz master.
I will have a final figure of the money raised week commencing Monday 9th March.
What a fabulous evening! Hopefully we could make this a regular event x
It’s our Fitness Vibe 9th Year anniversary on 3rd March 2020. Thank you all for supporting our classes for the past 9 years. Here is a picture from our very first class taken at the Civic Hall on March 3rd 2011! Can you spot yourself? It so great that lots of the ladies in the picture still come to class now x
To celebrate our 9th anniversary this year we are having a fun charity quiz night on Friday 6th March which is now sold out! We will also be doing lots of retro tracks in the playlist at our evening Zumba Classes week commencing 2nd March for a bit of nostalgia. If you have any requests and favourite tracks, please contact me and I will try and remember the tracks and pop them in our playlist!
I cant believe it’s been 9 years! It’s fabulous that we still have a vibrant community fitness community after 9 years, still going strong. Fitness, fun and friendship x