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Hello everyone, how are you all doing after our first week of isolation?

Hello everyone, how are you all doing after our first week of isolation?

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

Katrina x

Important Notice.

Important Notice.

Are you a winner?  As promised here are the winning raffle numbers x

Are you a winner? As promised here are the winning raffle numbers x

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

Well done to the winning teams at the Fitness Vibe Charity Quiz Night Friday 6th March

Well done to the winning teams at the Fitness Vibe Charity Quiz Night Friday 6th March

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

Fitness Vibe 9th Year Anniversary Week 2nd March 2020

Fitness Vibe 9th Year Anniversary Week 2nd March 2020

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

March Civic Hall Unlimited Class Pass £39

March Civic Hall Unlimited Class Pass £39

I am offering an Unlimited Class Pass for March 2020 for £39 (5 week month).  Come along to as many Fitness Vibe Classes at Civic Hall throughout March for £39.  Represents excellent value.  If you attend three times a week it works out approx £3.00 per class.   If you attend four times a week it works out approx £2.16 per class and five times – well that’s just £1.85 per class – bargain!  Please note loyalty cards no longer apply when using the pass.

Fitness Vibe Zumba Gold feature on Calendar ITV News now live on You Tube

Fitness Vibe Zumba Gold feature on Calendar ITV News now live on You Tube

It was great that Calendar ITV News wanted to film our Zumba Gold classes with their feature “age is just a number”.  The little clip was live on Calendar on Tuesday 4th February.  I have now got the official video from Calendar and have posted it on to our You Tube Channel.  It’s easy to view it direct from out website, simply scroll down to the bottom of the home page on the website, and select the You Tube icon.  Alternatively you can go into my you tube channel “Katrina Catton” and find the video there.

Well done everyone!

UK Zumba Academy 2020

UK Zumba Academy 2020

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!!

Fitness Vibe Anniversary Fun Quiz Friday 6th March, Civic Hall, Cottingham

Fitness Vibe Anniversary Fun Quiz Friday 6th March, Civic Hall, Cottingham

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

February Civic Hall Unlimited Class Pass £36

February Civic Hall Unlimited Class Pass £36

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.