Fitness With Cara

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About fitness with cara

Join us at fitness with cara and take advantage of our range of classes, welcoming community spirit and fully-equipped studio's. 

Whether you’re a beginner or looking to improve your fitness levels, you can find it all on my timetable. 

Reach out today to learn more!​

Cara has been teaching since the age of 21 and with over 15 years experience as a fitness professional she has the knowledge and skills to help you not only to get fit, but keep fit too!​

Since the age of 8 she has been involved with Athletics and was the Sussex Triple Jump and 300 Metre Hurdles Champion for 7 years running. She still holds the Brighton Schools record for the Triple Jump! ​

As a recognised Zumba expert Cara was contracted by the creators of the popular Wii game series Zumba Fitness and filmed many of the motions you will see during the games. ​

She has also trained to competition level as a Bikini Bodybuilder and won the second competition show that she entered.​

Alongside teaching in the top fitness clubs in Brighton and Hove, and being Brighton's first Powerhoop Instructor she runs a number of community fitness classes and has just released her very successful 'I want to lose weight' online Diet program.

Other Specialities:

Bikini prep coach

Running specialist

Weight loss Trainer

Personal Trainer

Postural Correction

Diet Nutrition


BEACH BODY

This sound strength training class will target all of your major muscle groups, including the areas we harbour fat. 

Since most people are short on time, it's good to know which exercises are most effective. 

So with this short 30 minute class I have carefully selected the exercises that are most effective.

In my Beach Body class we use body weight exercises to target those stubborn areas and to shred fat fast.

A little concerned this might be to much for you? You need not to worry. All the exercises are performed safely and at a level thats suitable for you. I offer low impact as well as high impact options.

Surprisingly enough we laugh most of the way through the class because of the sheer amount of burn time we experience. 

If you can't cope. Don't panic. Just stop.

We start off the class with a warmup, and then we hit 6 sets of different exercises set over a 20 second work ratio to 10 second rest. We really do cover all the major muscle groups but have fun at the same time. 

You can burn the same amount of calories in a 30 minute class as a 60 minute class.....WHY?? because you put more effort into a 30 minute class, thats why :)

ZUMBA

Hey, you. Yeah, you!

This is what you've been waiting for.

Or, rather, what's been waiting for you.

That passion that's woven into your DNA?

That urge you feel to bust a move that takes over without warning?

It's time to break. it. free.Let it out... and turn "I can't" and "I won't" into "I dare-you-to-stop-me."

Let it out... and don't stop until you're smiling for no freakin' reason at all.

Let it out and celebrate the "a-ha" moment when you realise that success and sacrifice are not one and the same.

And let it stay with you long after the music stops. Dance in the shower. Infront of the mirror. Anywhere and everywhere. You're so damn happy, it's contagious. 

You don't have time for: "Am I good enough?" and "What will they think?" You're a badass force of happiness that moves everyone and everything around you.

23 hours a day you run the world. 

But for one full hour...you're free.

DISCORAVE

Imagine your back in the 1980's and your wearing your best 80's gear....now your holding glow sticks and all the club classics are pumping out through the huge speakers in the dark with the good old flashing disco lights. 

Are you there? 

If thats a yes then you've just experienced your first DiscoRave Class. 

A class not to be missed.

Easy to follow fitness moves with as much energy as you want to expend!

Pilates

PILATES

Pilates or Physical Mind method, is a series of non-impact exercises designed by Joseph Pilates to develop strength, flexibility, balance, and inner awareness.

Pilates is a form of strength and flexibility training that can be done by someone at any level of fitness. The exercises can also be adapted for women who are pregnant and for those with lower back pain.

Pilates promotes a feeling of physical and mental well-being and also develops inner physical awareness. Since this method strengthens and lengthens the muscles without creating bulk, it is particularly beneficial for most of the population. Pilates is also helpful in preventing and rehabilitating from injuries, improving posture, and increasing flexibility, circulation, and balance. Pregnant women who do these exercises can develop body alignment, improve concentration, and develop body shape and tone after pregnancy.

Taking that first step and attending your first class can feel challenging. Here are a few tips to help.

What do I need to wear?​

Comfortable clothes, preferably leggings or yoga pants. T-shirts or vests and trainers if participating in zumba, beach body and clubbercise. It is preferred to practice Body Flow and Pilates in bare feet but not essential. ​

What do I do when I arrive?​

Come and see me first - I am always at the front by the stage. If you are paying for each session individually I'll provide you with a loyalty card. All new members need to fill out a medical health questionnaire. This ensures I understand your needs and that you are covered by my insurance.You will then find a space on the floor, and prepare yourself for your workout.​

What do I need to bring?​

For Pilates and Body flow a yoga mat of any kind. Most supermarkets sell them or you can buy them online. I always have 2 spare with me.A water bottle, you will need to keep hydrated throughout the entire class. There are also toilet facilities and a water fountain to refill our bottles up.Glow sticks are needed of you are participating in clubbercise, I have them to buy for £5 or you can borrow them for £1.​ 

I have problems with my knees, I'm pregnant, I'm not flexible?​

A lot of people suffer with the same issues with regards to knees and lower back. I will give you options all the way through. If any exercises create any discomfort please inform me straight away. If you are Pregnant the Pilates class however is not advisable with myself.

Inflexible? 

Well this is how you can combat it. Find patience, stick with it and you will be amazed with the results. For all other classes take the low impact option.​ 

I don't know any of the steps, will I look out of place?​

Of course you won't. I have people coming to me for years and they still go the wrong way sometimes. Over the next few classes you will learn my hand signals and become familiar with the songs and routines. You will be surprised how quickly you will pick this up. And if you don't, who cares. Zumba and DiscoRave is all about having fun and dancing to amazing music.​ 

Any more questions please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss further xx