EXERCISE CLASSES

Join me and take full advantage of the wide range of exercise classes I have to offer.

I have been teaching a wide variety of fitness classes, in both a community and gym setting for more than 15 years. I currently run a number of community based classes, predominantly in Patcham and now in polegate. I am a Personal Trainer with over 18 years experience in the fitness industry. I have knowledge, experience and skills to help you get fit and stay fit.

My classes offer a warm, lively and welcoming community spirit; there;s something for everyone. All my classes are drop in and your first session is free. So, whether you're a beginner, looking for more advanced exercise or simply looking for a fun and supportive environment to help you get fit; you'll find everything you need on my timetable. Simply click on the link above.

Beach body with Cara

MINI BAND WORKOUT

MINI BAND WORKOUT: is an all over body workout using mini bands. You can use them to work every single part of your body. We have 6 different resistance options to adjust your workouts according to your goals—all without lifting any actual weights. 

A lot of mini band exercises make it easy to target your glutes. Its main job is to stabilise different parts of your body while you exercise. Great for reducing injury, stabilising joints and benefiting from a great workout at the same time.

Body sculpt with Cara

FIRST CLASS FREE

Classes for men and women

Classes range from £4.50 - £5.50

Unlimited memberships £40 - £45

5 Class pass £20 / 10 class pass £40

We try to keep our costs down to make it affordable, this does not reflect the quality of instruction by your teacher

Zumba class with Cara

DANCE FIT

DANCE FIT: is a type of group exercise class that incorporates some or many forms of dance. It’s an aerobic workout, divided into different tracks that provide peaks and troughs of intensity. The overall intensity of a class varies depending on the style you’re doing.

Dance fitness classes offer a relaxed environment where you can really let your inhibitions go, learn some new moves and meet some great people along the way.

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Pilates with Cara

PILATES

PILATES: is a method of exercise that consists of low impact moves, focusing on mobility, flexibility and muscular strength. Pilates emphasises proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Although pilates exercises tend to target the core, the exercises work other areas of your body as well.

EASY FIT

EASY FIT: Our aim is to improve posture, strength, mobility and balance. Every class starts with a gentle warm-up for all your major joints before moving on to exercises using resistance bands, pilates balls, hand weights and seated exercises a chair. Each class ends with a gentle stretch to help improve flexibility and reduce muscle soreness. We encourage you to workout at your own pace, in a friendly, uncompetitive way.

Regular physical activity in later life is important for so many reasons – not only will your health improve, but you’ll also meet new people.

 

SUPPLE STRENGTH

SUPPLE STRENGTH: blends elements of yoga, pilates and stretching to create a challenge holistic workout. Targeting improvements in flexibility and posture, the variations offered throughout ensure that this class is suitable for all levels.

FAQ's

What do I need to wear?

Comfortable clothes, preferably leggings or yoga pants. T-shirts or vests and trainers if participating in dance fitness, hiit and the Easy fitness class. It is preferred to practice stretch & yoga and Pilates in bare feet.

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 make chat with the person near you. We are a friendly bunch so don't be scared!

What do I need to bring?

For Pilates, stretch & yoga a yoga fitness mat of any kind. Most supermarkets will 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.

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 as I am not trained but I have had 2 ladies attend through their entire pregnancy

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. 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. Dance fitness is all about having fun and dancing to amazing music.