A new class has just been added to Ragdale Hall’s acclaimed fitness timetable:
FitSteps® came to life in 2013 as the result of a collaboration between two of the UK’s most famous ballroom dancers and Britain’s most successful swimmer. During the long, arduous dance training sessions that are an integral part of Britain’s most successful entertainment show, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, Natalie Lowe, Mark Foster and Ian Waite had a great idea. They decided to mix the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up tempo steps of the Latin dances together to create a really fun, energetic and effective way to stay fit and keep trim that would appeal to everyone, even if they couldn’t dance. A dance fitness programme that is so much fun you don’t even realise you’re getting fit!
It is the first time that classic Latin and Ballroom dances have been brought together with proven fitness techniques and principles, to create not only a programme that can have extraordinarily wide appeal, but one that also has the potential to make a real and lasting impact on the health of the nation.
The important point to note is the distinction between the plethora of dance classes that exist and FitSteps. FitSteps is a fitness class, delivered through dance. So, the emphasis is on helping guests towards fitness; structuring the classes to deliver real, measurable, fitness results.
FitSteps is on Mondays and Fridays 11.05 – 12.00 at Ragdale Hall
Needless to say, FitSteps is fun to do and is going down a storm at Ragdale!