When it comes to fitness, it really is a matter of finding an activity you actually enjoy – and look forward to doing. How many of us tune in to Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday evenings and wish we could dance like that?

Well now there is an alternative which will help to get you fit and learn some ballroom dance moves- all without a partner! FitSteps® Designed and created by Natalie Lowe, Ian Waite (from Strictly Come Dancing) and Olympic swimmer Mark Foster, FitSteps® is a class brimming with fitness routines based totally on dance steps.

In the class you repeat specific steps in a sequence a few times, starting slowly with simple steps but then getting a bit faster with your feet and integrating more arm moves as the routine progresses. It’s easy to pick up – and lots of fun.

All the dances also have different fitness aims – combining dances that give you a cardio workout, others that have more shaping and stretching to help tone, and then slower dances to cool down, FitSteps® is the dance fitness programme that is ‘so much fun’ you don’t even realise you’re getting fit!

All of this gives you a Strictly body- and if Lowe and Waite are anything to go by, very lovely posture.

That is why Nicks Dance School teachers Terri and Anne-Marie felt this was the perfect fit as dance school teachers and so qualified as FitSteps and FitSteps FAB instructors.

As Terri explains: “To me it brings together fitness training and dance movement in a unique way. Plus I personally hate going to the gym because I find working out in that type of environment boring and as a result I am less likely to be motivated to go. I know many others who feel the same way.”


FITSTEPS® has a higher cardio workout and a quicker pace

Fitsteps® is an energetic, upbeat dance class designed to achieve real measurable fitness results.

It is a fun heart pumping workout mixing graceful steps of Ballroom and the up-tempo steps of Latin dances. No partner needed.

In Fitsteps you will dance styles seen on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ such as the American Smooth, Cha Cha Cha, Paso Doble and Viennese Waltz.

Every style of dance can challenge you in a different way, such as …

Jive – cardio fitness

Waltz – balance

Cha Cha Cha – musicality

Salsa – coordination




Fitsteps FAB® – the FAB stands for ‘For All Bodies – is the sequel to Fitsteps® and it’s a dance fitness workout designed for people who love to dance and want to keep fit, but who, for a variety of reasons may prefer a lighter intensity, lower impact and perhaps a slower pace.

Does this mean you get less of a workout? No, not at all, you just work in a different way.

FitSteps FAB combines graceful and up-tempo steps in a class that is a great cardio workout, tones the body, and where real measurable fitness results can be achieved. The dance steps are easier to follow enabling more participants to have fun getting fit while learning classic dances of the ages.

The classes combine dance styles with swing and sway roots; such as the Foxtrot and Swing Jive with timeless dances such as the Flamenco and dramatic Argentinian Tango.

If you want to get fitter, perhaps lose a little weight, learn some of your favourite ‘Strictly’ dance steps, and have lots of fun doing it, you’re in the right place.

Join Terri and Anne-Marie to dance yourself fit at FitSteps®.

Who can take part in a FitSteps® class?

Anyone can take part in FitSteps®. With its fun light-hearted approach it appeals to everyone. And don’t worry if you don’t think you can dance, Terri will guide you through every step. The dances are broken down into easily learnable sections and each section is capable of being delivered at varying levels of effort, accommodating people of varying levels of fitness or health.

If you’re not sure which class is right for you, then just give Terri a call for a quick chat decide if you’re a Fit-Stepper or FAB-Stepper.

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Why is FitSteps® or FitSteps FAB® For All Bodies good for me?

FitSteps® or FitStepsFAB® For All Bodies classes are great for all ages and fitness levels.

  • Keeps the brain active and healthy
  • Releases endorphins
  • Enhances mental wellbeing
  • Reduces stress levels
  • Meet new people with similar interests
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence
  • Provides a creative outlet, enjoy and have fun mastering new skills

FitSteps® classes will benefit a range of aspects in your fitness level. Some of benefits that FitSteps® will have on you and your body include:

  • Improve heart function
  • Improve lung strength and efficiency
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Improving muscles strength keeping joints strong
  • Improving aerobic fitness
  • Improving posture
  • Tone and shape your body
  • Improve your coordination, balance and posture
  • Increase your bone density
  • Improve your flexibility
  • Help burn more body fat

Will I need any equipment to take part in a FitSteps® class?

There’s no equipment needed for FitSteps® or FitSteps® For All Bodies, ‘FAB’. All you will need is comfortable workout clothes, training shoes (preferably not brand new), a towel and water.

Find out full class times and venues here