Back home from what has been one of the best weekends ever! Our first Fitness Fiesta at Camber Sands and have to say it was awesome (including the dodgy chalets lol – adds to the whole experience). Was totally privileged to be asked to attend as part of Team Shredded. I trained in this program (Totally Shredded) just over a year ago and launched my first class this time last year (thanks Emma Featherstone for the reminder) so today being able to share the stage with Dean and the rest of the team has totally blown me away.
We have to say a huge thank you to Dean Heitman and Stephanie Heitman for making us feel so welcome and being just the most friendly, genuine, down to earth people ever. They really are the #dreamteam! Thanks for kitting us out too.
Guys you need to get your hands on the new Totally Shredded merchandise, the leggings and tops are fabulous quality and seriously reasonable prices and look the nuts so get in touch with them to get yourselves kitted out for class.
Not forgetting the one and only Su Pettifor, mate you had us both in stitches all weekend. You’re a ledge! Think I may have to make FitFever 2018 my Hen Do ? Also Kyle Gillingham was great to be alongside you on stage too, you need to teach us those “kicks” LOL, you smashed it.
Watch out for new plans and events in store with these guys they are taking over, ripping up the fitness scene, exciting!!
Sara & Carly xxx
Having qualified in Mash It Up last summer it has taken me some considerable time to gain the nerve to teach the dance fitness program to people because the dancehall style of movement is like no other I’ve encountered before!! My body has had to learn to move in ways it isn’t used to. To embrace the vibe and just completely let go is something many of us find difficult because the pressure of our everyday lives causes us to be up tight and rigid.
With Mash It Up, it isn’t about nailing the choreography to perfection, it is literally about falling in love with the rhythm, letting everything go, loosening up, being vocal, laugh, love, dance like no one is watching and above all, find yourself!!
Come and join me and the Mash It Up crew every Thursday night 7-8pm at LJA
Academy, Stoneleigh Broadway, Epsom for a low impact, high energy work out that is guaranteed to make you smile xxxxx
One Love xx
Having taught Totally Shredded for a good few months I received a phone call from the Fight Klub creator Troy. Was thinking OMG what have I done wrong! He had called for a catch up to see how things were going, I could not believe it. I was totally blown away. Since when does the creator of a program call you personally, how amazing is that. Anyway we were chatting about Fight Klub, something I always thought was a little out of my league having tried it at FitJAM even though I loved it. I was invited to attend a training course at Fight Klub HQ. Another WTF moment rocking up there and being trained by the main man himself. Dean and his lovely wife Stephanie were there too and their gorgeous daughter who was demonstrating press ups with ease! (runs in the family), and I was there thinking this has such a lovely feel about it, relaxed and no pressure unlike other courses you can attend and feel like your being assessed as soon as you walk in. Felt totally privileged to be there and learnt so much. I was then faced with filming and submitting my assessment and unlike Totally Shredded I couldn’t really do it with my class (a more professional approach), no I had to film it in my front room (proper amateur) and had my daughters ninja kitten video bombing me. Anyway I PASSED!!! Yay!!! Think the kitten swung it for me lol. I am so excited about bringing Fight Klub to the Surrey Massive! As soon as we have details of the launch etc we will let you know.
And to add to my excitement, my gorgeous partner in fitness, Carly Linnecor, is training up so we can bring more of these amazing classes to you.
BRING ON THE DRUM & BASS WORKOUT! Fight Klub and Totally Shredded in SURREY! BOOM!
Rocking up to David Lloyds in Raynes Park on a Sunday morning to attend the Totally Shredded Instructors Training Course, I met Dean Heitman (the creator of Totally Shredded) and was a little in awe as had been following him on Facebook. I then spent the day having my ass kicked with this awesome program. There was a moment in that course when we were having a “face off” and I was there giving it my all with all the other awesome instructors including my gorgeous friend Katrina Webb; with Dean MCing and I was thinking, this is mental, fitness programs cant get much better than this, at that moment; I was totally in my element. I started teaching this program in Esher in September and its going strong, I absolutely love it. Classes are now buzzing and its just a pleasure to teach. I have even roped the other half into it as the beauty of this program is that the fellas can join in with this one without having to worry about breaking into a twerk………well………..unless I am feeling evil! 😉
We were lucky enough to be invited back to FitJam at Alton Towers in January this year for our 2nd year of presenting; The Jungle Body. This event just gets bigger and better every year and was great to see so many fellow Jungle Body UK Instructors there too helping spread The Jungle Body word.
Sharing the stage with us were the talented, Sandra Zocher (TJB Instructor), Tina Dicker (TJB UK Ambassador) and Steph Fitzpatrick (TJB Master Trainer). The response from the classes blew us away. It was an amazing atmosphere and has to go down as one of our “best” classes yet! We will never forget that moment when we started the class on the Saturday which was in the new “conference hall” which you had to get a coach too from the main hotel but was an awesome space, and the hall was only half filled. We started the warm up feeling a little disheartended and then we spotted the second coach pull up outside and loads of peeps piling off it and then banging on the entrance doors to be let in. Best feeling ever when they burst through the doors to fill the remainder of the hall.
A massive thank you to everyone who attended those classes who totally MADE that atmosphere electric! We would also like to thank FitJAM for having us again and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Sara & Carly
On 30th October I set off on route to Derby to dance with the lovely Steph Fitzpatrick and her crazy Jungle Body Crew. I managed to drag my 13 year old daughter Nicole with me for abit of company much to her dismay. Typical teenager spent the whole journey either on her phone or asleep, great co-pilot! Left nice and early as after my last visit there, the drive took me 6.5 hours and nearly missed the class so made sure this time I left with plenty of time to spare. Good plan as arrived bright eyed and bushy tailed after only a 2 hour 45 min drive.
Whilst waiting to be able to check into the hotel I managed to get abit of CARography in (practising routines in the car) much to the amusement of passers-by, my daughter was sinking further into her seat at this point 100% regretting her decision to give into my constant whining about her coming with me as if she loved me she would come, right? Haha!
Anyway checked in, chilled out for abit, had a power sleep, got ready, jumped back in the car to leave for the class, car wouldn’t start!??? Arggggghhhhhh had been so organised up to that point, panic mode set in! When doing the CARography earlier must have left the stereo on which drained the battery, note to self: BUY JUMP LEADS! After a quick call to Steph, her fabulous boyfriend came to my rescue.
Finally arrived at the venue, it looked amazing. Lots of eager participants already there and the DJ was ready to rock it out, so exciting. Steph is fabulous at arranging these, don’t think I have ever met anyone quite so organised and so prepared despite have a million and one things going on, she really is a true pro. Mega Class kicked off and got through TYGA, KONGA, VYPA and JAGUA, such a great evening with everyone giving their all. This is only the second time I have danced alongside Steph on stage with no rehearsals yet again we were in sync and both whooping at the same time, love her as she is a fellow hardcore addict!
Headed back to the hotel and seeing as there was a KFC on our doorstep, would have been rude not to have nipped in for a side salad………………………………….yeah right, figured after a 90 minute Jungle Body Sweat Fest I had earned a cheat meal, and a cheat meal it certainly was!
Big thank you to Steph and her crew for making me feel so welcome and look forward to hopefully catching up in January.
We have our own Jungle Body Mega Class happening on Saturday 28th November from 1pm to 2:30pm at Hersham Village Hall, Queens Road, Hersham. Come and join us, £7 per person. Experience four of the Jungle Body programs in one class.
Hope to see you there