FitMixx is run by Katie Symes and is based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Katie is very passionate about community fitness which she has now taught for nearly 10 years.

Katie was absolutely delighted to be named Best UK Instructor 2020 at the National Community Fitness Awards.

Several of the programmes in the FitMixx portfolio are exclusive as they have been developed by Katie. These are: Strictly Dance, Body Tone, Pulse and BoxxFit.

Katie is an Ambassador for the amazing #ThisGirlCan campaign, which encourages all women to get moving regardless of age, shape, size or ability.

Katie regularly raises funds for charity through her classes and events, and has led the Bright Red blood cancer charity warm up for the past four years.

FitMixx classes suit all fitness levels and there is no experience needed. There is always something fun to look forward to with several themed classes, social parties and events throughout the year. We are very friendly, so come and join us!

Outside of classes Katie enjoys spending time with friends, family and fiance Luke and lots of cuddles with the family dog Ollie. Katie is also a competitive dancer in Ballroom, Latin and Classical Sequence and is learning to play the Piano.


Katie's Qualifications

  • Currently completing: Level 3 Award in Providing Exercise and Nutrition for Pre and Post Natal Clients


  • Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Active Older Adults

  • Level 2 Exercise to Music

  • Professional Diploma in Marketing (Chartered Institute of Marketing)

  • APMP Project Management

  • 1st Class BA Hons Corporate Management

I hold a range of Zumba licences including; Zumba Fitness, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids, Zumba Toning & Zumba Toning. I have completed a range of Zumba trainings including Zumba Cue like a Pro, Virtual Pro, Social Media Foundations, Zumba Gold Boost and more!