Keeley Edmonson: Zumba & Body Tone

“I joined Katie’s Zumba class in September 2016 and have been hooked ever since! Having now done Zumba for over 10 years it is clear that Katie encapsulates everything that it is about. Her fun classes mix all the styles and abilities and so there really is something for everyone.

The most important thing is that every person that walks through the door will be made to feel welcome, as if they’ve been there for years. I joined on my own and now have some wonderful friends from the classes!

I couldn’t resist doing more of Katie’s classes, and now also do Body Tone, and always make sure to attend the additional themed events she holds.

Katie’s classes have given me confidence beyond words and I can’t thank her enough for the change she has made to my life. Her classes are what keep me sane during the week and I’m incredibly sad if I miss one!

But beyond all that I now have the amazing FitMixx family and a wonderful friend in Katie!”

Julie Bryceland: Strictly Dance & Zumba Gold

 

“Having high cholesterol and struggling to get it down with diet and medication I started doing Katie's Strictly Dance and Zumba Gold. Her classes are so much fun with brilliant choreography and a fantastic atmosphere! 3 months after I started my cholesterol levels had reduced substantially.

FitMixx classes are great for frame of mind, fun, overall workout and I’ve made great friends! Thank you so much Katie for making it so enjoyable to improve my health and general wellbeing.”

Linda Fawcett: Pulse & Zumba

“If you love dancing to great routines and music and want to get fit without the boredom of a gym, I can’t recommend Katies Zumba classes enough. I’ve been a regular for 3 years and I always leave Katies classes feeling upbeat, full of energy and they're a great stress buster too.

Katie’s choreography is excellent and each routine is different with something to suit all levels and you can take everything at your own pace....there's absolutely no pressure at all. Katie always makes everyone feel so welcome, is always smiling and regularly has us all giggling. I can guarantee you’ll be humming the music after you’ve left!

I also go to her Pulse class, which is very different to Zumba and is a great complimentary body work out meaning I get plenty of keep fit variety to make me feel good!”

Judy Wealleans: Strictly Dance & Zumba Gold

“For the last seven years I have been part of Katie’s Zumba Gold and Strictly Dance classes. I love the feel good factor that the classes give me. There are so many benefits to be gained - keeping fit, meeting different people as well as the laughs and the fabulous music the combination of all these things lead to a great sense of well being.

Katie is so enthusiastic about all her classes it shines through and because of her dance background her choreography is spot on. She changes her routines on a regular basis so I never get bored although sometimes we do ask her to bring back a particular favourite!

My daughter and I attend Strictly together and both absolutely love the Latin routines and it’s really good to learn the ‘proper’ steps. I always come home buzzing.

To anyone who has never danced but always wanted to and loves music I would recommend Katie’s classes. Zumba Gold is great for me as a slightly older lady as it is lower impact.

We are a friendly bunch so if you come alone you will be made to feel welcome. On top of her weekly classes Katie organises specially themed events and social outings.”

 

Angela Reed: Zumba, Pulse, Body Tone & BoxxFit

“I had just discovered Zumba when I moved to Newcastle in 2014, thankfully my then Zumba instructor knew Katie covered the area I was moving to and put us in touch! I attended my first Zumba class with Katie within a week of moving, that was 6 years ago and I now go to 3 classes a week!

Although I was already pretty fit from doing Zumba regularly, Katie’s unique Body Tone, Pulse and BoxxFit classes have really helped tone up my physique. Most importantly, my self confidence has sky rocketed and I have gone from being the shy one at the back to enjoying being in the front row!

I’ve made a wonderful group of friends and Katie goes way above and beyond the role of Instructor, organising regular nights out, Christmas parties, dance themed workshops, and even a clothing range. Fitmixx is such a huge part of my life, Katie has created an entire community and I’m so glad to be part of it!”

Vanessa Douch: Strictly Dance and Zumba

"I have attended Katie's classes for 7 years now and I can't imagine life without Zumba or Strictly Dance. Every class has fitness, fun, infectious music and a huge feel good factor. Katie's dance background means her routines are perfectly choreographed and full of variety - the time flies by. 'Strictly Dance' is a particular highlight of my week. It's a great workout based on Ballroom and Latin dance steps but without the need for a partner. Having done some dancing as a child, this class has re-kindled my love of dance and I have thoroughly enjoyed learning the steps and techniques from Katie. I always leave feeling uplifted .... and usually continue waltzing around my kitchen when I get home!!!

The atmosphere at Zumba and Strictly Dance is very relaxed and friendly. You can go along on your own and feel comfortable - you will soon get to know people there. We like  to enjoy ourselves and Katie often organises social events and special theme nights alongside the regular classes. So, if you want to exercise and have a good time, come along to Katie's classes and join in!" 

Emma Shimmy Havery: Zumba, Zumba Gold, Strictly Dance, Body Tone, Pulse and BoxxFit (yes, all of them!)
"I love the confidence I have gained since starting Katie's classes 4 years ago. I used to hide at the back of the room, worrying that I looked stupid being the biggest one there. But now, although I'm still one of the bigger ladies there, I'm a 'front row diva' and I love to show off my moves to everyone. I have made so many great friends at classes, Katie being one of them! The hardest part is coming to your first class but once you're there you'll wonder why you didn't start sooner!"