Have a break and get those happy endorphins which will last you all day. Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, work on coordination, get physically and mentally active, socialise, have fun and fill your body with happy hormones, or just love to dance, this class is for you! An aerobic dance fitness class featuring different styles from Latin and Commercial to Jive.
Adults Classical Ballet will focus on developing your artistic development and grace whilst introducing technically demanding elements of the art form. This class is aimed at people who have some previous ballet experience or have done some basic ballet classes, but of course beginners are welcome, as we all have to start somewhere. We will continue to expand your knowledge of the Ballet Vocabulary and work on posture, balance, and coordination. Plus, we will start to learn some basic repertoire from all your favourite Ballets like “The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping and Beauty”.
Develop an understanding of Jazz dance technique. This class will cover all the basics from posture and coordination to musicality and performance. Whether you are a beginner or have experience, you will be able to work at your own level and express yourself through dance.
Our everyday lifestyle can put a lot of stress on our bodies, causing physical imbalances, injuries and bad posture. In this class we focus on muscle endurance and strength, postural alignment, balance, flexibility, core strength and stability using the six Pilates principles: breathing, concentration, centre, control, precision and flow (created by Joseph Pilates). Pilates is also beneficial when incorporated in sports training programs or physical rehabilitation.
Don’t like going to the gym? Try this fun, but effective workout, once you feel the benefits you will never look back. Each class is designed using functional movements that work your whole body. Each exercise uses multiple muscles at once and focuses on core strength and stability. Whether you want to get fit, tone up or to gain strength to help you with everyday activities, this workout is for you.
“Gemma offers classes that are truly unique and special. She is a fantastic instructor, teacher and dancer. She choreographs all the routines herself and really encourages and motivates you. There is a great variety of music and styles of dance, so you never get bored. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, there is something for everyone. You are completely in control of how much you exert yourself. After a class, I feel energised and uplifted, which is amazing considering I’ve just been tricked into exercising for an hour! It’s a fun class, full of lovely people. Nobody is watching you because everybody is too busy concentrating on the moves themselves! I highly recommend this class – it’s the highlight of my week!”
“Gemma’s classes have a unique and inclusive energy. I truly believe that she was born to teach and inspire her students. She gives fantastic encouragement and clear direction, so everyone feels welcome – whether you dance regularly or have never taken a class in your life. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and you’ll leave the class feeling challenged, invigorated, and with the biggest smile on your face.”
“Gemma is a fantastic PT Not only is she incredibly positive and encouraging, but she creates each session to your individual needs and just challenges you enough to make a huge difference.
I get bored easily, but Gemma’s sessions are always stimulating and enjoyable and by mixing up cardio, weights, Pilates with functional training, I find the hour just flies by!”
“Gemma has been my PT for about 2-3 years and when lockdown loomed, I was anxious about how I would be able to work out. Gemma soon gathered in her dance and fitness community and created a great selection of both live and pre-recorded classes that we can all do from home. I particularly enjoy my personal PT session with her via Zoom and quickly found there was no let-up in the intensity of the workouts. Using mainly functional training and small but deep movements she has adapted her skills seamlessly to the virtual fitness world. I would highly recommend Gemma.”
“I have been a client of Gemma for 4 years. At that time I had sustained a fractured ankle and damaged tendons and was looking for a trainer who could help me to rehabilitate and become reasonably fit, I should mention I was 68 years old at the time and rehab was critical yet difficult.
Gemma as a professional was understanding and was able to devise a program that enabled me to return to a good level of fitness. Since then I have continued with Gemma on a regular basis and she has helped me through further injuries to my knee and shoulder as well as helping me to sustain a level of fitness suitable to my age,
Her sessions are well structured and varied which maintains my interest as well as fitness level. She is very well qualified and in addition she is lovely person and 100% reliable. I can not recommend her highly enough.”
“Gemma’s Zumba classes are just wonderful, they lift the soul and don’t feel like exercise at all. She uses a variety of different dance styles and the classes just fly by, she uses lots of modern music, which is uplifting and I especially appreciate this. Although I feel like I am just having fun, my step count after a class is very high, so I know I have been moving. I recommend her classes highly; they are joyful.”
“Gemma is an amazing Zumba teacher. Her music and choreography are very inspiring, based on her background as a professional dancer. She brings a high level of infectious energy and joy to her classes. She is also a brilliant ballet, jazz and Pilates teacher.”
“Gemma’s positive energy and joie de vivre are delightful and infectious, coming across in all her classes. Even though she’s an accomplished and gifted dancer, she teaches all dance and Zumba with patience, understanding and clarity so that whatever level you are, you feel comfortable and confident. She’s the ultimate professional while still managing to implement a very personal and individual approach. I can’t wait to try all her other classes as I can imagine that anything she puts her mind to will be enjoyable and successful.”