Hi, I'm Mel and it's an absolute pleasure to be able to teach a variety of group fitness classes within the surrounding areas of Midsomer Norton. I love what I do!
I began my Instructor journey back in 1996 with aerobics and step classes, before taking a long break due to chronic back pain from pregnancy.
In 2016, I found an amazing Chiropractor, re-trained in fitness and fell in love with dance! I began my dance fitness journey with SOSA Dance Fitness and have never looked back. At 50 years young, I feel I am finally in the right place!
I am not a dancer by profession and it really doesn't matter because if you love to dance then you will LOVE dance fitness classes. Anyone can dance! Even I've learnt to dance.......and I've also learnt a lot about myself!
Dancing is a great way to just be you! Regardless of your age, size, experience or ability. Whether you think you have two left feet or lack co-ordination. My classes are designed to make you feel at ease, have fun, learn a new skill and become part of a very special SOSA Dance Fitness family!
I chose to train and teach SOSA Dance Fitness, as it is not only a fabulously fun dance fitness programme, there is a Seated SOSA Dance programme available too, making dance fitness classes inclusive for everyone!
My training and teaching repertoire extended in 2018, training to teach Purestretch, Seated Dance & Fitsteps.
I am Level 3 trained and specialise in Older Adult Fitness & GP Referral which I am currently studying. I believe in continual develop to ensure I can offer you my best and provide you with a duty of care.
Please have a look around my website and if I can be of any help or if you have any question, just get in touch and I will be more than happy to chat!
Ambassador for SOSA Dance Fitness and a Pro Team Support Manager for Seated SOSA Dance Fitness.
I am registered with Exercise Move Dance UK (The National Governing Body for Group Exercise) holding an Active IQ Level 2 Award in Exercise To Music and YMCA Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for the Independently Active Older Adult.
Having trained in the following dance and fitness programmes
SOSA Dance Fitness
Seated SOSA Dance Fitness
Fitsteps Original and FABS
Move it or Lose it! - FABS programme
I also teach weekend adult dance workshops and can cater for hen and birthday parties.
I hold Care Knowledge Certificates in Safeguarding Adults; Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability.
My continuing professional development for 2020 will include:
Focus Level 3 Award in GP Referral (currently studying)
YMCA Level 3 Exercise and Disability
I believe that exercise should be fun and is for everyone, no matter what age or ability. Please take me with you on your journey and I will do all I can to help you achieve your goals and keep you smiling!