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 FitSteps is an energetic, upbeat dance class designed to achieve real, measurable fitness results. The dance workout mixes the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up-tempo steps of Latin dances to create fun-filled classes where you don’t even realise you’re getting fit! Transform your body and have fun dancing to music that will get your heart pumping!

Why not come along and try FitSteps in Kettering, at the Ironstone Wellbeing Centre. 

Introduction to FitSteps

FitSteps was created by Ian Waite, Natalie Lowe and Mark Foster as a dance workout class incorporating the steps and dances that can be seen on Strictly Come Dancing. Dances include the quickstep, cha cha cha, jive and charleston or perhaps a more gentle waltz, paso doble, tango or American smooth.

These classes are a fun and effective way to keep fit and in shape. The mix of Ballroom and Latin dances creates a cardio workout for the whole body. Regular practice will certainly leave you noticing improvements in toning, balance and core strength. Expect to burn a staggering amount of calories whilst dancing (and singing) away to a mixture recognisable tunes.

A typical class includes a warm-up which gets the heart rate going and the muscles warmed up. Then there would be a mixture of dances normally around 8 or so. Followed by a cool down just to stretch out and bring the heart rate down.  

Suitable for all abilities the steps can be adapted from just going with the feet, keeping the arms in one position, and then moving onto adding in different arm positions or a jump for example. Even if you think you have two left feet each dance only contains 4 steps in it and doing them repetitively helps participants to pick them up.

The beauty of the class is that you can get involved in latin and ballroom dancing without having a partner as all the dances are designed to be done on your own. A FitSteps class is an hour long. Come and give FitSteps in Kettering at the Ironstone Wellbeing Centre a try for yourself! 

Benefits of FitSteps

Improve Heart Function And Lung Strength – This one-hour cardio class will certainly challenge you at times. FitSteps will get your heart rate up and improve cardio and lung capacity. Regular practice will leave you noticing the difference.  Why not see for yourself! 

Enhance Your Mental Wellbeing – Dancing is a whole-body workout that is actually fun. Enjoying your workout is one the first steps to maintaining a regular workout regime. Finding time for you and taking time to relax is essential. It is important to do things that make you happy.

Improve Your Coordination, Balance And Posture – Regular practice will leave you noticing improvements. The repetition of the steps will help you to master and perfect the basics quite quickly.

Tone And Shape Your Body – This whole-body workout will target parts of the body you never knew existed. Regular practice will certainly challenge and strengthen your body.

No Need For A Partner – If you love to dance and just want to get up and get moving this is the perfect class for you. Who does not love a bit of Strictly Come Dancing so why not get up and learn to jive and waltz your way to fitness?

A Great Social – Need we say anymore!

What to bring?

Water – Hydration before, during and after yoga is key.

Our changing facilities and toilets are available.

We have onsite parking.


A drop-in class for FitSteps in Kettering at Ironstone is £12 a session. The price can be greatly reduced by purchasing a membership or Ironstone Dance and Wellbeing class packs or regular class pack. For more details regarding the memberships and class packs and introductory offers we currently display, please check out our membership page for more details.

Bookable online? Yes

Can be booked with Ironstone class credits? Yes

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