‘en Joy dance fitness run classes in the Winchester and Eastleigh area of Hampshire, with a fully qualified group exercise professional with a specialism in healthy ageing and a focus on feel-good, fun & functional fitness. Sessions include Dance Fit: Fusion, Dance Fit: Flow and Dance Fit: Balance, along with licensed/branded classes such as Zumba + ZumbaTone, FitSteps FAB+TONE and Broadway Boogie.
All classes can be booked as individual sessions, or in half-termly blocks at a discounted rate, while multi-class passes allow you to mix and match between classes and locations.
Our current locations are; Colden Common Community Centre, Unit 12 Winnall, Hursley Parish Hall, Easton Village Hall and Pavilion on the Park Eastleigh.
The group exercise classes in Winchester and Eastleigh with ‘en Joy dance fitness include;
Dance Fit: Fusion
Dance Fit: Fusion is a high energy cardio and conditioning combination.
High energy cardio routines are interspersed with slower body conditioning routines, creating a total body interval-style workout which is effective but, above all, fun!
Set to a mix of music genres and eras, we might have a 70s disco track, followed by a 90s rave routine, then a bit of 50s rock n roll – there’ll be something for everyone and music requests are always welcome!
New class for 2022! Fridays 6:10pm Colden Common.
Dance Fit: Flow
Dance Fit: Flow is a low intensity and low impact contemporary dance inspired fitness fusion.
A combination of contemporary dance and mindful movement, with balance elements, this class is ideal for a wide range of participants, from those wanting a gentle dance-based workout or to improve their balance, to those just wanting to add a little ‘me time’ and restorative movement to their week.
Mondays 6:45pm Hursley and Tuesdays 9:10am Colden Common.
Dance Fit: Balance, Strength + Stretch
Dance Fit: Balance focuses on balance, functional flexibility, strength and stability, in a gentle conditioning fitness fusion.
A combination of ‘barre-less’ barre fitness and barefoot balance training, this class is ideal for a wide range of participants, ideal for those who cannot move comfortably to and from the floor, equally ideal for those who prefer a slightly more dynamic ‘dancey’ stretching session to mat based workouts. While Dance Fit: Balance has a Barre Fitness element, we’ve swapped out the static barre for a mixture of barre-less balance and exercises aided by lightweight flexible resistance bands, helping to improve stability and strength.
New class for 2022! Thursdays 11:10am Colden Common.
Branded / licensed classes with ‘en Joy dance fitness:
FitSteps, FitSteps FAB (For All Bodies) and FitSteps TONE
FitSteps FAB is a dance based exercise concept devised by Strictly’s Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe, which combines the graceful movements of ballroom with high energy but low impact latin moves, in a programme suitable ‘for all bodies’. The routines have swing and sway roots, including dances such as the Foxtrot, Swing Jive, Cha Sway and Charleston. Please bear in mind this is not a dance lesson, it is a follow-along dance fitness class. In the FitSteps TONE tracks we use resistance bands to improve stability, balance and functional fitness, while strengthening and toning the muscles, all within ballroom and latin dance inspired routines. No experience required and there are no partners needed for your Strictly style solos in this fun class! Read more here.
Mondays 9:10am Colden Common, Mondays 7:40pm Hursley, Tuesdays 7:30pm Winnall.
Zumba, Zumba Toning and Zumba Burst
Zumba isn’t just a dance fitness class – it’s a dance fitness party! With an awesome original Zumba soundtrack filled with world rhythms (and a few chart hits thrown into the mix), you’ll be too busy having fun to notice you’re working out! Zumba + Tone follows the same party-inspired principles of an original Zumba class, but with a little added resistance to help strengthen and tone the muscles. In a Zumba + Tone class you’ll use lightweight maraca-style shaker hand weights for some of the routines. This is not a typical weighted workout, this is so much more fun! At just 1lb each (or 2.5lbs for the more experienced participants), the Zumba Toning Sticks are just enough to add resistance while also allowing you to shake them and use them as percussion instruments as you dance. While Zumba classes generally use non-verbal cueing methods, allowing the participants to fully appreciate and enjoy the music and party atmosphere, there is some verbal cueing with the Tone elements to ensure participants have the correct form and technique. Read more here.
Fridays 2:10pm Colden Common and Sundays 10:10am Easton, Winchester.
If you’re a fan of musicals, you will love Broadway Boogie! Broadway Boogie is a musical theatre inspired dance fitness class, where you’ll dance, possibly even sing and most definitely sweat! Dance like everyone is watching as you take on a different character in each track, performing the easy-to-follow routines with everything you’ve got – this class will bring out your inner performer and really help to improve self confidence! With a fantastic mix of classic and modern musicals from stage and screen within its soundtrack, a Broadway Boogie class is great fun and much more of a workout than you’d imagine – it is Broadway with intensity! Read more here.
Mondays 10:10am Colden Common and Thursdays 7:10pm Eastleigh.
All of the classes held by ‘en Joy dance fitness are designed to be fun and use a mix of higher and lower intensity moves to create an interval-style aerobic workout suitable for all participants. Please note, intensity does not mean the same as impact and high impact movements (such as those in which both feet leave the ground at once) are completely optional and kept to a minimum in these classes to reduce the risk of injuries and allow all ages and fitness levels to take part. Don’t worry if you find it tricky to pick up the moves, they will start to become more natural to you after a few classes, honest! In a dance fitness class, it really doesn’t matter if you don’t get all the steps straight away, it isn’t about your dance technique or ability, it’s much more about having fun, raising the heart rate and dancing along to the music – even if you are freestyling your own routine!
Please visit the booking page to reserve your space at any of these classes.