Our Team


Delivery of fitness by some organisations has lost its way.
Trends are exactly what they say. We only offer classes that are evidenced based.

Our sessions are not extreme but are certainly challenging.

We encourage members to make their day more active especially if they have sedentary jobs. You can increase your physical activity in a number of different ways and we can help you with ideas that cost little or nothing.

If you attend our classes and need extra help with motivation and technique we will help and if necessary see you at your own home for free. It is important to us you get the very best from our classes.

Please do not hesitate to speak to us anytime if you need that extra help.


Sally Thompsett


YMCA Exercise to Music

YMCA Pre/ post natal fitness

Fitkid Children's exercise




NATD Diploma in Contemporary Dance

NATD Classic Ballet Examiner

What I can offer Members

I started dancing when I was 3 years of age and took up ballet at age 5. Although I enjoyed different genres of dance, ballet was always my passion. At theage of 11 I auditioned and was accepted into a professional ballet school.

After graduating from ballet school I danced professionally for a few years before starting my family.My health and fitness have always very been important to me, and so after having my first child I started attending pre and post natal classes with Family fitness.  I enjoyed the classes so much I decided to train as a fitness instructor and was invited to join the Family fitness team.

I had always dreamt of opening my own ballet school and in 2008 that dream came true and I opened The Hitchin School of Russian Ballet. I now have 200 students from the age of 3 - 80! I now have the best of both words, teaching my first love - ballet, and fitness classes with Family Fitness. 

Claire Horobin


YMCA Exercise to Music

YMCA Pre/ post natal fitness


Lead Mainstream Dancefit aerobic sessions.

Class music and choreography.

Distribution of health promotion news

What I can offer Our Members

Although I am new to the fitness industry I have an enthusiastic and friendly approach to teaching fitness.

I enjoy learning about new research regarding fitness and health and how we can introduce this to our classes.

I am looking forward to adding to my qualifications in the future.

I am at my happiest cycling with my family, going for a run and attending our Family Fitness Dancefit sessions and fitness Pilates classes.


Maggie Hackney M.B.E

YMCA Exercise to Music

YMCA Pre/Post Natal


Health Education Authority LAY/LAH

BACR Cardiac Rehab Phase 1v

Bodycare Roadshow

Children's Health


Lead mainstream Dancefit aerobic sessions.

Class music and choreography.

Writing and distribution of newsletter.

Organising Health Promotion information.

Attending meetings on behalf of Family Fitness for Sure Start Children's Centres.

New baby groups. 

Home visits to post natal mums.

Planning any training for the team.

What I can offer Members

After a considerable amount of time in the fitness industry I have had the pleasure of getting to know everyone who attends our sessions. We are always there for everyone during the happy times and to support anyone experiencing challenging times and I feel privileged to have met so many lovely people.

I am always happy to see individuals in their own home if they need help perfecting technique.

I am very fortunate to have the best team around me. 

In my free time I teach emergency first aid on behalf of the British Heart Foundation and chair a couple of children's charities. 

I like walking my black Labrador, Ruby, and playing with my grandchildren.

Ruth Bishop


YMCA Exercise to Music

YMCA Fitness older Adult

BACPR Phase IV Cardiac Rehab

Fitness Pilates


Lead Mainstream Dancefit Aerobic Sessions

Class Music and Choreography

Distributing Health Promotion information

What I can offer Our Members

After having attended Family Fitness classes I caught the bug for keeping
fit and healthy.

I completed the training to become an exercise instructor and after 21yrs I still enjoy
teaching and continue to add to my fitness knowledge.

I enjoy every aspect of teaching fitness but most of all helping Family Fitness members achieve their fitness goals.

I like walking, gardening and reading.


Liz Tower (Crèche Manager)


Maintaining crèche diary

Organising safe crèche ratio 

Organising annual paediatric First Aid training for all carers

CRB checks for all carers

Feedback to parents

Documenting information on every child, especially food intolerance/allergies - dietary requirements