Adult class. Open to ages 13+
(under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Suitable for all levels of fitness
Due to COVID-19, there are no more face-to-face classes until further notice. Instead, there will be 2 weekly VIRTUAL ZUMBA classes streamed LIVE through the video conferencing app ZOOM on Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00pm
For further details and to book a place please contact Philippa on 07855 365108, email@example.com or via facebook.com/YoungandFunkyFitness
ZUMBA is the largest, most successful fitness class in the world! Incorporating latin and international music and moves like salsa, merengue, reggaeton, cumbia, calypso and hip-hop, it is a highly effective, easy-to-follow dance-fitness party that is perfect for everybody and every body!
By mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves with all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, ZUMBA gives you a total workout that is super effective and super fun. Once you feel the world rhythms take over, you’ll soon let loose and see why ZUMBA is dubbed ‘Exercise in Disguise!'
Why workout when you can party yourself into shape
A fun ZUMBA class that combines high-intensity ZUMBA routines with special Zumba® Toning tracks to help tone and sculpt the body. The lightweight ZUMBA Toning sticks add resistance to your workout to help tone target areas including arms, core and lower body…at the same time as shaking like maracas to add that extra element of Latin flavoured fun!
ZUMBA Toning is perfect for those who want all the fun of a ZUMBA class, but with extra emphasis on toning and sculpting. And, as with all ZUMBA classes, it’s suitable for all levels of fitness. With intervals of intensity and with two different weighted toning sticks to choose from, you can decide which level to work at.
All the fun of Zumba® with extra emphasis on toning and sculpting
POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses CARDIO, PILATES, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses into a 45-minute class. It strengthens and sculpts infrequently used muscles, and you drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favourite music!
Through continual upper body motion using the lightly weighted drumsticks, called Ripstix®, you'll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by. Rock, rap, dubstep, pop and old school music fuse to create the POUNDtrack series.
For further details and to book a place please contact Philippa on either:
m: 07855 365108
Due to COVID-19, there are no more face-to-face classes until further notice.
Instead, there will be two weekly VIRTUAL ZUMBA classes streamed LIVE through the video conferencing app ZOOM on Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00pm
*IMPORTANT CLASS UPDATE*
Sports First Aid Certificate
Safeguarding and Protecting Children Certificate
We run Zumba® Kids and Zumba® [ages 12-16] classes at schools, nurseries, groups and youth clubs throughout Redditch and the surrounding areas, so please contact your child’s school or group to see whether we're currently running sessions there. We run sessions as part of the curriculum, as before-school, lunch-time and after-school clubs, as one-off sessions or blocks, and for special events or charity days.
Zumba® Kids [Parent & Child]
Zumba® Kids classes are the ultimate dance-fitness party for children aged 4-11. The programme features age-appropriate music, moves and dance games that get the kids moving to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like nobody's watching!
Classes last 45 minutes and incorporate a warm-up, a rhythm review (which teaches a particular step and its origin), Zumba Kids dances (including breakdowns of the routines), games and a cool-down.
Zumba® Kids [Parent & Child] classes are a fantastic and unique opportunity for parents and children to keep fit and have fun together! Routines are specially tailored so that they are suitable for both children and parents, giving you a great opportunity to enjoy a Zumba® Kids party together! We also play a fun dance-based game, where you’ll bond, be silly and have fun with your child. It’s a dance ‘n’ play party that both kids and parents LOVE!!! ...and yes, you will feel like you’ve had a workout!!
We run Zumba® Kids [Parent & Child] classes occasionally during the school holidays, so keep an eye out on the Young & Funky Fitness Facebook page or website to see if a class is running.
Zumba® [ages12-16] classes follow the same format as adult Zumba classes but the choreography and music are adapted to specially suit this particular age group.
Zumba® [ages 12-16]
Enhanced DBS Checked
When I was introduced to Zumba® in 2009, I immediately knew I’d found something I’d love! Captivated by its unique mix of dance, fitness and world music, I ditched the day job to embark on a career as a Zumba® Instructor. Since setting up Young & Funky Fitness, I have developed close links with many of the schools in the local area, delivering Zumba® Kids classes as either a breakfast, lunch-time or after-school club, or as part of the curriculum.
I now also run regular weekly classes for adults, as well as exclusive classes for private groups such as teachers (a great way to finish the school day after the kids have gone home!) and colleagues at large corporations where health and fitness is promoted within the workplace.
I am a licensed Zumba®, Zumba® Kids, Zumba® Kids Jr., Zumbatomic®, Zumba® Burst, Zumba® Step and Zumba® Toning Instructor and an active member of the Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN™). I was one of the first Instructors to pass the new Zumba® Combo qualification, meaning I hold the Level 2 Exercise to Music certificate and Exercise, Movement & Dance Teaching qualification with a specialism in Zumba®. I am now also one of the first UK instructors to qualify as a POUND Pro, bringing POUND to the UK from the U.S.A.
I am Enhanced DBS checked, fully insured and hold Sports First Aid and Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificates.
I’ve had a passion for dance ever since I put my first pair of ballet shoes on at 4 years old. Spending my childhood dancing my way to gold awards, I’ve experienced first hand just how dance can capture the hearts of children and, with its awesome music, moves and focus on fun, how Zumba® has done the same for adults! I love the fact that I can help people party themselves into shape!
Having worked with children as a Play Area Supervisor and Party Co-ordinator, as a Volunteer working with street kids in Sri Lanka, and as a Child Mentor in schools, I have extensive experience working with children of all ages.
Welcome to Young & Funky Fitness...specialists in bringing fun, affordable fitness classes to all ages throughout Redditch and the surrounding areas.
What our clients say...
Philippa was invited as part of an initiative to make sport more inclusive in the Autumn Term of 2012. She was able to deliver Zumba classes to our Year 11 and Year 10 girls as part of their fitness programme. She was then invited as part of a Community and Council project to run extra-curricular sessions in the Spring Term. The classes were a great success and enjoyed immensely by the students. Philippa was able to motivate students and provide an enjoyable stimulus that has led the students being involved in other sports.
The sessions were well structured, appropriate and exciting. Philippa was always punctual, well prepared and her sessions were pitched at the right level. She was very professional and had a great relationship with the students in her classes.
Louise Laxton, Head of PSE & Healthy Lifestyles, Trinity High School & Sixth Form Centre
Philippa came to St Augustine’s to run Zumba sessions for our students in both curriculum time and as an extra-curricular activity. Philippa’s communication, organisation and flexibility have been exceptional in organising each session and her attendance and punctuality are exemplary. All sessions were thoroughly enjoyed by the students, including those who did not previously enjoy PE lessons or attend extra-curricular activities. The sessions were fun, active and Philippa got to know the students well. I would thoroughly recommend Young and Funky Fitness and Philippa to all schools.
Mrs Lucy Chinn, Acting Head of PE, St Augustine’s Catholic High School
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful Zumba workshops that you delivered to our key stage 4 pupils. Due to their learning difficulties, some of our students can struggle to access new activities, however, the way in which you delivered the dances meant that it was accessible to all. You were sensitive to our students’ needs and spent time slowly explaining the moves in small steps, allowing them to master new skills and progress throughout the hour. Students thoroughly enjoyed participating in this new fitness activity; they were engaged, motivated and most of all having fun - even students who would normally dislike PE lessons.
Once again, thank you for making Zumba at Selly Oak so successful and I look forward to working with you again.
Hayley Morrissy, Head of PE, Selly Oak Trust School
Young and Funky Fitness is great. Philippa is very friendly and helpful. We have run after-school clubs, which have been very popular, a Zumba day during our Active Week and even a staff Zumba. Philippa adapts easily to the age of the children. Young and Funky fitness is brilliant and it puts a smile on everyone's face. Thanks for all your help and support. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Megan Finch, PE Coordinator, Moons Moat First School
I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your efforts in running the after school ‘Zumba’ club for our children in Year 3 in the spring term.
From the very first session when you arrived early in order to set up all your equipment to the final session when the children had the opportunity to perform to their parents, you have been fantastic. You formed great relationships with the children early on and you maintained these throughout. The children really respected and liked you.
Your passion for Zumba is infectious and the children would be talking about the sessions for days afterwards. I was very impressed with the routines that the children picked up and I know their parents were too.
We will certainly be looking to invite you back into our school in the future to deliver Zumba classes to children in other year groups. We also look forward to you coming to work with us during our ‘Healthy Schools Week’ in the summer term.
Gavin Ottley, PE co-ordinator at The Meadows Primary School
The children really enjoy your Zumba sessions. They are listening, taking part, recalling moves and learning spatial awareness. Using imagination, they are moving to the rhythm of the music, and remembering the words to songs.
Your session covers many aspects of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum) including physical, expressive arts & design, listening and attention, and building self-confidence. Using the map, the children gain knowledge of the countries of the world. Thank you for a really fun time.
Lindsay Bewley, Little Bears Nursery
It was brilliant Philippa, thank you so much for attending. All the parents and young people have said how much they enjoyed doing it. (World Asthma Day Zumba® Session)
Susan Frost, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
The kids had a great time Philippa. Thank you! Looking forward to having you back!
Redditch Childminders Association
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to book?
There’s no need to book…just come along! If it’s going to be your first Young & Funky Fitness class please try and arrive 10 minutes early so that you can complete the short Medical Questionnaire prior to participating.
How much do classes cost?
All classes run on a pay-as-you-go basis and cost £5.00 per class. If you do two consecutive classes on one night you’ll pay just £7.00 for 2 classes. There are no membership fees, you don’t have to pay upfront and you can attend as and when you like!
What should I wear?
We always recommend wearing loose, lightweight clothing that you feel comfortable in; such as leggings, shorts, jogging bottoms or cargos, with a t-shirt or sports vest. As long as you're comfortable and your workout wear allows you to stay cool (e.g. no jeans!) you can wear whatever you like!
However, TRAINERS ARE ESSENTIAL to ensure that you have the correct cushioning and support to protect your feet. You will not be allowed to take part bare foot or in sandals/shoes that can easily slip off.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
All equipment is provided FREE at each class - including Zumba® Toning sticks, POUND Ripstix and mats. You may want to bring your own water bottle with you, but we do have a free drinks dispenser with tap water available. You may want to bring a towel to the POUND class but it’s not essential.
What if I’ve never been to a fitness or dance class before? What if I don’t have good coordination?
It doesn’t matter! The great thing about Zumba® and POUND classes is that generally anyone can take part in (please speak to the instructor prior to the class if you have a medical condition that may be affected by exercise). As with any exercise class, it takes a few weeks to pick up some of the moves so, if you are new, just follow the moves as best you can and concentrate on learning the correct technqiue in order to perform each exercise correctly. Each time you come you’ll find that you work a little harder, and you’ll soon find that your coordination improves as you get to know the moves…you may feel that you don’t have any coordination now, but these classes are the pefect way for you to develop it!
What if I have a medical condition, injury or I’m pregnant?
If you have a medical condition or injury that may be affected by exercise, please indicate it on the medical questionnaire you complete on arrival and speak to the instructor prior to the start of the class. In general, there are very few reasons for not exercising at all and we can usually adapt both the Zumba® and POUND workouts to avoid aggravating any existing medical condition or injury.
Pregnancy is a slightly trickier area and you must inform the instructor if you are pregnant. Unless you’ve been advised to avoid physical activity by your GP or midwife, if you've taken part in a Zumba®, Zumba® Toning or similar group exercise class previously, then there should be no reason why you can’t continue to take part in these classes right up until your due date, as the moves in these classes can be easily adapted during pregnancy.
However, due to the more instense nature of the POUND class and the moves involved, I will not be able to accept anybody who is pregnant or who is within their 6 weeks post-pregnancy (12 weeks for those who have had a cesarean).
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Your personal data and your membership
As a participant of my group exercise classes, I collect, store and use the personal data that you provide on the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q), which you complete when attending your first Young & Funky Fitness class. I do this so that I can effectively manage my classes and ensure that as a participant you are kept informed and safe. I will use your data to inform me about any health or wider needs you have that I need to consider whilst delivering your class/es. If you have provided me with emergency contact details I will use this data when required. Some of the data I collect from you is ‘specialist category’. This includes (not exhaustively) any data relating to disabilities and health. I collect and use this data to enable me to tailor activities to your needs.
If you provide your mobile number I may use this data to contact you regarding any urgent class updates. I may also contact you when organising and running events you have agreed to attend. Your mobile number will be stored on my mobile phone which is password protected. I cannot guarantee that I will contact you directly about events or last minute changes to the class schedule as it will depend on the circumstances, so please check the Young and Funky Fitness website (youngandfunkyfitness.co.uk) or the Facebook page (facebook.com/YoungandFunkyFitness) prior to attending a class or an event in order to check the latest information.
I will not share your personal data. All data you provide on the paper PAR-Q is transferred to a password protected device following your first class. The paper copy of your PAR-Q is stored securely at my home address.
Access to your personal data
You are entitled to request details of the personal data I hold about you, or withdraw your consent at any time. Please contact me on 07855 365108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any concerns about my Data Protection practices you can raise them at www.ico.org.uk/concerns or by calling 0303 123 1113.