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Shape and Tone with FitSteps – A Review

We’re currently working hard training to run in this year’s London Marathon, and whilst long running and personal training sessions are on the agenda over the next few weeks, when we heard that there was a new FitSteps DVD, we quickly purchased it to ensure our weekly fitness sessions are super fab-u-lous!


In case you have been living under a sparkly rock for the past few years, FitSteps is the dance fitness craze brought to us by the lovely Ian Waite, Natalie Lowe and Mark Foster. It is a dance fitness programme where you get to learn steps from some of your favourite Strictly dances and is a lot of fun.

We already reviewed the previous FitSteps DVD a couple of years ago (click here to find out more and see our review.) and this DVD continues where the previous DVD left off. It features 3 30 minute dance workouts which are designed to get you fit, toned and feeling great – fast!

For Latin Lovers there is a Latin work out (with Ian) and for Ballroom fans there is a Ballroom work out (led by Natalie.) There is also a 4 x 4 workout. The workouts will really get you up, dancing and your heart pumping. The workouts are easy to follow and the workouts great fun, so if you struggle at the thought of jumping off the sofa to do any activity, this will definitely help!

Where the previous FitSteps DVD helped you learn the basics of Ballroom and Latin whilst getting a workout, this DVD gives you some more challenging steps which we’re sure will give you a thorough workout and leave you grinning like the cheshire cat. Dance really is good for the soul and always makes us smile! Rather than feeling exhausted (after a 30 minute workout) we felt refreshed, invigorated and had a spring in our step!

If you haven’t danced before or completed the previous FitSteps DVD you may find the steps a bit challenging, but with perseverance anything is possible! I even managed to get a 8/10 from my uber-critical 6 year old for my efforts!

If you’re looking for a fun dance workout that you can do from home, this is it! FitSteps – Shape and Tone is available from all good stockists (including amazon.co.uk) and is great value at £10!

If you’ve tried this DVD, let us know what you thought. You can do so by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂


Fitsteps – A Review

Over the last few weeks we’ve learnt that dancing is a great form of exercise, lots of fun and a great way to meet other Strictly fans.

When we heard that one of our very close twitter friends @jane9668 was going to Fitsteps, we thought it’d be great to get a review of this fantastic programme.

Here’s what Jane thought:-

“Well what can I say about Fitsteps! It’s a fun exercise that was created by two wonderful pros from Strictly, Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe, along with Mark Foster, a sportsman. The idea of this exercise is simply Latin & ballroom based; a mixture of cha cha cha, jive, waltz & charleston – this is done in a ‘line-up’ facing the leader using arms and legs (not forgetting the hip movements).

Fitsteps has arrived at the Go Dance Studios on Thurs 6 Mar in Sleaford, Lincolnshire! Our instructor, Jenny, took the class (mostly women but one man!) under her wings with abated breath!

What can I say, after 45 mins of cha cha-ing, jiving, waltzing and doing the Charleston we were sweating! Of course at the end, there’s a few mins warm-down!

Now for the verdict – RECOMMENDED – give it a 10!

It is Strictly fun and worth it so SCD fans search for the nearest Fitsteps class to you and join in! You know you want to!”

Jane McLean

If you’ve taken up dance, we’d love to hear what you think of it and how you’re getting on. Tweet @scd_support with what you’re enjoying most about dancing and we’ll give you a shoutout.

Cassie 🙂