I first became interested in aerobics in my early twenties, and took my Exercise to Music Instructors course in 1992, to give me a part-time income while I was an at-home mum. I haven’t stopped teaching since, and so twenty-seven years later am still very active, delivering fitness classes in and around Frome.
I hold many fitness certifications, ranging from that first ETM Level 2, including add-on L2 certificates in circuit training, kettlebell and Step. I also hold L2 Fitness Pilates, Level 3 Pre and Post Natal, Level 3 Exercise for Active Older Participant and Level 4 PTLLS, which has enabled me to become a tutor of fitness courses, a natural career progression for me.
I am a licensed Zumba instructor and have had an absolutely pleasure teaching this programme since 2009. I love being able to compliment my formal training experience and qualifications with a programme that remains fresh and popular and feeds my love of and passion for all things dance fitness related.
BODYbasics as it is now, was borne of the Zumba explosion of 2010. My classes attracted a lot of people, some of whom I realised would themselves make very good instructors. And so the recruitment began, and still continues.
Hi, I’m Tam.
By day I work in ICT within the Local Government sector and by night I am fitness Instructor. I am a qualified Exercise to Music instructor. My most current class is Clubbercise but I am also licensed to teach Zumba, Strong by Zumba and Zumba Step.
My fitness CV also contains trainings in Fitsteps and Boogie Bounce.I first attended Gina’s Step Reebok classes back in 1998 which I loved and that right there was where the passion started for group exercise and a love for music and routine. I love to learn new choreography and matching it to some great music from all decades! I currently teach Clubbercise in Frome at our studio and soon to be reaching out to Westbury. I love the great sense of friendship that is built with fellow fitness fanatics, whether instructors or clients, beginners and regulars.I like to think I am a positive bouncy individual with a thirst for improving fitness levels for myself as well as BODYbasics clients. I hope to see you in a class soon!
Hi, I'm Kate and I have lived around the local area for all of my life and have had a variety of careers from hairdresser to retail management.
I currently work as the HR Manager in a local business
The best stressbuster I have found is to dance and have fun in the process. Over the years I have attended many genres of musical dance fitness and have enjoyed them all, then zumba came along and Latin American rhythm just became addictive.I started attending classes with body basics about 3 years ago and last August, with a little encouragement, I took my b1 zumba training to become an instructor.I currently support the team in classes, the future is exciting so it could lead to more and maybe a class of my own. Zumba is an ageless fitness party that everyone can be involved in, it's funny, fun and makes you smile 😊 and sweat ! 😅
I’m Sharon and I currently teach a weekly Zumba class which I love! I did my Exercise to Music qualification years ago and never really used it. I moved to Frome 10 years ago and discovered Zumba and Gina Fry who encouraged me to train as an instructor and the rest is history!
I am proud to be a member of the Body Basics team and hope to keep dancing for a long time!
Hello, I'm Kerry I have always been very active; as a young child I took various dance classes and sports . I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with children and as I got older I decided I wanted to teach younger children physical education.
I found my love of Zumba in 2010. That was it! I was hooked. I remember leaving the class and thinking “this is me - I love this class”. I loved that anyone could do it, it was just a fun session for everyone .
In April 2018 I decided to take my b1 Zumba instructor training and have since added Zumba Gold ® and Zumba Kids ® training.
I now have my own class which I love, I get great joy from seeing people smile and knowing they are having fun and enjoying the class.
I grew up in Frome and started dancing at the age of 2, as my nan and grandad were dance teachers. I started with ballet and tap then went on to do ballroom & Latin and disco etc. I was also part of a local twirling team where we competed in local competitions/carnivals and even represented England in the European championships in a few countries .
I have always loved dance and music along with many of my family members . My time with bodybasics all started when I attended my first Zumba class with a friend and fell in love with it . From then I became part of the team and took my first training in Fitsteps in 2012/3?? .. from then I have trained in:
Zumba & Zumba gold
ETM level 2
STRONG by zumba.
I love teaching my Zumba classes as I love the music and rhythms and I just like to skake my butt 😂😂. I like to think I teach a well balanced, high energy, fun , friendly and motivating class. But why don’t you decide for yourself and join me 😜
I'm Mandy, my day job is at Garston Vets and I also volunteer for the local branch of Cats Protection. My fitness journey started when due to my family history I knew I needed to exercise. Initially I hated it! But gradually I got fitter and I learned to tolerate it.
Then Zumba arrived on the scene. I had always loved dancing and Gina's classes at Body Basics were that final nail in the coffin for my antipathy towards exercise.
Now I love it and am licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Strong by Zumba and Kettlercise. I have also trained in Veraflow and Fitsteps and have a level 2 ETM and Kettles qualification. I currently teach Zumba Toning which combines a little bit of dancing with a little bit of conditioning work (i.e the best of both worlds) and Kettles (a strength and conditioning class using Kettlebells). Both classes are judgement free and supportive so don't worry if you are new to exercise, I will support you in your journey. If you have your doubts about exercise then don't! All you need to do is find something you enjoy doing and with the range of classes offered at Body Basics, you stand a pretty good chance.
I was in a local majorette team where i learned to love dance and music, competing in competitions and local carnivals.
I got involved with bodybasics in 2013 with a fundraiser event which was held by Gina, and i fell in love with Zumba.
I took my B1 Zumba training in may 2013 after taking part in many classes. From there i joined the BodyBasics team as a Zumba instructor which then took me on to many new skills. I gained my ETM qualification and a Kettlebells qualification, both of which i thoroughly enjoyed.
I teach a class called 'triple mix' which is an all over body workout, targeting key areas of the body. It is a combination of a simple but effective step routine for cardio, moving on to toning of the arms and legs using a kettlebell, before heading on to the floor for the ab section, all sections lasting 20 minutes, before a cool down and a stretch.
Hi, I'm Maz I have lived in frome all my life. Music started for me in the frome red cross band. I played a few brass instruments in competitions and carnivals. My first zumba class around 7yrs ago my friend encourage me to go along with her. She told me i would love it. I did from that day on I found a day and time to suit me. Which there was a lot to choose from with body basics. I loved theatmosphere, music, friendly customers and staff and the feel good factor when I finished the class.
In August 2018 I was encouraged to do my b1 and become an instructor. I'm so glad I did i absolutely love it. I now have my own class and it's so rewarding. Zumba is for anyone at any level. It's all about moving to great music and have some fun. I know I do.
I have had a long and varied career - ranging from Graphic Design, to Events Manager to Admin. I have now more-or-less retired, although I still do a little freelance work and also paint and sculpt in my spare time.
My family (including my three children) all played a lot of sport and when I moved to Frome from my home in Surrey nearly nine years ago I really missed that, so I saw an advert for Zumba classes and decided to have a go. I fell in love with it all - the music, the great social scene and the friendships forged, and have been going to classes ever since! Now that i have more free time, i decided i would try my hand at teaching. I took my Zumba training and am about to launch my own Zumba Gold class as I think it is so important to exercise as you get older, but you really need to enjoy it as well to keep doing it.