Looking to increase your fitness this New Year?

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Tue 9th January 2024

Are you looking for a new fitness regime in the Alfreton area this New Year?
We invited fitness instructors across the area to get in touch with what they offer the local community to compile a list of possible fitness regimes for our readers who are looking to increase their fitness this new year.

Here’s who has got in touch….

Dan Payandeh – also known as Dan PT – offers a wide range of fitness classes at FIT3:16 which is located within the Genesis Entertainment Centre in King Street, Alfreton.
Session times run in the mornings from 7am, and in the evenings from 5.30pm.
He offers spin, bootcamp, weights, kettlebells, fitness Pilates, disability friendly, as well as family circuit training.
Dan said: “There are options for all, with memberships from £44 a month or pay as you go for £6 per session.”
To find out more, and to book onto any of Dan’s sessions, email dan@fit316.co.uk, call 07821 540349, or go to his website here


Antony Weston is a Kickboxing instructor at Alfreton Kickboxing.
Antony said: “We hold classes every Sunday at Alfreton Leisure Centre.
“The class is for one hour from 4pm till 5pm.
“It’s from the age of seven years with no age limit. We have beginners to black belts and for all abilities.
“We hit pads not people so it’s completely safe for everyone.
“I am offering two free trial classes so people can see what we do and to see if it’s for them.”
Antony continued: “If students decided to join after the trial classes the join cost is £40 per person.
“For this they would receive training kit, one years license, lifetime membership and four weeks free training.
“After the four weeks training the monthly cost is £28. Discount can be applied if people from the same family want to join.”
To find out more about Alfreton Kickboxing sessions and to book a place, contact Antony by email at alfretonkickboxing@hotmail.com, or by calling 07704 913106.
Alternatively check out their Facebook page here


Maxine is a Health Improvement Coach and offers a series of Pilates sessions in the Ripley area.
Maxine said: “I’m a Pilates instructor and lifestyle menopause practitioner.
“I run a number of Pilates classes and I also run menopause workshops throughout the year on a Saturday morning in Ripley Derbyshire.”
Maxine’s weekly classes are:
Monday Pilates 1at 6pm at Fizzio Fit Butterley, Ripley. £7 payg or £36 for six weeks.
Monday Pilates at 7.30pm at Fusion Yoga Studios, Ripley. £6.95.
Tuesday Pilates at 5.45pm at Fusion Yoga Studios. £6.95.
Tuesday Menopause Support Group at 7pm at Fusion Yoga Studios. Six week course £50.
Wednesday Pilates at 9.30am at Fizzio Fit Butterley, Ripley. £7 payg or £36 for six weeks.
Wednesday Pilates at 2pm at at Ripley Leisure Centre. £6.
Wednesday Pilates at 6pm at Fizzio Fit at Butterley, Ripley. £7 payg or £36 for six weeks.
Friday Pilates at 9.15pm at Fizzio Fit at Butterley, Ripley. £7 payg or £36 for six weeks.
To find out more go here


Victoria Jones offers ‘Belly Burly’ dance classes at the Saint Thomas Centre in Somercotes every Thursday.
Victoria said: “Belly Burly is belly dance and Bollywood inspired dance workouts to modern music.
“Classes are beginner friendly and cost £5.
“There is no need to book, just turn up.
“They take place on Tuesdays at the Saint Thomas Centre in Somercotes between 7.30pm and 8.30pm.”
Victoria added: “To keep updated I am on Facebook as Miss Cherry July or on Instagram as Belly Burly.”


Warriors, which is based in Alfreton, offer a wide variety of energetic classes.
Dominique at Warriors said: “Warriors is a local fitness company with national status.
“We began here in the town of Alfreton and run ten classes a week locally as well as supporting our instructors across the UK.
“Our community work has been personally commended by King Charles and we were invited to meet with him.
“Our passion is women’s rights and the empowerment of women and raising voices against domestic violence.”
Dominique continued: “In addition to this we also run weekly roller discos, Bootxmaps, Step aerobics funky step, Dance fit, Drum fit, Pilates, and Abs blast. And online, for people to join online.
“We are based at Woodbridge Junior School in Alfreton and classes can be booked via our online booking link which renews every Friday at 6pm.
“Our mission is to help people less likely to join a gym to get active.”
To book in on one of Warriors’ classes, go to here


Zumba fitness instructor Gill Ashbridge offers weekly workout classes every Monday at 7.30pm at Riddings Park Community Centre, West Street, Riddings, Alfreton.
Gill said: “Everyone welcome is welcome at these classes which are suitable for any age group or level including beginners.
“There are easy to follow routines and there is a lovely friendly group of participants.
“Classes take place in a fully air conditioned large venue.”
Cost is £6 for a 45 minute class.
For further details, call Gill on 07930 393081 or email her at gilliannehall@hotmail.co.uk


Deyanira Lopez, who has been a Zumba Fitness Instructor for 12 years, teaches her fitness classes on Mondays in Alfreton and on Wednesdays in Somercotes.
Deyanira said: “Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this fantastic Latin party to feel happy and fit.
“Everyone welcome. No membership needed. Just grab your best smile and join us for our Zumba Fix.”
Deyanira’s Zumba Fitness Class takes place every Monday at 7pm at Christ The King Church Hall in Nottingham Road, Alfreton; and also every Wednesday at 7pm at Somercotes Village Hall in Nottingham Road, Somercotes.
Fo further information call Deyanira on 07910 600724, or find her on social media – Facebook: Dey Zumba Liz Lopez,Instagram: zumbatwinsmexican.


Bear Booty Fitness hosts a variety of dance focused fitness classes in Leabrooks.
Fitness instructor Francesca said: “We have such variety and classes are suitable for anybody. Everyone is welcome.”
With the slogan “Stay wild, stay bouncy” the Bear Booty Fitness classes ranges from ‘Step & Bounce’ to ‘Burn Up Mash Up Class’ to ‘Boogie Bounce.’
All classes take place at The Somerlea Centre in Leabrooks.
For further information find ‘Bear Booty Fitness’ on Facebook, or @bearbootyfitness22 on Instagram, or email bearbootybbx22@outlook.com.
To book on to any of the Bear Booty Fitness classes go to https://cal.smoothbook.co/637bb29b9974453f91d57ddc#/class


Burlesque Chair Dance Classes are running at two venues in our area.
The classes are run by Sharon Cauldwell and take place on Tuesdays at 6pm at Alfreton Community Hall; and on Thursdays at 7pm at Riddings Park Community Centre.
Sharon said: “They are £6.50 per class, £22 for a four week block or £36 for monthly membership for unlimited monthly classes.”
For further information contact Sharon Cauldwell via Facebook or by emailing burlesquedorothy@gmail.com


A Wellbeing Sanctuary is hosted by Sue Wain at Riddings Community Centre on Mondays.
The sessions, which cost £8 to attend, run from 1pm until 3pm.
Sue said: “The sessions include Chair Based Exercise – Strengthening Exercise. Strengthen your bodies with chair-based exercise to help with issues such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and balance.
“There is also Qi Gong – Relaxing Energy Building Exercise which improves fitness, reduces anxiety, reduces stress, improves mood, regulates blood pressure, relieves pain, strengthens immune system, strengthens respiratory system, and improves wellbeing.”
Sue continued: “Plus we have a Guided Self Love meditation, and there is also opportunity to talk.
“Have you got health worries? Would you like the opportunity to talk with someone? Sometimes do you need someone outside of your family unit? This can be anything from mental health issues to physical issues.”
For further information go to www.suewain.com, call 07973 527233 or email enquiries@suewain.com.

Are you running regular fitness classes within Alfreton and surrounding areas that you would like adding to this list? Email our Editor Belinda at editor@spiritof.uk