About Katy & ‘On Broadway’®
Hi my name is Katy Robinson, Director of Katy Robinson Fitness Fusion Ltd and creator of ‘On Broadway’. We believe every woman deserves to feel confident, allow time for themselves and find something they love to do in order to get fit! Our team of passionate, experienced instructors use top hats, feather boas, canes and songs from all the popular Broadway shows, in local community venues that offer safe, non-judgemental classes for women of all ages, shapes, sizes and those with two left feet.
We work with women of all ages who have a passion for dance! Ideally you are mid 40’s through to any age – you are never too old to dance. You may have had previous experience of dancing – be it as a young child going to a dance class or as a teenager doing it more seriously or as an experienced dancer, or you have always wanted to learn to dance but never had the chance. Typically you struggle with finding something you really love doing to keep fit that doesn’t seem like hard work and you may dislike going to the gym and doing the typical aerobic classes. You may feel intimidated in other classes and fear that you lack co-ordination, are un-fit, what if everyone is better than you and what if everyone is younger than you. You would like to improve your confidence, stamina and co-ordination whilst getting fit and having fun and be able to escape into make believe and have a little bit of ‘me’ time each week and meet like-minded women.
What separates my ‘On Broadway’ ® dance classes from other adult dance/fitness classes is my background as a professional dancer, dance and fitness teacher and choreographer, fused with my coaches and I’s infectious enthusiasm, knowledge of musical theatre, passion for dance and fitness, combined with our ability to break down the most complex of choreography. As a result ‘On Broadway’ clients receive a unique dance class that enables you to have fun whilst getting fit doing what you love doing and a chance for you to reveal their ‘inner show girl’ and learn to dance like no one is watching!
Increasing flexibility through dance.
Taking up dancing is an excellent activity if you’re learning how to improve your flexibility. Don’t be discouraged by the thought of limber ballerinas doing the splits. Nobody expects you to bend and move like a dancer when you first begin. Stick with it, however, and you’ll find that stretches you once couldn’t do will seem easy after a while. Not only will dance increase your flexibility, it’ll help with your body posture. All of my clients experience an increase in their flexibility after just a couple of ‘On Broadway’® classes.
There are many different dance classes on offer these days for adults and beginners. There’s no reason to fear looking silly or out of place especially if you have never danced before. The classes are not competitive in nature and everyone is there to have fun. No matter what form of dance you take (ballet, jazz, ballroom, hip hop, modern or other), you’ll do stretching exercises to target all the main muscle groups in your body. Repeat stretching will lead to greater flexibility over time.
Dance classes focus on stretching and increasing flexibility because dancing itself requires you to move your body in new and unusual ways. If you’re not flexible, you could easily get injured when you move your body in ways you’re not accustomed to in daily life. As you begin, only take movements slightly past your comfort zone. For instance, when you’re asked to lift your leg straight up in front of you, bring it up as far as you can make it go, trying to challenge yourself by pushing it up a tad further each time. Whatever you do, don’t force the movement. If you feel any pain, take it down to where it’s comfortable. Stretching should never be painful.
If you’re trying to increase your flexibility, ‘On Broadway’® is an especially good class to try. Like all other dance and cardio classes, ‘On Broadway’® involves an extensive warm up and cool down section with plenty of stretching. Because it’s a class for all levels, you can ease into the movements and take it at your own pace. The combination all the different movements, will increase your flexibility without you even knowing it.
Your flexibility will improve as you take dance classes or dance-inspired aerobic group workout sessions. To see changes, you have to be willing to push yourself a little past your comfort zone when you stretch. Rest assured that with time, you’ll find yourself becoming more and more flexible.
INVITATION TO A FREE ‘ON BROADWAY’® TASTER CLASS
If you would like to ‘reveal your inner show girl’ and ‘dance like no one is watching’ and give ‘On Broadway’® a go please click here for more details regarding our up and coming free taster classes in August and September – http://www.katyrobinsonfitnessfusion.co.uk/#!taster-class-sign-up-forms/c119e