Dear Students!

Dear Students

I want to say first of all, thank you so much for supporting us over the last few years!


We’ve had a lot of fun together, we’ve laughed (usually when I do something stupid), cried (usually during Bootcamp), we’ve socialised (remember that time I couldn’t get my shoes off and thought it would be a good idea to Facebook Live it at 2am?) and it’s been great!


We love having you in class, we love hearing about your day (good or bad – lets face it, its usually when its bad that we hear about it and we don’t mind at all!), celebrating your achievements (embarrassing you when you pass your exams or getting the entire class to sing Happy Birthday) or just giving you a big fat hug when you really need one (Just call me the Huggy Monster!)!


Lately, we haven’t seen as many of you, we know it’s cold, dark, Bake Off is on (It’s just finished, Candice won #teamjane #dammit), but we want you to know that we really miss you!

We miss making faces at you in Zumba, shouting at you in Bootcamp (‘Gimme one more Burpee!’) and you laughing at us when we a) Mess up the choreo (Mel) or break Glowsticks on peoples butts (Mel again) in Clubbercise!

We understand that as the dark nights draw in and it gets closer to Christmas that it gets harder to come to class but we really want you to know that we want you back!

Keeping fit and healthy is something that we want to help you do all year round, not just for your summer holiday or when we all panic after eating too much food at Christmas (Yep, we do it too)!


We want to make you smile whilst we’re all ‘Sweating Man’, we want to celebrate your achievements when you go into that dressing room and you can get into those jeans (we especially love it when you tag us in those changing room selfies)!!

I guess what we are trying to say is ‘PLEASE COME BACK TO US’!

We work hard all year round to help people achieve their goals, weight loss, get in shape, get pregnant (obviously we only contribute from the health/well being side of things)!

We continually study so that we can get better at what we do, take courses, exams, we never stop learning and we want to continue to share that with you!

So, the next time you feel like staying at home, please think of us and know how much we care and want you to come and have fun with us! For some people, it’s the only hour they get to themselves each week, do you really want to spend it watching TV or would you rather laugh at us (Mel) going all freestyle because she’s forgotten the choreo, again?!



Take care guys, COME BACK SOON!

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Mel Carpenter

I’m Mel C aka The Health Carpenter – I have over 25 years teaching experience in the Dance, Fitness and Martial Arts Industry. I run a successful Dance and Fitness business and I also coach/mentor several Dance & Fitness Instructors, both online and Face-to-Face. I am a normal person just like you – I’ve faced my own weight loss demons and have battled just like you with cravings and lack of enthusiasm. I have two children so I know what its like to have a completely different body shape and feel frustrated! But I’ve also lost that weight, twice and have helped many others to do the same! You’ll see the kinds of things I do through this blog and I’ll also be providing tips on various things such as exercise, recipes, the right kind of attire to wear at class, the topics are endless! You can also ask me a question and I’ll do my best to answer it for you!

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