Garry Noakes – Body Attack’s THE FITTEST 2018





Last April, shortly after the release of the new Body Attack 100, Les Mills announced their competition to celebrate the 100th release of Body Attack. They had three major categories to win – The Original, The Fittest, The Best Team. Hundreds of instructors around the world submitted their entries to Les Mills. One morning, Garry got an email from Les Mills saying that he’s one of the 10 finalists in the THE FITTEST category. He already felt like a winner just to be shortlisted. He didn’t really expect anything after that.

On 17th May, Les Mills released the video of the amazing Lisa Osborne, announcing all the winners of the Body Attack 100 competition. Garry was absolutely gobsmacked the moment he heard his name being mentioned by Lisa Osborne. He couldn’t believe that he won THE FITTEST category.  The other winners were from Australia – The Original, and The Best TEam from USA, and him from the UK. Garry is turning 61 years old this 14th June, and he is still loving his Body Attack journey. For someone his age to be so strong and still doing Body Attack, that is amazing. I don’t know anyone else his age teaching Body Attack. It only proves that age is just a number. Age doesn’t stop us from doing what we love to do. He’s such an inspiration to all. An inspiration to me and to his daughter.

What an amazing news and recognition indeed! Thank you Les Mills! Thank you Lisa Osborne! Thank you universe for all the positive energy coming our way!

Well done Garry!  Alyanna and I are so proud of you! We love you! xxx

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Glitz and Glam FitSteps night…

Just having a little night of FUN celebrating one year at Brickhill Community Centre! Loads of my FitSteppers couldn’t make it as it’s half term break but in two classes that I’ve been doing (one evening and one morning), I’ve had over 40 people coming to my classes. I’ve made great friends and met amazig people. I have the nicest bunch ever! Here’s to another year of fun classes!  Cheers everyone!

FitSteps masterclass with Ian Waite…


It is always good to refresh your skills and go back to basics to be able to improve and be better. As a FitSteps instructor, it is essential for me to keep myself motivated and through attending masterclasses, I know that I will benefit even more to give what my FitSteppers deserve – the best of FitSteps.

It was such a fun day to meet Ian Waite once again, had a laugh, learned new moves, and got inspired even more as an instructor.

I would like to thank David Lloyd Milton Keynes for the wonderful time I’ve had.

FitSteps with Viv is running in Bedford  every Wednesday – 7:15pm and Friday – 9:30am, Brickhill Community Centre.



FitSteps at the Bedford River Festival 2016

Look at my FitSteppers now! They are performing people, performing!  Yes, and  infront of a big crowd after just a few months of doing FitSteps with me. We did a FiSteps dance demo at the Sports Village stage, and we were able to deliver the message we wanted to tell people about FitSteps and how amazing it is to dance. Wish all of my FitSteppers were on stage with us but I’m only allowed a few people to dance with me due to limited space on stage. What I love about my class is the mixture of levels/abilities/ages, and they just go for it. Some of them had background in dance, even a professional dancer, and others never danced at all, and it proved today that what matters most is that you are enjoying what you’re doing. That if you put your heart and focus into something you really love, you will shine in every way. To all my FitSteppers, THANK YOU! I am so PROUD of everyone, not just the ones who performed last week, yesterday and today, but EVERYONE who does my class! xxx

What an amazing weekend indeed!  Boiling hot, but brilliant!

My FitSteps classes in Bedford:

Thursday at Renhold Village Hall, 8pm  (£5 otd)

Friday  at Brickhill Community Centre, 9:am (£5 otd)


FitSteps fun…

I’m very proud of my FitSteppers. I have the best ones in class and they are all really lovely. Thank you so much everyone. I’m loving every moment teaching you FitSteps. Some routines can be challenging but they are all good. So keeeeeeep dancing! 😀

My classes are every Wednesday at 7:15pm, and every Friday at 11am, Brickhill Community Centre, Avon Crive, Bedford. See you there! 😀


FitSteps FAB is coming…


New Year started with a bang! FitSteps training with the pros, Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe!  What more can I ask for? I had a great time learning the new FitSteps FAB that will be launched in March 2016.