Whilst we remain in lockdown for the time being don’t forget to try our complimentary studio classes thanks to club studio instructors Vienna, Ivan and Didi.
Ivan got into fitness when he was about 20 after joining a local boxing club. He went on to box competitively for about 7 years and in the last two years was the Eastern Counties champion in the light welter weight division.
After competing he decided to start up and run his own boxing club. For several years the club proved very successful bringing both young and old into the club.
It was whilst running the boxing club that Boxercise and Boxaerobics came onto the scene so he decided to qualify and incorporate it into his club.
After over 20 years in boxing he decided to hang up his gloves and have a go at group fitness.
He started at Fitness First in Ipswich with Boxercise and then went on to Next Generation (David Lloyd) Ipswich. where he qualified in Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Attack, Spinning, Exercise to music and fitness level two.
Ivan is a regular instructor here at Ipswich Sports Club and some other local clubs, he teaches 16 classes a week including, Pump, Combat, Spin, Boxercise and Hiit.
Ivan is arguably the most experienced fitness instructor and at 67 years old proves there is no limit if you keep fit…
He says he loves teaching and takes pleasure in watching his class participants enjoying taking part in his classes.
‘And while I’m fit and healthy who wouldn’t want to get paid to stay in shape’ a quote from Ivan…
What Karen (Studio Manager) says about Ivan:
‘Ivan is a long standing fitness instructor with ISC whose enthusiasm for the fitness industry is evident as well as his loyalty to our Club. He is reliable, versatile and always willing to help out with cover whenever he can. He is a key member of our instructional team.’
I have always enjoyed participating in all kinds of fitness and decided to turn that passion into my job. I have been teaching group exercise classes now for over 20 years and since before I had my 3 children.
I took over the role of Studio Manager more than 5 years ago now and consider myself very lucky to have the support of an amazing team of Instructors to work with which makes my job so much easier and enjoyable!
I teach a variety of freestyle type classes including step, hiit, circuits, conditioning, stretch & tone, stability balls and resistance bands. Step would have to be named as my all time favourite.
I gain satisfaction from seeing the class participants enjoying themselves whilst achieving their personal goals of getting fitter, stronger and more flexible. Group exercise is a great way of improving confidence and meeting other like minded people who often become firm friends.
We are delighted to be able to feature Dawn’s journey to the 2020 London Marathon…Good luck Dawn we will right there with you…