blue cat fitness

 Hi blue cats,

I'm Lesley-Anne of Blue Cat Fitness. I have been a fitness instructor for 19 years now and still love my job, love helping people get fitter, healthier, have fun, socialise and meet their goals.

At 14 years old i was a 2nd dan black belt and used to help my karate instructor take classes and from then on I knew what i wanted to do. So when I left school I went to study applied science (sports science) with outdoor pursuits, this included sports, nutrition, biomachanics, nautical studies, etc. While studying I completed my fitness instructor course and worked part time in a gym.

After leaving college I got a job working for Warner hotels in the leisure centre as a fitness instructor and life guard. I also qualified to teach archery, air rifle, fitball and core stability.

From there i went on to work at the Corniche club (the old name for the dower house gym). Here I was lucky enough to start taking more clients for 1-2-1 gym sessions and classes. I was also lucky enough to keep on with my fitness education and added NVQs in leisure, fitness, and management.

After a year out travelling I moved to a ladies only gym in Harrogate. This where I set up a GP referral scheme after qualifying as a GP referral consultant. This scheme is where doctors can refer a patient to me for exercise for a range of different medical conditions ranging from heart attacks, strokes, knee / hip replacements, depression, anxiety, weight loss etc. I was a wonderful job with such job satisfaction. I did this for several years along side looking after my 180 members that were also my responsibility. My day was spent teaching a range of classes, 1-2-1 workouts and healthy eating advice.

I am a course junkie, and love doing courses so some of my other qualifications include holistic massage, bokwa, Personal training, health and safety, more fitness instructor courses, abdominal / core courses and of course first aid. 

After having my little girl I set up BLUE CAT FITNESS, who is now 10!  It has grown from just 2 classes per week to now offer personal training, massage and 8 classes per week, and I've added and extra child, who is now 7.

I am very lucky to work with such lovely blue cats and am still striving to keep learning and keep up to date with the latest trends and over the last year I have qualified as a CBT (cognetic behavioral therapy) coach to add another level to our sessions. During lockdown i have also completed a covid-19 online safety course and I've recently qualified as a penalty box fit instructor!!

I'm afraid you will never see me in a matching lycra set, with my nails done, fake eye lashes on and putting photos of myself doing gym poses but I will try my best to find a fitness class that you will enjoy and get you great results. I truly believe fitness has a big role to play in eveyone's lives and I'm here and ready to help.

Thank you, hope to see you soon,

Lesley-Anne x  


Here are what some of our blue cats have to say:

" straight forward, no nonsense fitness class with great music! Lesley-Anne makes you push yourself in the nicest possible way whilst having fun at the same time." Laura.

" I love Sunday night circuits, I really miss it when I can't go. I feel it sets me up for the coming week ahead and gets rid of the stress of the week before. It's a fab, friendly class with lovely people and you get fit while having fun." Sarah S

"coming to blue cat fitness was an absolute savior for me as a new mum. I had moved to the area when I was pregnant and it was difficult to find activities that I enjoyed as a mum and were also good for my little one. My little one was happy in the classes and I had fun and made new friends. The exercise boosted my mood and gave me more self confidence in myself and my body. Now my little one is bigger I enjoy the freedom of the evening classes. The support and encouragement from Lesley-Anne is fantastic and adapts the classes for all abilities" Naomi.


 Can't make it to class??

Fill out a PAR-Q form and check with your doctor and then you can try one of our 20 plus workout saved on our blue cat fitness facebook page, just have a look under the video section. 

For help on technique etc join the Facebook group or email bluecatfitness@hotmail.co.uk