Positive Fitness UK was originally founded by Sally Morris back in 1983 when it was known as Sally’s Step and Aerobics. Back in the 1980s in the days of the leg warmers, Sally started her own Aerobic and Step classes by hiring out village and school halls.
Sally began her journey at the BAI Dance Studio in Birmingham and then at the Birmingham Hippodrome where she attended Contemporary Ballet classes. Sally has trained over the years in a number of fitness disciplines, including Step, Kickboxing, Spin, Children’s Fitness , Pilates, Block fit (one of the first with X Factor Chico), Conditioning, Dancefit, Sosa Dance and many others.
The name was changed to Positive Fitness Uk in 2011
Over the years Sally has created not only a loyal client base, but a beautiful fitness studio, where there are varied weekly classes to suit every age, gender and ability.
Every client says they love the ambience of the studio and there is a warmth and friendliness shown to each person who walks through the doors.
As well as Sally, there is a team of experienced and expert instructors, who again show the same care that Sally has prided herself on over the last 38 years.
Classes include Dancefit, Yoga, Pilates, BodyCon, HIIT , Stretch , Young at Heart and Fab Abs. Something for everyone !
THEN CAME COVID MARCH 2020!
As a result of Covid, the leisure industry was badly affected. Sally ran the studio for two years, struggling as many clients were anxious to return . Class numbers dropped and instructors left. Limited timetable now, although full classes, Sally could no longer sustain the studio ON HER OWN. The decision was made in May 2022…..
IT IS WITH A HEAVY HEART I HAVE HAD TO MAKE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO GIVE UP MY BEAUTIFUL STUDIOIt was not a decision I took lightly, but It is the only way to safeguard my services to you …..BUT…….ON A POSITIVE NOTE…..You know I am not a quitter and I am certainly not ready to hang up my trainers….I am not too proud to go back to my roots. So I am pleased to say I will still be offering my classes in Balsall Common.I will be going back to where it started many many decades ago.No the room may not be as attractive or as sweet smelling as my studio.There may not be the dimmed lights I have when you are lying down……however,One thing I can guarantee is you will still get the same standard of classes I pride myself on giving to you. You will still get that care and understanding of your particular health needs.I have contacted clients face to face to tell them, as I value and appreciate all their support. However, word will get out and I don’t want you to hear via the grapevine. So now it is official…I am leaving the studio…BUT Positive Fitness is not leaving Balsall CommonIt has been an emotional week, and I’m exhausted, but I am thrilled to say that apart from a handful of clients, who cannot change their days, most clients are moving over to the new timetable Even then, I’m still trying to find alternative suggestions for those that cannot attendTHE PROPOSED NEW TIMETABLEThe new timetable will be effective from June (in the current studio) and will move to new venues in JulyMONDAY MORNINGVENUE. ST PETERS HALL BALSALL COMMON
9.30am RETRODANCE –45 minutesI started this class recently and already it has proved to very popular. This class is aimed at those who remember the retro years, the headbands and the leg warmers. The only difference is those same clients who attended my classes back in 1983, now suffer with back of knee issues However, don’t be fooled, it can be as hard as you want to make it. I will be offering a low impact old school aerobics, together with dance routines (old and new).Guaranteed to make you sweat, make you smile, sing and dance, with steps ranging from 4,500 to 7,500 this will give you a fun workoutWould you be interested in a Monday 6pm Dancefit? If so please message me. Monday Pilates would then start 6.50pmMONDAY MORNINGVENUE. ST PETERS CHURCH HALL, BALSALL COMMON10.30am GENTLE PILATES AND STRETCH – One hourThis class will replace the current Tuesday 11.15am class and the Monday 5pm class . This class is ideal for anyone with health issues. Concentrating on basic Pilates,but always offering options to clients who wish to push themselves as well.This class includes deep stretching as well and culminates in quiet relaxation, so you leave the class feeing stronger, stretched and more relaxedMONDAY EVENINGVENUE. HEART OF ENGLAND STUDIO, BALSALL COMMON6.15pm or 6.45pm TBC PILATES – 55 minsPENDING DEMAND FOR DANCEFIT MONDAYS 6pm Please let me know if interestedThis popular Monday night class will replace the current Monday night 6.15pm This class is for every level, however, again as with other classes, options will be offered to those who wish to push themselves further. If there is enough interest in Dancefit at 6pm, this Pilates will start at 6.50pmGuaranteed to make you work harder on your core strength and flexibility , whilst strengthening all supporting muscles . Ideal for men and women. Culminating in deep stretchingWEDNESDAY MORNINGVENUE READING ROOMS BERKSWELL9.30am PILATES – 55 minutesThis class will replace the current Wednesday 9.15am class. (Time a bit later to avoid school). Again similar level to Monday evening. Options offered for every clientWEDNESDAY MORNINGVENUE READING ROOMS BERKSWELL10.30am PILATES -55 minutesThis class will replace the current Wednesday 10.15am class. Intermediate level but again options for every abilityWEDNESDAY MORNINGVENUE READING ROOMS BERKSWELL11.30am SENIOR FITNESS OVER 70s – 45 minsThis class is ideal for anyone over 70. Exercises to strengthen the core, improve balance and flexibility. Ideal for muscle strength to improve bone density. Important when booking to ring me (number on website)Fun workout with like minded young at heart clientsSO THATS MY LATEST NEWS!!!!!I cannot thank you all enough for your support and loyalty. Please note classes will remain as they are until further notice. We are looking at starting in July, so keep a watch outJESS AND VOURNAs difficult as it has been for everyone during this pandemic, Jess and Vourn have stayed by my side, providing excellent classes. I am more than happy to promote their classes as I have suggested Jess starts how I did 39 years ago! So watch this space, as no doubt I will be promoting her classes. She has always been very loyal to me, a trait that is not often found in this industry. She has shown determination and resilience in teaching whilst still monitoring her two gorgeous girls. I know from past experience how hard this is juggling family life and work.Vourn has also shown her loyalty to me and her high quality knowledge in her field has set her apart from other PT trainers.Vourn is happy to offer small group sessions or 1-1 and has suggested a trial session at the studio before July. If you are interested, please ring her on 07800 903426Julie Dalton has again been a supporter of my studio and although we parted company during the pandemic, I have the utmost respect for her as a fellow fitness professionalON LINE CLASSES AND LIBRARYI am looking at updating the library system and also offering either zoom or Facebook live twice a week. More information at a later dateAND FINALLY….please do not be sad for me…yes it will be hard saying goodbye to the studio. I have loved teaching there for ten years , but onwards to the next chapter in my life, and all positive for me to celebrate next year my 40th year of teaching fitness .I am blessed that I will have more time for me..to spend with loved ones, friends and of course my gorgeous grandson Frankielove to you all….SAL XCLASSES CAN BE BOOKED NOW ON THIS WEBSITE VIA BOOK CLASSES