Clubbercise fitness classes spreading across Perth

Charlotte Carlton. Photo: Bruce Hunt
Charlotte Carlton. Photo: Bruce Hunt

MUSIC and dance is a way of life for Charlotte Carlton, who has been competing in dance shows since she was three years old.

Growing up in the UK, Miss Carlton started teaching hip-hop, house and street dance when she was 17, then began her full-time career in banking and finance.

Throughout her career and subsequent move to Perth, her love for dance has never faded.

During a trip back to the UK in early 2017, the Success resident learnt about Clubbercise and took part in a session at the International Fitness Showcase.

She was immediately drawn to the concept – a workout in the dark that combines dance, cardio, combat and toning.

Miss Carlton completed the instructor training course and has taught more than 70 classes since she introduced the workout to Perth last August.

She runs two classes a week, in Cockburn and Clarkson, with an average of 50 people per class, and plans to launch classes in the Canning Vale and Piara Waters area soon.

“The best thing about being a Clubbercise instructor is hearing how much happiness it brings to my participants,” she said.

“They tell me things like how they’re feeling fitter, are in a better head space mentally, they’ve lost weight, and have found a comfortable place they can exercise without feeling pressured or judged.”

Success classes run every Monday from 6pm to 6.45pm at Cockburn Youth Centre, 25 Wentworth Parade.

Classes also run every Tuesday from 6.45pm to 7.30pm at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 7 Ainsbury Parade, Clarkson.

To meet the demand for more classes, Clubbercise will hold Perth’s first instructor training course, which costs $339, on August 5 from 10am to 6pm at Smash Dance Company in Wangara.

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