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February 24, 2010 01:00 ET

Fitness First Offers Strictly Fit to 11-18 Year Olds for New Let's Dance With Change 4 Life

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2010) - The International gym chain, Fitness First is offering its popular Strictly Fit group exercise class to 11-18 year olds as part of the government's new 'Let's Dance with Change 4 Life' campaign in a dedicated open weekend.

With Britain's Got Talent winners, the hit sensation dance group, Diversity fronting the campaign, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th March will see all Fitness First clubs which offer Strictly Fit including gyms in London and Manchester, open their doors to encourage more young people to get active through the power of dance.

With a combination of exciting dance routines using moves from dances like the cha cha cha, waltz, quickstep, salsa and jive, Strictly Fit is a great low impact workout centred on aerobic moves, and you don't even have to be a member at Fitness First to participate.

"This campaign is a great way to make dance available to young people and Diversity are a great inspiration. Our Strictly Fit classes based on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing don't require any previous dancing experience, just the enthusiasm to get active and have a great time", said Derek Crawford, the UK National Fitness Manager for Fitness First.

The clubs will allow those between the ages of 11 to 18 years old, to get involved in the one hour Strictly Fit classes on Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of March between 2-4pm.

Both members and non-members are welcome to get involved, and can do so for free, by either completing an online booking form on,  or if you're an existing member of the Fitness First gyms on

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Notes to editors

Fitness First is the largest privately owned health club group in the world with over 540 Fitness First clubs worldwide reaching over 1.4 million members in 19 countries. In the UK alone there are 160 Fitness First clubs with over 425,000 members. 

Fitness First is a member of the Fitness Industry Association (F.I.A), the industry trade body which represents both private and public organisations that are involved in the fitness industry, visit

Fitness First was awarded Club Operator of the Year in the Fitness Industry Association's 2009 FLAME Awards.

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