CHRIS    Chris is a fitness and sport fanatic, with a great passion for life and his family.  He projects his enthusiasm and knowledge of fitness into teaching group exercise to music classes, where his participants benefit from his expertise as he helps them on their road to reaching their goals.

Chris holds qualifications in pre- and post-natal exercise, osteoporosis and arthritis and is currently training to become an Advanced Les Mills Instructor.

Exercise to Music
Les Mills: Body Attack, Body Combat, Body Pump


GEORGIA Georgia works in theatre, acting in productions all ovee the country.  We are lucky to have her during the week teaching for Fit LAB.  Our ladies love her dance classes and fun delivery of them, whilst amazing themselves at how she has got them to dance like a take that backing dancer.


Exercise to Music, Zumba, Zumba Strong


Instructor Profiles

LESLEY started running exercise classes under the name of FIT LAB in 1992 running many fitness classes at Harrowgate Hill Club.  Her experience in fitness includes Aerobics Co-ordinator for Springs Health Clubs writing fitness articles for Sunday Sun, Health Club Manager, Exercise to Music Course Tutor and Assessor at Middlesbrough College and NVQ Assessor for Middlesbrough Football Club.

CATHIE is our receptionist working at the Dolphin Centre and The Education Village.  The instructors love her, she is our 'Mam' makes sure we have all we need to teach, stage, tech stuff, bottles of water, hair bobbles etc.  We scream at her over the head mic if our batterie is running out, she sees our stress when learning new choreography, and stays calm through it all.

You will find Cathie signing in most of our evening classes, she will look after you and may even stand at the back of the class with you on your first session.

LISA A mother of two who keeps herself in tip top condition

Lisa teaches Body Attack, Body Pump and Body Bounce...she is small but very powerful and will have your body changing shape faster than you can say  ‘Does my bum look big in this?’  Lisa is living proof that lifting heavy weights (as she does in Body Pump classes) does not make you muscly and bulky.


Exercise to Music, Gym Instructor Level 2, Certificate in Personal Training Level 3, Certificate in Exercise in Pregnancy, Boxercise

Les Mills: Body Pump, Body Attack

KELLY has always danced, she runs sequence dance classes for children and adults (Kellen Dance Acadamy)  along with working full time in finance, how she manages to fit us in I don't know. Kelly currently teaches our Zumba class at Hummersknott School.


Exercise to Music

Les Mills: CX Worx, Body Combat, Sh’Bam


CARLA With a dance background as a child she has found the transition to a group fitness instructor fairly easy.  She has bundles of confidence on stage and is amazing to watch....but remember you don't have to wiggle as much as she does..she is made of rubber!!!

Carla is also a Nail Technician in our Nail Bar...Nail LAB.


Exercise to Music

Les Mills: Body Pump, Body Attack,

Zumba, Re-Bound, Clubbercise

BARBARA works as a nurse for her ‘real’ job.  She has been teaching exercise classes for many years which makes her an experienced exercise professional with sound medical knowledge, this only strengthens her ability to guide and advise participants.  

She is currently teaching Zumba Gold and Body Pump for Fit-Lab. Her passion is to get the inactive market exercising and to help those with medical concerns live a healthy active lifestyle. Her teaching style is all about having fun!


Exercise to Music

Les Mills:  Sh’Bam, Body Pump

Zumba, Zumba Gold, Step

JAIME (pictured with instructor James) A qualified accounts technician and mother of two juggles her many skills with teaching fitness classes which she has taught for almost 20 years.

Jaime qualified in Exercise to Music in 1997.  Since then she has taught many different types of classes including BODY ATTACK, BODY PUMP, CX WORX, SH'BAM, STEP, SPINNING, FREESTYLE AEROBICS and ZUMBA.You will feel comfortable in Jaime’s class with her friendly personality and clear instructions, her movement and enthusiasm will inspire you to work hard.  

RELEVANT FITNESS QUALIFICATIONS: Exercise to Music Les Mills: Body Attack, CX Worx, Sh’Bam, Body Pump
Zumba, Zumba Toning
, Re-Bound

After seeing some girls on a hen weekend get up and do a Body Attack routine Lesley decided there and then (under the influence) that this was the way to go –LES MILLS PROGRAMMES! Lesley and her sister Jaime enrolled on a BODY ATTACK course and that was it, classes have since got busier and busier to the point that FIT LAB could take on other instructors: so alongcame Chris and so on and so on.

Exercise to Music, Advanced Step Instruction, Level 2 Pilates, Association of Personal Trainers

Les Mills: Body Attack, Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Balance, Body Jam, Body Step, CX Worx, Sh’Bam, Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold, Zumbatomic, Rebound.

We specialise in Group Exercise Classes to Music for ALL levels.

​Non intimidating, fun, friendly classes delivered by a committed group of professional instructors.

Fit LAB Studio on 1st Floor of The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP


LUCYLucy has a passion for clean nutrition as well as teaching group fitness classes.  She has taught a wide variety of classes over the years. She now teaches Body Balance, Body Combat and our Fit LAB Fat Loss Course.  She is a mind of information when it comes to good nutrition and will educate and motivate you to make life changing adjustments to your diet.


Exercise to Music

Les Mills: Body Attack, Body Combat, Body Balance