Liz Ford

Glow Northumberland & Tyneside

Hi, I’m Liz and I’ve been teaching fitness classes for over 10 years.  I am passionate about helping people get fitter and stronger in a supportive and encouraging environment. My classes are full of like-minded women (and a couple of men) doing their best to feel better about themselves. My priority is to help you lead a healthier lifestyle whilst having fun along the way.

First Class Free

We offer all new members a FREE trial community class. Simply pick your class from the list and contact me to book your place.

Fitness

I teach 13 classes every week in the Community at Cramlington, Whitley Bay, Seaton Sluice, Seaton Burn and Stannington. The exercise varies from week to week and will include aerobics, Interval Training, Fitness Pilates, Purestretch and Toning. The classes are suitable for all, regardless of age or ability. You work at your own pace. Any movement is better than no movement!

I also teach a chair exercise class for those women who find exercising a challenge. Throughout Lockdown I took my classes online and I now deliver 10 classes live in my Private Facebook Group every week. These are all recorded so they can be done at a time that is convenient to you. It also means that distance is no object as you can take part in my online classes from anywhere in the world. All you need is a Facebook account and Wi-Fi.

I also teach a Lift Lean course periodically which is aimed at the peri/post menopausal woman and helps to increase muscle mass and strength. Just get in touch for details of my next course.

I am delighted to be working with Parkinson’s UK to offer people living with Parkinson’s a chair based exercise class in Ashington at the Masonic Hall on John Street. In the short time that the class has been running, I have already seen a difference in the participants’ ability.  Exercise is proven to be beneficial for people living with Parkinson’s and everyone works at a level that is right for them. We also have refreshments afterwards to catch up and socialise.  If you or anyone you know is living with Parkinson’s and would like to come along, just get in touch.

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Food

At Glow we don’t ‘diet’. We encourage a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet combined with regular exercise. This is supported by our very own Recipe Book where you can find delicious meal ideas suitable for the whole family. I also offer an optional weekly weigh in in class for those who like to keep a check on their weight.

Friends

At Glow, it’s not just about Fitness and Food. Friendship plays a huge role in my classes and many women have made lifelong friends since they joined Glow. There is a special camaraderie in my classes which I’m really proud of. I organise many social events including a weekend in Dumfries, bus trips, quiz nights and monthly walks.

Fun

At Glow, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Life can be hard and it can get you down. We don’t strive for perfection, we just do our best and have fun along the way. Smiling is infectious!

Here’s a few thoughts that you may have before you decide to come along...

I probably won’t know anyone.
Many of my members who join find new friends and get together for coffee, walks and outings outside class too, so if you’ve recently moved to the area or retired it could be a great way to meet new people.

I haven’t really exercised much before.
Don’t worry, we have lots of members who are either new to exercise or returning after a break, or think their co-ordination isn’t good enough to join a class. My classes are designed to get you exercising at the right level for you and we can adapt the moves and offer alternatives for most fitness abilities. Although it’s an exercise class it’s designed to be fun – no one gets everything right all the time, not even me!

Will I be too old?
Very unlikely! Most of my memebrs are 50+ with the oldest being 88 years young!

Will I be able to keep a check on my weight?
Yes if you want to. With our Glow Eat Well nutrition plan we want to encourage you to cook from scratch and whilst it’s definitely not a ‘diet’ we hope that it will help you control your portion sizes and eat healthily. I do bring my scales to class each week and you can either check your weight yourself or ask me to do it – or you can just come for the exercise, whichever suits you best.

Pricing

£18 per month
One exercise class per week at your chosen venue.

£26 per month
Unlimited classes including online.

£30 per month
Unlimited classes including online and an optional weekly weigh-in.

All options payable by standing order only on a monthly basis. Standing order is set up for one calendar month later.

Timetable

St Mary The Virgin Church
Claremont Gardens, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE26 3SF
9.30am — 10.15am
Email Liz to book your place


Stannington Village Hall
Main Street, Stannington, Morpeth, NE61 6EL
12.30pm — 1.15pm
Email Liz to book your place

Beaconhill Community Centre
Langdale Dr, Cramlington NE23 8EH

9.30am — 10.15am
Email Liz to book your place

6.30pm — 7.15pm
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7.20pm — 7.50pm Purestretch
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Seaton Sluice Community Centre
Albert Road, Seaton Sluice NE26 4QX

8.45am — 9.30am Fitness Pilates 
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10.00am — 10.45am Fitness Pilates
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11.00am —11.45am Seated Exercise
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Whitley Lodge First School, Woodburn Drive, Whitley Bay, NE26 3HW

6.30pm — 7.15pm
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St Mary The Virgin Church
Claremont Gardens, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE26 3SF

9.30am — 10.15am
Email Liz to book your place


Seaton Burn College
Dudley Lane, Seaton Burn NE13 6EJ

6.15pm — 7.00pm
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7.00pm — 7.45pm Fitness Pilates
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Full Schedule

It's 3 class Tuesday in Beaconhill Community Centre, Cramlington and we're starting off with a mix of cardio and toning at 9.30am. I have space in all 3 classed if you would like to give Glow a go Call/text Liz on 07982 126113 Email liz.ford@glow-fit.co.uk

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I have a few spaces in Whitley Lodge First School tomorrow night. If you're looking for a friendly group fitness class full of like minded women just get in touch to book your space. Call/text Liz on 07982 126113 Email liz.ford@glow-fit.co.uk

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It's 3 class Tuesday all in Beaconhill Community Centre, Cramlington tomorrow. I have space in all 3 classes...just get in touch if you would like to join us. First class free for newbies. Call/text Liz on 07982 126113 Email liz.ford@glow-fit.co.uk

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Tasty Tuesday. Enjoy!

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It's legs, bums and tums in St Mary's Church Hall tomorrow at 9.30am followed by a mix of cardio and toning in Stannington Village Hall at 12.30pm . I hope you can join me.

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Last 3 classes of the week tomorrow . I hope you can join me.

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For details of your nearest Glow fitness class check out my website. https://glow-fit.co.uk/coach/liz-ford-glow-northumberland-tyneside/

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Are you looking for a gentle fitness class? Do you want to get fitter, but find standing or mat based classes a bit too much? Are you returning to fitness after illness or injury? Do you want to be part of a community of like minded people? Look no further! My chair fitness class is great for all of the above. All inclusive and fun, everyone is welcome. Great music to make you smile! Every Wednesday in Seaton Sluice Community Centre at 11am. I have a few spaces left in this popular class so be quick to get in touch to book your space. Call/text Liz on 07982 126113 Email liz.ford@glow-fit.co.uk

Are you looking for a gentle fitness class? 

Do you want to get fitter, but find standing or mat based classes a bit too much?

Are you returning to fitness after illness or injury?

Do you want to be part of a community of like minded people? 

Look no further! My chair fitness class is great for all of the above.

All inclusive and fun, everyone is welcome.  

Great music to make you smile!

Every Wednesday in Seaton Sluice Community Centre  at 11am. 

I have a few spaces left in this popular class so be quick to get in touch to book your space.
Call/text Liz on 07982 126113 
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Are you looking for a gentle fitness class? 

Do you want to get fitter, but find standing or mat based classes a bit too much?

Are you returning to fitness after illness or injury?

Do you want to be part of a community of like minded people? 

Look no further! My chair fitness class is great for all of the above.

All inclusive and fun, everyone is welcome.  

Great music to make you smile!

Every Wednesday in Seaton Sluice Community Centre  at 11am. 

I have a few spaces left in this popular class so be quick to get in touch to book your space.
Call/text Liz on 07982 126113 
Email <a href=liz.ford@glow-fit.co.uk"/>
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I have a few spaces left in this class at Whitley Lodge First School. If you're wanting to get fitter and stronger and make new friends then why not come and join us? You can be assured of a warm welcome . Call/text Liz on 07982 126113 Email liz.ford@glow-fit.co.uk First class FREE.

I have a few spaces left in this class at Whitley Lodge First School.  If you're wanting to get fitter and stronger and make new friends then why not come and join us? You can be assured of a warm welcome .
Call/text Liz on 07982 126113 
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Monday is the perfect day to get back to class.

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We're starting this week with a mix of cardio and toning at St Mary's Church Hall at 9.30am, followed by simple aerobics in Stannington Village Hall at 12.30pm. I hope you can join me.

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My group fitness classes are fun, friendly and welcoming and full of like minded women all working towards the same goal. Check out my website for details of your nearest class. https://glow-fit.co.uk/coach/liz-ford-glow-northumberland-tyneside/

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Are you looking for a gentle fitness class? Do you want to get fitter, but find standing or mat based classes a bit too much? Are you returning to fitness after illness or injury? Do you want to be part of a community of like minded people? Look no further! My chair fitness class is great for all of the above. All inclusive and fun, everyone is welcome. Great music to make you smile! Every Wednesday in Seaton Sluice Community Centre at 11am. I have a few spaces left in this popular class so be quick to get in touch to book your space. Call/text Liz on 07982 126113 Email liz.ford@glow-fit.co.uk

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We're starting the week off with some Salsa in St Mary's Church Hall. Whitley Bay, followed by cardio in Stannington Village Hall at 12.30pm. I hope you can join me.

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Get in Touch with Liz

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Isobel Larsen
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16th March 2020

Great group of women with a common goal to look and feel our best. Physical training by Liz Ford who is encouraging, very friendly and enthusiastic. Go at your own pace build up strength and stamina with like minded women.

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Dianne Falcus
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8th January 2020

Seated Pilates classes started today 8 January 2020 - very good, more of a workout than expected.

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Dot Auton
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10th November 2019

Another great weekend in Dumfries organised by Liz our amazing leader. The hotel was great, quiz night on Friday great fun, tribute band Neil Diamond a right laugh, the weather was dry and bright, all the exercise classes great fun, as always, the only criticism is it went over far too quickly. Thanks Liz for arranging this we really do appreciate all your hard work. x

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Carmen Crackett
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28th September 2019

Lovely friendly supportive group x can’t recommend it enough

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Tracy Shilton
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7th July 2019

Liz is an excellent coach catering for different levels of fitness and well being. She also organises fitness weekends away, walks both at home and away and Charity social events. Always makes everyone feel welcome.

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Stephanie Wright Hansell
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14th March 2019

Would definitely recommend glow to anyone. anyone wanting to loose weight or just to get fit through excercise . work as hard as you want to. See the results. Brilliant classes.

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Haze Wood
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2nd February 2019

Friendly instructor and I enjoy the classes

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Stephanie Schofield
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14th December 2018

No one is made to feel unfit as all routines can be done at a variety of levels to meet your needs. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and Liz knows everyone’s name! I really enjoy the variety of different classes done too.

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Rebecca Gillooly
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18th April 2018

I hadn’t exercised for a lot of years and needed an alternative to the gym where I would feel comfortable exercising. I can’t recommend Liz and Glow enough, very friendly classes amazing teacher and lots of advice and support It’s all about exercise fun and friends and it’s great!

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Sue Spencer
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13th November 2017

Had a fab time in Dumfries, great weather lots to do, great classes making you feel energised. Danced the night away with Neil Diamond tribute. Cairndale great hotel, staff so friendly and helpful. Must go again. Classes with Liz are so sociable, all friendly, go at your own pace and such a varied programme. It’s now part of my life, made some lovely friends, feel years younger and so much fitter.

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Margaret Lanty
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13th November 2017

Brilliant... just spent a weekend in Dumfries with Glow .exercise, walking & Socialising..The Hotel was great Liz worked really hard (with Scotts help)organising the weekend..Great fun & much appreciated by everyone...even the weather was good�.��Thanks again..see you in classes during the week..�x

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Carole Scott
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4th January 2017

Really love the classes and the exercise, even though I'd not done any for over 20 years. I have arthritis so it wasn't easy but Liz always tells you to go at your own pace and its amazing how much fitter and healthier I was after a few weeks - not to mention over a stone lighter! Liz and the rest of the GIRLS in class are fabulous and it's fun for everyone.

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Eileen Oxnard
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13th September 2015

It's the only club that I'm aware of that combines exercise and healthy eating advice. It's fun, friendly and relaxed. There are lots of extra activities bringing everyone together outside the classes. Liz is very informed, supportive and understanding. All of her classes are suitable for every ability and no one is ever left out.

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Deb Maughan
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12th September 2015

Best decision I have made, never laughed so much while on a Health kick, so focused and well supported by all members...first slimming group I have ever been to where I went on holiday, missed the classes and couldn't wait to get back to class...miracle!! Love the great people I have met and no matter what your ability everyone can work at their own level. Lots of variety and great fun, Liz so friendly and welcome...keep up the fantastic work...love it!!

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Theresa Parvin
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2nd September 2015

great classes, very varied so we don't get bored! everyone is very friendly and exercises are to suit all levels from beginners to those who want to work really hard. New KS extreme class last night was great, worked really hard, all got very sweaty!

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Susan Hall
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1st September 2015

Liz our Glow Coach is an excellent mentor, she makes the classes so much fun. They are also different every week, so you never get bored. I find no matter which class I go to, everyone is so friendly.

Testimonials

I started coming to the Pilates class and from there ventured to some of the others. Liz is really friendly and you always get a warm welcome when you come into the class. The classes have not only helped me get fit but got me back in touch with old school friends and also made new ones on the way.  If you can't make a class you can always do it at home as they are also live and recorded. Liz goes out of her way to help you achieve your goals.

I started attending Liz's pilates group in January 2019; it is the longest commitment I have ever had to such a class and I can honestly say I really enjoy and benefit from it. I have a nice walk to class with my friend, Clare, do the class and walk back home. Liz has been an inspiration especially through lockdown. I joined many of her classes either live or recorded during this time. She has been really supportive to members during lockdown and I'm sure lots of other members like me, really appreciate her and are inspired by her. Thanks Liz

I've been enjoying my Glow classes for over 3 years now and I have no intention of stopping.

I love the variation in the classes and Liz always throws in some new moves. It is such a friendly group and we always have a laugh. I think  fitter now than what ive been for years and I have much more energy and stamina too.

Liz has been amazing all the way through lock down she deserves a medal. 

I joined Glow nearly three years ago and have never looked back. For the first time in my life, I enjoy exercise!. Liz has classes for everyone, no matter your shape, size, age or fitness level, there is a class to try, or to improve at. All levels of fitness are covered so you can tailor your exercise to fit. Liz always has lots of lifestyle advice and all the members are so supportive of each other, losing weight and getting fit has never been this much fun!!
Even throughout lockdown Liz has done online classes and her infectious enthusiasm and dedication have kept us all going. I thoroughly recommend giving Glow a go.

Heather 
(Fitter at 59 than I’ve ever been!!)

Started with Liz 3/4 years ago have enjoyed and learned something in most classes.  Liz makes you believe you can do it and if not she is quite happy for you to work at your own pace.  In lock down there was a comradeship feeling with her own line classes afternoon chats and quizzes.

Glow has been my saviour just popped up at exactly the right time for me . It's not just fitness it's fitness, support, friendship and absolute security. It's my time for me . No matter how anxious I am I can be in a room with liz and the girls knowing I have their support and they have mine . Before I started glow I never imagined exercise being so much fun that I couldn't wait till the next class . I can't thank you all enough xxx 

I do classes with Liz and it has helped me massively.Since joining Liz I have managed to walk Hadrians Wall and the West Highland Way. Liz is also very supportive and caters for everyone.

I go to Glow classes with Liz Wilson because they are fun, varied and suitable for all with an amazing atmosphere. This is not just a keep fit class, it's a social group with trips away, walks and talk topics. Liz will always go the extra mile to help. She is very supportive.

Some of Liz’s Classes:

Aerobics

Aerobics

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Fitness Pilates

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HIIT

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Kettlebell

Purestretch

Pure Stretch