Sarah Shipp

Glow North Leeds

Hi, I’m Sarah and I’ve been running exercise classes since 2004. I’d always had an interest in keeping fit and when my local instructor said she was moving out of the area I was delighted to be asked to take over her classes.

Each week I run four classes which are based in North Leeds and one of the things I love is that many of my members have been with me since I started.  Over the years some people have moved away for a while and then returned and other people have joined us along the way too.  The majority of my members are now in their more mature years, but are still fit and healthy and classes are structured to cater for most levels of ability and fitness.

If you’ve never exercised before it can be a little daunting thinking about coming along to a new class with new people and new experiences, so I’m always happy for you to have a free first class so you can find out whether it’s right for you.

We offer traditional up to date, fun aerobics – no gimmicks, just exercise that helps you keep fit.  However, to add a bit of spice to our classes we sometimes add in a little Salsa, some High Intensity Interval Training (don’t worry, you can work at your own pace), Circuits, Fitness Pilates, Toning, Balance, Stretching and Flexibility.

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!  I usually say it’s like learning to drive, when you first start out you have to really think about everything you do and sometimes you stall the car, but with practice it you get better and it becomes easier.

Will I be too old?
Very unlikely!  Because I run most of my classes during the day, many of my members are retired, although they definitely don’t have a retired attitude to life!

Will I be able to keep a check on my weight?
es 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.


(please note - exercise is for the first 45 minutes of the class and last 15 minutes is for payment/weigh in)


9.30am – 10.30am
Moor Allerton Sports & Social Centre, Stonegate Road (opposite Fire Station), Leeds LS17 6EL


9.30am – 10.30am
Lawnswood YMCA, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 6HQ


9.30am – 10.30am
Moor Allerton Sports & Social Centre, Stonegate Road (opposite Fire Station), Leeds LS17 6EL

5.30pm – 6.30pm
St Edmund’s Church Hall, Lidgett Park Road, Leeds LS8 1JN

How much?

Please note – we’re currently not taking cash/cheque payments.
You can pay by debit card, bank transfer or monthly by standing order

Weekly Payment
£7.00 per session

Block of 4 classes

Monthly by standing order
£24.50 – 1 class a week
£29.50 – 2 classes or more

Some of Sarah’s Classes:




Fitness Pilates