Meet the team

Sue Spinks (Owner)

I have a passion for helping people be the best they can be and have had an amazing time training as an instructor. I opened First Step 2 Fitness in September 2003 the ladies only club, If your looking for weight loss, muscle tone, general health,  exercise is great for improving depression and keeping the mind and body young.  I am proud of my vast training having passed several  courses over the years. Some I have loved, others not so much however they have all made me the person I am today. I believe in quality trained instructors teaching to the best of their abilities and aim to offer fun, hard, result driven classes every time. I am qualified in Pilates, Step, Aerobics, GP referral qualified, nutrition qualified, Power stretch , Fit ball, Kangoo Jumps, Boxercise, Cardio Kick box, advanced free weights, body bar, Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold, Zumba kids, Kettfusion, Kettle bells, Block fit, Powerhoop, Box hit,Kpopx Fitness, Urban Dance Fitness I am  also a proud Herbalife level 10 winning coach and I coach and mentor people . I have my own specialist classes including Glow fitness, Bounce Rocking Abs Bounce  and Spooning. I have over 20  years in the fitness industry and I am  still learning every day I aim to bring you the best classes  first, my motto is if its not fun they wont come.

Pauline Stannard

Pauline is the most senior member of the team. She has a wealth of experience and is the rock of the business. Nothing is ever too much trouble and she’ll help anyone. Pauline is fully trained in advanced free weight body bar and an amazing fit ball specialist, always a smile and a warm welcome will await you.


Fay Baveridge14484748_10210443222182991_8779866017203723123_n

Fay is a true asset to the team and has recently qualified as a Kpopx Fitness Instructor  She is Qualified to teach Powerhoop, Spin, step, total toning, body bar, block fit, kettle bells And what we are famous for at first step 2 fitness the amazing ever popular Zumba . Fay is also  Herbalife body challenges and she teaches a variety of classes after passing her exercise to music course. She is enthusiastic, a true believer in hard work, gets results. Nothing is too much trouble and she will help you achieve results in the fastest time.


Heather Machon11813525_401599700048394_2756384417255245951_n

We are so lucky to have Heather return to the gym. She was the first Zumba instructor in Teesside (Sue and Heather trained as Zumba instructors in 2003 together) and she’s a highly experienced, highly qualified instructor. Heather is our smiley Saturday girl she teaches Pilates  at 10.30. she is a lecturer at college and runs a thriving fitness business in Middlesbrough.



Mandy Laing






Alisha Jane Glenton






Laura Jane Darby