Meet the team

Sue Spinks (Owner)

90701d02ae3da0e5a21abbd900c25748_MI 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 and I have 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, Cardio Kick box, advanced free weights, body bar, Zumba, Zumba, Kettfusion, Kettle bells, Block fit, Box hit, I am   Herbalife level 10 winning coach . I have my own specialist classes including Glow fitness, Bounce and Spooning. I have over 20  years in the fitness industry and I am  still learning every day with my most recent qualifications Block Fit, KETTFusion, Piyo  and Kettle bells  added to my portfolio of classes.


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 14484748_10210443222182991_8779866017203723123_n

Fay is a true asset to the team and has recently qualified as a Kettle Instructor she is the newest bounce instructor. She is a specialist in  step, total toning, body bar and combat intervals block fit kettle bells . Fay is also part of the fit camp team and runs 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 11813525_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.



Laura Joyeux

One of the original Zumba Darlington team Laura has returned after a break from teaching she is back with her infectious smile an amazing motivating experienced instructor.  Zumba Sentao mix is Laura’s speciality class it  is Zumba, Zumba toning and Zumba sentao rolled into one amazing class. Wednesday 7.00 till 8.00.