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  I believe you learn something valuable on every training course. I am proud  of all my team they are all 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 Baveridge

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

Mandy loves to dance she has been dancing since the age of 5 in local community classes. Mandy is fun smiley and encouraging in all her classes. she is qualified  as a UKA  Cheerleading teacher which she runs outside  the gym. Mandy is a great sosa  dance instructor she  is a true ambassador of there motto dance yourself happy. Mandy  recently trained as a powerhoop instructor  this class has everything strength cardio and is the ultimate waist trimmer class. Her new passion is Kpopx Fitness The new Korean Pop  Music Workout You will love this fun, catchy creative class no impact high energy  great choreography .  Mandy excels  at teaching children of all ages she loves seeing them learn and her encouragement and smiley personality shine in the  new kpopx  kids fitness class. In her free time she is learning Latin and Ballroom  and is certified  NCDTA Silver second bar in ballroom and in Latin up to gold this is a progressive learning which is  Mandy’s hobby.



Alisha Jane Glenton









Laura Jane Darby