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Hi. My name is Marlene Sharpe-Westwood and I have been teaching exercise and dance classes for 35 years. I teach exercise classes in Cambridge and surrounding areas that are suitable for adults of all age groups and abilities but I like to push peoples fitness limits if I think they are able.


I enjoy the courses that I attend to keep my qualifications up to date even though it can be difficult to fit them in to my busy life. Since the Pandemic I have attended many online lectures about Long Covid. These have enabled me to help prescribe exercise to clients suffering from this illness and how to understand the health problems Long Covid clients may have.


I like to lead a healthy life myself and can advise on diet and nutrition as well as exercise.


Keeping fit and healthy is a lifestyle. I like to have fun whilst keeping fit, so I try to make my classes fun too! I try to make the class interesting by interacting with the clients, often discussing the latest health and fitness news. 


 I enter fun runs, use the gym and walk my dog Frankie every day for my personal fitness as well as joining in my own classes. Frankie also likes to join in the online classes as my assistant, much to the amusement of my clients! Keeping fit enables me to enjoy teaching without getting tired or injured. By maintaining my fitness level, I still have enough energy left to enjoy being with my family which includes enjoying time with my five grandchildren.

 In 2021 one of my clients nominated me for a Cambridgshire Live Heroes award.

Although I didn't win I was so proud to get to the final in the Health Care Heroes category


Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) No R0000472 Level 4

Exercise to Music level 2

Exercise for the Older Person Level 3

Gym Instructor level 2

Fitness Assessor & Exercise Counsellor Level 3

Adapted Physical Activity for the Disabled Person Level 3

Prevention of Falls & Injury for Older People Level 4

Nutrition & Weight Management level 3

B.A.C.P.R. Cardiac Exercise Instuctor Phase 4 Level 4

B.A.C.P.R. Cardiac Exercise  Revalidation 2022

Cancer & Exercise Rehabilitation Level 4 2016

Cancer & Exercise Rehabilitation Level 4 Revalidation 2022

Otago Exercise Programme ( 80+ Yrs ) Level 3

Exercise & Fitness Training after a Stroke Level 4

Teaching Qualification in Tap Dancing with A.A.D.

Adult First Aid (St Johns) re-qualified July 2022

Auto External Defibrillation (St Johns Ambulance)

Cambridge County Council Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

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