About us

Class attitude…

Our Association gives everyone the opportunity to meet in a spirit of fun whilst we exercise together. Through our classes, we have successfully changed the lives of a huge number of people by introducing them to fitness through exercise, movement and dance, so they become more energetic, healthier and happier.

Keeping you fit for life…

The Keep Fit Association is a long-established body from 1956 and is dedicated to the provision of safe and effective exercise, movement and dance. KFA exercise is based on Rudolf Laban’s principles providing an holistic workout with functional fitness through creative choreography.

What is Laban?

Rudolf Laban’s ultimate aim was that movement was for all and that dance should give joy to people through moving together; an aim that the Keep Fit Association both embrace and promote in all that they do.

What are the historical links between Laban’s work and the Keep Fit Association?

In the early 1960’s, the Keep Fit Association declared its training policy and has been offering classes for recreation, based on Laban’s analysis of movement, ever since.

Movement and dance ideas developed through the use of Laban’s analysis are limitless. It does not presuppose one style of movement and cannot be totally encompassed by one person. By considering the body as an instrument, using pathways, rhythms, and creating relationships, we offer ourselves the opportunity to become a whole person and our teachers offer that opportunity to their class members. Rudolf Laban’s study of movement, to which he devoted his whole life, is essentially concerned with a person in relation to the world and the people around them.

“Man is movement, movement is life”

A National Association with Nine Regional Associations…

There are nine regional Keep Fit Associations across the country bringing people together to keep fit and active. Many develop lifelong friendships helping with members well being, sharing and supporting one another through the hard times and enjoying the greatest of times together. This is a combination that is unique to us and can benefit everyone.

The regions are North West, Yorkshire, North East, West Midlands, East Midlands, Eastern Counties, South West, Southern Counties and South East.

Each region is run locally and organises their own programme of get-togethers, social and leisure events, opportunities to take part in team demonstrations or display class routines, as well as National Keep Fit Association Events.

Visit any regions page on the Keep Fit Community website to see their calendar of events and what they have been doing in their region.