CLASSFIT - All about us


ClassFit is a small family-run gym with a friendly community atmosphere based on North Shields Fish Quay. We run unique functional fitness classes aimed at different areas of fitness for all abilities. We are strictly #nofads.

Our members and regulars make our gym special, they are supportive, committed, and always up for a challenge. Last summer a team of 40 of us competed against the North Tyneside Beach Lifeguards to run the King Eddie’s Bay stairs, on repeat, for 8 hours, in order to raise money for the RNLI and TVLB. Together we raised over £2500 and ran over 200,000 stairs adding up to a distance of over 500 miles. #RNLI #TVLB #Charity #sorelegs


This North Shields based gym doesn’t sell ‘lose weight fast’ packages. If you want to change and want it to be permanent, we recommend 3-5 classes per week, every week, to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle. We don’t sell diet plans but we recommend cooking from scratch and a balanced diet, including occasional treats. #nofads #northshieldsfishquay

If you have made the decision to make exercise a part of your life, we can help you change shape, burn fat, get stronger and faster, and improve your stamina. You might even have fun doing it. We promise you will feel better after every class and sleep like a baby that night. #healthyactivelifestyle #classfit


Joe Elliott – I work as a PE teacher during the day in a local school in Northumberland. I have always loved sport, I grew up playing football and eventually ended up playing for my home town, North Shields FC, during quite a successful period in their history. Towards the end of my football career, I started training to complete an Ironman Triathlon because I love a challenge and spent my childhood running, cycling and swimming. After completing the Ironman and retiring from football I found I was missing the club/community aspect of training so Katie and I decided to do our qualifications and open a gym based on functional fitness classes that we hoped would have a friendly community atmosphere. I love full-body explosive exercises that flow into one another seamlessly such as a Burpee Box Jump. #northshieldsfc #ironman #iloveburpees


Katie Elliott – I work as a BSL/English Interpreter but my passion is running ClassFit with my brothers. I was born with Hip Dysplasia, I live with chronic pain every day and recently had a total hip replacement. It never stopped me being active, I loved sports and would always match myself against Joe. I’ve been an avid gym-goer since Uni but couldn’t find a gym with a ‘club’ mentality, instructors avoided giving me advice because of my hip problem so I was limited to Spinning, I was fit but had little variation. Then Joe and I began training together and realised the potential in a communal training setting so we opened ClassFit, I’m now fitter than ever and have a healthy mix of training. Our Endurance classes are my favourite as I love a challenge, they’ve pushed me to exceed my goals. I love the 100 Burpee Challenge! My favourite thing about ClassFit is that our members push us as much as we push them. #fitnessclasses #hipdysplasia #hipreplacement


Michael Gosling – I’m somewhat of a ClassFit success story. My brother and sister dragged me along to ClassFit, and I have to say its been the greatest thing to ever happen to me! I went from weighing 14st (88kgs), looking thin in the wrong places and a little fat in the usual places (love handles) to 12st (76kgs) looking and feeling stronger and leaner than ever.

I previously did kickboxing as a way to stay fit but sort of got stuck in a rut and wasn’t seeing a significant weight loss or increase in fitness. I also didn’t like getting kicked and punched in the face. So when I joined ClassFit I found the varied training sessions, from Power to Endurance to be great, which always kept me interested and got me to a fitness level that I have never been before.

I was inspired so much by this I decided to leave my full time job to dedicate myself to a new career in Personal Training. As result we have been able to open the gym more often, run more classes and provide opportunities for clients to do PT with me! For more information on this please click HERE.

#classfitsuccessstory #kickboxing #wrestlingfanatic #personaltraining


Please email us at classfituk@gmail.com if you have any queries.