Hi there, I'm Courtney! I am a Drexel University Alumni and I have an extensive background in dance performance and fitness instruction. I have access to a beautiful private rooftop studio in Logan Square, Philadelphia. I am passionate about living a healthy and happy life, and together we will reach your goals - no matter what they are!
Fitness - I specialize in HIIT Cardio and Toning techniques for maximum results in weight loss, overall strength training, toning/conditioning, and injury prevention. I tailor each workout based on your individual abilities and goals. Also happy to provide daily health and wellness tips!
Dance - I have trained and performed nationally alongside world renowned artists such as Adrienne Canterna and Rasta Thomas (Bad Boys of Dance), Robert Roldan (SYTYCD), David Parsons (Parsons Dance), and more! I have taught and choreographed dance for children and adults of all ages.
I find inspiration in motivating others to change their lives for the better, and I feel very grateful that I get to be part of your journey to happiness and personal success.
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Welcome new clients! I have access to a private indoor dance/yoga studio as well as a private indoor rooftop fitness center located at a brand new high-rise apartment complex in Logan Square, Philadelphia. Once we schedule your first private session together, I will have you sign a liability waiver upon our first meeting. As for payments, you are welcome to bring cash or a cashier's check (made payable to Courtney Fickes). No personal checks. I also accept Apple Pay and Venmo payments. Waiver and payment must be exchanged prior to start of session.
Dance: I have trained in Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Character, and Musical Theatre for over 20 years with Kirov Ballet Academy, Maryland Festival Ballet, Bad Boys of Dance, Koresh Dance Company, Parsons Dance, and Drexel University's Dance Ensemble. I have been awarded at several national conventions for solo and group performances. I danced professionally with Roger Lee, and guest appeared at Philadanco's Founder's Day Concert. I have taught children group classes ages 3-14 and choreographed on professionals ages 20-24. Fitness: I earned my Zumba certification in 2014 and began teaching at the Drexel Recreation Center shortly after. I also taught group exercise classes including Bootcamp, Cardio N Toning, Stretch & Meditation, and Zumba at various locations around Philadelphia including private fitness centers. From there, I was approached by many clients to teach private sessions. I am currently researching and developing a new fitness technique designed to lose weight and tone in a fun, engaging way.
60 minute lesson - $60
90 minute lesson - $80
2 hour lesson - $100
*Willing to offer a package deal to lower the cost per session, depending on how many sessions you would like to buy upfront!
I started dancing recreationally when I was 3 years old. I began seriously training and competing nationally when I was 8 years old, where I have since been widely recognized for my performance talent and choreography. While studying for my Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Arts Management, I continued my dance training while exploring concert performance and choreography at the professional level. At this time, I also fell in love with instructing fitness and earned my Zumba certification. After training in dance and fitness for 4-5 hours per day, I realized just how significantly your body and your health contribute to your overall happiness and success. I always enjoyed helping people and this way I can help you become the best version of yourself!
I have worked with children ages 3-14 in a large group setting. I have worked with adults ages 20-24 in small and large group settings. I feel comfortable working with anyone who is eager to listen, learn, and try their best!
For dance, look at who they have worked with. Anyone who has had the privilege of working with current professionals has earned that opportunity with hard work and dedication. For fitness, check if they are diverse in a variety of styles rather than an expert in just one area. This can make for a more interesting and well-rounded workout as opposed to boring and redundant sessions.
What are some of your goals? Do those goals have a specific timeline? What are some things that restrict you (i.e., injuries, disabilities, etc)? Are you willing to do some training exercises (i.e., low impact conditioning, stretching, etc) on your own in between sessions?