about charlie


Life is a beautiful sport… let’s start living

I have recently returned to the UK, living in Brighton, after 30 years living in France near Paris. My quirky, British creativity is combined with the French confidence to be myself, «Oh La La»!

An ex-gymnast, I trained as a fitness instructor in France. My experience includes working as a trainer at the Sports School for 10 years teaching and helping new instructors. I am a presenter in France and have created, and been part of, events in France and abroad.

I started teaching dance inspired fitness classes and my passion is musicals, theatre and costumes. I wanted to bring this into my classes and the opportunity arose when I was asked to choreograph productions at the International School in Fontainebleau. Over 15 years I created around 20 amateur musicals, plays and shows responsible for teaching and organising a cast, staging and lighting.

My creation «Showdance by Charlotte Chazel» followed and I took it to events across the world. «Dance Yourself Happy» is something I truly believe in.

I love teaching live but I am now teaching online and virtual events too. Let’s make the new normal exceptional.

I have recently choreographed the dance section of the Sports England Campaign «This Girl Can» to help more girls and women participate in sporting activities.

I have been teaching in both French and English for the last 20 years. I have dual nationality and believe this enhances my teaching.

I have a love for life, people, fitness, dance, fun and creating.  One of my favourite quotations is «Fabulous and flawed is better than perfect and boring». I want to help you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger and live just a little better. Let me help you feel fabulous and be your own kind of beautiful.  Life is a beautiful sport… let’s start living.

The choice of classes is fantastic with something to suit everyone, no matter age, fitness level or time constraints. I can join a live class in the evening but if am too busy there are always the recorded lessons. No more excuses. The dance studio explores different styles, giving the opportunity to have a go at something new but the amazing thing about Charlie is that her energy and enthusiasm burst through the screen. It feels like she is in the room dancing next to you. It’s just so much fun!

Susan, UK

For 15 years, I have been Charlotte’s loyal client, attending various types of exercise classes from small group circuit training to larger group classes and most recently her online classes. Charlotte’s endless energy and contagious, bubbling laughter have pulled me through gruelling exercise routines, her encouraging words have made me push harder than I ever imagined. The numerous hours spent with her have not only made me a better athlete but also a better person: she has helped me see life in a more positive way, to enjoy the small precious moments and to be the best person I can be.

Riittta, UK

Charlotte has been my inspiration to stay fit for over 15 years now. She is the most dedicated and talented instructor, always keeping her programmes fresh and bringing so much positivity. Only Charlotte can keep me moving with a smile on my face.

Kate, USA

Charlotte is an amazingly dynamic and energetic young lady exuding enthusiasm and joy. She worked tirelessly with students during her time in France to produce sensational dance routines for our school plays. A brilliant choreographer and an inspiration to us all. She also helped out with school trips where she proved to be immensely popular and sustained everyone with her joie de vivre.


Charlotte’s “Showdance” Masterclass at Yogafit Retreats is a favourite for participants and instructors alike. There’s no class quite like it on the timetable and this is largely due to Charlotte’s incredibly infectious enthusiasm, passion and open heart, you can’t help but be moved by the experience. The choreography is simple yet effective and accessible for everyone to participate with joy and freedom.

Lindsay, IBIZA


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