A Progressive Plan Of Action
Random exercises lead to random results. If you want to "workout" just for the sake of "working out," this program isn't for you. This program is systematically designed to help you get stronger than you've ever been while improving your flexibility and stamina.
Turn Your Weaknesses Into Strengths
There is some subjectivity in Irish Dancing but there are certain techniques that are a must if you want to reach your full dancing potential. Dancers will be assigned a "specialty area" depending on what they need to work on the most in their dancing.
Weekly Live Flexibility and Core Class!
1X a week, Jeanne goes LIVE with dancers for a 30-minute flexibility and core group workout. All you need to bring is a yoga mat, band, a couple yoga blocks, and a can-do attitude! Classes are Sunday from 5:45-6:15pm central. All classes are recorded and posted on the site so dancers can catch the replays!
An Accountability Group
We surveyed over 200 dancers and heard back that the #1 way we can help you stay consistent with your workouts is having an accountability coach and group! You'll be assigned to a small group and coach to help you overcome obstacles and celebrate your wins.
Masterclasses to Improve Your Mindset, Nutrition Habits, and More!
Need help with improving your mindset?! Want to learn more about how to fuel your body for dancing? We're bringing in experts in different important health related fields to teach you how to be on your A-game on competition day.
Option For Private Online Training Sessions
This is an add-on offered ONLY to dancers in the Inner Circle and One On One Coaching clients. Dancers have the option to enroll in private online training sessions with world-class Irish Dance strength and conditioning coach, Jeanne Weller.
No Goal Is Too Big If You're Willing To Work For it!
As your coach, I'm constantly researching the best techniques for improving dance performance, power, mindset, technique, and injury prevention. My goal is to not just throw generic exercises at you (you can honestly just google a random fitness plan), but rather master Irish Dance strength and conditioning training so every dancer has the opportunity to reach and surpass their dancing dreams! I've helped dancers achieve Oireachtas goals from getting that first recall to winning their first major championship. I truly believe that there is no goal too big if you're willing to work for it!
"Now instead of getting feedback on toe height I receive compliments from my dance teachers! It feels amazing to know that one of my biggest struggles in dance has been turned into one my biggest strengths. Feis Fit has helped me improve on many other weaknesses that I had, and it has given me the confidence to perform on the Worlds Stage! I actually felt like I belonged there and that I was the same caliber dancer as all the other worlds dancers. Much of my appreciation goes out to Jeanne and Feis Fit!"
"Feis Fit not only made me stronger as a dancer, but it helped me achieve a stronger mindset going into major competitions and in everyday life. Spending a lot of my time dedicating my dance career to body conditioning has helped me gain a better perspective of how I need to continue taking care of my body as an athlete. It not only makes me feel good, but it helps me feel confident in my own body! Over time, Feis Fit has helped me understand how I could further strengthen my body to make me feel the strongest I can be and ready to go for competition!"
"Feis Fit made me feel a lot more confident in my training and I felt that i always had something to works towards. She not only gave me amazing workouts, but she also gave me some amazing tips for any situation. She gave me competition day tips, nutrition tips, and helped me with anything under the sun! She helped me become more motivated than I have ever been.”
My name is Jeanne Weller, and I fell in love with Irish Dancing at age 6. Throughout my dancing career I competed in many regional, national, and world championships both individually and on teams. After my years as a competitor, I decided to focus on the fitness piece required for excellent dancing that many dancers miss. I started by getting certified in group fitness and personal training as a senior in highschool, went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Fitness, and NOW continuously absorb everything I can about how dancers and young athletes of all kinds train for optimal performance. I am very passionate about learning how the human body works and how to combine strength and conditioning principles with Irish Dance movement patterns to help every dancer reach their full potential. While I was in college, I began experimenting with customized dancer training programs as well as running Irish Dance boot camps in Central Ohio, helping many dancers achieve their goals including:
- Recalling at the Oireachtas
- Moving up many placements at Feiseanna and major competitions
- Qualifying for Worlds
- Winning major competitions i
My fitness career brought me to Milwaukee, WI in 2016, where I have been blessed with the opportunity to do what I love — helping good Irish Dancers become excellent! Feis Fit in Milwaukee started September 2016, and since then we’ve helped dancers achieve their dancing goals and beyond!
I have had dancers win major titles including
- The World Championships, Nationals, and the Oireachtas!
- Over 40 dancers qualify for Worlds for the first time!
- Countless other dancers qualify for the Oireachtas for the first time or simply earn their solo dress!
Awards aside, at Feis Fit I truly believe that learning to enjoy the journey and challenges of Irish Dancing in a positive supportive community is the MOST important part of dancing. We were made to connect, grow, and help each other…and THAT is what makes Feis Fit truly great.
Frequently Asked Questions
1.) What is the price of the program?
2.) What equipment do I need?
If you have access to a gym that's great! If you don't you'll need a set of therabands (heavy and light), a pair of dumbbells (to start you'll want a pair that's about 10% of your body weight, then as you get stronger you'll want ones closer to 25% your body weight). A slant board is recommended but not required. You will have access to a more detailed equipment list upon sign up.
3.) What ages do you recommend for the program?
3.) What day/time is the live class each week?
Sunday from 5:45-6:15pm is our weekly flexibility class!
What dance parents and dancers say about Feis Fit programs...
Feis Fit has improved my daughters dancing tremendously! She accomplished her goals of moving to PC and of qualifying for Oireachtas after just 4 1/2 months with Jeanne. What a great feeling to have to set new goals! -Kim G.
My daughter has been dancing for six years and had struggled with being able to get her legs very high. After talking and working with Jeanne for only a few minutes we had an answers as to why that no one else had given and exercises to help her over come her problem. Jeanne was the nicest and most helpful person ever and we highly recommend her. -Becki L