Mash It Up® was created by Alicja Blachut, orginally from Poland a Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Presenter, Fitness Model, Dance Teacher, Specialist in Ragga/Dancehall. Alicja studied a four year sports degree and is a trained dancer in Jazz and Ballet.
For as long as she can remember Alicja has been connected with sport and fitness. As a child she was a dancer for 4years and for 10 years of her life played professional basketball. While studying sport she got back into dancing. Her main dance styles: Jazz, Ballet, Modern Jazz, Underground, House, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Afro, Afro Jazz, Salsa and of course Ragga Jam.
Alicja has and still does travel to learn from Laure Courtellemont founder and create of the Offical Ragga Jam® and from some of the Ragga Jam® teachers and her friends: Camron One Shot, Guillaume Lorenz, Audrey Bosc , Fatou Tera, Orville Xpressionz and Crazy Hype. To learn,. and expand her knowledge of the Ragga Dancehall culture and develope her own unique style.
Alicja decided to launch Mash It Up® to share her passion for dancehall culture after she notice the massive demand for her classes. Because of her close connections within the fitness industry she has always taught Ragga / dancehall at fitness clubs to enable those who have no idea about dance, that they could experience and try something different in a familiar environment to that student i.e. their gym.
Mash It Up Fitness
Mash It Up Fitness uses dancing as a way to make you come alive and stay lean. MIU is a new dance fitness concept that has taken Europe by storm. It’s a new era of dance bringing authentic Jamaican Dancehall and fitness routines together to create a low impact but high energy workout that will keep you charged and glowing. The moves are broken down and separated into sections, so that the student learns the moves progressively with ease, which is then put together at the end to form a full choreography!
Why is MIU so special? It’s not just a dance class. It’s where you can let go, shine and have fun. After every class you will walk away feeling these 3 things:
Confident: You will present your best self to the world when you’re dancing along to the pumping dancehall rhythms.
United: You will instantly feel closer to your Mash It Up family and with yourself because of how much fun you will be having.
Strong: These classes will get you that toned body you have always dreamed of and keep it that way.
Join us at one of our MIU Classes to explore everything your body needs to feel revitalised and pumped up in a way you have never felt before.
Do you want to express yourself through dance and feel great while doing it? Us too. We believe your body, mind and spirit are connected and with that level of connectivity comes a heightened sense of happiness. You can get all of this through Mash It Up!