I remember when I finally plucked up the courage to go to my first fitness class in the studio (a friend had to drag me in!) I was petrified! I had no idea back then just HOW much taking that first step into class was going to totally change my life!
I became completely hooked on classes and over a number of years, these classes completely changed my bodyshape, I lost weight and inches, I threw out my size 18 wardrobe and gradually replaced it with a size 8 wardrobe. My legs stopped chaffing together, I lost the cellulite that I had on the top of my arms. My confidence increased, I felt so much happier and had so much more energy than before!
After 6 years of being a participant in classes I decided I wanted to become an Instructor myself so that I could help others achieve the same benefits and goals that I achieved. I trained as a Fitness Instructor at the Southbank Gym, in London. I qualified with YMCAFit and am very proud to say I achieved a 100% pass! Since then I have taught many different types of classes around the Redditch, Bromsgrove, Alcester, Birmingham and Studley areas.
I am an Advanced Les Mills Instructor in: Bodycombat, Bodypump and Bodybalance. I am also qualified in teaching Bodyjam and Clubbercise.
I work full-time in the NHS as a Superintendent Radiographer and I totally love teaching classes in my spare time!
I love the music, the atmosphere, the energy and the fun of a group fitness class. It’s brilliant the way classes are designed to be suitable for every one of every fitness level and I see people of all ages and fitness levels joining in. Watching peoples body shapes transform over time is extremely rewarding. I love seeing people grow in confidence and its great seeing people working out hard whilst having fun, and in the classes there is always a buzz of camaraderie and support for each other. A group fitness environment pushes you to work much harder in a class than in the gym. That feeling that you can’t give in because everyone around you is giving it their max and is suffering too is a real motivator!
Teaching classes is my absolute passion, I totally love it!