I am a trained dancer and have a real passion for dance and performing. I have studied many styles of dance since the age of 4 starting with Ballet and progressing to styles such as Hip Hop and Salsa. I felt a natural progression was to teach others and what better way than incorporating my dance technique into Group Exercise classes.
So in 2002 I attended college and gained my OCR Level 2 certificate in Teaching Exercise to Music and a few months later followed that on with OCR Level 2 in Circuit Training. This not only gave me additional skills and knowledge but increased my interest in group fitness.
My interest in the fitness industry grew and I had heard lots from my dancing friends about Pilates and with some research realised the many benefits Pilates has for people in all walks of life, from the extremely fit dancer through to the people with serious illnesses such as MS.
So in 2004 I studied for my OCR Level 2 certificate in Teaching Mat Based Pilates, then in 2008/2009 I gained my level 3 CYQ Pilates.
In November 2009 I took a course in Health Related Exercise for Children which has become an invaluable qualification when teaching in Schools and at Afterschool Clubs.
Never resting and always wanting to learn more, I also hold certificates in Zumba & ZumbAtomic and I am now in the process of becoming a Yoga Teacher…my moto is you should never stop learning!