Do what you love.
Love what you do!
Wayne W. Dyer
I began my group exercise and fitness journey back in 1996 teaching aerobics, body conditioning, and step classes. Many years later, due to a back injury, I had to take a long break.
In 2016, having found fabulous corrective treatment, I ventured back into the fitness industry and fell in love with dance fitness. At the age of 46, I finally felt I was where I wanted to be for so long and this was all thanks to Katy Harris and SOSA Dance Fitness.
I remember our conversation like it was yesterday. I was so nervous after such a long break from teaching. The fitness industry had moved on and I was that much older! I had recently developed permanent tinnitus and had lost a lot of confidence. I didn't have a single ounce of dance experience but had retrained in Level 2 ETM and with a bucket load of enthusiasm, I was eager to learn to dance.
I absolutely love teaching and sharing my love of dance within my community. Doing what you love develops passion which makes exercise much more fun and easier to stay committed to.
SOSA Dance Fitness gave me the inspiration and motivation to become the person that I am today. I've had to learn to dance, and in the process, I have learned so much about myself and I am very honoured and proud to now be part of the SOSA Pro Team ... dreams do come true at any age!
My second passion is teaching functional movement and exercise. Improving functional fitness makes life so much easier to perform everyday tasks and increases our overall health, promoting well-being and confidence.
Based on a combination of flexibility, balance, and strength, classes are suitable for over 50s and active older adults. Functional fitness is so important for everyone, particularly as we get older. It helps with carrying out everyday activities safely and efficiently to avoid injuries and falls and promotes healthy aging. This ultimately improves our quality of life and prolongs our independence.
I am registered with Exercise Movement & Dance UK (The National Governing Body for Group Exercise) and a Pro Team Member and Ambassador for SOSA Dance Fitness & Seated SOSA Dance Fitness.
Industry awards include:
Active IQ Award Level 2 in Exercise To Music
YMCA Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for the Active Older Adult.
Accredited CPD class format courses include:
Move It or Lose It (FABS)
SOSA Dance Fitness
Seated SOSA Dance Fitness
Fitsteps Original & FAB
Zumba & Zumba Gold
Other CPD training includes
Care Knowledge Certificates in Safeguarding Adults; Mental Health; Dementia and Learning Disability along with recent upgrades to First Aid; COVID-19 Awareness and Long COVID-19 Rehabilitation Awareness training.