My career in the fitness industry started in 2008 when I took my Level 2 CYQ in Exercise to Music as a first step to becoming a fitness instructor. Believe it or not I actually first started attending Group Fitness classes back in the 90s with my Mum – we loved a bit of step aerobics at the local leisure centre! Almost 20 years later I still can’t quite believe sometimes that now it’s me up the front with my Britney-style head mic teaching classes across London week in week out. But did you ever stop and think just how much preparation and planning goes into the classes that you turn up to? Had you ever considered the amount of training we fitness instructors do to ensure we’re at the top of our game? And when you complain that the studio is too hot, timetable doesn’t suit you or music is not to your taste…. did you ever think what a blow that might me to the instructor who has put her heart and soul into delivering a life changing group fitness experience for you? No? Well maybe you might after I let you in on a few secrets about what life as a fitness instructor is really like…..
My social media followers will no doubt know by now that just over a month ago I started teaching my very own class at the brand new stunning studio space that is the Active Living Room at the Lorna Jane UK store in Covent Garden. This is hugely exciting for me personally, not least because Lorna Jane is hands-down my favourite fitness fashion brand, but also because this is my first regular group fitness class of my own creation. Yes I’ve been a fitness instructor for almost 8 years, but teaching pre-choreographed workouts (in the form of Les Mills Body Pump and Body Attack), so this is a very exciting opportunity for me to launch my own Wildcat Workout brand live in London!
But what can you expect from a Wildcat Fitness Total Body Strength Class at Lorna Jane UK?
Those of you who follow me on Social Media (just incase you don’t, you can find me on Twitter and Instagram) will no doubt have seen that I have spent the last 8 days in one of my favourite cities in the world – Dubai. I’ve been visiting Dubai regularly for many years now and one of the the things I love about this diamond in the desert the most is its’ ability to constantly evolve. The fitness scene there is no different and I was excited to see that boutique workout studios are starting to pop up across Dubai and so during my trip decided to go and check out 1Six8 and take part in one of their signature Burn classes.