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…..