Describe yourself as an instructor – I’m fun, motivational and passionate about Jazzercise! My aim for all Customers to have an effective, safe workout and keep coming back for more! I absolutely love a routine that has punches!
# of years teaching –17 years.
# of years Jazzercising -20+ years! How did that happen?! After years of going to class, I was inspired by the Instructor and I finally plucked up the courage to ask about becoming an instructor – I haven’t looked back since. I fulfilled my ambition to become a class owner a few years ago!
Day Job – I’m an Operations Co-coordinator for Ibstock Concrete by day. My job is very varied and so interesting.
Kids/Pets – One daughter Ally, who is also a Jazzercise instructor.
Other hobbies – I love pampering myself! Spa days are my idea of heaven. I also love walking, spending time with family and friends and love eating out.
What got you into Jazzercise - I saw and advert for Jazzercise at the local train station and my Mum said ‘why don’t we give it go?’ we went to class that week and I absolutely loved it! It really helped build my confidence and I lost weight too.
Something unique about you/or something people wouldn’t expect – I once learnt to tap dance, but wasn’t very good!
Favorite class Format – Impossible to pick just one! Strenght45, Dance Mixx and Flip Fusion.
Regular classes you teach –
Describe yourself as an instructor – I love dancing and I love to (try) to sing. I want my customers to get the health and fitness benefit through having fun & dancing their way through my Jazzercise class.
# of years teaching –12 years
# of years Jazzercising -15 years
Day Job – Mum / Housewife/ kitchen assistant.
I used to work in hotels, I started in Reception so I've been used to being the face of a company and dealing with customers. Then I moved to accounts in the same hotel before starting a family. I now run a busy home as well as working in a cafe one day a week, that and Jazzercising keeps me sane and in contact with adults.
Kids/Pets – 3 boys 11, 9 & 7, no pets – just the husband!
Other hobbies – I love spending time with my family and I also love reading and watching TV.
What got you into Jazzercise? A leaflet came through the door and I thought I’d try it! my sister and I started going and we managed 3 to 4 times a week before children came along! Loved the music and the moves. I hated aerobics before that and I didn't even know what a grapevine was! So to have wanted to keep going back was an achievement. My instructor saw my potential and asked if I'd like to become an instructor after I'd been going for a couple of years. I was delighted and rose the challenge, I had my first baby soon after I qualified. I have had 2 more babies since then while still teaching, so it has been a fabulous way to get back into shape. I haven't looked back and still enjoy it today because there is always new music and ever changing routines. My Jazzercise family are the best!
Something unique about you/or something people wouldn’t expect – I grew up on a farm with my parents and 3 sisters.
Favorite class Format – Interval Dance Mixx and Strike, always love a good jab to get the days frustrations out.
Regular classes you teach – Wednesday’s 7:30pm-8.30pm Flitwick Lower school
Describe yourself as an instructor – I’m the bossy, booty routine loving, and bouncy one! I like my students to have fun but also want them to get the best out of their workouts and listen to tips that will improve their outcome of their workouts too. I’m always happy if one of my students comes in the following week and tells me they couldn’t sit on the toilet properly because one of the routines worked them!
# of years teaching –1
# of years Jazzercising -From when I can remember! When I was a little girl I used to go to my Mum’s Jazzercise class and take my reading book and homework along! I didn’t get much done because I used to love watching everyone dancing. Some of the ladies that I used to watch as a little girl now come to my classes, which really makes me happy and emotional. My Mum then opened up a Junior Jazzercise class after school on a Friday and I loved going with my friends then as I got older I started going to the adult classes.
Day Job – I am a Teaching Assistant/cover supervisor for a local Agency which is really exciting. I get to go to different local schools from Primary to Upper Schools and assist Teachers or cover classes. There is definitely never a dull moment!
Kids/Pets – Working with children is enough! I have a little Hamster called Lulu, she is a darling.
Other hobbies – I enjoy spending time with my family and my friends, shopping and of course enjoying a gin… or 2!
What got you into Jazzercise? Jazzercise has been in my life for as long as I can remember. My Mum has been an Instructor for many years and before becoming an Instructor I used to go to her and other Instructors classes and think I’d love to be able to get on stage and dance! Then one morning after class Mum said ‘go on just apply’ so I sat on the IPad and filled out my application form, a few weeks later I was up on stage practicing my Audition routines and the rest is history.
Something unique about you/or something people wouldn’t expect – I was born with a narrowing of the Aorta which meant I had to have Heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital when I was just a few months old. I have regular checkups at my Heart Hospital in London. My consultant loves that I’m able to teach an aerobics session!
Favorite class Format – Dance Mixx and Interval Fusion
Regular classes you teach – Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm Redborne Upper School Ampthill;