Doris Jarrin

High Energy Rockstar

What makes you happy?

Teaching others to be comfortable with their bodies and to get into the groove when doing a class with me fills me with joy, but what really puts a smile on my face even when I've had a bad day is the precious family time I spend with my hubby and children.

In your own words, what makes a rockstar instructor in Virgin Active?

I would define a rockstar instructor as someone who is a model whom others can emulate from, a person that does their best to demonstrate and personify their individual disciplines.

What was your inspiration to become a group exercise instructor?

It was actually an instructor back in the US who got me into teaching and training. I used to go for her classes every day because I was just so wowed by her passion and her energy. But I think I made the conscious decision to teach full-time when I had just given birth to my second child and thought that I could kill two birds with one stone by doing what I enjoy while losing all that extra baby weight. And since then, I suppose I’ve been keeping at it because I really do love the pep I get from doing classes like Zumba and I want to pay it forward, just like my
instructor did with me!  

How long have you been an instructor for?

I would not have thought it, but I’ve been teaching since 2010! It sure doesn’t feel like it’s been 9 years when you’re having fun!

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