What makes you happy?
I hope this doesn’t sound too corny, but I’d say that the top three things are:
- The life I’m living right now
- My husband and best friend - Joe Webb
- Apache and Perdy, our doggies
In your own words, what makes a Rockstar instructor in Virgin Active?
Original, bold in spirit and action, master of their own craft, and with a magnetic personality.
What was your inspiration to become a group exercise instructor?
It all started when I was 18 years old and had first started attending freestyle aerobics classes from Hi-Lo to Step. Just like any other typical teenager, I wanted to look my best and was inspired by how those daily classes were shaping my body. I loved how it sculpted my body and boosted my self-confidence, and in addition to that I was entranced by the choreography and music, the adrenaline rush, perspiration and the sense of belonging I had with everyone taking those same classes as me.
I was also very fortunate to have good mentors along the way; they were the ones who encouraged me to try my hand at being an instructor and offered me tips and advice along the way. I am so glad that I listened to them because I’ve had the opportunity to train with the best.
How long have you been an instructor for?
20 years! (I started since I was 5 years old! Haha)
What are your favourite classes to teach?
I don’t have any particular favourites amongst the classes that I teach. As long there’s music, like all of our Les Mills offerings, I’m in!
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