2021: The Year of Loving You!

For a lot of us the New Year is a time for a fresh start, for wiping the slate clean. The phrase “New Year New Me” comes to mind, but what about the “old me”? Why are we always so quick to disregard our past selves in exchange for better models?

Here is why.

The New Year is here and with it comes an endless hoard of gym adverts, diet fads and beautiful Instagram “fitness models” claiming if you: drink this tea, wear this waist trainer, follow their fitness plan that you will look like an toned goddess within a week. We all know it’s not true, but we are made to feel so guilty for indulging over Christmas that we fall for it. We use the New Year as a time to reinvent ourselves, which let’s face it is really a punishment for being human and drinking mulled wine and eating maybe one too many mince pies.

So, here’s a cheeky reminder for us all:

While welcoming a new you is great there are still a lot of fabulous things worth keeping about the old you!  After all the old you got you through 2020 and, that’s got to count for something. So, rather than worrying about how many pigs in blankets you ate think about the memories you made instead.

Make this year different.

Make this New Year a YOU Year; rather than making unachievable/stressful resolutions focus on doing what makes you happy. Stop focusing on constant self-improvement and give yourself some love. You do not need to diet or shred the “Christmas Pounds!” You are enough. That’s what we need to be celebrating.

However, I do understand after it being so normal to punish ourselves for so long the idea of loving ourselves instead is very much easier said than done. So, if you are looking to make some resolutions this year here are a few tips on how to be happier, healthier and (seeing as I’m all about fitness) a little bit fitter too.

  • Avoid magical ‘fat loss’ products and fad diets. They don’t work
  • Walk away from toxic people and things.
  • Don’t pressure yourself – just because it’s a new year things don’t have to change straight away. Give it time! You have 365 days!
  • Take it one step at a time: make little achievable goals that bring you closer to the big one.
  • Be Kind- to yourself and to others.
  • Focus on gratitude.
  • Everyone is different- stop comparing your journey to everyone else’s.

HAPPY YOU YEAR!

ADULT STREET

GET UP OFFA THAT THING!!

Adult Street dance is an upbeat class that aims to develop technique, style and self-confidence in a FUN and non-judgemental environment. I mainly focus on the commercial dance style with core elements of street: hip-hop, popping and locking.

For adults with loads, some, or no experience come and let loose and get your groove on! You do not HAVE to be a dancer to join.

*Please note class has a different structure than my fitness-based classes.

CLUBBERCISE®

Clubbercise® is a fun, full-body workout with a BANGING soundtrack set to club anthems, in a darkened room with glow sticks. Get ready for exercise in disguise. I’ll have you dancing yourself happy and sweating until you sparkle, without even realising it.

This class is suitable for everybody because everybody’s free to feel good! So, grab your sticks and let’s GLOW!! Destination dance floor here we come.

POUND®

Channel your inner rockstar with this full-body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. POUND® is an exhilarating workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

After you’re done rocking out in a 45- minute POUND® class, you’ll have completed up to 15,000 reps, performed over 30 extended interval peaks, and zipped through more than 70 techniques without even realising it. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your Ripstix and let’s rock!

ZUMBA®

Ditch the workout. Join the party. Zumba® is a hot, hip-swivelling workout where African, Caribbean and Latin dance moves are combined with aerobic movements to create a fun and incredible workout.

My Zumba® classes are a full-body-burner guaranteed to get you shaking, sweating and smiling no matter your age or ability. Zumba® is for ALL!

So, if you want to shake it like Shakira whilst getting a booty like Beyoncé this is the class for you!