I have been dancing since I was 6 and a gymnast since I was 7. By the age of 12, I took to coaching gymnastics and gained my level 1 women's artistic qualification, at 14 I went on to complete my level 2. I have coached at various gymnastic clubs, finally settling at Bedford, where I then took my level 1 and 2 preschool gymnastics qualification too. I kept dancing until my early 20's and then gymnastics took over full time. Gymnastics is my life now, as it's my full time job and I hope to open a satellite gym for preschool children in the future.
However, I still love to dance whether in a club or at home to entertain my two month old! I'd missed dancing regularly and decided I wanted to keep a bit of dance in my blood, so when I saw Burlexercise advertised I knew it was for me. By combining fitness and dance I get a good workout but also have a great time, my mum loves it too, she's my roadie. I teach Burlexercise twice a week and I love it.
I wanted to put myself forward as instructor of the month as I'm two months post baby, I taught my class up to 8 months plus + (I think I had like a month left before I was due!) I couldn't wait to go back and went back at 6 weeks post, but I only vocally taught it while my mum demoed for me. My ladies have been very good at remembering all the routines and were supportive throughout my pregnancy and beyond.
What's your favourite Showgirl move?
I love all the show girl moves can't decide plus I change them all the time to keep my ladies on their toes!
Who's your favourite Diva and why?
I do like JLo, she's strong minded and shows off her curves. A great dancer, mother, singer and actress plus more.
If you were sat around a dinner table with Elvis, the Rat Pack, Marilyn Monroe and Johnny Cash, what would you ask any of them and who would you sit next to?
I would sit next to Marilyn (who wouldn't), and to the other side who ever got there first. I would ask The Rat Pack to sing acapella, Elvis to teach me his moves, selfies with Marilyn (think she could give Kim K a run for her money) and Johnny Cash to tell me his stories, as I bet he has some.
Eating healthy daily is important, but when you're treating yourself, what is your most deliciously naughty favourite food?
My naughty treat would be a warm cookie and ice cream mmmmm...
Do you have any cool tips on how we can keep active outside of class too?
Well having a young baby I try to get out and walk a lot. Even without a baby walks are fab for general exercise, especially if you have some friends with you or you can walk round scenic places.