Hello, I'm one of the new instructors at Upbeat. I've been asked to say a few words about myself so here goes!
Well, I've been working in the industry for 10 years and I've been working in cardiac rehab for 7 years. I knew very early on that I wanted to work with people that needed to stay or become active because of health reasons. I've always wanted to help people so what better way than to help people become active. Firstly, it's obviously much more fulfilling and secondly, it's much more fun!
As most of you know, I do like to have fun during the classes. Smiling and laughing is the best medicine so if we can do both of them whilst exercising, hopefully we'll live a long and prosperous life!
At the same time, I'm extremely serious about what I do and I'm always looking to improve what I do in class. I always try and make the exercises I do as functional as possible. I'm a massive believer in 'use it or lose it' and I'd always encourage people to move around as much as possible. I'd like to think that for everything I do, I can give a rationale for every exercise I prescribe.
In terms of me as a person, what can I say. Well, I do lots of exercise, I've competed in Football, Martial arts (until I seriously injured myself and had to have major knee surgery) and now I'm a competitive cyclist.
If I had to describe myself in 3 words it would be motivated, hard working and dis-organised!
I'd like to finish my little profile off by saying that I've had a great time so far teaching Upbeat classes. I think Upbeat is a great thing and long let it continue because we could do with something like Upbeat here in Essex. All the best 'Upbeaters' and I hope you continue to enjoy my classes!