Hi i'm Maria, I qualified as a fitness instructor back in "95", a lot has changed in the industry since then. I taught Reebok Step, Slide & Bodywalk for a number of years then left the industry.
Children came along as did extra weight and with the big "40" looming I decided to put my get fit for 40 plan into action and change my whole lifestyle. I joined my local Slimming group and found that by making a few tweaks to my diet combined with fitness classes the weight started to fall off. I was no longer tired walking up and down the stairs and happily walked the kids to and from school instead of jumping in the car. As my fitness level grew my goals changed & a wanted more so I took advice from a PT.
With all these changes I rekindled my love of fitness and went on to re train as a Personal Trainer myself. I am now able to help others with the same problems that I've overcome.
You're never to old & its never to late to be the person you want to be.
Hey I'm Jen! Growing up I struggled with awful hip pain, due to my hips being out of line and was told the only way this would improve would be to exericse and build up the muscle round them. This was the worst news as I was a master of doing anything possible to avoid any exercise!
After leaving school and realising the pain wasn't going to fix itself I decided to try several exercise classes/gym. I found that I didn't enjoy them and would only attend for a couple of weeks before leaving, until I found Boogie Bounce! After going to my first class at the end of 2016 I was hooked!
Since then I have bounced every week between 1-4 classes! With the help of Boogie Bounce and joining my local Weight Watchers I have managed to loose and maintain a healthy weight and my hips have never been better!
For someone that has always hated exercise I never dreamt of becoming an instructor but I have been lucky enough to join this amazing team and now I would love to help others in similar situations!
Hiya, I’m Jane and the newest member to the Boogie Bounce Instructor team.
My lowest point was in 2017 when I spent four months working in Germany. My other half came to visit one weekend - we went for a lovely walk round a beautiful woods and I had to stop half way up the hill to catch my breath. I couldn’t believe how unfit I was! In December 2017 I went for dinner with some friends and I was mortified at the pictures the following morning. I was so upset at how I looked. That was when I decided I had to get my life back. I joined my local Slimming World group, and in a month the first stone was gone!
Early 2018 my partner and I moved to The New Forest – I didn’t know anyone and I thought trying to get fit was my perfect opportunity to meet new people – That is when I found Boogie Bounce. Walking into that class was so daunting, and something I’d never done alone before, but everyone made me feel so welcome and Jen encouraged me to bounce until my heart was content. I left that evening with a smile - something that has never happened going to an exercise class before. Amazingly, I had no pain in my knees or my head – the endorphins had well and truly done their job! That was when I was hooked!
I have bounced every week since, two or three times a week, my confidence grew and my waistline reduced. I was over the moon when I was asked to become an Instructor. I am still very much work in progress, but I can’t wait to watch people find their love of bouncing and achieve their goals!
Em joined our team I 2015 until 2019 & is now the franchise holder for Boogie Bounce Hayling Island so if any of you lovely frogs are down that way why not pop in & say hi. Read her story below x
My name is Emalene but I prefer Em. My hobbies are my horses, I have had them my whole life. I have always been fit and healthy up until 2005 when I had a bad accident with my horse, I had shattered my growth plate and the tip of my shin and thigh, and this resulted in a metal plate and 13 screws in my right knee.
I had to learn how to walk again was'nt able to weight bare for 9 months, I had hydrotherapy which helped a lot however in November 2014 I found myself in agony with my knee, swollen, sore, unbearable!
I gained lots of weight because I wasn’t mobile enough to do anything, ended up very miserable. I managed to have surgery September 2015 to have my metal plate and screws removed as they had snapped in my shin! This was my pain. I currently still have 2 screws in my knee. I found Boogie Bounce after a friend tagged me online, I started attending classes once/twice a week since November 2015. With a few changes to my diet and regular exercise, I feel Fantastic – my knee has healed amazingly & now I feel I am in a position to help others too.
All I say is ‘If I can do it, Anyone can!’