I have been heavily into health and fitness for as long as I can remember, starting off with dancing, horse riding and kayaking. After a very serious horse riding accident in my teens, I took to the gym to help aid my long recovery, and I have been going ever since. Whilst I have always enjoyed weight training and cardio, I started to participate in spin classes in my early 20’s. I always loved the drive and passion that the instructors had, which always pushed me harder than I thought I could go.
Back in 2012 I joined One To One Gym in South Wales, where I began pushing my fitness even more, having entered my early 30’s. Again I occupied my time with weight training and spin classes on a daily basis. I thought that my fitness levels were relatively good until the gym installed the Iqniter system back in 2015. I instantly invested in the Iqniter heart rate monitor and used it in the cycling classes that were introduced along with the system. Iqniter made me push myself harder than I have ever done, taught me that I clearly hadn’t been testing myself enough, and ultimately improved my fitness levels massively. I can honestly say that I am the fittest I have ever been!! I also noticed a change in my body shape for the better, which is something I had been trying to do for years, making me finally reach goals I had strived for.
I was asked 18 months ago if I would be interested in instructing Iqniter classes. I jumped at the chance and have never looked back. I enjoy pushing people, motivating them, and helping them achieve their goals. I have had amazing feedback from my classes and some of the gym members, telling me that I have helped them achieve their weight loss goals and helped improve their fitness and stamina.
I have also introduced monthly challenges, where I will host 75 minute or even 90 minute cycling classes. I make sure that these are open to riders of all levels and abilities, and allow them to push themselves as far as they want to go. Last year I was involved in hosting 2 x 100 mile spin classes to raise money for a local cause. Lots of members got involved by joining in and raising money, and it was a fantastic success. These events bought people together for a very worthy cause, but also during the event the atmosphere and spirit were amazing. It was fantastic to be able to see our Iqniter results after each 100 mile spin too!