Having qualified in Mash It Up last summer it has taken me some considerable time to gain the nerve to teach the dance fitness program to people because the dancehall style of movement is like no other I’ve encountered before!! My body has had to learn to move in ways it isn’t used to. To embrace the vibe and just completely let go is something many of us find difficult because the pressure of our everyday lives causes us to be up tight and rigid.
With Mash It Up, it isn’t about nailing the choreography to perfection, it is literally about falling in love with the rhythm, letting everything go, loosening up, being vocal, laugh, love, dance like no one is watching and above all, find yourself!!
Come and join me and the Mash It Up crew every Thursday night 7-8pm at LJA
Academy, Stoneleigh Broadway, Epsom for a low impact, high energy work out that is guaranteed to make you smile xxxxx
Rocking up to David Lloyds in Raynes Park on a Sunday morning to attend the Totally Shredded Instructors Training Course, I met Dean Heitman (the creator of Totally Shredded) and was a little in awe as had been following him on Facebook. I then spent the day having my ass kicked with this awesome program. There was a moment in that course when we were having a “face off” and I was there giving it my all with all the other awesome instructors including my gorgeous friend Katrina Webb; with Dean MCing and I was thinking, this is mental, fitness programs cant get much better than this, at that moment; I was totally in my element. I started teaching this program in Esher in September and its going strong, I absolutely love it. Classes are now buzzing and its just a pleasure to teach. I have even roped the other half into it as the beauty of this program is that the fellas can join in with this one without having to worry about breaking into a twerk………well………..unless I am feeling evil! 😉
On 30th October I set off on route to Derby to dance with the lovely Steph Fitzpatrick and her crazy Jungle Body Crew. I managed to drag my 13 year old daughter Nicole with me for abit of company much to her dismay. Typical teenager spent the whole journey either on her phone or asleep, great co-pilot! Left nice and early as after my last visit there, the drive took me 6.5 hours and nearly missed the class so made sure this time I left with plenty of time to spare. Good plan as arrived bright eyed and bushy tailed after only a 2 hour 45 min drive.
Whilst waiting to be able to check into the hotel I managed to get abit of CARography in (practising routines in the car) much to the amusement of passers-by, my daughter was sinking further into her seat at this point 100% regretting her decision to give into my constant whining about her coming with me as if she loved me she would come, right? Haha!
Anyway checked in, chilled out for abit, had a power sleep, got ready, jumped back in the car to leave for the class, car wouldn’t start!??? Arggggghhhhhh had been so organised up to that point, panic mode set in! When doing the CARography earlier must have left the stereo on which drained the battery, note to self: BUY JUMP LEADS! After a quick call to Steph, her fabulous boyfriend came to my rescue.
Finally arrived at the venue, it looked amazing. Lots of eager participants already there and the DJ was ready to rock it out, so exciting. Steph is fabulous at arranging these, don’t think I have ever met anyone quite so organised and so prepared despite have a million and one things going on, she really is a true pro. Mega Class kicked off and got through TYGA, KONGA, VYPA and JAGUA, such a great evening with everyone giving their all. This is only the second time I have danced alongside Steph on stage with no rehearsals yet again we were in sync and both whooping at the same time, love her as she is a fellow hardcore addict!
Headed back to the hotel and seeing as there was a KFC on our doorstep, would have been rude not to have nipped in for a side salad………………………………….yeah right, figured after a 90 minute Jungle Body Sweat Fest I had earned a cheat meal, and a cheat meal it certainly was!
Big thank you to Steph and her crew for making me feel so welcome and look forward to hopefully catching up in January.
We have our own Jungle Body Mega Class happening on Saturday 28th November from 1pm to 2:30pm at Hersham Village Hall, Queens Road, Hersham. Come and join us, £7 per person. Experience four of the Jungle Body programs in one class.
On 10th April 2015, Sara led a Jungle Body Mega Class in Derby hosted by fellow Jungle Body instructor Steph Fitzpatrick. There was some amazing feedback from the attendees about the Jungle Body and she has been invited back this October 2015
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