ROARyoga

The last month I seem to be getting hired more and more to teach Yoga. Out of all the type of classes I have been teaching over the last 7 years, this is the one I have been moving away from. But I like to listen to the universe and ride the waves the life sets you up on… see where it goes.

So with an open mind and just my pure roar honesty I went along for the ride. Putting in the usual amount of love into my sequencing, playlists and and of course giving all my attention to the clients.

Between the 1-on-1 sessions, medium sized yoga retreats and large wedding parties I’ve met clients from all around the world and it’s been roarsome!

A recent clients feedback really stuck in my mind – he said he really enjoyed how my style of teaching Yoga had a fitness focus to it – When I correct my verbal and physical cues will be made with getting the most of the poses or movement physically.

This is something I had not realized I did, but it makes sense. I am a fitness trainer first and for most, and I am happy that this has naturally translated into my yoga – it was an authentic and natural transition.

And so… ROARyoga is born!

With focus on the physical aspect of yoga with a ROARsome touch, dynamic flows, fierce poses and great music. As always get lost in the beat, follow your breathe and get strong where you are today….

….coming soon to a studio in Bali

Online training for yoga, fitness and barre available.


28day Challenge

Some people take life too seriously, and sometimes people don’t take it seriously enough. I think I will always have a bit of a child-brain, I still think rebels are cool, I love banging house music, especially from my Ibiza days 2000-2001 and I still live with my mother (I’m 39!)

Recently I posted about my “balance” an extreme version of balance – working hard, playing hard – I think most of us know where that leads!

So to completely contradict my previous “balance” blog, I have decided to join the “One Year, No beer” movement, with their first challenge of 28 days sober. In the last 10 years or more there have been times I have not drunk for 4 months up to a whole year no booze, nothing special there right?  Well, I try again.

For me drinking gives me the worst hangover ever, which makes working and Monday morning miserable, I black out, which is totally pointless to lose time when time is so precious and I eat like a pig the next day.  So I take back what I said, what might work for someone, is not working for me.

I leave Thursday for a 2 week trip in Paris, yes there will be wine, but I won’t have any, yes there will be a wedding, I’ll dance without the champagne, never needed it to dance anyway.  Here is to 28days – NO BOOZE. It’s not a big deal but is coming at an odd time, summer, weddings, holidays.

Today I am enjoying my first Monday hangover free in 9 weeks, and ya know, it feels fantastic! If you can deal with hangovers, then bully for you! At 39 years old, my body is just saying NO! And to finally accept that, and accept this small challenge… I feel pretty damn free!

Contact me when you are ready to commit to a regular fitness program that you can commit to, it might be scary, damn sure this is, but what have you go to loose..

Studio classes on until Thursday, 11am at The Canggu Studio will be my last class until July 9th 2019.


Weekend Fitness

ROARing into the weekend after a successful week shooting with WannaTrain and welcoming new clients across all the studios we host ROARfitness programs at.

Bali is a great little spot for young growing fitness business and there is an exciting buzz – which feels organic and genuine. From the new collaborations – coming soon – to current projects – which will be revealed once projects have been completed.

This morning was a great opportunity to connect with some of the Yogis on the island. Stepping out of my comfort zone but still keeping the focus on giving the clients the best experience possible – it was a huge compliment to know that all Yogis left having learnt a new tricks – happy I pulled that Bird of Paradise out the bag!

Find your balance this weekend – whether it is balancing on one leg with the other up in the sky – or if it is having fun chasing the Happy Hours into the night.

Tomorrow with another weekend full of private clients and yoga retreats I am looking forward to perhaps teaching some new tricks.

Have a fantastic weekend!

ROAR fitness health xx


ROAR Fitness Training

This morning I taught a wicked Barre class.

To be honest, it was a hard morning to get to work. I suffer from BOB (Burn Out Buffi) – I put so much love into my classes, give me a mic, put me in front of an audience and I think I’m Lady Gaga. Fine, I kindda look like her too so that helps (see stalker video who is sure of this on youtube 😉

I don’t just teach group fitness because I like to be center of attention, like telling people what to do and like being in control of the music – all great perks of the job but it goes beyond that.

Above all, I love to teach! I love to create an experience for clients, where they enjoy the class, are able to work hard and therefore reach their goals. I put 150% effort into this.. for you.

I regularly get great feedback from clients – and it is those moments when I am doubting myself, my career choice (which burns me out regularly, not because of energy it takes to teach, but because of the energy I put into the class) someone comes along and reminds me why I do it. Or in fact, several people.

Today Leila, a hardcore client of mine, who has a killer body anyway, but trains harder then anyone I know, was proud to admit that she has “seen serious results,” she then goes on to show me her strong defined legs.

She didn’t stop there, but suggested I do exactly what I want to be doing: “you should be training other instructors your way of teaching.” So this is my goal – I want to create and brand the “ROAR Fitness” programming and way of coaching. ROAR is fun, strong and seriously results orientated. I am not selling you a gimmick, or a magic fitness program, but a way of teaching and creating classes that will keep your clients motivated, focused and a little bit entertain.

Contact me for more information – lets make this happen!


Secret to strength

There are a little more then a few things that I have learnt over the last 20 years that I have been working out (maybe a little bit more!) and today I would like to share them. Nothing crazy new, but sometimes it is good to get a little reminder.

Here is goes, nice and basic; when it comes to working out my advice is to:

  • Work on your weaknesses
  • Enjoy it!
  • Listen to your body
  • Be consistently irregular

Work on your weaknesses

Having been teaching group fitness (barre, yoga and strength) now for over 7 years, I consistently play around with class format, sequences and style of teaching, music tempo etc. From 80s Barre to my PWRbody and PWRcardio formats (if you have not done, please try, you will thank me for it after!) as well as my stretch-meets-yoga-meets-strength style of flexibility classes. I like to challenge clients, teach them something new and of course, keep it fun.

Above all I like to help clients with their weaknesses and aim to give as much of a hands-on approach in a group setting that is possible, my clients acknowledge and appreciate this. Focus on your weaknesses to build over all strength and correct alignment to avoid injury. Where and when you can it is worth having some personal training – with me of course yes 😉 -to figure out these areas.

ENJOY IT!

Cannot stress enough how important it is to pick a sport or program you enjoy. You do not have to love what everyone else loves, you will never keep it up. I have tried it!

I have followed the crowd and jumped into CrossFit, everyone else loved it so I should to right? A year of being injured, stressed out about the level of the classes, and never really enjoying it, I moved onto a year of gymnastics, again: not my fitness goals or dreams. Don’t tell anyone, but I couldn’t give two shits about doing a handstand. I know, I’m a terrible fitness trainer! Then there was dance, I love the idea of being a great dancer – but the thing is, when I take a class, I just wanna work out hard! Im not patient enough to learn a sequence – and that is just me.

Listen to your body

Listen to your body.. cos I am sure as hell not smart enough to know how you feel. If you are overly fatigued, take a day off. If I push you too hard in a stretch, you need to tell me, I won’t know otherwise. Push yourself within your limits. Everyday is different so don’t be so hard on yourself, as long as you do your best, and you know you have, then there is nothing else you can ask for.

Be consistently irregular

This might not work for you – but I love to mix it up. I’ve never been one for labeling myself into a style of fitness. I am not a “yogi”, but yeah, I do and teach yoga, I am not a “swimmer”, but yeah, I swim now and then and enjoy it. I am not a hardcore weight-throwing buff chick, but come to one of my Kompact Kettlebell or GrindCardio classes and you’ll think otherwise. Everyday I do something different. Fact. In a day I’ll teach 3-5 different styles of classes, and everyday I’ll take a class outside of teaching to learn something new, challenge my body in a different way and to keep it interesting.

If you fancy trying something new and fun.. I have got just the class for you! Join us next Wednesday, May 29th 2019, 5.15pm for our 3rd 1980s Barre-obics! I’ll be dressed up, and mixing up your usual Barre Strength class with some seriously awesome 1980s #aerobics choreography! Contact us today to find out more about the class! **Best dressed wins 3 free ROARfitness classes at The Canggu Studio.