“Hi, I’m Sophie and I’m a Zumbaholic! I am privileged to be a full-time mum to my two energetic boys, Noah (5) and Isaac (3). My first taste of Zumba® was about 2 years ago, when I watched Niki & Team do a display at my son’s school summer Fete. I was drawn in and started attending Sabrina’s class every Tuesday. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do it but the buzzing energy of the class swept me along and before I knew it I was hooked!
I was massive with both my pregnancies and like many women, my body and habits changed after having kids. In the early days it wasn’t so much of an issue but you easily fall into bad habits like picking at the kids’ food, eating the wrong stuff on the go, diving into a massive glass of wine once they’re asleep! It’s a familiar story for many!
Zumba® is my balance. It pulls me back to where I should be. When I know I will be doing a class I find I eat better and drink more water. The next-day ache reminds me of the effort I put in and I am less likely to eat badly! Zumba® gives me energy and stamina for chasing my kids around, as well as burning off calories and toning up.
I try and do between 1 – 3 classes a week, usually depending on when my husband is home. The beauty of Niki’s classes is the flexibility….if you miss one, there’s always the next day, and I like to mix and match toning with a regular class.
There’s also the social side for me. So many great people…smiley faces, massive energy! You see people, who have obviously lost weight, toned up and got fitter through Zumba® and they inspire you. Now you don’t often see a gym full of that many people smiling and laughing whilst working up the sweat of their life!
I was even inspired to do ‘Race for Life’ last year, which I would never have considered before Zumba®. Running is definitely NOT my forte! My husband kindly compared me running up the hill to an old lady carrying heavy shopping back from Tesco! Charming! But I did it and made myself proud. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you have the right people around you!
Thank you Niki & Team! I LOVE Zumba®! xx”
Wow Sophie – what an inspiration to all us Mum’s! Charlotte ;0)
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