To introduce myself, I'm a young girl :-) in her mid to late 40s who worked in the corporate sector for almost twenty years. In 2006, I trained to be a fitness instructor with NCEHS. I was lucky to have a bunch of fellow fitness enthusiasts in work, so I started teaching Interval Training classes twice a week in the office, which continued for many many years with the same regulars joining me every week. I also taught Yin Yoga every Friday in work which helped everyone unwind and set them all up nicely for the weekend. I taught Yin Yoga in River Holistic Centre in Raheny up until lockdown, after which I went online with my yoga classes. I commenced teaching online daily HIIT classes in February 2021 to get everyone moving during lockdown and these continued until Easter 2022 with only a few short breaks.
My mum got very sick for the first time when I was 9, and Reflexology gave her so much relief. This is when my interest was piqued. As I entered my teens, Mum's Reflexologist used to teach me techniques to help her. I trained to be a Reflexologist myself in 2014 and volunteered with ARC Cancer care to help those going through cancer.
Sadly, I found a lump in my right breast on the 9th January 2018. My world fell apart for a few weeks. I cried solid every day, I cried for myself but I also cried because I was putting my brothers through it again. Losing mum to cancer was bad enough, now their only sister was starting the fight. My husband also very sadly lost his previous partner to cancer in 2012.
However, 3 years on, I am cancer free and feel amazing. I want to share my tips and anything that helped me get through it.
I am a huge believer in looking after the WHOLE body. Hence why I teach HIIT, but also yoga workshops and Yin yoga weekly.
I have a deep yearning for learning and education, especially in terms of all things health related.
This is my new space to share information on my yoga classes, HIIT classes, workshops, reflexology, Doterra oils, natural products, my time with cancer and all things Balance.
It's no exaggeration for me to say that Colette's HIIT classes have been life changing for me. Back in February I started a month of daily early morning classes online, never thinking I would even last a week. I was overweight and unfit, but Colette's infectious enthusiasm and energy kept me going, and after only a couple of weeks I began to see the benefit.
I became hooked on the classes, and have just finished month 10. By combining the HIIT with a low blood sugar diet, I have lost over 3 stone and am delighted with how toned my muscles are. I have so much energy and my upper body strength in particular has improved enormously.
Colette explains the exercises very clearly and gives us alternatives to try. I love the variety of different exercises within each class, and even if there is the occasional exercise that I hate, I only have to do it for 45 seconds and it's done. The classes are very well planned to provide a full body workout, covering cardio, core, weights and strength.
Having never done a HIIT class before in my life, this 50-something owes a lot to Colette and the early morning metabolism boost is now part of my daily routine. Thoroughly recommended.
Feel free to ask me any questions here. I will reply as soon as I can.