Back in tha day I used to be a dancer. From the spry age of 4 years old I was that slightly chunky, probably not very graceful but keen jelly bean in ballet class and I loooooved it. I grew up in the ballet studio, spending over 10 hours a week with my dance family. I was incredibly blessed to grow up in such a positive, supportive and disciplined ballet studio that never once challenged my body confidence but constantly challenged me to work for my personal best. It's made me who I am and it made me appreciate the sense of belonging and community that you can feel when you're part of a studio.
So after 18 or something years of dancing, I retired my pointe shoes and moved on to yoga and running. Which I used to hate by the way, like HATE. I actually hated gym class too. Anyway, after moving across the world to Australia and back again I found myself constantly searching for my new home studio, I was just sampling yoga studio after yoga studio. THEN this crazy fitness industry explosion happened, and studios were popping up everywhere. Not just in yoga but in dance, barre, spin, boxing, you name it, and all of a sudden I was happy I didn't just go to one studio becasue I wanted to try them all! So I started dragging my friends to classes and picking apart what we loved and didn't love. And then lightbulb. I realised we all wished there was a guide that would do just that for us. And so, as they say, the rest is history.