We always love hearing from our customers and finding about the amazing classes they run in our partner schools!
Today we have the opportunity to meet Gemma Barlow and find out more about her Zumba Dance fitness classes, which are run weekly at Archer Academy in East Finchley, North London.
We’re going to hand over the blog to Gemma now and check back in with her for a fun Q+A at the end.
My name is Gemma and I run GemmaBFitness!
My passion always has been dance since I was seven years old. After receiving training at The Riley School of Dance, Elmhurst Ballet School and SLP College I then danced professionally for seven years, travelling around the world at the same time.
I love teaching Zumba Dance because I can share my passion and love for dancing, how it can make you feel physically and mentally, there is just no better feeling! For that one hour you have no cares, no worries, you feel free and then when you leave you feel you can accomplish anything and face anything. Once you start you just can’t stop.
Zumba Dance is an aerobic dance fitness class for all levels, I like to teach a number of different dance styles from Latin, Commercial and Jive.
If you just love to dance, want to lose weight, tone up, work on coordination, get physically and mentally active, socialise, have fun, and fill your body with happy hormones…. Well this class is for you!
What better way to start the New Year with Zumba Dance starting from 15th of January Wed 7pm-8pm, Sat & Sun 11:15-12:15pm
Q) What first made you interested in starting your own Zumba Dance classes?
Well I come from a dance background so I wanted to share my big love of dance, how it makes you feel and that anyone can dance and have fun!
Q) Why did you choose Archer Academy to run your sessions?
I was looking for a venue that had a dance studio with a good floor and mirrors also, something near Muswell Hill. Archer Academy truly had everything I was looking for, plus I know Lucy the headteacher.
Q) Would you recommend Schools Plus to other people?
Definitely, School Plus have been professional from the beginning and made it so easy to get started. They also help with advertising which is great. Thank you, Adam and Conor, for all your help.
Q) What would you say to customers thinking of coming along to Zumba Dance?
I’d say that it truly does not matter if you have danced before or never dared to try, Zumba is for everyone. Firstly, it’s a friendly, social environment. There are a mixture of adult age groups and everyone is working within their own level.
Whether it’s because of an injury, condition, self-confidence or coordination this class will take you to a place where all those worries or fears will disappear. You will leave feeling all those happy endorphins around the body. Once you start you can’t stop!
Q) How do you see your working relationship with Schools Plus continuing for the future?
School Plus have been so helpful and made hiring stress free. I would definitely love to expand GemmaBFitness into more schools with their support!
Thank you to Gemma for stopping by and joining us on the Schools Plus blog. We had a lot of fun and we hope everyone is as keen to try Zumba Dance as we are now!
To find out more about information about these classes, please contact Gemma on firstname.lastname@example.org.