I grew up dancing to Bhangra and Bollywood music since I was a child, always dancing to the sound of the dhol.
I am 48, and have 5 children. As a working mum, I knew something was missing in my life and rekindled my passion of dance by becoming a Bhangra Fitness instructor 5 years ago to support busy women (and men) who want to become a better, healthier version of themselves and instil a positive mindset. I finally found my purpose and with it became a lot more confident, stronger, healthier and love sharing my journey with others
This platform has helped me to reach out to local communities and schools to give them the opportunities to improve mental and physical wellbeing. I became an ambassador for the THIS GIRL CAN and an Active Together Champion for North West Leicestershire and Charnwood in 2019.
In the same year I was also awarded the Healthier Lifestyle and Service to the Community Award in Leicestershire and since then my mission to empower others health and active continues on. I believe it doesn't matter what fitness level you are, young or old, anyone can dance if you let the energy embrace you.
I am also an advocate for health and wellness! I offer nutritional advice and support about following a holistic approach to clean, sustainable living including a 30 days to healthy living plan which you can find some more info about here...
History of Bhangra
Bhangra is said to have originated in Punjab around the late 14th to 15th century as an amalgamation of a variety of different dance techniques including Sammi and Giddha. Bhangra as as a community dance, was said to be formed in the 1800s.
It was established by Punjabi Farmers and began as a celebration of harvest season however later to be used in a variety of celebrations including weddings and festivals. It is danced to the rhythm of the dhol.