With summer slowly threatening to make it’s arrival, lots of us will be thinking about getting active (again). We hate to admit it, but we all slow down over Winter. Wet weather and woolly clothes make blankets in front of the fire more appealing than being out and about. If you’re looking to get back into the wing of fitness and being active, Emma Weafer can help.
“I have been in the fitness industry for nearly 10 years and have done everything from Crossfit to Spin to Step to all types of bootcamps. Although they are all great in their own right, I wanted to discover a different way to health and fitness that was unique but effective and above all extremely enjoyable for everyone, all shapes, sizes and fitness levels.”
This quest to find an alternative really took off in 2010 when Emma discovered Boogie Bounce & brought it to Ireland.
“My journey into the fitness industry began 10 years ago when I started suffering from anxiety and panic attacks.”Deciding not to go down the route of taking medications, Emma began taking positive steps to get her health and happiness back. “Through good nutrition, exercise and a change in my state of mind I am beginning to control my panic disorder.”
“Now, I am leading a much healthier and happier life because of it. I wanted to bring a new and exciting fitness class to help inspire anyone going through difficult health or lifestyle issues. Or for anyone looking to bring some fun into their fitness routine. I want to help bring the fun factor back into fitness and health. To make it something people plan their day around. To get them motivated. To get them laughing again, and loving themselves, and their bodies, inside and out again.”
“Boogie Bounce is about bringing that inner child back to life and making happiness your number one goal. My aim is to introduce my clients to a new age of fitness and get them excited about becoming the best versions of themselves. All while having a big smile on their face.”
Quickfire Questions with Emma Weafer
1) What is the best thing about your role?
When my clients arrive to class, some have had a tough day , some are tired but when the class is over seeing those same clients with big smiles on their faces, telling me Boogie Bounce has made them feel so much better. There is no better feeling then being able to brighten someones day and knowing I am doing that through fitness is an amazing bonus.
2) What did you find most challenging about it?
Educating people that Boogie Bounce is not just a fitness craze or some silly fitness class but that it is actually extremely effective. The benefits are incredible. Bouncing on a mini-trampoline has been quoted by NASA as ‘ the most efficient and effective exercise yet devised by man’. This is a low impact exercise program that can result in burning up to a whopping 800 calories per class. It’s fantastic for the lymphatic system and is 2-3 times more efficient than normal aerobics. It greatly improves balance/co-ordination, and enhances the immune system. Plus it’s suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes!
3) What is your proudest work related achievement to date?
Discovering Boogie Bounce and bringing it to Ireland in 2010. I knew once I did the course in the UK with the CEO Jenny Belcher that this exercise program was special. It is the ultimate way to get fit and have fun.
4) What would be your one tip to others who want to get involved in this industry?
To not be afraid to ask for help. The one thing I love about the Boogie Bounce team is that everyone works together to help build each other up. We are one big bouncing family and welcome anyone who wants to bring happiness into their clients lives.
5) What would be your motto in life, and in work?
“There are only two days in the year nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow , so today is the right day to love, believe , do and mostly live” from the Dalai Lama.
6) What’s your favourite thing about being in GirlCrew?
Women should always empower one another as together we can achieve so much. I love how GirlCrew really embodies this.