As a person living with Type 1 Diabetes along with other chronic health conditions, I appreciate what exercise has done for me in terms of keeping me going; keeping me alive in fact. Many times I have felt defeated and goodness only knows what state I would be in now had I not had kept up with regular physical and phycological self-care. Don’t get me wrong I love pizza and Pinot as much as the next person, I may be a Fitness Instructor but I have my own battles like everyone else. We created the XO ciZe programme to be much more than just another fitness class and have seen the life changing benefits it has brought to people in the community. My passion is to change lives, to be the proof of the pudding that no matter what you are up against you can get through it. Don’t wait until things fall apart, keep fit, well and strong, reach your goals and when life tries to get you down, you’ll be in a much better position to kick it right back in the ass!
Hi I’m Shazz and I run the XO classes in North Manchester. I absolutely love exercise and realise the benefits not just the physical aspects but I believe exercise plays and important role in health and wellbeing. I found that committing to exercise has helped me keep on an even keel and given me lots of energy and sparkle. I’m dedicated to helping others achieve their goals and believe in themselves.
I love the fact that in my XO ciZe classes I have a wide range of members, different ages and different abilities, we all work out and have so much fun. Each week I see members improve and become more confident, that’s something I’m really proud of. The members get involved, make new friends and suggest music to work out to. That’s what XO ciZe is, it’s inclusive and the members make the class. I’m so proud of what we have achieved already together and I look forward to what’s to come!