Courtney trained online to become a Clubbercise instructor during the coronavirus pandemic in February 2021, here's her story...
"In 2017 three things happened. My daughter got married, I found out I was going to be a Nanna and I discovered I had been suffering from undiagnosed anxiety. The diagnosis led to a month off work and a year spent working with a Psychologist.
These three things were instrumental in me coming to terms with the fact that I need to make changes because I was excessively overweight and very unhappy.
Two years later I'd lost over 50kg but I found that last 30kg very difficult. I joined a local gym and during my assessment I told the trainer that I liked dancing around my lounge to burn off some calories. She recommended a workout called Clubbercise and pointed out I could do the class in the dark with glow sticks to dance music. Of course, I went to the very next class and have been to just about every session since.
The freedom of exercising/dancing in the dark to cool music is so liberating for me. Through this class I lost my extra 30kgs and my cardio fitness went through the roof!
My instructor, Emily, made me feel welcome from the beginning. I started at the back of the room, now I'm front and centre.
At 50, I'm now studying my Certificate III in Fitness and have completed the Clubbercise training course. It's a dream come true and I'm so excited for my future, I can't wait to bring this amazing class to more people in Adelaide."