Ones of the best things you can do for yourself is too keep moving. I’ve always loved exercise but it’s only during this past year that I’ve realised it’s not only about keeping fit, but keeping your mind and body in sync, and staying grounded.
No matter whether you choose to or you have to, changing your life, creating new dreams isn’t easy. It takes courage and lots of hard work. Jaime Cooke founder of Muks, the boot company change her life. In 2003 she launched Muks ‘After the paparazzi snapped Kate Moss wearing them, things were crazy for a while. Matches boutique had a waiting list of 800, J.Lo wanted them, Beyoncé wanted them – I was working flat out.’ At the hight of her business Jaime completly change her life. She, her husband and three young children left central London and moved to Kent. Jamie’s now a certified Spin and Pilates instructor and has her own spin & pilates studio, Popcylce in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
What motivated & inspired you to start Pop Cycle?
What steps did you take to get things going in the beginning?
Can you tell us about any habits you have or things you do that setup you up for success every day?
Can you tell me a bit more about the classes & what you mean by Popcycle is indoor cycling re-invented?
JC: Popcycle isn’t just about spin, we work at higher resistance than most classes. I like my clients to bring awareness to their core muscles while riding, we do a lot of choreography to keep it fun and I always add at least 2 tracks with hand weights to work shoulders, biceps and triceps while spinning. The studio is a small boutique environment, so we have no more than 8 per class – my clients really like this as I can watch their form and keep energy levels high when I need to. I wouldn’t be able to give the same experience in a mixed class of 50 bikes. We are in a dark stone cellar, with DJ lighting and a booming sound system. You wouldn’t actually know it exists in the middle of the countryside, we don’t advertise – it is all word of mouth and this brings such a lovely vibe to the studio.
I know lots of people who are either afraid of spinning or trying totally love it – is it for everyone?
When I face a big challenge I… work out how I am going to approach it. I try not to jump in without a plan, but really think about the decision and how it affects myself and everyone in involved.