I have tried to continue competing as much as I can, but it is difficult to find enough hours to train when I am competing against professionals that do this full time. I have learnt to train smart and be very efficient with my training time – high intensity interval training is my best friend because I can achieve so much in 45 minutes. I also rely heavily on mental imagery rehearsal before competition, this is when my friends spot me sitting on a bus with my headphones in and wander off in my own dancing world during the commute to placement at Derriford.
My most recent competition was Miss Pole Dance UK, where I was runner-up in instructor category and just two points away from qualifying for the professional category. I am now determined to get stronger and more flexible so that I can return to the same stage and fight for my spot in the professional league.