Favourite Quote: ‘Keep your eyes on the stars and feet on the ground’

Favourite Fruit: Banana

Role Model: My Brother 

Profile: 2nd Degree Black Belt

Studied: Freestyle Karate, Kickboxing, Thai boxing, Dance (All areas)

Qualified Zumba & Insanity Instructor

Inspired by my big brother, Liam Richards, I started training in Martial Arts as a teenager. I had been dancing since the age of 4 & found that when I started martial Arts they complemented each other & I was able to kick really high from all the stretching from dancing & have the stamina in sparring from all the rigorous dance routines.

I have trained in all areas of dancing, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz & my favourite – Street Dance & many more. I competed all over the UK & won many domestic competitions. I now teach both Dance & Martial Arts & this has helped me putting together my own style of Kick Boxing based ladies boot camp classes of which I also teach.

It has taken a lot of hard work & dedication to get where I am today & I have loved every single minute of it. Liam Richards (the best big brother) has inspired me all the way through my journey. I love being part of such an amazing team at Excel who I can also call my friends. The team, students and families are all why I love my job so much. It is very rewarding to see the kids develop and grow as a person in all areas of their lives.
Sharnie karate and kickboxing