Meet the Trainer

Claudia Evans

Get to know our Dance expert, Claudia

What do you do for OYM?

I teach Body2TheBeat which is a dance based fitness class.

How did you get into your specialist area?

I trained to be a personal trainer after a dance career so it felt like 15yrs a natural progression.
What did you do before you became involved in the wellness industry?
I danced professionally for over 15yrs. Travelling the world and working for some major artists and projects including George Micheal, Kylie, Moloko, Eric Pridz to name a few.

If you feel comfortable, I’d love you to share your experiences of perimenopause/menopause to date.
I went into surgical menopause after having a hysterectomy in 2022 at 43.
Like many women that have this surgery I had suffered for years. I was happy to have it so dealing with menopause symptoms is definitely a better deal. I feel I’m lucky with my symptoms but would love my old energy back. Hopefully I forget what my energy was like!

What has been your most significant discovery/positive experience while navigating this time?
Women around my age are frigging amazing. We are talking so much more. I feel once you get to this point if you’re not in a constant state of rage you’re so much more compassionate towards other women.

Claudia teaches Body2TheBeat in the OYM app every fortnight on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. To access Live classes, click on the ‘Classes’ tab at the bottom of the app and choose the Weekly Live Schedule.