Mum Abroad Life


Sabrina Ridaura on feeling confident, strong, healthy and happy

You have always been interested in keeping fit but when and why did you decide to turn your passion into a business?

I’ve moved a lot in my life. My husband’s work, our family, and just life has taken us all over the world. Change being a given, every new place bringing with it new friends and new schools and new homes. But one thing that has been a constant in my life (aside from my wonderful kids and amazing husband) has been training. I grew up being active. Biking, running, going to the gym, I was always moving. Always aware of what to eat, interested in the whys and the why nots, devouring this information. It was natural. It was me. But it wasn’t until we moved to a small town in the UK that I discovered that maybe this passion I had could actually be turned into a living. Sometimes we don’t think of our passions that way, or we think we could never make a living out of it, and that was me. But in that small town, everything changed. We had just moved and I discovered a small spinning studio. The people were nice, the classes were fun, and it was close to home. It would be a perfect place for me to spend some of my free time. But after a few weeks of going, one of the trainers approached me to train to get certify and become a spinning instructor. At first I balked at this, but soon, I warmed up to the idea. Why not? So I did. And it was the best decision I ever made. The satisfaction I felt of sharing everything that I loved with other people, of showing people a better way to healthy, of helping them achieve their goals. I couldn’t get enough. Needless to say, I have never turned back.