Nom­i­na­tion de­light as fundraiser at­tends royal gath­er­ing

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THE ONLY plat­inum ranked Jazzercise in­struc­tor in the UK was in­vited to the Queen’s Royal Gar­den Party in hon­our of her ser­vices to the com­mu­nity.

And in March Marthese At­tard, who started her busi­ness in Chal­font St Peter 25 years ago, led a work­out at­tended by more than 100 peo­ple, man­ag­ing to raise more than £10,000 for two char­i­ties, Jo’s Cer­vi­cal Can­cer Trust and The Brain Tu­mour Char­ity.

Ms At­tard’s suc­cess means that she is now the high­est rank­ing in­struc­tor in the UK and ranked the sev­enth high­est world­wide.

Jazzercise is an in­ter­na­tional dance fit­ness fran­chise that hosts more than 7,800 fran­chises world­wide, teach­ing more than 32,000 classes a week in 32 coun­tries.

It com­bines dance based car­dio, Pi­lates, yoga, strength train­ing and stretch­ing to chart mu­sic. Speak­ing about the Gar­den Party which took place on May 28, Ms At­tard said: “It was amaz­ing, it’s re­ally an amaz­ing event.”

She added: “The Queen was smil­ing and beam­ing. It was quite a nice ex­pe­ri­ence for me.”

Ms At­tard was nom­i­nated by Wy­combe Dis­trict Coun­cil to at­tend the party and de­scrib­ing how it felt to re­ceive a nom­i­na­tion said: “It’s a nice award af­ter all the hard work. You’re recog­nised for some­thing that you do.

“I’ve been do­ing this for 25 years and that’s why I’ve been nom­i­nated.”

While she was at the event she met peo­ple “from all walks of life,” and even re­ceived a smile from the Queen, some­thing she de­scribed as “un­be­liev­able”.

She added: “This year I’m cel­e­brat­ing 25 years of me teach­ing Jazzercise. I grew the busi­ness from four classes a week to 30 a week.”

Miss At­tard, who’s fran­chise now has “about 700 mem­bers,” is proud of how well her busi­ness has grown.

She said: “I’m the only one ranked plat­inum out­side the US. It’s un­be­liev­able, it’s amaz­ing. I’ve been on a high.”

Con­tact Marthese on 07708 275 527 or at jazz er­cise4­marthese@ya­hoo.co.uk to find out more.

AMAZ­ING: Marthese At­tard, who started teach­ing Jazzercise in Chal­font St Peter 25 years ago

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