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  • When summer arrives, I often get asked the best way to tone up problem areas, as well as how to feel body confident. Here are my fitness, diet and self improvement tips to get your summer started right. ...

  • Over the years of developing Turn’d Up Fitness I’ve learnt some tricks to give my confidence a boost and I want to share them with you. Here are my tips to help to develop your self-confidence, so that you can achieve anything:...

  • Has lockdown made you decide it's time for a change? Maybe you'd like to try a new career? Or you're wondering how to start your own business? If you come to our classes, you might be thinking about taking the next step and becoming a Turn'd Up Fitness instructor? To help you, I thought I'd share some tips I've learnt on my own Turn'd Up Fitness journey......

  • Sometimes, it’s really important to reflect on how far you’ve come and something I’ve been thinking about recently is my history with food. If food and I had a relationship status, it’d be 'It’s complicated'. To be blunt, I used to binge eat so much that I would make myself sick....

  • The juggle is real when you’re a business owner/boss/choreographer/teacher/entrepreneur, not to mention a daughter, sister, auntie, friend…  And time management is one more thing to stress over! You probably all feel the same, right?! BUT there are ways to maximise your time and use it......

  • Meet instructor Laura McDyer, who launched Coventry's first ever Turn'd Up class!...

  • Sleep… Oh how I love it. There’s nothing like waking up refreshed and ready to smash your goals! And believe it or not, this is how I roll most mornings… I, Shekira Johnson, who have to-do lists coming out of my ears, a phone that never stops buzzing and ideas for days, have mastered the art of a good night’s sleep....

  • It's been quite the rollercoaster building my little empire. Sometimes I think that if this was a reality TV show, people would think it was way too OTT! As the saying goes, it's the journey, not the destination, and I've had a pretty interesting one so far. Of course, I'm not quite at my destination yet but I wanted to share the defining moments; the ones that would be included in the movie of my life (well, a girl can dream!) Hopefully you'll be inspired by these moments too....

  • I won't lie, my stomach is in the best shape it's ever been! Excuse me if that sounds immodest but we should all celebrate our good bits, right?! It has taken some work and effort to get to this point, so I thought I'd write a list of what has worked for me....

  • Are you a morning person? I never used to be, I used to press the snooze button and drift off back into oblivion. But once I realised I could be doing something way more useful with that time, it literally changed my life. I’ve been doing this routine for three years (and yes, I do set my alarm very early!) and not only do I feel like I’m taking care of my mind and body, I feel it’s rewired my brain for the better. ...

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