Meet Helen Davies
Posted on 16 June 2020
What is your name, and where are you based?
Helen Davies (based in Bahrain)
What is your profession?
Health Club Operator / Freelance Indoor Cycling Instructor
What is your story?
Originally from Wales, UK. I have spent the last 5 years working in the fitness Industry here in the Middle East (Oman, Bahrain) and a briefly in Rwanda. Sport and Fitness has always been a part of my life; from playing netball, football, rugby, and any other from a young age to studying Sport at University. I naturally gravitated towards a career in Sports Development, working to increase participation in sport at grassroots and elite level. In 2004 I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis which resulted in me being unable to participate in Sport, this had a huge impact on my life, going from being extremely active to not being able to get out of bed unaided. However once my condition was under control I found a love for 'Spin Classes'; it was really the only exercise I could do as it didn't have negative effect on my illness. As my passion grew I decided to become a Vibe Cycle (Indoor Cycling Instructor). This introduction to the fitness industry resulted in me pursuing a new career in Fitness; I have since had the pleasure of operating high end Health Clubs and Facilities. Over the last year and a half I have been teaching Rhythm Cycle classes across a variety of locations in Bahrain. I pride myself on teaching a tough but fun class. Rhythm Cycle is Bahrain's official party on a bike.
How has COVID-19 effected you ?
Even though this is a negative situation I have now taken Bahrains official party on a bike online. With people joining my classes from all over the world
What have you done to stay involved and up to date during Quarantine times?
I have tried to used this time wisely and have invested a lot of time in upskilling myself. I have recently completed the first part of my Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification (can't wait for the gyms to open so i can complete my practical section). I have also completed further online courses to develop my knowledge in not just fitness but also in Marketing and Social Media.
What services are you currently offering, and how can our followers contact you?
Currently providing online Indoor Cycling Classes (Live and Recorded) which anyone, anywhere in the world can join. You can contact my via @rhythmcycle_me instagram page
When will you be going Live with Tru ?
I will be going live on Wednesday June 17th 2020 at 5PM. I will be doing my signature 60 min indoor cycling session with Tru Active, if you have an indoor trainer or a stationary bike, you will not want to miss this party ! Catch me on instagram on @truactivebh
What's your favorite Tru Active item and why ?
Too many items to choose from - I'm a Tru Addict! I love my Delmon Leggings; the print is just so cute and kooky. I also love my Tru Bikini - cheeky cut on the bottoms, amazing colours and reversible - 2 bikinis for the price of 1!