ABOUT ME

I’m Laura, Mum to Isabel 6 and two cheeky Dachshunds, Frankie & Molly. I’m originally from the UK, Wirral, but have lived most of my adult life in London. We moved to Bath when our daughter was 5 months old, then here last year for my husband’s work, so I’m a newbie to Dubai and still finding my feet. I’ve been in the fitness industry for 20 years but in spite of my chosen career path I am pretty lazy and love low key days relaxing and chilling at home with a glass of wine.

WHERE IS HOME?

Because I’ve lived away from ‘home’ and have moved a fair bit in my life, I actually consider HOME to be where my feet are. So right now, that’s Dubai Hills.

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER? 

I actually wanted to be one of the instructors from Oz Aerobics (80’s baby)! I used to rush home from school to watch and copy every single aerobics move. Sort of lived out that dream in a way, just not in Sydney.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I run Boutique Pilates. I offer online, on-demand and in person Pilates classes based in Dubai Hills. I’ve worked with hundreds of pre & postnatal ladies, as well as men and women of all ages helping them build strong, robust bodies.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?

We love taking Isabel swimming, to the beach or waterparks. She loves the water and outdoors.

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?

We usually enjoy some pool time, go out for some food, relax at home playing games, and walk the dogs. It’s pretty chilled unless we have guests. Then we’d do a waterpark, brunch or something adventurous in the desert.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?

Mine growing up was The Little Mermaid. I don’t have one as an adult so I guess it’s still The Little Mermaid.

IF YOU COULD EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Pasta with butter and sage. Simple, easy and delicious.

WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?

I did think hard about this, but I really don’t have one.

WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?

Thailand. For its tropical beaches and amazing food.

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?

It used to be Made in Chelsea but since moving to Dubai I don’t really watch TV anymore.

IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Flying. I just think it would be pretty peaceful up there, plus the views would be epic.


WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?

Definitely the warm weather. I feel happier in the sunshine and there’s plenty of that here!