Hey! I’m Welly
A pilates instructor, wellness coach & ex-professional dancer dedicated to help you live your best life and glow from the inside-out through a fresh, simple & down to earth approach to health.
Born and raised in sunny Togo, West Africa (the best place in the world), at age 12 I moved to Paris where I eventually studied a Masters in Business and Marketing… before giving it all up for fishnets and sparkling leotards.
For almost 15 years I toured the world as a professional dancer with Take That,Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Chaka Khan, Lulu…. I also performed in music videos, movies, tv shows (X Factor, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars) and had the honour of dancing for HRH The Queen of England in various occasions. I also had the opportunity of working with (the other queen) Madonna as a main dancer on the set of her movie W.E and at private representations.
It was a fast, exciting and thrilling lifestyle but sadly I had no awareness of my health state and kept burning both end! I worked hard and played even harder!
Until one day in 2008, while performing on stage with Kylie Minogue, I had to be taken off stage because I was in so much pain. I had no idea what was wrong with me…eventually I found out that I had big digestive issues and that my body was desperately sending signals I was ignoring.
And THAT was my wake up call.
I knew I needed to make a change if I wanted to keep living my dreams
I started my health journey from the veeery bottom. Absolutely zero healthy eating experience with a diet that basically consisted of sweets,club sandwiches, sambuca shots and an occasional veggie (on a good week).
Which is why I LOVE working with people that are just starting their health journey, because I’ve been there. And I know how overwhelming, confusing and WTF it can all get!
After many years of trial and errors, failed recipes, and the life-changing guidance of many health experts… I can say this from experience: every single investment I’ve made in myself has absolutely transformed and helped me become who I am today.
I’m now a wellness coach that understands the incredible power of exercising, eating well and resting.
‘My passion is to support you be the most vibrant, glowing and healthy version of YOU.’
My goal is to inspire you to make better decisions so you can live and feel better than ever. And I know this is 100% possible, because if I managed to quit my hard-core HARIBO addiction and turn my health around, I know you can do it too.
One of the most important lessons I’ve learnt is that to find real happiness and wellbeing, you gotta go inside and take responsibility for yourself and your health. Nothing’s gonna change unless you decide to take action and do something about it.
I believe thriving vibrant health takes commitment, showing up, and I want to be the cheerleader that’s supporting and empowering you every step of the way.
I believe a better world starts with a better you.
When I’m not teaching pilates classes, running events or coaching my 1-2-1 clients you’ll usually find me in my London flat cooking plantains, mixing essential oils, playing with my crystals while throwing moves to my favourite afrobeat playlist