From Alice Springs to XTEND Brisbane, via Miss Australia and the blue skies of Qantas. For her age, mum of three and XTEND instructor Emma is not much of a one for wasting time. Which is why when you do one of her classes, every second is maximised. Raised in the Alice, trained in Melbourne at the National Theatre Ballet School and 1999’s Miss Northern Territory (true story!), Emma briefly gave up dance to pursue a career with Qantas. But the lure of the barre proved too great. And now you too can take advantage of her unquenchable passion for dance and exercise.

“I absolutely love Xtend,” says Emma. “For me, it’s as much mental as physical. I love the way my body has responded to the movement. It is so encouraging as an instructor to see client’s bodies change and their lives change too. They stand a little bit taller, walk a little bit prouder. It really empowers women. It’s such a positive space at XTEND and such a great workout. Everyone should try it.”