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S2 / E56: Cordelia Simpson, UK Presenter / Fitness Expert / Owner of Tula Balance

January 10, 2024

Join your host, Ashley Verma, on this week’s episode of Bizzimumzi as she welcomes the incredible Cordelia Simpson. Cordelia’s journey from the dance floors of top artists like Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Tom Jones, Whitney Houston, and 50 Cent to becoming a dedicated mother of four is nothing short of inspiring.

Cordelia’s story unfolds as she shares her experiences of studying at the prestigious Italia Conti stage school and the London Studio Centre before diving headfirst into the world of commercial dance. For four remarkable years, she danced alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry, and she’s here to spill the behind-the-scenes details.

In 2003, Cordelia became a single mother to her first child, Carma, which added a new layer of complexity to her life. But when love came knocking in the form of her now-husband, Bob, and more children followed, Cordelia made the courageous decision to hang up her dancing shoes to focus on her growing family. Carma, now fifteen, found her own path in showbiz, landing a lead role in CBBC’s successful drama ‘The Dumping Ground,’ where she plays the captivating character ‘Candi-Rose.’

Throughout her journey of motherhood, Cordelia pursued her passion for fitness, becoming a qualified fitness instructor and a Les Mills Body Balance teacher. She juggled it all, teaching up to six classes a week and even volunteering her coaching skills at her children’s gymnastics club.

Tune in as Ashley and Cordelia delve into the world of touring and dancing for megastars, discussing the grueling schedules that instilled massive discipline in Cordelia’s life. Discover what it was like for Cordelia to support her daughter’s dreams as she ventured into showbiz at a young age, navigating the ups and downs of the entertainment industry.

Cordelia also opens up about her remarkable mindset shift, where she transitioned into the world of fitness to help others, highlighting the significance of this transformative journey. In a candid and heartfelt conversation, Cordelia shares her health battles and the courageous decision to undergo a double mastectomy due to her family history and early testing.

Prepare yourself for a riveting Bizzimumzi chat filled with warmth, integrity, and humour as Cordelia Simpson takes us on her remarkable journey of dance, motherhood, and personal growth. Don’t miss this empowering episode!

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