Learn How Angelique Parvez Created Her Company Dance To Inspire

How did your journey as a female health founder begin?

After having children I was looking to lose weight and get fitter and the gym didn’t help at all. I joined a local dance class and the pounds fell off and i felt healthier and happier. I knew I had to share this with other mums so I trained in dance fitness and started a fitness business. Few years later I was diagnosed with breast cancer and that was a turning point in my journey and i included mental health in addition to dance to create a health and wellness business based on dance.

What inspired you to start Dance To Inspire?

My passion for dance. I had trained in dance as a child and it had helped me combat lifes difficulties and made me happy. As an adult moving from India to the UK i lose touch with dance for 15 years and rediscovered it after having my children, the passion came flooding back.

Tell us more about your women’s health business, who does it aim to serve?

My women’s health business looks at body and mind fitness based on dance, exercise, nutrition and mental health techniques. I also have a dance academy for kids and teenagers again to share my passion for dance and keep them healthy and happy. I reach people through social media and in person events. I have partnered in the past with StreetTag, the Health Concierge, LOANI, and Ekota Sports. I have not received any funding for my business.

As a woman in business, what obstacles have you faced and how have you overcome them?

Funding is the big obstacle to manage as it is not easily available for companies like mine. I have overcome it by self funding and putting my profits back into the business. My partners have helped support me.

How do you see the landscape of online women’s health services evolving to fill the gender health gap?

Digital health has been an incredible tool allowing us to promote health and wellness worldwide. I have been made LOANI health and wellness chairperson to conduct health and wellness activities and initiatives globally through digital platforms. I already offer dance, fitness and wellness programs globally through various platforms.

Can you pinpoint a particular strategy that has been pivotal to the success of your company Dance To Inspire?

Sharing my passion for dance and its benefits has been the underlying strategy fuelled by my wish to help women and spread the awareness of health, wellness and breast cancer with the message of putting ourselves first. The overall body and mind health program I developed after getting breast cancer and understanding the impact of mental health for women and how we neglect ourselves.

The impact it has had is that I’ve been able to share my journey through many events, platforms and articles to spread awareness.

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Many women are already benefitting from my programs, many testimonials are available and it has helped me personally too. I hope to keep sharing my message and experience.

Which key pieces of kit, technology or software could you not run your business without?

  • Zoom for sure – I use zoom to run my global online classes about 8 classes a week.
  • My music software and equipment to play music.

What is your BIG VISION for your women’s health business?

To be able to reach women who can access our services from anywhere in the world. To spread the awareness of health and wellbeing of body and mind for women. To share the message that we need to put ourselves first, look after our health and wellbeing or risk suffering with disease.

To break the taboo about sharing our cancer journeys so that we can help others.

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To be of service to others with our skills.

What advice would you give to fellow female health founders?

  • Put yourself first – you cannot serve others from an empty cup.
  • Health is physical and mental wellbeing you cannot be healthy without both.
  • Women need to learn to manage their daily stress to be able to live a fulfilling life as we are used to multi tasking and driving ourselves to achieve more which can take a toll on our health.

Contact Angelique Parvez

Angelique Parvez is a Female Health Founder Parter, and you can see her profile and contact details by clicking here.