Shay started aerial hoops in 2017 and to say that she loves it would be a huge understatement.
"By doing hoops I’m so much stronger, fitter, have more confidence and there’s nothing quite like seeing yourself improve or being able to accomplish a particularly tricky move! Competing is a crazy and incredible experience and in 2018 I competed in the national Miss Lyra NZ competition in the doubles category with my best hoops pal Keryn"
In 2018 Shay decided to give pole a go as well – while hoops might be her first love, she is also finding pole is so much fun and a great way to grow her strength and confidence.
"I absolutely adore teaching what I love, and hopefully get others to fall in love with hoops too!"