Carrie Ekins – CEO, Creator & Founder von Drums Alive®

The woman behind this program knows what bad luck means, but she has the rare gift of making it something positive, a joyful experience from which others can also benefit, regardless of her own abilities, nationality, age or physical handicaps. Meet Carrie Ekins.

An idea was born and implemented - 1998/1999

When Carrie saw the musical “Lord of the Dance” in 1998, she was so moved and inspired that she decided to develop a fitness program that would capture the essence and spirit of Celtic dance and make it accessible to the fitness world. Thereupon Carrie introduced the so-called “Riverdance Rhythms” to the German market in 1999 and received sensational reviews for it. The programme was presented in newspapers and magazines nationwide the following year and became a popular event at numerous conventions throughout Europe.

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The breakthrough - 2001

In 2001 Carrie presented the “Riverdance Rhythms” at the IDEA World Convention in San Francisco. But the day after the convention, Carrie experienced her very personal nightmare of pain and suffering – the hip joint of her thigh had slid into her pelvis. Carrie came back to Germany – in a wheelchair.

Anyone who knows Carrie only halfway knows that “shifting down a gear” is out of the question for her. At the age of 30, doctors advised her to take physical rest due to osteoarthritis of the left hip and an early stage of hip dysplasia. But every setback, every injury and subsequent operations strengthened them for the new adventure.

It was an arduous journey, but she used such difficult phases of her life to create something meaningful and useful for others, as well as building blocks for her own healing and greatness.

Drums Alive® followed a time of pain, frustration and hardship, but it has touched thousands of people worldwide with its rhythmic joy and movement.

Sharon Jackson and Frauke Winkler
Drums Alive® Europe administrators

known for their enthusiasm and energetic presentations – have been working, lecturing and presenting in the areas of group fitness, wellness and health sports for many years. As graduate trainers of the German Gymnastics Federation, they have taken the greatest pleasure in the Drums Alive® concept, which combines rhythm through drumming and movement in a unique way! Meanwhile, they are administrators for the Drums Alive® UG and are national and international as Drums Alive® trainers and presenters in the fitness and health industry.

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