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About Love Your Leisure

Katie Salinger, Owner of Love Your LeisureMy name is Katie Salinger. It’s great to see you here.

When my two wonderful daughters were younger, I found it difficult to find recreational classes locally that fitted in with my busy schedule. I wished then that there was a place online that I could go and search for classes without having to trawl through local newspapers, postcards on community centre noticeboards and parent forums. The idea for Love Your Leisure began to simmer away at the back of my mind, and over the years, it’s an idea that’s grown and taken shape.

I’m someone who loves learning and teaching

All my adult life I’ve either attended or taught recreational classes, and I don’t think I’ll ever be done with the journey of education and discovery. Everywhere I look, there are new things to learn and I tend to try anything and everything I can. My philosophy is that life is short. What’s the point in saying, “One day…” or “I wish I’d…” I mean, I honestly can’t imagine anyone gets to the end of their life and says, “I wish I’d spent more time watching telly”. My take on life is get out there, find a class, learn something you’ve always want to learn and try something new.

Making it easy to find classes in your area

I created Love Your Leisure because I want you to have an amazing free resource where you can quickly and easily find out what’s happening in your area or discover new opportunities for learning that you may not have considered before.

There are lots of wonderful teachers out there and I want them to be teaching to full classes and sharing their talents, knowledge and passion.

As well as listing some amazing classes, I hope our weekly blog will inspire and encourage you to find a passion, learn, grow and love your life to the full.

Who knows, it might even turn into a career! It did for me.

Supporting recreational classes

I’ve taught recreational classes for many years now and I’m always blown away by the amazing work of the instructors and class leaders I meet. I also know first-hand how difficult it can be to market a class to the right audience, which is another reason I created this business. We offer a range of great value advertising solutions to those running classes to make sure we can get a diverse range of classes on the site for you to explore and enjoy.

We regularly contact those running classes to make sure that their listings are kept up to date. If these instructors add new classes, our website is one of the first to find out about them.

Paying it forward

I’m passionate about making a difference in the worldwide community, which is why I’ve committed to donating 10% of our profits to help educational projects for those who would otherwise be unable to attend classes, so that everyone can learn and enjoy their leisure time.

You can find out more about our charitable foundation, Educate the World, here.