Spin, Foam Roll/ Release, Barre
How did you get started in health and fitness?
I was athlete growing up, and found that i love making fitness a part of my routine!
How would you describe your training style?
Positive, fun, fast paced and challenging!
Top three favorite exercises and why?
I love muscle confusion exercises. I like a hard quick strength interval followed by a sprint, then recover!
What food would we find in your fridge?
Non-fat greek yogurt, granola, fresh fruit. Whole grains. Chicken, turkey, eggs. I am a big believer in a variety of foods and portion control.
Do you use supplements? If so, which ones? Why?
Nope! Though i do try to include super foods, like greens and berries, into my diet to get a variety of vitamins and antioxidants!
Any classic healthy meals that you eat?
I love scrambled eggs whites, with sharp cheddar cheese, on whole wheat toast, topped with salsa! Huevos Rancheros!
Give your best 3 health tips that people can do right now:
1. Find balance in your life. Its not about extremes, it's about finding a healthy routine.
2. Look at your goals. Make sure you want the right things for the right reasons and go for it!
3. Challenge yourself beyond what you think you are capable of. Don't settle!
What are your best tips for losing the last few pounds?
Discipline. It's a good thing!
Do you have a fitness role model?
If yes, who are they and why do you look up to them?
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!
- Walt Whitman, Passage to India
What is the best piece of advice you were ever given about health and fitness?
Find a healthy and balanced routine.
What are your favorite exercises for developing abs?
Controlled, small and slow movements. Pilates based.
What are your favorite exercises for developing a nice butt?
Barre exercises! lean towards the barre, bring your heels to butt and pulses upwards in small one inch movements! Also, spinning!
Where does your inspiration come from?
A desire to be free and full all the time.
What is your favorite form of cardio?
Spinning! Can't beat it!
What was your funniest moment at the gym?
When there is no room on the barre in class and I have to demonstrate the exercises. I have fallen once or twice :)
What is your favorite part of teaching fitness classes and/or personal training?
I love to inspire and challenge people.
How do you handle setbacks in your own fitness journey?
One day at a time. A set back one day is a victory the next.
If you could be the best at one sport/fitness activity, what would it be?
What is your favorite song to workout to right now?
Right now i love to warm up to Love on Top, by Beyonce. Puts me in such a good mood!