Which classes do you teach?
tru.sculpt™, which is a blend of power vinyasa flow and yoga sculpt. I also personal train clients at EFC.
How did you get started in health and fitness?
I've always been an avid lover of all things health and wellness - from nutrition to movement to mindset; but it was when I hit 30 that I really turned up my awareness of my entire lifestyle, which required me to tune in to me - and once I mastered me, it then became my mission to share this gift with everyone around me.
How would you describe your training style?
I'll let one of my clients answer this, as she said it best in a testimonial: "Megan is the spiritual Jillian Michaels - She challenges you through her no-nonsense style of real, energetic, and kick ass yoga - it's evident that she is genuinely interested in making you and the world a better place by sharing her love of fitness, health, wellness and mindfulness."
Top three favorite exercises and why?
power yoga (hot yoga, preferably), Nike Training Club workout, and strength training. :) As a Nike Trainer and Nike Yoga Ambassador, I suppose my answer is a bit biased; however, I've tried, researched and creatively designed almost everything in the fitness space -and it's the balance of all three of these disciplines that I have found produce the most sustainable and scalable results.
What food would we find in your fridge?
homemade hummus, red, green, yellow & orange peppers, cottage cheese, a bottle of Prosecco, ZICO coconut water (chocolate flavor is my fave), eggs, spinach, kale, srirache sauce, and Trader Joe's organic dark chocolate chips.
Do you use supplements? If so, which ones? Why?
Any classic healthy meals that you eat?
I love to make my own hodge podge salads - spinach lettuce, kale, cottage cheese, spicy mustard, veggies, etc... I'll usually add hard boiled eggs into my salad for my protein, and then the rest follows...maybe some crumbled goldfish, pretzels, etc.. and I make my own dressing - red wine vinegarette, olive oil, fresh lemons, sea salt and pepper. MMMM..
Give your best 3 health tips that people can do right now:
Eat 5-7 times a day (tiny meals, of course), hold yourself accountable by writing down what you eat and drink daily, and DRINK AT LEAST 75% OF YOUR BODY WEIGHT IN WATER - e.g. if you weigh 120lbs, you should be drinking at least 90 ounces of H2O. :)
What are your best tips for losing the last few pounds?
POWER YOGA/YOGA SCULPT - get those unwanted toxins out of your body, improve your digestion and your metabolism through the twisting poses and holds of poses in yoga, while strengthening, lengthening and toning your entire body. Until the toxins are released, your hanging on to the exact fats and layers you're looking to let go of.
What is your favorite part of teaching fitness classes and/or personal training?
I motivate and inspire you to go deeper inside of yourself to physically change their body, as well as shift your mindset into a more powerful & confident you. There's no greater feeling than the feeling you've inspired someone to live her strongest and most fulfilled life - from head to toe, heart to soul, inside and out.
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