Pilates, Muscle Sculpt, Indoor Cycle, Cycle n' Sculpt, TRX, Bootcamp, Kettlebells
How would you describe your training style?
My approach is centered on a holistic philosophy and is geared towards expanding the client’s appreciation of the necessary attentiveness to mind and body issues. I emphasize positive self-talk, believing that the body goes where the mind leads.
Top three favorite exercises and why?
Planks - # 1 exercise for spinal stabilization (read working your core); Pilates Draw-A-Sword - great for the rear delts and rotator cuff; Pigeon pose or Pilates Lunge - for stretching out those pesky hip flexors.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
"Our lives begin to begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter". MLK Jr.
What is the best piece of advice you were ever given about health and fitness?
Find activities that you enjoy and just keep doing them. Fitness is not one size fits all. What works for one person may not work for another.
What are your favorite exercises for developing abs?
Planks, planks, and more planks
What are your favorite exercises for developing a nice butt?
Deadlifts, Prone Pilates Froggies, Side Lunges
Where does your inspiration come from?
What is your favorite form of cardio?
Biking around the city as a form of transportation and to relieve stress. Much better than crowding into the packed CTA.
What is your favorite part of teaching fitness classes and/or personal training?
Working with people and helping others to appreciate their bodies for what they CAN do is the best part of my job. Nothing makes me happier than seeing someone go from only being able to do a handful of bent-knee push-ups to 20 straight leg push-ups. Also, it's great to show people that **gasp** exercise can be fun and its okay to laugh while doing it.
What is your favorite song to workout to right now?
Turn Down for What by DJ Snake ft Lil Jon