How did you find Lagree Fitness and why does it resonate with you?
I found Lagree Fitness back in 2008 when I was a student in graduate school. It was the Proformer then, and now many versions later, my favorite—the Megaformer. I love the method, so much that I was determined to become a trainer to share my love with the rest of the world! I feel mentally and physically fit and happy after every session. It [being on the megaformer] has been my happy place ever since! That adrenaline rush with a surge of serotonin after every session is what keeps me coming back for more.
How would you describe your teaching style?
I love motivating my friends and clients to help reach their health goals. You will definitely feel challenged during my class but also feel like a million bucks after the class! You don’t get a firm a$$ from sitting on them! You gotta’ work for it! It takes determination and discipline to schedule the time to exercise on a routine basis. What more can you ask for if you could come to Motivateand get a full-body strength training session in under one hour! You really don’t need more time, just more intensity!
What is your favorite post workout nosh (or favorite healthy recipe)?
I call it coconut cardamom bliss—absolutely delicious. It’s so refreshing and hearty for a post workout snack. All you need is a blender and the following ingredients!
1 whole young coconut
1-2 tsp cardamom spice
1 medium banana (or 2-3 raw dates)
8 pieces of raw almonds
Toasted coconut flakes (optional for garnish)
Use a knife to cut open the coconut.
Pour out the coconut water into the blender.
Scoop out the coconut into blender (best with a medium-sized metal spoon)
Place the rest of ingredients in blender
Blend (it’s important you blend first before you blend with ice)
Pour a half cup of ice or more (depending on your liking), blend
Garnish with coconut flakes and serve
If you were to give one workout tip to your clients, what would it be?
Find what works for you whether that is Lagree Fitness, dance, or yoga. Do whatever that makes you happy, and whatever it takes to make it a lifestyle and not a chore. It’ll never feel like it’s a workout if you’re having fun. I also get my friends to sign up for classes together so we make each other accountable. You are less inclined to early cancel out of a class when you know you committed to going with a friend! I know that wasn’t one tip, but I hope this was helpful for anyone looking for more motivation!