How did you find Lagree Fitness and why does it resonate with you?

I found Lagree fitness through Lululemon where I currently work, Motivate was a new studio opening and of course my co-workers and I had to try it out! (those coworkers include Jasmine and Stephen!) The rest is pretty much history.  I was hooked after the first class and needed to find a way to get more in-depth with the practice; and so taking class led to teacher training which led me here. I really love Lagree because it pushes me the way dance did but without all of the stress to my joints. I had a lot of Achilles, knee, and shoulder issues from all of the jumping and lifting that I did in my practice and it's amazing how low impact this workout truly is. But it still gives me that extra challenge that I love.

How would you describe your teaching style?

My teaching style is fun!  At least for me it is,  because I get to jump around and yell over some Beyonce or JT. I like my music loud, it brings my energy up and it keeps silence out of the practice. I like giving students a chance to escape the burn with a fun playlist when it starts to get really difficult, so I work just as hard on my playlist as I do my routine. I love heavy pushing and arms and I will always try and find a way to incorporate a full body workout during my class. I don't like missing a single muscle!

What is your favorite post workout nosh (or favorite healthy recipe)?

My favorite post workout food is difficult to limit down to one I will limit it to one ingredient that I use so very often.  KIMICHI

Kimchi fried rice

Kimchi fried rice

Kimchi is my favorite way that cabbage is prepared. I do so many different things, I will make soup with it, a morning scramble, I even love it plain!

My favorite way to cook it is as fried rice.  I don't use any oil, instead I pour the juice from the kimchi jar onto the rice and it separates and flavors it for me. I will add eggs, spinach, and some tofu for some extra protein. And top it with kimchi of course!

If you were to give one workout tip to your clients, what would it be?

My one workout tip would be to stick with it. Stick with your workout routines that you set, stick to the time the teacher has allocated for each move, stick to your goal you set for yourself before you started. If you trust yourself and the teacher you will truly see a difference in your performance and your progress. It's amazing what a little dedication can get you.

Find Taeok's class schedule here!