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

Freshman year of college I went to a tiny university in Salem, Oregon.  I learned very quickly that I am not a small-town girl.  Every weekend I would drive an hour north to explore Portland.  I have always loved group fitness classes, and a Lagree studio happened to be in the vicinity of my stomping grounds.  I tried it out, and I was instantly hooked.  The most appealing part was the combination of high intensity and low impact.  I have a bad knee from years of tennis, so low impact is crucial for me.  It is so satisfying to get my heart rate pumping and muscles shaking with the comfort of knowing that this workout is sustainable on my joints.  For the rest of my year in Oregon, I would drive an hour each way just to take Lagree classes.  Then I transferred to Occidental and found that wonderful feeling once again with Motivate.

How would you describe your teaching style?

SERIOUS.  Though I love to joke around, I really want my classes to be effective and efficient.  Workout smarter, not harder!

GRATEFUL.  First, I am so inspired by each of my students for taking the time out of their busy lives to focus on their physical and mental health, and I want my students to know how proud I am.  Second, I am thankful to be part of each of my students' lives, even if for a short moment.

INTROSPECTIVE.  I want to help my students get lost in their sensations--the deep breathing, muscle fatigue, and mental challenges.  Once you embrace these feelings, you can more effectively (and safely) challenge yourself.


What's your favorite post workout nosh?

Rice, beans, and a leafy green!  I could eat rice and beans, pretty much, for every meal, every day for the rest of my life.  I usually go for brown rice, lentils, and kale with a splash of lime juice and olive oil.

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

Don't beat yourself up!  We can't be on our A-game every workout.  If you're having an off-day, it just means you're human. ;)

Check out Eva's classes on Saturday afternoons at 4:00 and 5:00 pm!