TRAINER SPOTLIGHT | Charlene S

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HOW DID YOU FIND LAGREE FITNESS AND WHY DOES IT RESONATE WITH YOU?

I found Lagree after trying many other types of workouts, everything from barre classes to CrossFit.  I gained a lot of endurance and strength with CrossFit but my body just couldn't handle the heavy weightlifting after a while.  I came across Motivate in doing some research and figured it couldn't be any harder than CrossFit so I gave it a try.  Man, was I wrong!  After that very first session I discovered new muscles that I never knew I had and didn't have to throw heavy weights above my head in order to find them!  I loved every minute of being pushed to my max, not only by the trainer, but mentally for myself. With each class I found myself pushing harder, holding longer and embracing that shake.  I love how much stronger I am now as a result and also enjoy being able to work out more efficiently and much more safely at Motivate.  I always leave with a sense of accomplishment!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR TEACHING STYLE?

 Intense and Pushing Limits.  I know within each of us, we have the ability to go harder and push farther than we even realize or allow ourselves to do.  We often stop right at that moment where we think it's too hard, not knowing that change is just over the precipice if we can fight to get through the discomfort.  As a trainer, I want to be able to bring that out in my clients while being safe and encouraging.

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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE POST-WORKOUT NOSH?

Protein banana pancakes!  Super simple- 2 (or 3!) eggs and 1 banana, mashed and whisked all together, fry it in a pan.  I'll follow that up with a tuna, kale and broccoli slaw with quinoa and sunflower seeds, drizzled with a red wine/olive oil vinaigrette.

IF YOU WERE TO GIVE ONE WORKOUT TIP TO YOUR CLIENTS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Embrace the shake!  Endure and fight through because there’s strength on the other side.

Check out Charlene's schedule here!