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

I found Lagree fitness through the help of Lacey Martin, fellow instructor (and friend) at MOTIVATE. She was one of my very first pilates instructors and her passion for the workout was inspiring. The concept of muscle fatigue and idea behind slow resistance training not only made sense, but really changed my whole outlook on fitness in a positive way. It might sound silly, but I think that the method has helped me become a better student, teacher, and better person through listening and understanding. Being able to helpstudents work towards their goals and truly understand why things like "shaky legs" are a good thing, is awesome!

How would you describe your teaching style?

You'll get my energetic personality with lots of positive encouragement. I know that the workout is hard. I want my students to realize that, then push themselves past it and come out stronger, feeling better. With me, you'll get a lot of help on form, an idea of what muscles should be used/felt, and a lot of cheesy Katie sayings that hopefully get you through the move longer. My style is to motivate and leave you feeling better than when you started class.

What’s your favorite post-workout nosh?

Ohhh, this one changes just about every few weeks, but currently my top snack are the Mint Chocolate Chip or Peanut Butter RX bars. For beverage, my go-to is a chocolate Vega protein shake with frozen bananas and almond butter. SO GOOD.

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

KEEP SHOWING UP. That's half of the battle. We all have the back and fourth of "to workout or not to workout." The days when you're the most tired, stressed, or feeling down are the days you need it the most. Don't give up on yourself. Try to remember how good the post-workout sweaty feeling was, and let that help keep you on track.