TRAINER SPOTLIGHT | Chelsea V

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

I've been in fitness for almost a decade and, a few years back, I got invited to a little studio in Ohio, to train their staff in indoor cycling. They also offered Lagree, which I tried out and got absolutely hooked on! Once I started taking classes consistently (3x/week), not only did my body start to look leaner and more toned than I had seen with previous workout styles, but I was also able to rehab old injuries, like my shoulder. I never thought I would be able to do a straight-leg pushup again, but now I can do them.. to a slow four count! ;) I appreciate that this method is all about what you bring to the table, as fas as how slow you take each exercise, and that you can always take it to the next level. It's the ultimate mind/body challenge, with exceptional results.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR TEACHING STYLE?

I once had a student describe my classes as, "challenging, but not demoralizing; a friendly push," and that's pretty much me, in a nutshell. I'm a huge dork at heart, and I've learned that part of what helps those around us be authentic is being vulnerable yourself. You will see me make mistakes, shake in moves next to you (when I'm taking class), and beyond, but I will always try to get both of us to evolve. I love growth-minded workouts and people!

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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE POST-WORKOUT NOSH?

Protein, of course! But on a more specific level, I am obsessed with the Chocolate Sea Salt RX Bars, or the Chocolate Supreme protein shake from Earthbar (swap the banana for blueberries, for less sugar). O.M.G. Becky.

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

Show up on the days you don't want to. Those days not only keep you accountable, as far as your exercise routine, but they also strengthen your mental resolve. If I'm feeling beat down or exhausted, and I just get myself onto that Megaformer, I always walk out 45 minutes later, knowing that I've still got it. You do, too. Just show up.