How did you find Lagree Fitness and why does it resonate with you?
About 13 years ago, my friend Jessica (who is also a fellow Motivate instructor) took me to her cousin’s brand new studio. I had no idea it was Lagree and no idea what i was doing! I just knew that Jessica looked amazing and I wanted to try it. After my first class I was hooked and started going regularly. I loved how every class was challenging and fun. The equipment was a lot different 13 years ago, but the method was the same. Lagree has absolutely changed the way I look at fitness. I appreciate the process my body goes through in every class. The method is precise in tempo, resistance, duration, intensity etc. and when you combine all the elements, you get the perfect full body workout. I also love that it is safe enough to do daily, so I know I’ll get stronger without straining or injuring my body. What resonates with me the most is how challenging it is, but how doable it is as well. Everyone of all fitness levels can take part and get such amazing benefits, both physical and mental.
How would you describe your teaching style?
I definitely describe myself as your personal Cheerleader. My goal is to engage everyone to take part in class by taking from my energy and giving energy to others. We are all in it together, and we’ll get through it together. In my mind, I’m taking class with you, and it’s hard, and challenging, but we’ll finish and feel so accomplished after.
What’s your favorite post-workout nosh?
My body is a big protein craver, so I like to run to Whole Foods and get their peanut butter and greens shake, followed by a nice big custom meade salad.
If you could give one tip to your clients, what would it be?
I have two!
Keep coming back! The first few classes are very challenging because you are learning something new. After that first learning curve is over, you will be able to dig a little deeper and get to the meaty and shaky part of the classes. That’s where you’ll make those big changes.
Listen to your instructors so you keep learning. We know that we throw a lot at you in terms of move names, cues, positioning, etc. and it might not always make sense the first few times. Try to keep an ear out in every class because they’ll create a way to communicate it to YOU so YOU can achieve it. You’ll also learn ways to modify and intensify when you want and that’s important for your progress.
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