Instructor Insight: Heather Smith

Instructor Insight: Heather Smith

What classes do you teach & where?
Yoga, Barre, Pilates, Total Body Conditioning at Figures247 and Hard Candy Pilates

How did you get into the fitness industry?
I was a dance major in college and the professors drilled into us that “you’re going to need an actual income while you try make dance work.” Options presented to us were – bartender or fitness instructor – one because you’d have complete freedom during the day for auditions, and the other to keep you in shape. So for my graduation present from a $100,000 education I asked my parents to gift me a yoga course for $3000. I think we know which one has been paying the bills ever since!!! 😂

What’s your one piece of advice for someone who wants to live a healthier life?
“JUST KEEP SHOWING UP” Being healthy is habitual. So even on days when you can only give 50% – give it! When you’re trudging through the muck of life and you feel like stopping, ask yourself for one more step. YOU HAVE IT IN YOU! And then another step…. And another… Guess what you just walked yourself out of the muck and are ten times stronger than before!

What’s your bucket list travel destination? 
Bali – can a yoga instructor who hasn’t been there yet say anything else ? 😂

What’s your favorite podcast or book?
My favorite podcast is Armchair Expert. And my favorite book is always the one I’m reading, so currently it’s “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett.

If you could bring one thing on a deserted island what would it be and why?
A book of edible plants. As a vegetarian I think it would be my only real chance of survival.

To learn more about Heather you can find her on Instagram @theobnoxiousoyster.

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