What classes do you teach & where? Oh geez, all over! I'm focusing right now on my own classes - 7p M Core & Stretch, 9a Tu Circuit Training, 6:15a Th Power Yoga, 9a Th Core & Stretch; I'm renting a studio out of Fremont.
How did you get into the fitness industry? It all started as a kid - doing yoga in the living room with my mom from a VHS. I knew I wanted to be a yoga teacher someday but never saw it as a possible career. Then someone close to me died and suddenly life felt really short. I put together a GoFundMe and raised the tuition to take the 200 hr RYTT at Corepower. I started teaching twice a week while I finished school. Then I worked as a personal chef and taught 10 classes a week. I finally made the leap last June to teaching full-time and haven't looked back since! I've recently got my NASM Personal Training Certification and started taking clients which is a whole new level of love but I'll always have a heart for the community you can find in group fitness.
What’s your favorite thing about being an instructor? It's the only thing I've done where I feel like I'm having an out of body experience. I've never experienced something that fits so well. I even forget that I get paid to do it and get gently reminded to pick up my paychecks!
What’s your one piece of advice for someone who wants to live a healthier life? Find something that you love doing - yoga, boxing, fencing, barre - and really enjoy it. Once you associate movement or exercise with a passion, it become addicting. And classic Gemini advice - keep trying new things!
What is your guilty pleasure food and/or drink?
I never deprive myself of something. If I want pizza, I order pizza. If I want tequila, give it to me on the rocks with a splash of lime. I believe in finding a balance so I never feel guilty eating something. My favorite food? Big Mario's Cheese Pizza or Red Star's Catfish Taco, or maybe DTF Crab Soup Dumplings, oh oh but Kurt's Farmshop Rosemary Ice Cream is so good too ... ahh I can't decide! Favorite drink? You guessed it, TEQUILA! But I will settle for champagne if I MUST ;)
Who is your celebrity crush?
Chris Hemsworth hands down.