Exercise has ALWAYS been a part of my life. I was Captain of every sport that I played in my younger years. Not because I was competitive. In fact, I was a "leader" because I WASN'T competitive. I am still that same girl: hyper, outspoken, and fiercely loving of my team mates. I love to collaborate. And, I always show up (although I often snuck away in the middle of practice for some nachos or to flirt with boys. So, yeah, I'm still the same girl).
Like most people, I still don't think that I've "cracked the code" with exercise, body image, and health. Some things, like yoga, running, online fitness classes, and in-person group classes are stalwarts in my life. I've abused exercise, but it's also saved my life, introduced me to fantastic humans, and shown me the world. I believe in the power, and magic, of an active lifestyle.
Here's the thing: a good workout is a safe workout. What's safe for someone might not be safe another. That's true of exercise quantity, intensity, type, and receptiveness to coaching. I've paid a lot of money to earn certificates and educate myself so that I can be a kick-ass fitness instructor. Here are my current certs:
Reformer Pilates (not certified-- f*** that expensive bullsh**)
Total Body Barre
I will always continue studying movement and humans. We're just so interesting, you know?
Did you know that teaching fitness is a REAL job? Maybe not, and that makes sense: instructors aren't treated like real employees. Most of us have no job benefits. Most of us have no health care and no paid sick leave. We're like gig workers, but we use our own bodies, and we can seriously injury our student's if we're not educated. That's why I've created Group Fitness Instructors United. Learn more: click here>>>