1) what is your fitness background? What’s your favorite area of fitness?
Growing up with three older brothers, we were always outside playing sports. They kept me on my toes. From backyard volleyball to then taking it to high school, I found myself missing it in college. I played my sophomore year for a division 3 school In Massachusetts before transferring to PBA. I didn’t play at PBA, but I missed the team atmosphere. So once graduating in 2016, I was in search of that. I found Vault. From first working the desk, it evolved to teaching first TRX, barre, spin, yoga and now training for Classical Pilates Education. So far, yoga has absolutely captured my heart. I love how our bodies adapt and move with the breath. Although I like to lift, run, and try any new type of exercise, I’ve seen myself get stronger mentally and physically the most with yoga.
2) why do u love to teach at vault?
It’s truly grown me into the person I am today. Coming into the studio, I had no experience teaching. Getting out of my comfort zone, to speak and lead a class, is empowering. Kelly helped me so much. I remember how hard it was for me originally to teach barre. There’s a lot going on at once, and on top of it all, getting used to people following my lead? I now teach all sorts of classes. Vault gave me all the tools to become the teacher I am today.
3) what led you to take the cpe training and how’s it going so far?
I’ve been thinking about doing the CPE Teacher Training for probably two years, maybe even three! When I commit to teaching or learning something, I’m all in. I really try to give it my all, and to be honest, I knew CPE was a big commitment. I wanted to be ready, and now I believe it will fully round me out as a teacher. I also believe pilates is just amazing, and am excited to really break it down to fully grasp all its benefits.
4) what’s one thing about u that most people don’t know?
I went to a vocational agriculture high school, and was originally in vet science program. I wanted to be a vet for a lot of my childhood, and that changed when we started minor procedures on the little pigs in our school. I love animals.. so I can’t cut them. I then changed to floriculture, where I learned all about plants and making floral arrangements. For a short period of time, I wanted to be a florist. It was a lot of fun.
5) what’s the most rewarding thing about teaching fitness?
It’s so rewarding when clients say they “really needed that class,” or when you can connect on a level with a client in a meaningful way. Moving is like medicine, and I want clients to know we are in it together.
6) what’s your fave thing to do outside of fitness?
I enjoy the pool, beach, basically anything outdoors getting sunshine. I spend a lot of time stretching, or on my acupuncture mat. Self care days are my favorite, with a face mask, just lounging, or baking my favorite gluten free cookies♥️ if you haven’t had them, you need to!