HOW DID YOU GET IN TO FITNESS?
I started playing sports when I was 5 and continued to play all through high school. In college, I stayed active by teaching horseback riding lessons and riding on my school’s equestrian team. After I graduated, I realized I needed to figure out what I liked to do and start doing it on my own. I started running and rock climbing and spent years doing both, supplementing them with yoga classes. Eventually I started attending Barre and have been hooked ever since.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF TEACHING?
I enjoy coming up with classes that will challenge everybody, no matter what level of fitness they are. Participating in the classes with the clients and working with them to modify to their level is a challenge that I’ve always enjoyed. It’s especially rewarding when clients realize how much they have improved because of their own hard work and dedication to attending.
WHAT MAKES YOU AND/OR YOUR WORK UNIQUE?
I have taken a variety of group fitness classes, but was never a dancer so I don’t have that background of experience to draw from so I supplement with what I do have experience in, yoga, boot camp style classes, and other body weight training. I try to draw from those styles and modify the movements to incorporate Barre work.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OTHER TYPE OF EXERCISE?
I enjoy running or hiking with my dog on the Appalachian Trail when the weather allows. I also really enjoy aerial yoga and aerial silks workouts.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE?
Good, spicy beer. My favorite right now is Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin. I’m also a sucker for really rich breakfast foods and spend a lot of time at Diener’s in Mechanicsburg eating breakfast.