What is your life goal?
A quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson sums this one up:
“Success: To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
Why did you want to become a Beyond Pedaling trainer?
As a client of Beyond Pilates, I have experienced first-hand how Pilates and Pedaling work together to create a fully fit and feeling-good body. I am so excited to bring the Pilates cues and thinking into the cycling studio. Also, I love the Keiser bikes and The Power Board, which have amazing potential for helping clients train harder and smarter so they get the results they want every time.
What do you like best about teaching classes?
Being able to see with my eyes how hard a client is working and the victory when they get through to the other side of an especially challenging stage of work.
What can we expect from your classes?
One thing is for sure: I will always have a plan! I think it is so important to create a road map for my clients so they know when to push themselves and when they will be able to back off and get recovery. If they never know how long an interval or series will last, they will always be saving themselves. I want my clients to know when they should go all out, how long it will last, and how they should feel in that moment. Every single class, my goal is for my clients to surprise themselves with how hard they worked and how great it felt.
What’s your favorite way to break a sweat?
On a bike, of course!
What’s your favorite way to de-stress?
Going on a hike in Colorado.
The best part of waking up is?
Large half-caff Americano from Drip Coffee! I love to go get my coffee and see all of my coffee shop friends.
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
I’d be like the mom in The Incredibles, able to stretch my body into any shape necessary or reach all the way across the room and grab something. That way I could fly, float on water, and do all of those yoga poses that are so elusive to my tight body!
What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you tear up?
We Bought a Zoo. Who knew?
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
I have a list of guilty pleasures, but the strawberry muffins at Drip Coffee are at the top of my list. Skinny, salty fries from Cafe R+D (or anywhere…) come in second.
Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
Maybe not mistaken for, but lately I’ve had several people tell me I look like the mom on “Modern Family,” Julie Bowen. I’ll take that one as long as I don’t get mistaken for acting like her!
I was once told I look like Julianne Moore. I can dream, can’t I?! Maybe I should go red…
What makes you laugh?
What was your favorite food when you were a child?
I was a true child of the 70s—Twinkies and Tang!
What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
What sound do you love?
What’s your favorite time of the day/day of the week/month of the year?
I love fall—that first crisp day when the leaves are starting to change and the summer’s 100+ temperatures fade away.
What’s another one of your favorite quotes?
One I saw on a Beyond Pilates shirt and that is now on the wall at Beyond Pedaling:
“Once we accept our limits, we go Beyond them.” - Albert Einstein
If you could know the answer to any question besides “What is the meaning of life?” what would it be?
What is Heaven like? My boys ask me that all the time. I just read “Heaven is for Real.” I hope that kid is right!
When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?
I throw the ball with my puppy. She is a beautiful yellow lab named Bliss. She’ll be one on March 23!