Why did you want to become a BEYOND trainer?
Isn’t it obvious?! Everyone is so awesome and I’m fortunate to have a wonderful environment to grow and learn.
What can we expect from your class?
A calm voice, fun music and a good sweat. I like making people sweat and smile!
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
Lately the Gotye song. Something about the beat is intoxicating.
What songs are included on the soundtrack of your life?
Anything by Dave Matthews. I think the first thing I bought with my own money was a Dave Matthews CD.
What is your astrological sign and do you fit the description?
Pisces. It’s uncanny. Especially this part: “Deeply empathetic, Pisces often exhibit a gentle, patient nature, but one that is in want of inspiration.”
How many places have you lived and where?
New Hampshire, Maine, Boston, Aix-en-Provence, France and Dallas.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Live Free or Die” — homage to my home state.
What’s your most memorable vacation?
My Pacific Northwest honeymoon with my husband. I’ve never been to that part of the world and it was amazing.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Take a long vacation to Southeast Asia, Japan, China and Australia.
If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?
A surprise birthday party with an amazing 70s/80s cover band and great food.
At what age did you become an adult?
I’ve always been an old soul, but the defining moment was when I was 22 and I had just finished college. I packed my life into my car and moved to Texas. Moving away from my family was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
What story does your family always tell about you?
I loved oysters and clams so much when I was two years old that I would reach for them over the table.
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Really delicious thin crust cheese pizza. That was my favorite food when I was a child and still is.
What is something you learned in the past week?
St. Andre cheese tastes delicious but gives me a stomach ache :)
What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
Working full time while in school.
Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad but it turned out to be for the best?
I did poorly on the LSAT when I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. I’m okay with it now.
What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?
Everything makes me cry! Recently that P&G commercial about sports moms for the Olympics.
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
Telekinesis so my house could clean itself.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A mom, wife, Pilates instructor and nutritionist.
If you could work on only one project for the next year, what would it be?
I would study nutrition under a naturalistic doctor.
Who inspires you and why?
My mother. Her quiet nature and patience camouflage her inner strength.
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
Gwyneth Paltrow. I think she is simply amazing.
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider. She kicks ass!
If you were a fruit or vegetable, which one would you be and why?
A lemon. Versatile and loves the sunshine!
What is your favorite time of the day/day of the week/month of the year?
Friday morning, October and 7 a.m.
What’s your favorite way to de-stress?
Cooking, walking, Pilates, yoga.
Is a picture worth a thousand words?
No! I think people are defined by actions and words, not snapshots.
The best part of waking up is?
Watching my husband sleep and seeing my dog’s tail wagging over the edge of the bed.