“Fitness can be very personal, and I try my best to be empathetic to others while not being too hard on myself in the process.”
Tell us about your early roots in your practice of choice
I began as a floor trainer in New York Sports Club and have since evolved my practice as both a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. I’ve trained in various fitness spaces, from big box gyms to private health and wellness centers, to corporate gyms, and more. As a boutique fitness studio, Rise is a totally unique training experience for me.
What inspires you in your practice?
Ironically, as a self-proclaimed introvert, I’m most inspired by the connections I build and the impact I have on people as a trainer. I’m very motivated by the positive effect I can have as a trainer on another person’s quality of life.
What are valuable lessons learned from your training?
The most significant lesson I’ve learned is that it may be impossible to please everyone, but it’s possible to remain mindful of the various needs and emotions that show up within the space I find myself in. Fitness can be very personal, and I try my best to be empathetic to others while not being too hard on myself in the process.
What are some other classes you enjoy at Rise?
FLIGHT with Miriam & TURF PFX with Robin
What does social wellness mean to you?
Social wellness is deeply tied to the social awareness that as people, especially as New Yorkers, we constantly have to deal with and manage stress. A space like Rise - with various fitness modalities, a rejuvenating spa, and genuinely caring talent and staff - allows people to mentally and physically decompress and manage stress in a healthy, social way.