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Why Rise?

A friend of mine suggested I try out a cycle class to compliment my marathon training and the rest is history. Rise really is my happy place.

What motivates you?

This could be in life or during workouts. Staying balanced mentally and physically is my motivation. I have always loved to sweat. I learned many years ago it's what keeps me sane and brings joy to my life. I genuinely feel "off" when I don't make the time for it.

What are your short and long-term workout goals?

This is such a hard question for me - a few years ago it would have been improving my marathon time year over year but now my fitness goals are targeted toward feeling like the best version of myself.

What specifically, other than format or schedule, do you like about Rise (events, community, etc.)?

I love all things Rise but the people are what stand out most to me. We build each other up.... I have never once left Rise feeling bad about myself. I usually leave feeling like my arms and legs are going to fall off and uplifted by everyone.

What Rise class gets you feeling the most mentally and physically amped?

It is so hard to pick - Kickbox and Lifted, they are both so different yet really hard classes.

What’s your biggest challenge in getting to class?

Mom guilt! I feel this pressure to be at home and but I know taking time for me makes me a better mom.

What’s your athletic background?

I grew up figure skating and in my 20's devoted my time to Running. I have always loved being active, in general I do not sit still well.

What’s your best healthy living tip?

Everything in moderation..... well sometimes. I am never afraid to eat pizza or a rice krispie the size of a brick. YOLO!


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