RISER OF THE MONTH - SARA HAGEN


WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO RISE?

My friend, Lisa, brought me to RISE for the first time on Thanksgiving 2014. Janelle was teaching a Fusion class, and I don’t think I’ve ever sweated so much in my life. I loved it! After the class was over, we hopped in the Turkey Trot and ran 3+ miles to finish off the race. Later that day, I could not lift a fork to my mouth because every muscle in my body was feeling it!

WHAT CLASSES DO YOU ATTEND AND WHY?

I am a seven-days-per-week RISER. I love all the class and instructors, so I love to mix it up and do Bootcamp, RISE Cycle, Circuits, and Kettlebell. I’ve come to rely on RISE to jumpstart my day. Another reason I love RISE is that the instructors have given me for when I travel awesome workout routines that I can do in the hotel gym or on the front lawn of my parents home!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT RISE?

I love the people and the energy in the studio. It also doesn’t hurt that my alarm can go off and 15 minutes later I’m in the studio with my workout clothes on and teeth brushed; I can start my morning strong and get home and make lunches before my three kiddos are even awake. I've made some great friends through the studio and continue to introduce friends to RISE workouts, as well. Finally, it’s inspired me to get my kids involved with my refreshed love of exercise. We do plank wars, and I literally challenge my daughter to punch me in the stomach to see how strong my core is. (Though, I am starting to think we might have mother/daughter issues though, because she doesn't hold back.

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