I have been teaching movement since 2013. My weakness is being afraid to show up BIG. I used to think I was just being humble, but my practice and teaching have shined a strobe light on those hiding spots and have pushed me to lean into who I really am like nothing else ever has.
I’ve been a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor for about 5 years. It started when I would create workouts for me and my friends to do. I would get so excited about creating and executing the workouts that I decided to take that excitement to the community with weekly bootcamps. I wanted to create a fun atmosphere for my clients full of sweat and love so that each session left each person feeling confident and stronger, but most importantly, supported. My weakness is overthinking. Sometimes I will catch myself overthinking which foot to use walking up or down stairs—insanely true story. I overthink overthinking which can often lead to self doubt. It’s been a huge challenge for me, but there isn’t a day that doesn’t go by where I don’t work on it. It’s who I am…I think it’s who I am (insert overthinking joke here)!
I have been hesitant to teach fitness because it was always something that I did for me. It has been my therapy since I started on my fitness journey 7 years ago and I thought I’d have to sacrifice that feeling to teach. Then I met Holly and Sarah and I experienced The Works—a practice that rocked my body and my heart and left me wanting to give that feeling to others through fitness. So this is where my teaching journey is beginning apart from the many impromptu abs and butt sessions I have lead with my two best gals, so here goes nothing (or hopefully something).
My weakness is that sometimes I get caught up in the superficial, the fitness trends, the ‘I have to workout everyday or else’, the “eat this not that”, the “no days off” mentality. I’ve had to stop seeing it, the obsession, as a weakness and seeing it as a check in with myself. When the superficial voice becomes too loud I try to recognize it and come back to why I fell in love with exercise and why I move my body. It wasn’t to be skinny or stop eating or to lose weight, it was to get endorphins, to ease my mind, to get outside, to breathe.
I have been teaching movement through yoga since finishing my YTT in the Spring of 2019. I’ve been teaching group fitness in the form of indoor cycling and group HIIT classes in various studios around Charleston since the summer of 2016.
My weakness is my perfectionist nature and the fear I have of getting out of my “routine” that’s just comfortable to me. I tend to be an over planner and this leads me to not live in the moment and experience everything that life has to offer, even if it means getting out of the plan I have in my head to do so.