I’m Virginia and let’s just get this out of the way, I am from Virginia. In 2020, I moved to Redwood City from Smith Mountain Lake, VA where my husband and I were living for a couple of years (in my dad’s basement!) while we started our loungewear business. I’ve also lived in NYC with some of my very best friends and Denver where I learned that you can tailgate at the bottom of the ski slopes.
If you’re looking for me, you’ll find me on my mat! I’ve been teaching fitness classes off and on since college, and I recently obtained my ACE Personal Trainer certification and my IFTA Pilates Mat certification. In the future, I want to explore more of the interaction between Fitness and Behavior Modification, which would allow me to leverage my M.A. in Psychology!
I love teaching core because that’s where fitness starts. Plus, a strong core has so many benefits: better balance, better posture, relief from a myriad of issues like low back pain or tight hip flexors, and a solid base to build upon.
I coach to offer a different perspective. Admittedly, I am a bit of a bon vivant. I love naps, happy hour, food, and friendship. I also really love the workouts that I do, finding the same joy I have for cheese plates and applying it to crunches. Often, people (wrongly) position fitness in opposition to (or the punishment for) fun. That’s not right! I hope that by working with me, you’ll find that fun and fitness go hand-in-hand.
Former participants have said that my teaching style is empowering and a “celebration of self — wherever you’re at”. I offer modifications and encourage participants to work at the level that feels good to them that day. I want to celebrate your participation no matter where you are! In class I work to build relationships that foster fun and playfulness, while getting a good burn! My goal is to help you develop a joyful relationship with fitness, so your workout transforms from a burdensome task to the best part of your day (I can dream!).
I work at Gymparty because of our commitment to make fitness enjoyable! Getting to be part of a community is an added perk; I look forward to interacting with our Slack channel every day. As a fellow entrepreneur, I am inspired by Janet’s clear vision and enthusiasm and I love that I get to help Gymparty continue to grow!