Guilty Pleasure: Mexican food. Although I haven’t found a good place to get it in London. I ordered a burrito and guacamole from this place once and they added peas to both- gave up after that. If you have a good spot plz DM me.
Fav Sweat It Session: Machine Guns
Love to hate Sweat It Move: INCLINES (We are noticing a trend here…)
How long have you been training at SWEAT IT? I started coming to classes in May through ClassPass and decided to COMMIT IT at the end of July.
How many sessions do you come to a week? 5
What is your go-to SWEAT IT protein shake? The Hulk
What is the reason you choose to train at SWEAT IT over and above any other London studio?
I moved here from Chicago in February and tried SO many fitness studios and gyms for months. Then I found Sweat It and was hooked. Each class is unique and it is consistently the most challenging and rewarding workout I have ever gotten from a studio. My body has changed so much in the past 5 months.
Favourite trainers: I really think you can’t go wrong with anyone so I can’t pick a favorite! But here are some of my thoughts...
Melissa scares me the most...in a good way...haha. I really have to mentally prepare for her classes and just know it’s going to be tough but it’s going to be worth it.
Kate is a super motivator and really pushes me to go just a little faster or harder.
Bobby always seems to be in the best mood and his positivity and energy are infectious. I leave his classes in a great mood.
Zack is the king of making 3kg weights feel like boulders and thinking 40kg sled pushes are a good idea. The day after his classes I feel muscles I didn’t even know were in my body.
Jonny is always coming up with some really challenging new tread rounds. My sprint speed, and my ability to hold that speed for longer has gone up significantly from his classes.
Sarah always has great tunes and she will call me out when I am trying to quit. I love and hate her for this :)
…and there are still a few trainers that I haven’t taken many/any classes with yet!
What are your key motivators that make you book into a class or get to a gym session?
As a self-employed designer and mother of a very (very) wild 3 year old, working out help me de-stress feel good. I feel off if I don’t have that outlet each day.
How long have you been actively training for or are you new to fitness?
I have been active all of my life at varying levels of intensity and commitment. However, I always stayed within my comfort zone. If something hurt or was too difficult I would just stop. In March I simply made a decision to really make fitness and wellness a priority. I started slowly with 3 days a week so I wouldn’t burn out and quit like I typically would in the past. Then I increased the days and intensity from there. It started off as a chore, became a routine, and it is now a lifestyle.
Are you training with any specific goals or upcoming events in mind?
Nope! But I would like to hit the 100 classes club by the new year!
What would you most like to see transform in yourself?
Confidence. Constantly striving to give fewer fucks.
ABS! I think they are under there. Still tryin’ to find them though. I feel like they are further underground than those boys that were stuck in that cave. But hey, they got out so maybe my abs will too.
What is one thing in the gym that is WAY out of your comfort zone and challenges you?
Pull-ups, incline sprints, heavy sled pushes.
What does the word ‘fitness’ mean to you?
Fitness to me is about feeling good about yourself. It is not a size, a weight, or a speed. It is waking up every day and feeling like you can conquer the day.