UP CLOSE WITH JEN L. 26 Apr 2016
What is your hidden talent? Whenever I'm at work functions or outside of the Lithe or the dance world, my go-to hidden talent is that I was a professional dancer (retired about a year ago) and teach these awesome cheer-based workouts! Usually, it's a huge hit. A little less of a hidden talent here on fithiphealthy. I even took a Buzzfeed quiz recently to determine my hidden talent (very scientific, I assume) and I got ballet! I guess I'm pretty one dimensional, but I think it's a really fun dimension.
What is your favorite Lithe workout to teach? Skinny Jeans. Hands down one of my favorite to take and also to teach. I'm a sucker for perfect form so I love that the slower pace allows me to get to everyone and take a little extra time to fix a popped rib cage or misaligned knee. It's the bones of Lithe so it's so much fun to see someone have one of those light bulb moments where everything else seems to make sense.
Do you have a specific song that can always pump you up? Anything and everything Spice Girls.
What is your favorite body part? My back. Have you ever noticed that dancers have the most beautifully sculpted backs? I'm super proud of my dancer's back. A lot of hard work went into it. There's so much musculature going on back there that a lot of workouts forget about, but dance (and now Lithe!) help me maintain mine. [Side note: if you're ever in class with me, you'll hear "shoulders down, lift the chest" about a zillion times. That's no coincidence.]
What is your nickname? One of my best friends in college was surprised to learn after a few weeks of knowing me as Jen, that my full name was Jennifer. She got creative and started calling me Nif and it kinda stuck around.
You can follow Jen on Instagram @jlaucella
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