SHE'S LITHE: NICOLE ANDREOLA 25 Jul 2016
What motivates you to stay consistent with Lithing? Let's be real, it's the results I've seen over the years. I've always been skinny, so it's easy to feel like I look healthy because of my build. But the truth is, I feel the healthiest and strongest I've ever been, which empowers me. Who would have thought that I would be in my 30s with two small boys feeling better than ever? Not me. And it all started with just showing up to Lithe. I walked into the studio, and then the magic happened. I get my ass whooped at every class and I love it. Now that I've gone off on a tangent, the truth is the confidence, the self esteem boost, challenge, and sheer high I feel after showing up, giving it my all, and leaving all my sweat on the mat keep me coming back.
When you've had a long day, how do you de-stress? After a long day, which is just about every day when you have small kids (shout out to all the Lithe mamas), I like to sit outside on my porch, catch up with the hubs, and chat/vent to my bestie. Really long days call for ice cream. Could eat it every day. It's a problem.
What is the most rewarding aspect of Lithe to you? When I am pushed to the point of total exhaustion. Sounds kind of sick, but I know everyone can relate. When I'm doing sculpting work and I find that quiver, then I realize that's how it should feel. We all know when we kill it and when we're not giving it our all. So when I kill it or really try my damndessed, that makes me feel the best.
If you were a Lithe class, which would you be and why? Since I'm a Libra, decisions can be hard, so I'm giving two answers. I would be Freestyle because you know it's going to be killer. You don't know what to expect, but you're never let down. Then I would go with Thinny because you can only push people so far. Sometimes we all have to find that inner thing that pushes us because we want a good workout, not just one to say, oh I worked out today. I have seen strength in myself with this class. You can skate by, but if you really dig deep, it's super hard.
What is the first concert you went to? I went to Ozzfest when I was in middle school, but I never actually made it inside. The parking lot scene is intense and a lot of people never make it in ... I mean it's Ozzfest. My first actual show was probably Dave Matthews Band or Cypress Hill.
Who is/was your celebrity crush? Lets start with women crushes: Rihanna, Beyonce, and Margot Robbie (how cute and sexy is she?). And let's not forget JLo. The women is in her 40s, has two kids, and dates 20-year-olds! And yup, I got to say ... all the Kardashians. I can't help it. I'm #obsessed. Who needs to go on to men after that line up? But I will just for fun. Leonardo DiCaprio, good ol' Brad Pitt (he just gets better and better), and Jake Gyllenhaal. And my new crush is Tom Hardy.