If you could have one superpower, what would it be? To be able to read people’s minds! The satisfaction of finding out someone’s secrets and personal thoughts would be clutch. But this superpower would have to come with some conditions. I’d definitely have to be able to turn it on and off at will (I’m not tryna walk down the street and listen to everyone’s thoughts at once) and I’d also like to be able to read animals’s thoughts. A day in the mind of my cat Éloïse is all I really want in life.
What is your favorite Lithe workout to teach? Hands down, I'm a cardio queen king (but also maybe queen). My all time favorite class to teach is All That. I mean, come on. A full hour of the best CCS snippets from eight different classes mashed up into one big CCS monster? Perfection.
But then there’s also FreeStyle. I love having the freedom to cut and paste different CCS movements from original sequences. Plus I get a sick satisfaction out of confusing the hell out of people by challenging their muscle memory and putting CCS in a different order than they’re used to.
Did you ever go through an awkward phase? Oh yeah. Pretty much all of my pre-teen years. I was chubby, had braces and unruly hair, made poor fashion choices, and was a total theater and band geek. Plus there’s the fact that everyone knew I was gay except for me (and apparently my girlfriend at the time). However through some pretty great self-awareness, I took my high school years to become more outgoing, got involved in school activities, made tons of friends, and grew fairly confident. Puberty definitely worked to my advantage as well.
Do you have a specific song that always pumps you up? If I’m supposed to answer this question literally, then no, I do not have a specific song that always pumps me up. But only because I don’t have just one! Many of you know from my playlists that I have my favorites and gravitate towards different eras and genres depending on my mood. Let me break it down for you:
If we're talking '70s, I'll take "Last Dance" by Donna Summer, "Mamma Mia" by ABBA, or "Sing a Song" by Earth, Wind & Fire.
'80s pop? Put on "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and/or "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper, "Let's Hear It for the Boy" by Deniece Williams, or "Material Girl" by Madonna, and I'm golden.
But, I'm also a '90s and early 2000s fan. Give me anything Britney, "Always Be My Baby" by Mariah Carey, "Señorita" by Justin Timberlake, "Come on Over, Baby" by Christina Aguilera, or "Let's Get Loud" by JLo, and I'm ready to go.
Of course there's always current music, which is an entirely different story. Anything Ariana Grande or Justin Bieber does it for me.
What is your favorite body part? My butt. Yeah, definitely my butt. No explanation needed.
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