ALICIA RIVERA 30 Nov 2014
Favorite City: Philadelphia & Chicago
Favorite Lithe Workout: Hot Legs
Favorite Lithe Exercise: CCS in Barlesque
How'd she land a spot on the Lithe team: As an ex-competitive level 5 gymnast and collegiate soccer player, Alicia is athletic, hard-working and has real knowledge of the body. She challenges vets and inspires newbies with her no nonsense approach with an emphasis on proper form. I think that you'll love her classes!
Other Job: Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Surgeon)
Enjoys: Spending time with my husband and my baby (Olive Maria, my boston terrier), road trips, experiencing new restaurants in Philly, singing, dancing, chocolate and peanut butter in combo, a really good latte or cup of tea.
What you wouldn't know by looking at her: I'm half Puerto Rican. My dad is from Puerto Rico and his entire side of the family still lives there. We go to visit often and actually almost moved there when I was in grade school. I definitely look much more like my mother's side of the family with blue eyes and lighter features. I recently got married and am in the process of changing my name to Lai which is Chinese. I hate losing my last name because it is my only visible tie to the fact that I am hispanic. People literally do not believe that I am half Puerto Rican, until they get to know me...I can be quite feisty:) I have also been asked on more than occasion if Rivera was my married name. Sadly to say, I can only speak enough spanish to get by in PR, I am far from fluent.
Temp image of Alicia & Olive via Alicia