Put Some Soul in It!

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of taking my first ever SoulCycle class, thanks to the SoulCycle x Target collaboration. I honestly had such a fabulous time!! I was a high-energy environment that really inspired me to keep going, even though it was a really tough workout!

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Now I do have one word of caution regarding SoulCycle. If you’re more petite, be ready for some discomfort. Even on the lowest setting, the seat was too far away from the pedals. The positive side of this is that it encouraged me to stay up off of my seat, which is great for your quads! The other area of discomfort was my knees. I got bruises on the inside of both of my knees from repeatedly colliding with the resistance knob. I would definitely ask if there was any way to avoid this if I was to take another class, as the bruises were painful, and wicked ugly!

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Now let’s talk about what I wore! I’ll start off by saying that no, I do not usually wear makeup to workout! I do however like to wear some light makeup and a bold lipstick if I am going to be photographed while working out. If you guys would like to know more about my hair and makeup routine to look photo ready, just let me know! Now on to this super cute outfit! I found this adorable and motivational top, and my bright pink sports bra at target! If you are, “well endowed,” up top, I n-would suggest getting a smaller size! My go to leggings are this comfy cropped Nikes, and my shoes of course are hot pink Asics.

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So would I recommend you try out SoulCycle? Absolutely! Be prepared for an intense, fun-filled, full-body workout that will shake up how you see cycling!

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Fitness Fridays!!

This week I’ve finally gotten back into the groove of working out! It’s been a bit of a struggle, so I decided the best way to keep on track, is to blog about it! Welcome to the first of many, “Fitness Fridays!”

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 As a singer it is hard to find time to balance practice, homework, and exercise, but I’ve done pretty well so far. I was a ballerina for ten years, and have done several 5Ks, a 10k and 2 half marathons. We’ve all heard the expression “it’s not over till the fat lady sings.” I’ve finally found my motivation to get back to work in this expression.

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So why exactly does this motivate me to get my rear in gear? I’m never content doing something for the sole purpose of bettering myself. I run to break down barriers. To show that I can in fact sing classical music and not have to give up a healthy lifestyle. To inspire others in the arts to take time to get out and get active. Being active has actually made life as a performer so much easier. My energy levels are through the roof, running has increased my breath control, and I’m generally a much happier person. I won’t stop striving to live a healthy life until the stigma regarding unhealthy classical singers is obsolete, and I won’t stop encouraging my peers to do the same until every single opera singer starts taking better care of their bodies, which are also our instruments!

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I guess you could say it’s not over till the fit girl sings!

Shoes: Asics / Shorts: Nike / Shirt: Target / Race Medals: Women’s Running 2009 & Disney Princess 2015