A Day In The Life: Nicole Meredith

As fall begins, we can all understand what it’s like to get back into a crazy routine. There’s rarely a day JoyRide instructor Nicole Meredith isn’t on the go. Whether she’s teaching JoyRide Cycle classes or dancing at Zumba class, Nicole is a ball of energy who keeps moving all day long!

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Follow a day-in-the-life of Nicole (including some tips + tricks to how she stays so high-energy!) below:

JoyRiser Class Fuel

It’s always important to eat about an hour before you exercise. Since some mornings I start teaching at 5:30 a.m., I like to have a few quick and filling options to give me the morning energy boost I need.

My Favorite Breakfast: ½ cup of Oatmeal with Peanut Butter

Packing My Gym Bag

My key essentials for my gym bag are:

  1. My Laptop

  2. Spin Shoes

  3. A Change of Clothes (or 4 depending on the day!)  

Mid-Morning Pick-Me-Up

I always try to eat within 30 minutes after class. I typically choose one of these options:

On the Go: a piece of fruit or a protein bar

If I have spare time: Egg white omelet with a veggie (broccoli, spinach or onion)

Cross Training

I try to cross train at least 5 times a week. Sometimes, the last thing I want to do after teaching is another workout, but cross-training is so important!

My Favorite Cross-Training Workout: Once a week, I train with Flow Trandu, the AMAZING JoyX trainer, and we box. Boxing is my favorite way to relieve stress and get a killer workout all at the same time! See Nicole in action below:

Recharging

To keep my energy up, I know you would expect me to say I drink 1,000 cups of coffee a day, but I only have one (ok, maybe 2 if i’m really feeling run down).

What does my energy really rely on? If I’m being honest, naps! Naps are essential in my life. Even if you can find the time to sneak in a quick 20-minute nap, it makes all the difference!

Winding Down

I do an array of different things to unwind after my crazy days. Some nights, it’s coming home and going straight to bed! But for those nights I have a little extra time, my top three ways to unwind are:

  1. Teaching ZUMBA (Ok, this might not seem like unwinding! Believe it or not, it’s just dancing for me and I love it.)

  2. A glass of red wine

  3. Reading inspirational books