Posts in Pilates-Barre
Rhodie Lorenz

Westport, Darien, Wilton
Cycle, Pilates, Xtend Barre

Where are you from? 
Massachusetts and London, England

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Passionate, mindful, rocking

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Whatever It Takes,” Imagine Dragons, “Hot Like Sauce,” Pretty Lights; anything Beyonce

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Fruit or peanut butter

Surprising fact about me?
I used to teach high school English

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Thoughtful, passionate + a lover of music

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
Dog tags

What gives you JOY? 
Inspiring people to be the best versions of themselves

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Mackenzie Pretty

Westport, Darien
Cycling, JoyXtreme, JoyBox

Where are you from? 
Guilford, CT

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Challenging, athletic and FUN!

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
It's hard to choose!! Eminem, Stevie Wonder and Biggie

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Steel Cut Oats w/ Almond Butter & Chia Seeds ... it's my go-to breakfast every morning!

Surprising fact about me?
I'm a high school girls' soccer coach.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Positive, supportive and kind

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
A lacrosse ball - it's a great tool for rolling out sore muscles!

What gives you JOY? 
My husband and kids! Spending time with my family. Girlfriends. My JoyFamily, high school girls' soccer, any opportunity to compete at a game ... even card games with my kids. Grapefruit seltzer. Dancing! Date nights with my hubbie. Girls' nights out. The beach. Snowboarding.

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Vicki Lopez

Westport, Darien
Pilates

Where are you from? 
New Jersey

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives)
Results-oriented, challenging and fun

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Elton John

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Eggs

Surprising fact about me?
I can do a full split.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Funny, strong and tall

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
an Ipod

What gives you JOY?
My kids and husband

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Blythe Hill

Westport
Xtend Barre @ JoyRide

Where are you from?
New York

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives)
Xtend Barre is fast-paced, hard and fun!

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Justin Timberlake / A Tribe Called Quest / Madonna

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Fruit...usually an apple or banana.

Surprising fact about me?
My family moved to London when I was a baby...I had a British accent until I was 5!

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)?
Honest, loyal, caring

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
Nothing particularly interesting. My favorite thing is my Bliss hand cream...can't live without it!

What gives you JOY? 
Family / Friends / JoyRide!

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Audrey Slater

Westport
Xtend Barre @ JoyRide

Where are you from?
New York

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Fast-paced, fun, intense

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Can’t live without Whitney Houston, Britney and Justin Timberlake

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Bulletproof coffee only!

Surprising fact about me?
I was a fashion editor for 20 years before I became a fitness instructor

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Funny, stylish, loyal

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
A different shoe for every style of class I teach: dance cardio, trampoline, strength training, (and of course grippy socks for Xtend Barre!)

What gives you JOY? 
Cooking a healthful and delicious dinner for my family, traveling with my daughter, DANCING!

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Caitlin Roberts

Westport
Xtend Barre @JoyRide

Where are you from? 
Norwalk, CT

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Musical, fun and energetic

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Anything by Michael Jackson, Incubus and Imagine Dragons

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Any kind of Smoothie

Surprising fact about me?
I used to be a competitive figure skater.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)?
Planner, creative, and adventurous

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
My old class notes

What gives you JOY?
Moving and dancing to music

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Wendy Bonner

Darien, Westport
Pilates

Where are you from?
Manhattan , NY

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Energetic, fun and informative !

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without?
Beyoncé, Tom Petty and Britney Spears

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Green juice

Surprising fact about me?
I can teach anything off the top of my head.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Funny, sweet, caring

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
Cough drops

What gives you JOY?
Teaching fitness and how rewarding it is !

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