Posts in Pilates-Barre
Rhodie Lorenz

Co-Founder & Lead Instructor
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

Master Instructor
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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Eve Taben

Forme Barre Fitness
Darien

Where are you from?
I was born in New York City; I live in New Canaan and have lived here for over 14 years.

How would you describe your class?
Fast-paced, pure method, consistent

What are your favorite beats/songs?
E
very song must have a beat of eight.

What is your favorite food before a workout?
I don't have a favorite food. I drink water with orange juice.

What is a surprising fact about you?
I work at a bookstore.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)?
Loyal, kind, caring

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
I don't have a gym bag, I have my tavi socks, my mic cover, and EO wipes

What gives you JOY?
My family is my everything.

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Linda Brown

Darien
Forme Barre Fitness

Where are you from?
Rye, New York

How would you describe your class?
challenging, engaging and rewarding

What are your favorite beats/songs?
alternative/rock/new wave

What is your favorite food before a workout?
high carbs with some protein

What is a surprising fact about you?
I don't know what I'm capable of...always surprise myself

How would your friends describe you?
loyal/giving/honest

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
Garmin

What gives you JOY?
Feeling that I gave it my all every day; making myself and others proud!

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Kristy Erwin

Darien
Forme Barre Fitness

Where are you from?
Darien, Connecticut

How would you describe your class?
Challenging, thoughtful, and personal

What three songs/artists can you not live without?
EDM and female artists that will naturally encourage you to move

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Green and Tonic acai bowl — post workout!

What is a surprising fact about you?
I live in a house with all boys!

How would your friends describe you?
Honest, balanced, and family-oriented

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
I only have one thing - my Forme Barre block shoes!

What gives you JOY?
My family, friends, and Forme!

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