Time to meet another one of the awesome instructors here at APEX. Beth is our in-house spinning guru! Her classes are fun, full of awesome music, and they really get your blood pumping! If you have never tried a spin class before and are curious what it is all about – come and check out Beth’s class!
What classes do you teach at Apex?
Spinning/Spin & Flex (half spin half weights)
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I grew up in Angola and have been a life long resident of Evans. I am a Lake Shore graduate and currently a proud Lake Shore faculty member. I teach 8th grade math at Lake Shore Middle School. I attended SUNY Fredonia for my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Outside of teaching, I coach swimming and have the full time job of being a mom to two amazing kids who are 7 and 4. I enjoy traveling with my family and going on annual family trips to a warm beach!
Everyone’s fitness journey is unique. What has yours looked like?
I have always been an athlete and involved in exercise. I started working out in high school when I was prepping for swimming championships. I immediately fell in love with exercise and lifting weights. I have allowed my busy life to get in my way at times where I fall off the exercise train and need to get back on; once back on, it always feels great!
What is your best piece of fitness/health advice?
If you fall of the wagon, just get back on and start again; then, challenge yourself.
What is your favorite healthy food?
What is your favorite guilty, splurge food?
What personally, is your biggest challenge when staying on track to reach your fitness goals?
I truly believe that 90% of success with weight loss and fitness comes from what you eat. It is so hard to sometimes resist certain foods; for me, that is sweet/sugar.
What is your favorite quote/personal mantra?
We all have to start somewhere.
What inspires/motivates you?
Feeling strong keeps me motivated.
Favorite fitness gadget/equipment/book/clothing/etc?
My favorite equipment at the gym is a barbell. I love a barbell class or workout.
What bugs you most in a group fitness class (any teacher pet peeves)?
I don’t really have anything that bothers me while teaching a fitness class, BUT I do like to see people try their best and work hard for the class. It is only 45 minutes; you will be ok at the end of it! 🙂