Posts Categorized: Get to Know Your Trainers

Get to know our new trainer, Adam Brown!

We’re so excited to welcome Adam Brown as our newest instructor at Honest! Adam will be teaching evening classes at the studio starting this fall. We love his perspective on how fitness and being a part of a gym community fits into the bigger picture of whole-person wellbeing. And it sounds like Adam knows how to have fun…and host! Next Honest party is at Adam’s house! 😉

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Introducing Cate Wade!

We’ve been so lucky to have Cate Wade in the Honest studio lately! Cate’s classes have been getting rave reviews from Honest clients – everyone mentions how fun she is! Catch Cate this coming Saturday morning for Strength & Conditioning.

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Welcoming Coach Alex Melson!

We are happy to introduce a new Honest community member, coach Alex Melson. Alex has been a Sport Performance Trainer for five years. He will be using the Honest training studio for his business – specialized training with high school student athletes. We’re super excited to share the studio with Alex and introduce him to the rest of the Honest family! 

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Welcome to Honest, JQ!

We’re so excited to welcome new instructor, JQ Enriquez to Honest! JQ grew up playing soccer in an Olympic development program and went on to play Division I Soccer and Golf in college. After experiencing a career-ending injury, JQ refocused to help others succeed with their individual fitness goals – earning a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training & Exercise Physiology. JQ worked for the American Red Cross & Pasadena Health Department doing disaster relief & bioterrorism work, which led to earning a Masters of Nursing at UCLA.

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Wise Words From Tahni Hamilton – Indoor Cycling Instructor + Total Badass

You know those home improvement shows where the overly-happy people aggressively remove walls between rooms?  Now, imagine if we did that at Honest Training. Nope, I have no desire for an open view of the bathroom but there are lessons from the spin studio that should defiantly be applied to circuit training.   Focusing on just two key cycling components will make a big difference in the benefits you receive – in both rooms of the studio.

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Indoor Cycling, Mindfulness & Facing Fears

Indoor Cycling, Mindfulness, & Facing FearsI’ll never forget my first spin class. I was in my early thirties and complained to a friend
of having low energy and just not feeling great in my skin. My friend invited me to take a
spin class with her. I’d never heard of spin but thought, how hard can riding a bike be?
Turns out, hard.

I don’t know how I made it through that first class. Because spin bikes
are stationary, it’s possible to pedal a great deal faster than you would on an outdoor
bike. At one point the instructor cued us to stand up as we pedaled — and even though
I’d done it hundreds of times on my bike as a kid — nope. Couldn’t do it. I was so
annoyed with myself that I came back a few days later to try again. And that is the
beginning of the story of how spin changed my life.

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