Posts Categorized: Get to Know Your Trainers

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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Meet Jennifer Darling! Our Newest Instructor, Workout Guru & Theatre Buff!

I am elated to introduce Jennifer to you guys!  Jennifer is going to be teaching many of the Saturday morning classes at Honest 🙂  I can’t wait for you guys to meet her!  She is so fun and energetic, you are going to have blast!  Her 6 + years of experience working with all ages plus Meet Jennifer Darling! Our Newest Instructor, Workout Guru & Theatre Buff!her expertise in yoga, pilates, CrossFit, and boot camp, I think is really going to impress you guys.  Here is a little more about Jennifer…

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Honest Training Welcomes Another New Spin Instructor- Mandi Hood!

Meet yet another new instructor for Honest!  Mandi Hood is absolutely amazing.  Her teaching style (and who she is as a person) really sums up what Honest represents.  Professional, smart, non-judgmental, emotionally intelligent, and just straight up fun to be around.   This badass woman, spin instructor and yogi has a lot to offer.  Read more about Mandi…

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Meet Kim Stout!  The Latest Addition to the Honest Team!

 

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