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Meet VANESSA MARISCAL, Our Newest Cycling Instructor & Total Badass
I met Vanessa through Juniper! I knew right when I met her that I wanted her to work at Honest.  She is energizing, fun, and a badass.  Vanessa is teaching Tuesday’s and Thursdays 8:15-9:15a.  GO SEE HER.  
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Here is a little more about Vanessa…
How long have you lived in PDX? What is your favorite part of living in Portland, OR?
Originally moved here in 95, moved away in 2002 to pursue Brazilian jujitsu with Royce Gracie in California. Never wanted to leave Portland but had to follow my dream. Moved back in 2015 with Juniper’s help.
Favorite part about living in Portland is being able to bike and walk almost anywhere I need to go. The beauty of the nature, no matter what season it is and I do love the seasons. That’s my favorite thing about Portland.
What is your favorite way to workout/train/move?  
My favorite way to work out is to do cardio and weights with multiple functional movements. My favorite way to move is through  mixed martial arts whether I’m doing jujitsu wrestling or kickboxing I love them all that’s my favorite way to move I don’t call that my workout.
Why is working out so important to you?
Working out is very important to me because you only get one body you don’t get to replace it you’re responsible for keeping things running in its top condition you’re responsible for letting things fall apart or not you can live in a happy body or you can live in an Unhappy body. That’s  why “Respect your body, respect yourself” is what I live by.
What 1 food and 1 beverage could you not live without?
I could not live without meat in whatever form that is, steak, a piece a lamb piece of pork, Salumi.  Drink I could not live without I know that sounds boring but water LOL.
What is your current self-care routine, and why is it important to you?
My current self care routine is mandatory 9 to 10 hours of sleep mandatory workouts and mixed martial arts. Mandatory wash my face and put cream on before I go to bed brush my teeth floss my teeth foam roll and massage my feet.
What is your biggest outlet for your creative expression?
Biggest outlet for my creative expression is jujitsu
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
 That I’m a hopeless romantic and extremely girly even though I have a hard exterior
Thanks Vanessa!  Excited to come take some of your classes too!
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