AHHH! Finally, it is a Wednesday! And TORQUE tribe, it’s happening…Women Crush Wednesday’s are BACK and oh how it feels so good! This week, we get to start spreading the love again with one of the souls who really keeps this place in tip-top shape. Need shoes? Need help with your MINDBODY account? Need your bike to be fixed? Or how about a killer workout in not only spin, or barre, BUT TRX, too. This TORQUE babe does it all, and damn does she shine. Alicia, you my dear, do so much for all of us on a daily basis. You are there for whatever we need. Whether it is help in the studio. A kick-ass workout. Or a fun loving chat post-class. You are seriously the captain of the get shit done team and to say we appreciate you is such an understatement. When I got to know Alicia a few months ago, her best quality, in my opinion, was apparent from day one. Alicia shows up. To every and all occasions.Every single time. She is 100% a person that you can count on for just about anything this life throws at you. She will literally do anything for anyone and not many people can say that they have someone in their life who would be there at the drop of the hat. Because being present, that is not easy, and yet she does it so flawlessly. I don't know where we would be without her, but good thing we never have to worry about that because she is ours and we are so proud of that. We love you, Alicia!! This is your day to shine. Take in the love. Realize how much we appreciate you. And know that you are so very important to us! I can’t wait to watch you continue to reach new heights in all the things you do! So much love to YOU!
To read more about Alicia and her love for TORQUE, read on! As always, sending love and good vibes to you all, wherever you may be!
Favorite TORQUE memory:
Honestly, every day is amazing at TORQUE. Whether I’m teaching, working the front desk, or taking one of the other instructors' classes, I always walk out of the studio feeling better than when I walked in. If I had to pick one, I’d probably say the first barre class I taught last June. Heading into that class, I was sweating bullets and really nervous, but it was so much fun and I’ll never forget that day! I always wanted to teach and couldn’t believe that dream had become reality. I also loved the day I taught my spin practice class last September. Who knew about a year after I took my first spin class at Torque I’d be up on the instructor bike leading a class myself?? I felt on top of the world and can’t thank Summer enough for all her encouragement and support.
Favorite quote and what it means to you:
One of my mantra bands says: Though She Be But Little, She Is Fierce. I’ve always been petite and I’ll never forget my annual doctor’s appointment in 7th grade when the nurse told me I finally made it onto the average height chart for females (of course after that, I never grew another inch). I remember being so relieved, my platform heels I wore to school every day slowly made their way to the back of the closet, I gained more confidence when I’d perform in dance or cheer competitions but why? It took some time but eventually, I realized it’s not my height that defines me, it’s who I am on the inside that counts. Fast forward to now, and I love to pack as much fierce energy into my 4” 10” frame as I can, then share it with my clients, friends, and family.
Your definition of TORQUE:
TORQUE is happiness. In each class, not only do we work our bodies physically, but mentally too. It’s an awesome group of instructors, staff, and clients who all genuinely care about each other and that’s not easy to find. I remember when I first interviewed with Summer before the studio opened, then met a handful of people during the practice class weeks, I went home afterward and my husband, Joe, asked me how it went. I told him “I found my people.” And I’ve never looked back!
Favorite workout clothing brand:
Lululemon! It’s always been a struggle for me to shop because I’m only 4’ 10” but Lululemon has so many crop options to pick from! My all-time favorite is the Align 21” crop - they’re perfect for barre/TRX classes or just lounging around the house in. If I’m spinning, then the Wunder Under crops are my go-to. Top it off with my TORQUE swag and I’m ready to sweat it out.
Favorite post-workout snack:
If I’m feeling lazy I’ll just grab a protein bar. I bounce back and forth between brands depending on what I’m craving. When I want to break out my blender, I’ll make a smoothie. My favorite is frozen mixed berries, spinach, banana, PB powder, protein powder and unsweetened almond milk. I usually make 2 servings at once and then I’ve got one ready to go for the next day!
Top 10 songs:
New - Daya
Tequila - R3HAB Remix - Dan + Shay
Last Paradise - Yellow Claw
Lit (feat. Gucci Mane & T-Pain) - Steve Aoki, Yellow Claw
Fire N Gold - Bea Miller
Silence - Tiesto Big Boom Remix
When We Were Young - Lost Kings
Knocked Out - Crizzly
Classic Man - Remix - Jidenna, Kendrick Lamar
Genius - Sia, Diplo, Labrinth
Alicia’s TORQUE schedule:
Monday 9:30am Barre
Tuesday 8:30am TRX
Tuesday 6pm Barre
Wednesday 5:45am Barre
Wednesday 6pm TRX
Sunday 7:15am Spin
Sunday 8:15am Fusion Spin/TRX