Happy Wednesday Torque Tribe! Honestly, these Women Crush Wednesday’s are one of the highlights of my week. They are so fun to write! I hope you all love learning more about our favorite ladies as much as I do! This week, we got a good one! Need shoes? Help with your MINDBODY account? Gift certificates, new swag? A trusty person with your little loves? And who are we kidding, she’ll have you laughing all day long!! THIS is THAT girl. Time to give this TORQUE babe some love! Aliki, you do it all! She always has a smile on her face willing to help with anything! I know for me, when I'm in the studio and need help or have a question she is the first one I go to! You can catch her in class spinning next to some of her favorite people or behind the desk ready to help you! She is a one of a kind spitfire who is full of love, smiles, and of course some sass! She is super passionate about fitness and healthy lifestyles and said she has found peace within the walls of TORQUE! ( I mean who hasn’t?!) TORQUE came into her life at the right time, and since then she hasn’t looked back! Aliki, thank you. Honestly, for all you do, for all of us on the daily, thank you! Walking into TORQUE wouldn’t be the same without your smiling face behind the desk! This one is for you love!
Read on to learn more about Aliki and her love for TORQUE! Sending nothing but love, happiness, and good vibes to you all, wherever you may be!
Infinite X’s and O’s,
Favorite TORQUE memory:
Oh, how will I choose just one!? If I must choose, I’d have to say opening day in the new studio. Often times I will find myself behind the desk greeting all of you as you enter this beautiful oasis but that Tuesday, it was amazing to walk in as a client and see all of the joy. The first step I took into our new space, I immediately knew it would be our forever home. Simply knowing every person walking through that door was there to be apart of something amazing is honestly indescribable. Everywhere I looked were smiles that wouldn’t fade. The aura flowing through the studio was contagious. What I find to be the best part looking back on that day is the fact that those smiles, the vibes, the aura (the list could go on) has NOT CHANGED since we opened our forever home. Every time I am in the studio, I feel it. I truly hope every person that has the opportunity to come to TORQUE can experience the happiness that I experienced opening day and every day since.
Favorite quote and what it means to you:
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life” This quote resonates with me for many different reasons. The moment I discovered TORQUE specifically, my life changed for the better. I try to take each moment and find the good in it, because all of those moments we encounter every day, add up to our life. Simple as that. Life is a series of moments, and when I look back on my life, I know that some of my happiest moments have been in TORQUE. I focus on surrounding myself with the people that mean the most to me. Through this, I have found the most beautiful happiness out there. TORQUE may mean a lot of different things to different people but that studio and the people in it have changed my life. I am the happiest I have ever been and I truly have Summer and the amazing environment that she has created to thank for that. Thank you for following your dreams, it has changed so many lives, including mine.
Your definition of TORQUE:
TORQUE is a sacred place where I am blessed enough to be able to better myself in so many ways. It is my forever home. It is where I have made incredible friends that teach me something new each and every day. It is where I learn how to love, how to be kind, and how to take care of myself. TORQUE has allowed me to not only better myself, but it has shown me that I can help others too. This studio and every person in it has changed my life in so many ways that I can’t even explain or describe. TORQUE is my happy place. Simple as that.
Favorite workout clothing brand:
Lululemon, no question. If it were appropriate to wear workout clothing to my job every day, I absolutely would!
Favorite post-workout snack:
I’m typically not too hungry right after I workout but since they’re so convenient I will often indulge in a juice from The Juice Philly. Pineapple Mint and PB&C… so so good!!
I discovered TORQUE through our very own, Jess. Just over a year ago, I got a text from my sister telling me I should check this spin studio out down the street from Ursinus. Mind you, I knew absolutely nothing about rhythmic spin and truthfully didn’t really have an interest in it. (Now I can’t get enough) She went on to say Jess was an instructor at TORQUE and I should look to see if I could work there during my last semester at school. Now let’s take it back, Jess and I went to the same high school (seven years apart), she excelled in field hockey and went on to play at Ursinus. I too played field hockey in high school and went on to play at Ursinus. Naturally, I had to do whatever it would take to follow in her footsteps and find myself at TORQUE. The rest is history!
Top 5 -10 songs :
Coming Back Around- Ferras
Obsession (feat. Jon Bellion)- Deorro Remix
This is Me- Kesha
Bad Liar- Selena Gomez
Booty Time- Aazar
Home- Nick Jonas
Aliki's TORQUE Schedule:
Saturday's and Sunday's 9-11 am at the front desk
Occasional Friday Nights in the Child Care Room