It’s a Wednesday, TORQUE tribe! You know the drill! Get ready to fall in love a little bit more with one of our favorite instructors. I am pleased to shine some light on (drum roll please)….Jessica Colón! I mean honestly, what a gal. Fueled with good vibes, a crazy work ethic, love, and a serious ear for music, Jess brings something special to the studio every.single.time. she steps foot through the door! Meeting Jess was such an amazing moment for me. It was long overdue, much needed, and everything I expected, and then some. I always wanted to take a class with her, but never got around to it. People kept telling me “Take jess’ class. It is so you.” And my oh my were they right. My first class I took with Jess was one of my Top 5 spin classes OF ALL TIME. (there are texts to prove it LOL) She seriously just gets it. She brings the fun, she brings the sass, she brings the fire (to your legs and booty), and of course, she brings all the love. She set my soul on fire, in literally 45 minutes. That’s not only a talent, but a gift, and man does she use it! So, if you haven’t experienced this beauty in class before, sign.up.now. And for those of you who know, you know exactly what I mean! Jess girl, thank you. For all you do, for all you’ve done, and for all that is yet to come! Keep spreading those good feels mama, you’re killing it!
Read on to learn more about Jess and her love for TORQUE! Sending nothing but love, SUNSHINE, and good vibes to you all, wherever you may be!
Infinite X’s and O’s,
Favorite Torque Memory: One Year Anniversary Ride:
Let’s be serious, amazing TORQUE memories, both big and small, are made every day at the studio!! The one that still gives me butterflies in my belly 5+ months later, is the One Year Anniversary Ride. Walking into TORQUE that morning you could feel the energy radiating out of the door. Both workout rooms and the lobby were electric. It really was incredible to see EVERYONE so excited to celebrate this milestone (ALL. DAY. LONG.)! To think at the time that TORQUE, in its short one year, had that kind of impact on so many people was honestly just mind-blowing. The one year ride was complete insanity. Each instructor had the chance to pick their favorite (and possibly fastest) songs. It was a time that we could ALL experience each other's personalities in one room and really understand what our clients feel when they enter into class. From dancing around in the middle of the room, helping cool off clients in what had to be the HOTTEST class ever, to laughing, crying, and endless hugs; that ride really just captured an entire year in one short (ok who are we kidding, probably the longest) class! I often find myself scrolling back through my Facebook timeline to watch the incredible videos of that day full of nothing but love. My heart starts racing, chills run up and down my arms in pure excitement, and the smile cannot be wiped off of my face!
Favorite quote and what it means to you / my definition of TORQUE:
“Fall seven times, stand up eight” Life is unpredictableat times and will push you to your limits, but it’s how you persevere through the hard times that will show you your true strength and what you are capable of accomplishing. No matter how many times I may “fall” during the day, the minute I walk through the doors at TORQUE the staff, instructors, and clients help me to “stand” again and to keep pushing on. It is truly a feeling unlike anything else and I couldn’t live without it.
This to me is the definition of support and what TORQUE truly stands for. Whether you are having a bad day, celebrating an accomplishment, needing a hug, or just 45 minutes to yourself to unwind, the support system at the studio is unparalleled. I often say in my classes, especially to any newcomers, that while you may initially come to TORQUE for the incredible kickass workout, in a short amount of time you’ll realize that this place is so much more than that. You sign up for your first class not expecting what’s to come… the people you will meet, the friendships you will create, the memories that you’ll make, and the TORQUE experience that you’ll never forget. THAT to me, is what TORQUE is all about!
Favorite workout clothing brand:
I do love Lululemon and Athleta but have found some awesome pieces at places like TJMaxx! Honestly, if they look cute, and fit well I will buy from pretty much anywhere! Oh, and it doesn’t hurt if the color is black :)
Favorite post-workout snack:
If I go right home after working out, I do like to make a smoothie! I don’t have a favorite recipe to share, because if I’m going to be real, more often then not, I just make something with the fruit we have in the house. But, if it has a banana and some peanut butter in there, I’m one happy gal. Also, really loving The Juice Philly juices. Get them in the studio for a post-workout treat! Strawberry Lemon and Pineapple mint are currently my two favorites! Seriously, so good people!
Fun fact about Jess:
Taking my first spin class 3 years ago was actually my husband’s idea! JC (TORQUE’s own Mansquad captain) and I were both college athletes at Ursinus and for years after we graduated we just did the whole gym thing. This was so hard for us because we were both involved in team sports, so going to the gym alone just became so painful and eventually, we just stopped going. We also work full time and can often have crazy hours, so we felt like we really never saw each other except on the weekend. So, spinning not only started as something to do to get back into shape, but also a way to hang out more during the week at night. Our one or two classes a week quickly increased to three, four, and MORE and we were hooked. Three years later, I can honestly say that not only do I have the same obsession with it, but I love it even more. Spinning is something that we both feel made our relationship stronger because we have this common interest that we both really love so much. It is seriously something that I cannot get enough of and look forward to it every day that I get to be at the studio (which is every chance I get)!
Jess’ TORQUE schedule :
Monday at 8pm
Tuesday at 8pm (101 1st Tuesday of every month)
Wednesday at 7pm
Saturday at 7:30am
Sunday at 9am
Top 5 Songs:
My favorite songs change all of the time, but here are my current favorites:
1. Existence - Deorro
2. Badman - Tony Junior
3. GOZA - Fight Clvb (Alvaro Remix)
4. Drown - 4B
5. Traag - Bizzey (Badd Dimes Remix)