Happy Wednesday TORQUE loves! I hope the week is treating you with nothing but belly laughs and smiles! (and maybe a few kick-ass workouts in there as well!) If not, book up those classes, let your smile shine, and before you know it the weekend will be here! So this week its time to crush on a true TORQUE babe. The only question I have for you is if it’s so, so good?! SO GOOD?! SOOO GOOOD!!! Or #sogood?!? That’s right, it is time to shine a light on the one and only… Jill Hopkins. Jill is an avid TORQUE tribe member. I honestly am not sure I have ever taken a class when Jill wasn’t in it! Seriously, TORQUE might be her first home compared to all of us having it be our second... Though small, she is mighty and a total badass in class, on and off the stage! That’s right, she does it all. Jill is one of the sweetest, most kind-hearted, funny, loving people I have ever met. Not only is she one of the strongest women I know, she is a loving wife and a mommy to 3 beautiful babes who she has devoted her life to. Her family comes first and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Coming home from school Jill always greets me with shrieks, smiles, and of course, hugs. I mean seriously, she could just stand at the door and greet people with hugs because they are #sogood (but really, she is the best hugger I know). Jill, you are a true product of TORQUE. You radiate positivity wherever you go. You dream big for yourself, but for us too. You love hard. You listen closely. You root for us every day (and in class 95% of the time!!!) But most importantly, you share your heart and your laughter with us. And that is what makes you special. You help us fill our souls with the good stuff! And one day at a time, we all get to work right beside you to keep pushing towards the best versions of ourselves! Now that is #SOGOOD! We love you, Jill, don’t ever change!
To find out more about Jill and her love for TORQUE, read on! As always, sending you love, good vibes, and some sunhine, to you all, wherever you may be!
Infinite X's and O's,
Favorite TORQUE Memory:
Hands down my favorite TORQUE memory is the One Year Anniversary. The energy in the studio was ELECTRIC! The place was packed with so many happy and appreciative clients that wanted to celebrate TORQUE’s success. The Team Teach spin class was and still is my favorite (and hottest) spin class I have ever taken. Every single spin instructor was teaching, dancing, singing and cheering us on for over an hour. It’s truly a day I will never forget. I cannot wait for our two year anniversary!!!
Favorite Quote and what it means to you:
So I know this is totally random, but I recently got a fortune in a fortune cookie (who knew Railroad Bar & Grill gave out fortune cookies?!?!) that I loved. It said “Make every day your best. You will improve yourself greatly.” I loved this because I feel like that is so true! I really strive to make each and every day the best it can be. I understand that disappointments, frustrations, and setbacks can happen, but it is how you respond those things that really determine your outlook for the rest of your day. If you can learn to let things go that you cannot control or change, your mood and attitude will improve. Everyone has good and bad days, but it is important to look at those “bad days” as learning experiences. It makes the “good days” even sweeter!
Definition of TORQUE:
My definition of TORQUE is pure happiness, hence why people call it their “happy place.” From the moment I walked through those doors September 16, 2016, until now, I instantly feel energized, positive and all around better. TORQUE to me means that regardless of what is happening privately in my life, I know I can come here and forget everything for 45 minutes and just “sweat it out.” It also means friendship to me. There are women I’ve known for years and some that I have just met, but cannot remember a time they weren’t a part of my life. I love being surrounded by strong, happy, GOOD people who have truly enriched my life and have made me a better person inside and out. I am and always will be forever grateful.
Favorite Workout Clothing Brand:
Torque apparel obvi! I honestly love all of our shirts, sweatshirts, and pants...super cute and perfect to sweat in. I also am really loving Target’s new line JoyLab. The fabric, fit and style of their leggings are perfect. They pull you in in all the right places:) I did just purchase my first pair of Lululemon leggings...OMG. The Align leggings are the SOFTEST leggings I have ever worn and felt. AMAZING. The Reveal 7/8 tights are also super soft and make your legs and booty look awesome! I get so many compliments on them!!
Favorite Post Workout Snack:
Lately, after my workouts, I’ve been eating these No Bake Energy Balls...so so good! They are super quick to make and you can literally add pretty much any ingredients you want to them and they turn out fab!
1/2c any nut butter ( HIGHLY recommend Brooke Whitten’s Cashew Butter)
1C unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2c ground flaxseed
1/2c mini chocolate chips
Mix everything above in a large bowl and let chill in fridge at least half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy! Store in airtight containers and keep refrigerated for up to one week. Trust me though...they won’t last that long!!
This is so hard! I love music so to pick only a couple is almost impossible. I feel like my top fave songs are always changing. First of all ANYTHING, BRITNEY will always be a fave! At this moment I’m currently loving these tunes:
C’mon - (Maestro Harrell 2016 remix)
Get Whoa - (feat. Fly Boi Keno) Makj, Fly Boi Keno
Get Low - Aazar Remix Dillon Francis
Down on Me - Radio Edit Fedde le Grand
Beastmode - Yellow Claw
Falls (feat Sasha Sloan) - ODESZA, Sasha Sloan
Bangarag (feat Sirah) - Skrillex
Offspring - Deorro
MIC Drop (feat Desiigner) [Steve Aoki Remix]
Kings in Town - BDA remix
Jill's TORQUE Schedule -
*all day every day*