Hello hello TORQUE dolls! Anyone else wondering when spring is going to make her grand debut, because I AM RIGHT THERE WITH YOU! For real, this weather is getting the best of me, and I’m sure you all can relate to some extent. But without the rain, there are no flowers and while that fits this time perfectly, it’s a good metaphor for where some of us might be in life. So we are gonna just keep.moving.forward (with rain boots and umbrellas) and when the sun shines, it will just mean that much more. But luckily, I have a little ray of sunshine to share with you this week. This gal has been around since day one. She embodies the definition of a true friend. Not only does she talk the talk, TORQUE babes, she walks the walk. She is someone who wears their heart on their sleeve, loves hard, and is there for you no.matter.what. She is a super mommy of three beautiful babes who she cares for day in and day out, but wouldn't have it any other way. Although she loves her time with her girls, her best friend is truly her husband. She is sweet, she is real, she is feisty, she is… Jill Mantz! Jill, you are a true, true friend to everyone at TORQUE. You keep us laughing and smiling by simply being you! Your kind heart and honesty are what we love about you! I know for me, my life became better when I met Jill (I’m sure I’m not the only one who agrees!) You can find Jill jamming to some old school hip hop, sneaking some candy, (I’m convinced she is so sweet because her blood type is all things candy!!) and loving every moment this life has to offer! Keep on being you Jill, we all think you’re pretty awesome!
To read more about Jill and her love for TORQUE, keep reading! As always, sending love, hugs, and some sunshine to you all, wherever you may be!
Infinite X’s and O’s,
Favorite TORQUE Memory:
My favorite TORQUE memory is a little different than most. I absolutely have loved the standout milestones like the one year anniversary and the opening days! But for me, it was the winter of 2016 before TORQUE even opened. We had an adult weekend away and all the girls were sitting cozy on the couch just chatting. Summer was talking about her dreams and visions of opening her own studio. Just talking about what she would love to do; brainstorming colors and ideas, what she wanted her studio to be like and what she wanted her studio to do for people. So to go from that morning in the Poconos to now.....To have watched her turn her dream into reality, is amazing to me. It is inspiring and powerful. Literally, everything she envisioned that night on the couch in the Poconos she.made.happen. And the impact it has, on so many people, is more than anyone could imagine. TORQUE has definitely been a “movement” since day one and I look forward to many more memories to be made!
Favorite Quote and what it means to me:
“True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are. It requires you to BE who you are.” This means a lot to me because I believe it is so important to be who you are. It’s easy to fall into the trap of changing who you are, comparing yourself, and trying to fit in. Allow yourself to be the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, beautiful person that you are! We aren’t always going to do and say the right things, and that’s ok! We’re not here to be perfect, we’re here to be real. So surround yourself with people who accept you for YOU. As long as you stay true to who you are, you can’t go wrong and you will attract the right people into your life!
My Definition of TORQUE:
For me TORQUE means a lot of things! First, it is place to get healthy and to get fit. It means strength and confidence. There are people, everywhere you look, pushing themselves and maybe even doing things out of their comfort zone. It means feeling strong and accomplished when they are finished! I know I always feel better when i finish a class. Just when I think i can’t go anymore, I do. And then after, I think, “hell yes, I just did that!” TORQUE means a sense of camaraderie; catching up with and talking to friends and other moms! Realizing you aren’t alone in this crazy world of MommyHood! But most of all, for me, it means “me time”. Being a mom to 3 young children, it is difficult to have any alone time. When I take class, I get about an hour of time just for me! And because we are challenging and pushing ourselves to do better during the workout, while listening to GREAT music, my mind is able to be totally free from the clutter of my to-do lists and whatever else is going on!! I cherish that “me time” and I am thankful to TORQUE for that!
Favorite Workout Clothing:
Workout clothes are pretty much my daily uniform these days! You’ll usually find me in workout pants, a tank and a hoodie! I really love Athleta pants, the high waists and soft material are a must for me! I love to wear graphic tanks, that have a saying or funny quote to match my mood for that day! And like most, I own a large amount of TORQUE swag and LOVE it all!!
Favorite Post-Workout Snack
Sooo this is a work in progress for me!! It is no secret that I have a sweet tooth! I keep candy stashed throughout my house, coat pockets, in my car and in my purse! Buuut I have been trying to do better. So lately after class, I’ve been eating things like hard boiled eggs, avocado toast with sliced tomato, or some Greek yogurt with crumbled up protein bars on top (thanks to Kellie Hemmerly for that snack tip!)
I am a hip hop junkie. So anything hip hop I love!
Lose Yourself and Till I collapse ( really anything Em I love!)- Eminem
fourfiveseconds (trap remix)- Rihanna
lean back- Terror Squad w/ fat joe
juicy-the notorious big
only you-bad boy remix
Jill's TORQUE schedule:
I am at TORQUE Wednesday mornings at the desk
( and wish i could get there to workout more than I do)