Wednesday what is GOOD! This is honestly the homestretch to summer…school is almost out, the weather is starting to turn a corner, and all things sunny and fun are an arms reach away! We totally will crush these next few weeks together TORQUE babes! Just know that the end of the year stress will soon pass and then it will be late nights full of laughter, family, friends, and memories! I mean seriously it’s the best. This week, the beautiful soul that we get to crush on, is the sunshine that we all are anxious for. Except, this gal shines everyday and she does it before the sun is awake. I have known Kate Brewer for a few months now, but with my school schedule I was never able to make it into her class. That was until a few weeks ago, and let me tell you, it was something special. I remember walking out of there and just thinking THAT was the real deal. And real it was. I reached out to Kate and said how that class was something special and she explained it perfectly. She said that the “realness” of that time of the day and the work that gets put in in that dark room aligns perfectly. Like we are working towards the rising sun together. Those of you that know Kate, know that she is the sun. She loves so fiercely. She works so hard. And damn does she shine so bright on that stage. Kate is not only a kickass instructor, but an amazing wife, friend, sister, and (EEEEP!!) mommy to be! Anyone who encounters Kate comes in contact with one of most real, most kind, and most beautiful (inside and out, cmon she is GORG!) souls to have walked this earth. Kate, how blessed are we to call you ours. Thank you for reminding us that the sun will indeed rise every single day and that in that process, true beauty shines. There aren't enough green hearts in the world for your girlfriend, but sending you so much love today and always!!
To read more about Kate and her love for TORQUE read on! As always sending you all love, laughter, and good vibes wherever you may be!
Favorite TORQUE memory:
Too many to choose just one, so I’ll list a few: our first anniversary celebration #teamteach, August 4th, 2017 (the most epic day ever that I will never get over, ever #tequilastrawberries #jalapenomargaritas #partybus #soulcycle #trampoline #happytears #girlgang), our grand opening celebration in the new studio location #alsoepic, any class riding next to my best friend, Miranda, geeking out to Taylor Swift, #teamteach with Jess Colon, the countless birthdays, engagements, weddings, babies, promotions that we’ve celebrated in that room… I could go on forever, but the common characteristic with each memory is the pure joy those moments brought to me and the amazing people I experienced them with.
Favorite quote and what it means to you:
‘Train your mind to see the good in everything.’ Life is about perspective and choice. In many cases you cannot control what happens around you, but you can train yourself to see – and believe – the positive in any situation. That’s why I choose to start my weekdays at the crack of dawn at TORQUE because I am setting myself up for success. The morning crew, the community, the exercise, the sweat, the endorphins, and the vibe set me on a better track for the day. No matter how I roll out of bed, when I get on that bike at 5:45 AM, I reset my mind to see the good in everything. That simple habit has made me a better person, wife, daughter, friend, co-worker, and now mother. One of my dearest friends recently said to me, ‘TORQUE is one of the best things that’s ever happened to you, well besides Clayton, baby, etc..’ I cannot agree more.
Your definition of TORQUE:
I think it’s fair to say that most boutique fitness studios out there are promoting a certain body image associated with exercise (i.e. toning up, slimming down, getting ripped, etc.). TORQUE promotes getting in touch with the best version of YOU through exercise, where the main purpose is to RECHARGE and the side-effects may include toning up, slimming down, getting ripped in the process. Simply walk into TORQUE feeling overwhelmed and weighed down by life’s stressors, and walk out feeling clear-headed and lighter – and HAPPY! TORQUE is the best outlet you never knew you needed.
Favorite workout clothing brand:
I shamelessly love lululemon. My favorite workout pant is the Wunder Under High Waist 7/8 pant. They have held up the test of time, sweat, and extreme movement! I pair them with lululemon’s sweat-wicking racerback tanks or TORQUE tanks, and Free To Be bras. That’s my uniform! However, I am also now a huge fan of the Align pant since becoming pregnant – they are so buttery soft (as advertised) and really do move with you and your growing belly, and they are not ‘maternity wear.’ ;) Thank you to beautiful mama, Julie Acree, for the reco!
Favorite post workout snack:
After class and a shower at the studio, I need to refuel quick. I opt for an on-the-go protein shake with unsweetened almond milk for my commute to the office. I’m known for spilling the powder all over my car (sorry, babe!). By the time I get to the office via 422, I’m reaching for another snack, typically fruit or yogurt, and some coffee! Although, I have to admit, pregnancy has lead me to Starbucks and Dunkin’ for a breakfast treat more than a few times lately…
Top 10 songs:
Prince – Party Favor
Ayo – Jason Nevins Remix – Chris Brown, Tyga, Jason Nevins
Booty Shakes – BDA Remix – Aggresivnes, BDA
Call On Me (Raffa Remix) – Starley, Raffa
Woke Up Like This – Champagne Gold Remix – DJ Antoine, Storm
Take Me Home – Radio Edit – Fedde Le Grand, Patric La Funk
Hey – Matisse & Sadko Remix – Fais, Afrojack, Matisse & Sadko
Spandex – Neo Fresco
Rhythm Is A Dancer – Breathe Carolina, Drop Gun, Kaleena Zanders
Bass Get ‘Em – Dusty Bits
Kate’s TORQUE schedule:
Monday 5:45 AM Spin
Tuesday 5:45 AM Fusion Spin/TRX
Wednesday 5:45 AM Spin
Thursday 5:45 AM Fusion Spin/Barre
Friday 5:45 AM Spin