Hello hello!! It’s Wednesday my loves and in the TORQUE tribe, Wednesday are reserved for the strong, badass women that make this tribe what it is. Writing these women crushes has always been one of my favorite things about this blog because it gives me, and all of us, an inside look on what TORQUE really truly means to the women we pass in the studio on a daily basis. It is such an honor to be a part of their journey and to share the same appreciation for this place we call home. This week, I finally got to cross paths with this amazing woman. I have seen her in the studio hundreds of times and the one word that comes to mind when I think of this lady is happy. She is always happy. Always smiling. Always laughing. It really is amazing how some people can just light up a room and ladies and gents she is one of them. Kristi Hart is such an amazing, important, strong and loving people in this tribe. People love her. And it’s not because she is just nice or because she has it all together (although those are true). But rather because she gives love. Every single day. And what we give is what the universe gives us back. So, Kristi, my girl, I hope you feel the love today that you so graciously give to us all. We love you and are so happy that you are ours!
To read more about Kristi and her love for TORQUE, keep reading. As always sending love and hugs to you all wherever you may be!
Infinite X’s and O’s,
Favorite TORQUE Memory:
Oh my goodness. How do I pick just one? In November 2016 I was a medallion recipient, and I have to say that changed my life. Getting an email from this woman named Summer Fatzinger, who owned a studio – I would NEVER fit in there, I thought. Also, “Fatzinger? That HAS to be made up, right??” But I accepted the gift and decided it was time to do something to make myself feel better. My first class, I was so nervous. I walked in and this little sprite of a woman that I could fit in my pocket (Melissa) greeted me and got me all set up in the spin room. She was so welcoming and so friendly. I was instantly bitten by the bug and never looked back.
My 2nd favorite memory was my Dad’s charity ride. The turnout, support and love by everyone was magical. I will never forget it, and hope to make it a tradition!
Finally, I have to go with the other most favorite memory, and that’s the 2 year birthday party. The joy, fun, excitement and energy in the studio that day was unforgettable. Seeing Summer celebrated for what she had created was just awesome.
Favorite Quote and What it Means to You:
“Re-set, Re-adjust, re-start and re-focus…as many times as you need to.” This quote is everything to me. Life is not easy and we get side tracked and down on ourselves. We have to start over So. Many. Times. TORQUE has been there for me through my darkest time – a time that I have constantly had to put this quote into practice. I re-set, re-adjust, re-start and re-focus way too many times than I would like to admit, but you keep going. Always.
Your Definition of TORQUE:
My definition of TORQUE is that it is a sanctuary. It’s my sanctuary. It is my place where I can go and truly, genuinely be myself. I have found some of the most true women and people in my entire life in the last (almost) 3 years at TORQUE. Sometimes I can not believe it’s ONLY been that amount of time, and I have so much love and admiration for these women. TORQUE is a safe place, a place to build you up, a place that feels like home. One of the things that makes TORQUE so special is the unconditional love and acceptance. If I am not there for a few days, I get outreaches – asking where I am, if I’m okay, being told I’m missed. It truly is home.
Favorite Workout Clothing Brand:
I’m a simple girl. Old Navy, Target, Amazon. I recently discovered Bombas socks and I’m in love. And of course, TORQUE tanks and sweatshirts!
Favorite Post Workout Snack:
I usually head to the grocery store after my weekend workouts and I love to stop at Wawa for an egg white, turkey sausage, bagel sandwich - or I fill my belly with an RX Bar. Chocolate Peanut Butter is my favorite!
Top Song Choices: (I’m an old school girl!!)
Jason Derulo – Pull Up
Party Favor – Scrape
Tina Dickow – Count To Ten
FeestDJRuud & Kid De Luca – Tworkit WE ALWAYS DO MY MOOOOOOOVE DURING THIS SONG
Rihanna – Four Five Seconds (PAZ Remix)
Matt Simons – Catch and Release
Bassjackers – Are You Ready
Kristi’s TORQUE Schedule:
I am all over the place, but my FAVORITE schedule is:
Monday 6 pm Spin
Tuesday 5:45 am Spin
Wednesday 6 pm Spin
SOMETIMES Thursday 5:45 am Spin
Sunday 9 am Barre and sometimes a double with 10 am Spin