Good morning TORQUE babes! It is time to rise and grind because (thank goodness) we are halfway to the weekend! Go ahead, do a little happy dance! We can all get there on our own, but why not get there together?! Grab a friend, book a class, and make the next two days fly by! And before you know it, it’ll be the weekend! It’s really true, time flies when you're having fun so book those classes UP! We never mind seeing your beautiful faces either so BONUS! But it’s a Wednesday and you know what that means, it’s time to crush on another strong woman in this tribe. This week really hits home for me. While I love all the women in this tribe, for all sorts of different reasons, there are some that you just know were put in your path for a reason. And this women crush definitely is one of them. Stacey Armor, what a doll. She is a mom to two amazing kiddos, Chase and Bryce, who are her world (how did they luck out to have her as their mama!) Seriously, not only is she super talented with baking cakes (my bday is October 24th just sayinggg!) and crafty beyond belief, she is downright the definition of real. I met Stacey from sitting next to her in class a few times, but when I actually met her and talked to her, I knew why I found myself sitting next to her. Not so I could learn how to get on the beat (thanks though mama for being awesome on the bike), but because she was supposed to be apart of my journey. I think a lot of us can relate to this because Stacey is a giver. She does and does for so many of us and she does it so well. She knows what to say, how to say it, or when to say nothing at all. And from the bottom of my heart, I am grateful that she is ours. But now, it’s time to give it right back to this strong, loving, loyal TORQUE babe! Show this spin mama some love because she shows it to us every.single.day! We love you, Stacey, for all that you are! Like I always say, blessed is an understatement when it comes to this tribe and people like Stacey are the perfect example as to why!
To read more about Stacey and her love for our happy place read on! As always, sending nothing but good vibes, love, and warm thoughts to you all wherever you may be!
My Favorite TORQUE Memory:
Ohhhhh, I have nothing but good memories from each and every visit to Torque!! Now, if I have to pick my favorites, there would actually be three. The first one being the 'One Year Anniversary '. From start to finish, every single class was AMAZING! I love each instructor dearly for a different reason and the fact that I got to ride with ALL of them taking turns instructing in the same class was the BEST! The playlists, the love, and the energy in that place were truly unforgettable. My second favorite memory would be Christmas Eve 2017, which was the last day at the OG studio. There was a hint of sadness but yet so much excitement, all at the same time. It was where it all began for so many of us.....new paths, new friendships, new perspectives on life along with letting go of the past and learning to live for today. To say that we outgrew that place is an understatement, but we outgrew it with love and needed a place where we could all continue to grow. Lastly, my third and final favorite memory (for now!) was opening day at the new studio. Summer worked so very hard to make everything perfect and that it was.....the excitement, laughter, positive vibes filled every inch of that space. It was like we were all finally home, and it couldn't have been any more perfect!
My Favorite Quote and what it means to me:
'Love Conquers All' (Amor Vincit Omnia)
A saying that is in a few places within my home because it means that much to me and I have relied on it for many years. Loving someone or something with your whole heart is so easy, but yet so powerful at the same time. In my eyes, love is probably the greatest gift of all whether you are giving it or receiving it. It is probably one of my most frequently used words on a daily basis. My kids and I say it to each other at least three times a day and never ever end a phone conversation without 'Love You’. I truly believe that love can conquer all things because when you turn on your heart and show the world kindness, life truly turns around.
My Definition of TORQUE:
TORQUE is practically my second home for so many reasons. From the second you enter the studio, you feel welcomed. The front desk girls greet you with a smile and the instructors meet you where you are, whether that is mentally, emotionally, or physically. It is such a heartwarming feeling to know that your presence is wanted and valued in this happy place of ours, it truly warms my heart. Ohhh, and let's talk about those hugs ..... so powerful, they literally can break down walls! But honestly, there really is no such thing as a “bad day” at TORQUE because no matter what you are bringing with you into the studio, a little dose of TORQUE makes it go away instantly. It's a place where kindness lives and love grows. It’s a place where you can be you. It’s positive energy, good vibes, and life-changing in so many ways. TORQUE, quite frankly, is home.
Favorite Workout Clothing Brand:
I have to say that I am addicted to all things TORQUE. From the tanks to the sweatshirts, I love it all. Just when I think it cant get any better, it does! It’s truly amazing! I am also a big fan of the brand 90 degrees! Perfect for any type of workout!
Favorite Post-workout Snack:
I like to keep things simple, easy, and healthy! Almonds are my go to because they are full of all things good and they are easy to pack on the go!
Top 10 songs:
Drop dat ass- Crizzly
Best Friend- Sofi Tukker
Hula Hool- Spenda C
Most Girls- Hailee Steinfeld
Would you ever-Skill trx & poo bear
Count to ten-Tina Dico
Stacey’s TORQUE Schedule:
6 days a week, typically doubles and sometimes triples!