Happy Wednesday TORQUE tribe! I hope everyone is recovered from their weekend and that this week is treating you well! If not, hold on, only 3 more days peeps! You ALL totally got this! To help you get through this week (and this snow!!), it is time to shine a light on one of the sweetest members of this tribe. She’s the definition of someone who let TORQUE do its magic. She started out as a client (morning brew what’s up!) and now you can catch her on the stage leading her crew through tap backs and crunches (and everything in between!)! She is a proud Mommy to her two little loves and head over heels in love with her husband! (living the dream!) It is truly an honor to put the spot light on this TORQUE babe. Meghan DiMaio. If you know her, then you know that she is one of the most caring, selfless, kind-hearted people to step foot in TORQUE. She is fueled with nothing but good vibes, patience, and love. I mean seriously, her smile is contagious and lights up any room she is in! (even the dark spin one) When I met Meghan I instantly knew she was a sweetheart, and I was right. I talk a lot about how hard it is being away at school and how I miss TORQUE dearly, well Meghan has been one of the many TORQUE people to send me the vibes while I’m away. Every Monday she sends me my “weekly dose” of Meghan. It consists of her Monday night class playlist and a little TORQUE love to get me through the week. Something she totally doesn’t have to do, but because she is Meghan (aka the sweetest person ever) she does. That is what we love about her. She embodies the essence and the visions of TORQUE and it’s something that needs to be highlighted. Sometimes it is hard in this life to remember what life is really about, and if Meghan has taught me anything, it is that life is about being kind. It’s about being content with who you are and where you’re at. Adding people rather than subtracting. We are so beyond blessed to have someone who exemplifies all of this every.single.day. Meghan, we love you! Thank you for never looking back since your first day on the bike! TORQUE wouldn’t be as sweet as it is without you!
To learn more about Meghan and her love for our happy place, read on! As always, sending love, good vibes, and big HUGS to you all wherever you may be! See you all FRIDAY!!
Favorite TORQUE memory:
Ah, it’s so hard to pick just one memory because I find TORQUE being the focal point around a lot of my favorite memories over the last year and a half. However, if I have to pick, I would choose our “1 Year Anniversary Celebration”. I still look back on that day and get the biggest smile on my face. From start to finish, it was filled with SO much love and SO much laughter. It was a very special celebration of our happy place, but also of the amazing friendships and bonds that we built with each other over that first year. I cannot imagine what our 2nd birthday is going to be like but I have a feeling it’s going to be even bigger and better! ( ahhhh- I can’t wait!!!)
Favorite quote and what it means to you:
“Strive for progress, not perfection” When we are trying to make a change in our lives, it’s important to focus on progress, not perfection. Life is all about enjoying the journey. What’s so special about TORQUE is no matter where you turn, you have a tribe of people that are in your corner rooting you on. (how amazing is that!) Every small victory is one step closer to your goal. When someone wins, we all win.
Your definition of TORQUE:
My Happy Place. My Sanctuary. My Home Away from Home. MY PEOPLE. TORQUE has brought me back to life! When I walked into the studio a year and a half ago, I had just had my second child. I was exhausted, out of shape and my self-confidence was at an all-time low. (Those post-pregnancy hormones are no joke!) I sat on that bike on Day 1 and I can honestly say I have never looked back. The feeling I get from our studio is something that I can’t even put into words. It’s not just a workout for me, its therapy. I go there on good days and I go there on bad days but I always walk out that door feeling better than when I walked in. How AMAZING is that!? I have also met the most amazing people who I can honestly say have made me a better person. I look at things a lot differently these days and I can never thank Summer enough for creating this amazing place that has truly made me feel like myself again. All the feels for TORQUE, all the feels.
Favorite workout clothing brand:
Considering I live in workout clothes and ‘athleisure wear” I have found that Lululemon is definitely my favorite! (Slightly obsessed actually – insert shrugging blonde girl emoji here!) I’ve also been lucky at places like Old Navy and TJ Maxx. They have some adorable items and usually for a really good price! And let’s not forget – “TORQUE Swag!”
Favorite post-workout snack:
Perfect Bars! If you haven’t tried them, you must! They are healthy, packed with tons of good stuff, come in a variety of flavors and are ABSOLUTELY delicious.
Top 5 -10 songs:
Falls - ODESZA (obvi)
Andele – Deorro
Love and War – Yellow Claw -Stoltenhoff Remix
Turn Up – Yamato
Mic Drop – Steve Aoki Remix
Burn Out – Deorro
Drop Dat Ass – Crizzly
Obsession – feat Jon Bellion
Off the Hook – Hardwell
Slow Down – DJ Snake
Fun facts, past times, family:
Before finding my love for spin, I was an avid runner. I have run 3 full marathons and over 20 half marathons (yes, crazy. I know). I’ve been married to my husband Rich, for 7 years and we have two kids, Jack (4) and Ava (1 ½) who like to tell everyone that their Mommy rides a bike for a living. LOL.
Meghan's TORQUE schedule:
Mondays @7pm on the stage!! And occasionally subbing when I’m not running my kids in a 100 different directions!
Catch her in the studio for classes almost every day! She's killing it with 5/7 days a week in our happy place!