Fun fact: I was one of the first people to take “Kick It” before it was Kick It By Eliza. A lot of you have heard the story before, but here it is for those of you who haven’t. Before the UMass Amherst Recreation Center opened, there were auditions to become group fitness instructors. Eliza and I shared an audition (where I was there demoing Zumba) and she showed up in a velour Juicy Couture suit and wedge sneakers. My first reaction was, “Who the heck is this curly-haired girl and is she seriously going to teach a fitness class like that?” She did. And, she killed it. Kick It By Eliza was born.
I love being a Kick It By Eliza instructor. The class is challenging and really allows participants to get stronger both physically and mentally. I love seeing the Kick It Crew smile, sweat, push themselves and leave class feeling amazing.
Kick It By Eliza blogger event
Last weekend, Boston bloggers were invited to a special Kick It By Eliza blogger event at the pop up studio in Allston. The energy during class (taught by Eliza) was electric. After class, we enjoyed LUNA bars, some yogurt and sweetgreen salads. Going around in a circle, instructors shared their personal connections to Kick It — how they found it, why they decided to become instructors and what they love most about teaching. Below is the amazing Lily Timlin sharing her personal connection.
For me, I started taking Kick It in college for the physical challenge. I was drawn to the kick *ss workout and the energy from the packed-to-the-brim group fitness room. Class always flies by. To be honest, at first I was hesitant about partner work. I work out for me. I work out to get in the zone. I work out because I need it mentally.
After a few classes of partner work, I started to love it. I realize that I was motivated to go to Kick It to see familiar, smiling faces, connect with powerful women and to partner up. Every Kick It By Eliza instructor has a special story about why they take class and why they decided to team. Instructors, comment below with your story!
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