A. Like many, my biggest struggle in life is battling insecurity and self doubt. After years of emotional eating, yo yo dieting, carrying weight I hated myself for, and an unfortunate series of knee surgeries, I was ready to finally stick up for myself, take care of my mind and body, and put in the work. Because I was able to lose the weight, work through my emotional baggage, and triumph into my best physical and emotional shape, I knew I had to share that with as many people as I could! Instructing and coaching is not only where I felt most myself, but it was too big a gift to not pay it forward.
A. Beachbody has THE BEST at home workouts, but as many people know, there's nothing like LIVE group classes. The Indianapolis YMCA's have an infectious community and the cycle room is where you'll find me most! Other places that rock are Invoke for hot yoga, Orange Theory HIIT and lifting, Pure Barre for trembling glute lifts, and Just Ride Indy for a boutique spinning experience!
A. Broad Ripple: Flat Water, Open Society, Delicia, Cafe Patachou, and Public Greens. Downtown: Bakersfield, The Eagle, The Garden Table, Nook (Whole 30, paleo, and vegan-friendly) and just about anything on Mass Ave. And for an indulgence: Nicey Treat, Flying Cupcake, The Cake Bake Shop, or BRICS!
A. If you’re not from here you may not know about Coach Check Coffee [located in the Athenaeum, just off Mass Ave] for a lavendar latte. Or Boomerang and Pitaya (clothing boutiques) for the perfect little get up you can where out later for drinks.
A. Indianapolis is amazing because you can do almost all of the above in a weekend. Waking up and getting a crazy spin class, stand up paddle boarding on the water, and then dinner, drinks, and dancing in Broad Ripple or Mass Ave would be an ideal day! Whatever you are craving or feeling you can make happen between Broad Ripple, Mass Ave, the scene off [South] Meridian, and of course Fountain Square.
Manager, RUCKUS Makerspace, and Executive Director, Latinas Welding Guild
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