Valentina has taken over 350 classes at AUXO since starting with us in May 2018. We love that she has taken advantage of our virtual and park class offerings, and we are so glad that she enjoys both our Barre and BodyFlow formats! Read on to learn more about our January Barre Star with this month’s Q&A!
Q: What do you love most about AUXO Fitness?
A: What I love most about AUXO Fitness is the supportive environment it provides for myself and so many others. The AUXO Team goes above and beyond ensuring that all members feel welcomed. I love that instructors greet everyone by name at the start of class – such a “simple” but meaningful way to build a sense of community. AUXO Fitness instructors also do such an amazing job providing encouragement and feedback during workouts. This was especially helpful and important when I first began my workouts.
Q: What advice would you give someone who struggles with consistency?
A: Be gentle with yourself! Some weeks you will be able to be more consistent that others and that is okay. I try to select classes at the start of the week based on my schedule and put my “AUXO schedule” in my planner. Virtual classes have been very helpful for days I don’t end my school/workday until close to 6pm.
Q: What goal(s) are you currently working toward?
A: I am currently working on my dissertation for my doctoral program. I hope to graduate with my Ph.D. in Special Education this upcoming summer. My dissertation proposal was just approved by my committee and I am gearing up to begin my research study in January!
Q: How do you stay motivated (especially during this difficult time) and with your busy work schedule?
A: Completing an AUXO workout is truly empowering. This feeling helps me find motivation to log on for virtual workouts. Having the AUXO Fitness workouts and community has helped me tremendously during this challenging year. Body Flow classes in particular have helped bring calm, positivity, and gratitude to my week. I find the AUXO Challenges very motivating and I am excited to be working on the Rolling into 2021 21-in-31 Challenge!
Q: Which of AUXO’s ‘Community Culture’ Values most resonates with you?
A: The AUXO Community Culture Value that resonates most with me is Community Atmosphere. I love that AUXO Fitness works to build a strong sense of community within the studio AND beyond. AUXO genuinely supports other local organizations and important causes.