Meet Lauren, our June Barre Star! She has taken over 200 classes since starting with us in December 2018. While juggling her busy job as Professor of Anesthesiology, UF College of Medicine, she still finds time for livestream and AUXO On-Demand classes. Lauren has been working hard at home, just like she does in the studio, and in addition to regularly attending Barre classes, she has also recently joined us for virtual Happy Hour, Meditation, and more! Lauren is dedicated, and she always shows up with a positive attitude. Learn more about her below:
Q: What do you love most about AUXO Fitness?
A: It is hard to pick just one thing! I really love the classes – a perfect mix of cardio and toning, easy to follow, a great workout, and many options for class times and now on demand versions. The new on demand option really work for me as my schedule is so unpredictable, and now I can work out from home while on call for work. It is not just the classes, it is also the instructors which really make the Barre experience extra special and keep me motivated. The focus on safety, options for exercises, and stretching really makes a difference for someone like me who is no longer 20 anymore (always follow Emma’s number one rule!).
Q: What advice would you give someone who struggles with consistency?
A: I strongly believe that finding time to exercise regularly makes me feel better about myself, sleep better, and unwind from daily pressures. In reality, it is only one hour of the day, and I always remind myself when I am unmotivated to work out that once I start class, I will fully enjoy myself and feel so great after class. And the classes themselves are really motivating, so the more you attend, the more motivated you get!
Q: What goal(s) are you currently working toward?
A: As I get older (sigh), it becomes harder and harder to stay fit. So my current goals are to keep attending regular Barre classes so I can maintain my current shape and size. I HATE dieting, and believe life is too short not to enjoy good food! And while I will NEVER be as thin as Alix, I am happy with how much more toned I am since joining AUXO, and just want to continue that trend.
Q: How do you stay motivated (especially during this difficult time)?
A: I actually find Barre a wonderful break and distraction from all the stressors currently around us. And the live stream and on demand options are great, since I can workout in my living room! It is actually even easier to get motivated now since I do not even have to leave the house. But I do miss the group classes, and hope that soon I will be able to come into the studio. But with my high risk job, it may be a while before I stop social distancing from others.
Q: Which of AUXO’s ‘Community Culture‘ Values most resonates with you?
A: I think the ones that resonate most with me are the Community Culture and Empowerment. I really feel like the members and instructors I see regularly at Barre have become like family, and I really appreciate all the new friends I have made at AUXO. And that sense of family really empowers me to work hard and keep coming back. So thank you AUXO!