Emily has taken almost 100 classes with us since starting at AUXO in September 2019. We are SO appreciative of her continued support and involvement with AUXO during the pandemic. She has shown up and worked hard in the studio despite leading a very busy work life in the NICU. Her always-positive attitude, dedication, and overall awesomeness, has made her stand out to the AUXO team this month! Read our Q&A below to learn more about her.
Q: What do you love most about AUXO Fitness?
A: The thing I love the most about AUXO Fitness is the inviting atmosphere! Every time you walk through the door, all of the staff is eager to greet you with a smile and an excited hello. They genuinely want to get to know you as a person rather just you being a member of their fitness center. At my first class at AUXO, Brinn made a point to ask my friend and I if we had any injuries in the past to make sure she gave us the proper technique and modifications.
Q: What advice would you give someone who struggles with consistency?
A: Even though your schedule is busy, it is important to take care of yourself. You are a person outside of your different roles (i.e. job, family, etc.). During this pandemic, it has become clear that we do not know what each day brings; therefore, we have to make the most of each day. If you enjoy doing something, you will naturally place more emphasis and attention of it.
Q: What goal(s) are you currently working toward?
A: My goal currently is staying consistent during this time. I appreciate the different challenges AUXO has offered since they encourage me to be more consistent and dedicated. The challenges have allowed me to ‘build my habit.’
Q: How do you stay motivated (especially during this difficult time) and with your busy work schedule?
A: The one thing that helps me stay motivated is to stay healthy to care for my patients in the NICU as a nurse. I am grateful for my health God has given me to serve others during this difficult time. AUXO has allowed me to continue to build up my strength both physically and mentally during this time. The addition of the on-demand library has allowed me to be able to exercise before my night shifts, which I am eternally grateful for.
Q: Which of AUXO’s ‘Community Culture’ Values most resonates with you?
A: Authenticity is the AUXO ‘Community Culture’ value that resonates with me the most. Authenticity is the root of any relationship, so why should it be any different at AUXO. You are building trust with the teachers to guide you to being the best (exercising) self you can be! All of the instructors are supportive of where you are in your journey, whether in your fitness journey or life.