Meet group fitness instructor Brittany Verner!
1. Which classes do you teach?
I teach Cycle n’ Circuit Training on Wednesday nights from 7-8 pm at Ravenswood Fitness Center. It's a great class that mixes a 35 minute high intensity spin session with a 20 minute full body strength session afterwards.
2. How did you get started in health and fitness?
I did track & field and horseback riding in high school. However, I really didn’t get into health and fitness until after I studied abroad for a semester in college. I put on 15 lbs in 6 months and realized that if I wanted to maintain a healthy weight that not only did I need to make exercise a daily activity, but I also had to make healthier food choices. Since then I have taken a holistic approach to health and fitness and made it a priority in my life.
6. Give your best 3 health tips that people can do right now:
Drink lots of water, drink less alcohol, and try not to eat while watching TV, because you won’t notice how many calories you are ingesting.
7. Do you have a fitness role model? If yes, who are they and why do you look up to them?
My fitness role model is Zuzana Light. Her passion and positive attitude made me want to become an instructor. When I first started making health and fitness a lifestyle, I learned a lot of what I know now from her.
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