This week’s Instructor Spotlight is on Minneapolis rockstar, Lauren! This awesome instructor has a background in Broadway and teaches many different fitness formats. Read more about this talented instructor in our interview with her!
Q: Tell us about yourself – what do you do when you’re not teaching? What are your hobbies? What other formats
do you teach? Give us a little on your background.
A: I am a former Broadway dancer having toured with WICKED, Peter Pan, Cats, and A Chorus Line. I have lived and worked in NY and LA. I moved to Minneapolis after meeting my husband (while touring with WICKED). When I’m not teaching, I’m auditioning for commercials and voiceovers, cooking (follow me on Instagram – WICKEDfoodie), playing with my dog, and traveling. I teach so many fun class formats in addition to BollyX. I teach Barre, Aerial Stretch (with silk hammocks), BODYPUMP, Insanity, Tabata, Small Ball Release (a fascia massage technique), and Zumba.
Q: How would you describe BollyX in one word?
Q: What is your favorite part of BollyX class?
A: For sure, the performance. I love seeing my students come out of their shell and really go for it, bringing their own attitude and personality to the dance! And the others cheer them on at the same time. It gets crazy and loud!
Q: How has working with BollyX changed you or your lifestyle?
A: BollyX has allowed me to continue expressing myself through my favorite passion, dance. I love seeing my class get wild and come out of their comfort zone. I also love the music and learning about the Bollywood culture.
Q: How long have you been with BollyX?
A: I’ve been with BollyX for about 7 months.
Q: What is your favorite BollyX song to teach?
A: Wow, this is a tough one, so many songs have such great energy, but I really get my class going during “I Cry”. I turn the music up and have everyone fist pumping and shouting “Hey, Hey!”
Q: Where do you teach BollyX?
A: I teach BollyX at Studio Timeout in South Minneapolis. We have a beautiful studio with an amazing and talented staff. You could drop in for a class, purchase a class package or become a member!
Take a class with Lauren!