This week’s Instructor Spotlight is on Clarissa, a retired hairstylist turned Group Fitness Instructor hailing from Canada! Read more about this rockstar instructor in her interview below!

Q: Tell us about yourself- What do you do when you are not teaching, What are your hobbies, Give us a little on your background:

A: I used to be a Hairstylist and Barber for over 17 years. I retired from cutting hair and entered a new passion in fitness. I got certified as a Group Fitness Instructor in the Spring 2015. I teach other fitness formats like HIIT, Bootcamp and Hip Hop Cardio. When I am not teaching, I spend alot of my free time going over choreography, it’s non stop for me.. hehe!. My hobbies include dancing, listening to music, swimming, working out and I love to meditate; a great way for me to get away to unwind and recharge.

Q: How would you describe BollyX in one word?


Q: What is your favorite part of BollyX class?

A: My favorite part of BollyX class is when I see my participants get so pumped up, especially when I have a new song or two that I added onto the playlist; they get super excited! They feel the music, they let loose and have so much fun. I also love it when they tell me they have the after- glow when the class is finished!

Q: How has working with BollyX changed you or your lifestyle?

A: Being part of BollyX has brought me closer to meet new people in the community and I am able to express myself in new ways and inspire others.

Q: How long have you been with BollyX?

A: About 9 months…

Q: What is your favorite BollyX song to teach?

A: Oh Gosh, I have so many! Supergirl from China and Chittyaan Kalaiyaan!

Q: Where do you teach BollyX?

A: I teach BollyX at Willowbrook Recreation Centre, Wiloughby Community Centre, Walnut Grove Community Centre. And I also teach at Mysfit Fitness Studio.

Take a class with Clarissa today!

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