How did you get the hookup?
Rachel, a FHIXer here at TFR is a lawyer for the NFL. We got to talking one day and she mentioned they occasionally have yoga teachers come in and teach corporate classes at their HQ, we both thought it would be fun to do a 'bootcamp' style class to change things up. About a year ago, I taught my first ‘bootcamp’ style class at the NFL HQ. It was amazing. Now, I teach every week, about 30 people per class.
What has been the most rewarding part of working with the NFL?
I have been regularly instructing the bootcamp classes now for over a year, and I have really seen some people transform their bodies. Some of my regular bootcamp goers have lost 20, 30 and 40 pounds.
I also really like that the NFL as a company values their employees and sees that there is an importance in having a healthy work/life balance.
What has been the coolest part of working with the NFL so far?
Hands down, going to the owners’ meeting in Orlando, Florida. I got to meet and train (kick the a$$ of) so many successful people in the NFL organization. And, last weekend, I went to the Giants vs. Houston Texans game; it rocked (G-men won!)!
Why do you love group training?
Group training is where my passion is because I am able to make a big impact on a larger amount of people at once. Group training is also really fun for me as an instructor and for the participants because you are in it together ‘til the end of the class #beastmode.
What are some challenges of doing a ‘bootcamp’ style class in an office building as opposed to The Fhitting Room where you have equipment?
I have to modify exercises to make them safe and doable given the location. For example, with box jumps and step-ups, we use an office chair (one without wheels!) but still get the same effect. We also use chairs for dips and can get the same range of motion you would get if you were doing them at the gym. You really need to get creative!
Favorite NFL player?
Sometimes our FHIXers have a late night at work, but want to still get in a HIT workout. Do you have a quick workout that pretty much anyone can do at work?
Absolutely! This is a full body workout and since you are not taking any rest between movements you are getting some cardio in too!
- Plank ups
- Push ups
- Chair dips
- Jumps onto chair (same as box jumps)
Round 1: Do each movement for 45 seconds
Rest for 45 seconds
Round 2: Do each movement for 60 seconds