1. What's your daily routine?
I am definitely not a morning person, but once I hit the floor, I don’t stop and I don’t sit down until dinner. I grab my favorite protein bar (@thebetterbar based in Portland, OR) for breakfast on the go, a smoothie for late lunch after classes, and with three kids, we all pull together for family dinners. I aim for lights out by 11:00, but often that is just not reality.
2. What's your favorite healthy habit?
I love to be outdoors and moving! Hiking is my absolute favorite, and my daily time on the Reformer keeps me prepped and ready to hit the summer trails.
3. What inspired you to start Haven Studio?
I founded Haven Studio after moving back to my hometown and missing some of my favorite classes. As I got older, I needed an exercise routine to help me hold onto my core strength, prevent joint injuries, and challenge me in my daily routine. That was the genesis of Haven Studio and it has evolved from there. We now offer a multitude of classes in so many disciplines - truly, something for any age, any stage!
4. Favorite workout that's not your own...
Hiking, hands down, and I love to take Pilates Reformer classes whenever I travel...so inspiring and refreshing to see new approaches.
5. Biggest challenge you've faced in work or life?
Everyone faces challenging moments, and I really try to focus on my reaction to those moments. Since my mid 20’s, I have had several encounters with skin cancer, but am fortunate to have an incredible medical team that works with me on the prevention side. And because my background is in public policy, I want to help find ways to revise our healthcare system on the doctor/patient level to be front loaded and focused on prevention, not solely reactive!
6. What inspires you?
Having clients tell me our studio is truly a daily haven!
7. What's your favorite animal and why?
Those who know me will be tickled by this question because I am not necessarily comfortable with all animals, but I am in awe of cheetahs. I had the amazing opportunity to witness these animals in action during a photographic safari and their speed, determination, and agility is truly something to behold!
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