Photo by Lucie Wicker Photography
I bet you couldn’t have guessed…but I’m in love with the Boston Fitness community. I’m always being inspired so I want to start to feature some of those inspirational people to help inspire you too! I also think that sometimes we forget that our instructors are people outside of being instructors and don’t know little things about them. Like if they played drums since they were 9 years old? Or if they have traveled to 21 countries? Or if their favorite music is really heavy rock and raunchy hip hop?
Well…let’s just say those things are true about the first instructor I am featuring! Emily Southworth!
Emily works full-time in the fitness world, teaching at Recycle Studio, Barry’s Bootcamp and as a personal trainer. I loved hearing what she had to say because I think a lot of people have a misconception of what it means to work in the fitness world. When I was working at ClassPass, people would say, “Must be nice to get paid to workout.” I actually didn’t get paid to workout! I actually worked my ass off (hello…it is a startup!) and it wasn’t a requirement at all to workout. Would you really want me to instagram myself at my laptop all day? I think that’d be pretty boring 🙂
Instructors get a lot of the same comments and you’ll hear a little bit about that in my Q&A with Emily! Keep in mind…you depend on these instructors to come with a badass workout for you and to pump you up and that takes a lot of planning and energy. The fitness world is also really competitive and to make it a full-time gig–you have to be good at it. I have so much respect for all instructors–those who do it full-time and those who have it as a side hustle.
Keep on reading to learn more about Emily and don’t forget to follow her on Instagram and Twitter! And if you ever want to head to one of her classes–let me know! I’m always game! I’m actually hoping to help her get to some of her 2017 goals and take her to some of my favorite classes outside of hers! 🙂