I have been teaching Indoor Cycling since 1998 and was certified at Mad Dogg Athletics for their Spinning program. Mad Dogg bought the rights to the word Spin and we were no longer allowed to use it to describe our program. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it made me look at just exactly what we teach at Lotus Kitty. I believe that true fitness involves the mental and emotional bodies as well as physical. When one is ailing the others suffer. It had evolved into an entire different discipline than what I was certified in. It is a much bigger concept.
So our style of Indoor Cycling has to do with EMPOWERING the MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT! Hence “POWER CYCLING”.
I started really practicing and studying Yoga for myself when I realized that cardio was only half of the equation. I needed to lengthen my muscles as well as strengthen them. I enjoyed the art of Indoor Cycling and it’s mind freeing qualities plus the physical benefits of intense cardio. I felt the combination of both was so crucial that I could no longer just teach Spinning.
I got certified to teach Yoga in 2002 so I could bring it to my students. I believe it is a perfect union for a fit, lean strong body accompanied by a balanced mind.
Lotus Kitty strives to enlighten and inspire our students in all of these areas. I am a fitness expert as far as these principles mainly because I practice them daily for myself and bring these experiences to my class. I will often speak on something, referencing a personal experience, and after class I will be approached by one or more students asking me how I knew what they were going through? I love when this happens because it proves we are all going through similar lessons with different circumstances. We are all enrolled in Earth School!
I have a large personal training following and feel I am a master sculptress. I can absolutely change and sculpt anyone’s body with these practices along with healthy eating and consistency of workout. That means not missing every third session. Consistency is KEY in personal fitness and just about every discipline that exists.
Physical discipline, emotional balance and mental examining and re-examining of the self will bring about absolute health!